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KALININGRAD, December 10 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s first plant for the production of microchips based on nanotechnology GS Nanotech is completing start-up operations. In early 2013, the enterprise based in Gusev (Kaliningrad Region) will reach its design capacity of 10 million microchips per year.
GS Nanotech comprises an industrial plant for the packaging and testing multi-chip microprocessors and a nanotechnology research centre.
GS Nanotech chief technologist Alexei Yartsev told Itar-Tass on Monday that the “initial batches of microprocessors have already been produced and are currently being tested.” “The microchips will be used for television digitalisation in the Russian Federation and related electronics industries,” he said. According to the chief technologist, the designing of a new generation of microprocessors is simultaneously underway at the plant’s research centre.
At present, GS components are used in the production process at the Digital Television Systems plant that is located nearby. It manufactures digital adaptors, TV satellite antennas and other high-technology radio-electronic products.
The press service of the plant for the production of nanotechnology microchips said that after the completion of the production line testing the company will be able to receive a state order from Rusnano Corporation.
The building of the GS Nanotech microelectronics research and production centre began in 2011. The company manufactures 45-nanometre microprocessors, four-layer PC boards, memory chips and software.
Its partner is the Portuguese company Nanium, a leading manufacturer of memory chips. The volume of foreign investment in the project is 1.2 billion roubles.
The GS Nanotech plant works within the Technopolis Gusev project that is supervised by the government of the Kaliningrad Region.