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SMIC signs up UK firm for sales support

Posted: 20 Mar 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Peter Clarke? Semiconductor Manufacturing? SMIC? TTsilicon? fabless chip?

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), a Chinese foundry with fabs in Shanghai and Beijing, said TTsilicon Ltd would support sales of foundry services to fabless chip companies in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.

No financial details of the deal were provided, nor did SMIC discuss why it needed help sell its services in the United Kingdom and northern Europe.

"SMIC is excited to have secured the services of the seasoned personnel within TTsilicon. This agreement will allow SMIC Europe to further increase the customer service SMIC offers to fabless companies in UK and Northern Europe," said James Sung, vice president of marketing and sales of SMIC, in a statement.

"The market for foundry services in these regions is growing strongly and we are delighted that SMIC, a world class foundry, has selected TTsilicon as a partner," said Norman Thompson, a director of TTsilicon, in the same statement.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times

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