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SMIC takes HDTV LCOS chip to volume

Posted: 10 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Peter Clarke? Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.? SMIC?

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC)announced that it has started volume production of high-definition digital liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) panel chips for Aurora Systems Inc.

Aurora Systems has designed both 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution and 1280 by 720 pixel resolution LCoS modules suitable for rear-projection television. Several consumer electronics manufacturers have designed these modules into large-screen rear-projection televisions.

Poking Li, acting CEO of Aurora Systems, said in a statement issued by SMIC that Aurora would work with SMIC as a long-term partner.

"We aim to be the foundry of choice for LCoS backplane wafers to global IDM and fabless customers," said James Sung, VP of marketing and sales at SMIC.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times

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