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M-Systems Strikes Hynix Accord

M-Systems will place $100 million of equipment at Hynix's manufacturing facility.
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, a maker of data-storage devices, agreed to buy $100 million of equipment that will be placed at

Hynix Semiconductor's

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manufacturing facility in return for guaranteed supply of wafers.

The South Korean company will start supplying wafers to M-Systems once the company buys the equipment. In addition, M-Systems and Hynix are developing an embedded flash-drive product for the mobile handset market.

"These agreements are important to support our continued growth and commitments to our customers," M-Systems said in a press release. "Hynix becoming an additional source for DiskOnChip further validates our leadership within the EFD category."

Shares of M-Systems were up 48 cents to $26.06.