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Xilinx invests in China foundry

Posted: 30 Jul 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:he jian technology? wafer foundry? fpga?

Programmable chips supplier Xilinx Inc. has invested in China-based foundry He Jian Technology (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.

At present, He Jian is shipping nearly 20,000 units of 200mm wafers per month with a goal to achieve 60,000 wafers monthly in 2006. The company's 200mm twin fab offers a wide process portfolio from 0.5?m to 0.18?m, with support for 0.15?m and 0.13?m manufacturing by 2005.

"Our investment in He Jian is a first step in evaluating foundry options in China," said Wim Roelandts, chairman and CEO of Xilinx. "Xilinx is committed to a multiple foundry partner strategy to allow for maximum flexibility in meeting customer demand for our entire product line, ranging from our newest, most advanced platform FPGAs to our more mature devices," Roelandts added.

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