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August 19, 1998


By CBR Staff Writer

Toshiba Corp is to reduce production of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips in favor of higher margin flash memory and other chips, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports. DRAM production accounted for 80% of Toshiba’s total chip output in 1997, the company is aiming to reduce this total to 50% by 2000. The company is looking to increase production of flash memory chips up to 3 million units a month by 2000. To this end, in 1999 the firm will start producing 64Mb flash units at its Yokkaichi plant and a plant in Virginia built in collaboration with IBM Corp.

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