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SanDisk opens SiP production facility in China

Posted: 02 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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SanDisk Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co. Ltd focuses on the assembly and test of the company's flash memory products for mobile and other consumer devices in markets worldwide.

SanDisk Corp. has announced the opening of its production facility in Shanghai, the company's first in mainland China. Located at Zizhu Science-based Industrial Park, SanDisk Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co. Ltd (SDSS) focuses on the assembly and test of the company's advanced flash memory products for mobile and other consumers in markets worldwide.

The new plant produces a flash memory-based chip package called system-in-a-package (SiP), which is particularly suitable for slim-sized mobile phones where there is limited space.

"Shanghai is a strategic location that is close to our supply partners and allows us to stay ahead of the curve as we seek to bring our products to market faster," said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief operating officer at SanDisk. "We believe our new state-of-the-art facility will help us meet the growing demand for storage cards as consumers increasingly use their mobile phones to view photos, listen to music as well as record and play videos."

The 34,000sq.m. facility is a vertically integrated production operation with all test and assembly processes carried out at the plantfrom receiving wafers from the company's Japan-based fabs to shipping complete products to customers. The production capacity of SDSS is expected to meet approximately 30 percent of SanDisk's SiP products projected global demand.

SanDisk's worldwide operations function will also reside at the Shanghai facility. Juha Raisanen, senior VP at SanDisk, is responsible for managing end-to-end supply chain and overseeing the company's worldwide backend manufacturing operations. His will be holding office at the Shanghai facility. CK Lin has been appointed general manager of SDSS.

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