The Japanese press has reported that Toshiba is to cut production on 64Mbit DRAMs, reducing output from 80 per cent of its production to 50 per cent.
The reports from Nikkei Net said it will switch production from the DRAMs to flash memory in a bid to raise margins in its semiconductor division.
However demand for 64Mbit parts has grown over the last two months and LG Semicon said at the beginning of this month it was to ramp up production of the semiconductor parts.
According to the reports, DRAM manufacture accounted for over 80 per cent in 1997 and Toshiba had planned to manufacture eight million 64Mbit parts during its current financial year.
Toshiba will manufacture the flash products at its Japanese plant as well as in a joint venture with IBM at Virginia.
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