Macronix, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, provides a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, automotive, networking and other segment markets.
Macronix was established in 1989 in the Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Since its inception, Macronix is dedicated to developing top-notch home-grown technologies and improving its manufacturing capability to offer its customers high quality products and services. We have successfully established remarkable strategic alliances and long-lasting relationships with first tier world-class companies. Macronix has also been adhering to high standards of corporate governance, enhancing shareholders' rights and advocating social responsibilities. The Corporate Governance Association awarded Macronix with the CG6002 certification. Macronix was the first semiconductor manufacturer certified with Social Accountability International Standard (SA 8000: 2001) in Hsinchu Science Park.
The company has been dedicating the averaged 10-12% of its annual revenue to Research and Development. Our technical papers have been published and presented in major international conferences, such as IEDM and ISSCC. Macronix has been granted more than 4,500 patents and continues its investment in advanced technology development. To provide the next generation of nonvolatile memory solutions, Macronix is jointly developing technology for Phase Change memories along with its high technology alliance partners in the world. Macronix also announced the world's first Flash prospective technology, BE-SONOS™.
Macronix is one of the very few suppliers offering a wide range of Serial Flash products from 512Kbit to 256Mbit densities. We also provide Flash products with extremely small packages as well as very thin packages in space-constrained applications to meet the market trend. In addition, we launch our first generation Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash product family which is ideal for embedded applications demanding higher quality and reliability. In our ROM Business, XtraROM® products with 45-nanometer process have been delivered. Macronix also offers a Known Good Die (KGD) program for System In Package (SIP) solutions.
Macronix owns one 12-inch wafer fab (Fab 5), one 8-inch wafer fab (Fab 2) and one 6-inch wafer fab Macronix designs and fabricates its nonvolatile memory products in Fab 5 & Fab 2. focuses on strategic foundry business for niche logic products.
Starting in January 2007, in order to consolidate resources and optimize asset management, Macronix officially split its logic product division into four independent subsidiaries to offer specialized mobile platform solutions. This further maximized the effect of integrated group operation.
Looking ahead, Macronix will continue its research efforts in advanced technology development focusing on nonvolatile memory products. We will continue to enhance our technologies, quality and service and dedicate ourselves to obtaining a superior industry position, higher sales growth, steady business operations, in turn increasing Taiwan's global competitiveness.