IBM Vermont plant in deal with KodakIBM and Kodak have announced a multi-year agreement under which the twoconpanies will jointly develop and produce image sensor chips for consumerproducts such as digital cameras and cell phones. Engineers at the IBMVermont facility will work with Kodak to develop a manufacturing processto help Kodak deliver image sensors for consumer products that offerhigher performance, improved image quality and more features than devicescurrently available. IBM will manufacture these image chips for Kodak atthe Vermont facility. This is a key foundry customer win for the Vermontfacility. The image sensor business is growing at a rapid rate and IBMviews this technology as a key opportunity in 2005 and beyond.