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2007-01-16 China faces bumpy road to 300mm
The outlook for China's chip industry clouded after a Hua Hong NEC affiliate announced in December it would shelve plans for a 300mm wafer fab and instead build a 200mm line.
2006-10-02 China fabs miss growth forecast mark
China's market for new fabs and IC equipment is falling short of expectations for sizzling long-term growth, as companies juggle their need for profitability with a government directive to ramp up a host of 200mm and 300mm wafer fabs that are now on the drawing board.
2006-06-30 Central China fab begins construction
SMIC announced that the first 300mm fab in Central China began construction in the Wuhan East Lake New Technology Development Zone, Hubei Province, China.
2011-03-21 Asian foundries bullish on 2011
SMIC and TSMC looks positively on the 2011 market and plans expansions and sales growth.
2008-08-07 Trio collaborates on mobile TV chip for Olympics
SMIC announced that Telepath Technologies Co. Ltd successfully integrated its demodulator chip, TP3001, in a majority of mobile TV phones distributed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
2012-06-29 Reference flow pushes low power design
Synopsys' 40nm SMIC-Synopsys RTL-to-GDSII version 5.0 reference design flow features automated clock mesh synthesis and a gate array engineering change order flow.
2013-09-19 Leading-edge ICs to drive pure-play foundry sales this year
IC Insights said the more profitable major pure-play foundries that include TSMC, Globalfoundries, UMC and SMIC, will be those that keep at the leading edge of the process technology roadmap.
2016-02-18 Imagination talks product differentiation at China roadshow
The Imagination Summit 2015 featured speakers from Imagination Technologies, Mentor Graphics, Rightware, CSIA, Synopsys, Dolby, SMIC and Ingenic stressing new opportunities and the need for product differentiation to beat price competition.
2005-03-21 Huaya to license MIPS processor for DTV products
Huaya Microelectronics Ltd, a Shanghai-based supplier of custom video chips, announced Wednesday (March 16) it would license the MIPS32 4K SMIC.18 hard core from MIPS Technologies to develop digital TV (DTV) products for the China market.
2007-09-05 Gartner lists top 10 fabs based on 1H07 sales
In Gartner's latest list of top 10 fabs based on 1H07 sales, China's SMIC has regained third place, bumping off Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing.
2003-12-16 Exec predicts China's fab growth will slow in 2006
China's booming fab construction industry will begin to level off in 2006, predicts a spokesman of China's leading pure-play semiconductor foundries SMIC.
2012-03-20 China foundry gears up for expansion, gets $600M loan
The loan is mainly intended to support expansion and technology development for SMIC's 300mm wafer fab in Beijing.
2014-01-29 China foundry announces 28nm-process readiness
SMIC said it successfully entered Multi Project Wafer (MPW) stage to support customer's requirements on both 28nm PolySiON and 28nm high-k dielectrics metal gate processes.
2012-03-20 China firms launch IC research program
The IC research program aims to provide a world-class environment for research projects between SMIC, Brite Semiconductor and Zhejiang University.
2014-08-11 China erects first 12in IC manufacturing supply chain
The joint venture between SMIC and JCET can benefit from Jiangyin's unique location and mature industrial environment to set up the 12in wafer bumping and CP testing production line.
2008-04-24 Winbond, Qimonda team up on next-gen DRAM
Qimonda this week said that it has signed a technology license and foundry agreement for its new 65nm 'buried wordline' technology with Taiwan's Winbond Electronics.
2009-04-13 Will foundry rebound last?
Amid a major downturn, the silicon foundry market is expected to see a big rally in Q2and perhaps beyond. But the real question is clear: Will the momentum last?
2008-07-03 Will China mobile TV take off in time for Olympics?
Looks like China's much much-touted mobile TV broadcast service will crawl its way to the Beijing Olympic Games in August, as it is missing one leg.
2015-06-03 Why is China bullish on chip industry?
Unlike in the West, China considers the semiconductor sector a big investment. It is the financial play and quick ROI that lures Chinese investment funds into the chip industry.
2012-09-21 Why GigaDevice gambles on NOR flash memory
China fabless firm GigaDevice is staying put in the NOR flash market even if the industry proves challenging for sales growth and expansion.
2007-11-05 What's the future for NEC Electronics?
A big question remains for NEC Electronics: Four years after being spun off from parent NEC Corp.and several management changes lateris the chipmaker heading in the right direction or is it destined to sink?
2007-07-02 Web compiler supports embedded memory IP
Seeking to reduce the cost and cycle times of IC designs, Novelics Inc. will roll a Web-based compiler technology that supports its line of intellectual property cores for embedded memory applications.
2014-10-10 Wafer foundry market teeters on edge of growth
The market's growth has fluctuated between a high of 39.4 per cent in 2010 and a low of 6.8 per cent in 2013, due mainly to the differentiation in wafer foundry industry.
2011-02-11 VIA adopts Mentor's Calibre PERC
VIA Technologies has adopted Mentor Graphics's Calibre PERC electrical rule checking product for enabling ESD protection on its x86 processor platforms.
2005-06-17 UTAC CEO bullish on company, industry growth
United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC) Ltd is confident of strong growth in 2005 and subsequent years on the back of favorable market conditions and the company's blossoming network of alliances in China, UTAC Group President and CEO JC Lee said in an interview.
2005-05-25 Updated: IC manufacturing utilization dropped in Q1
Amid a slowdown in the silicon foundry industry, the utilization rate of the world's wafer fabs fell for a third sequential quarter in the first quarter of 2005, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) group.
2009-09-30 Update: 10 companies in trouble
This is an updated version of 10 companies in trouble. Some companies have been removed since the last version, others remain. Still others have been added to the mix.
2012-11-28 Union Semiconductor turns to West as mobile bogs down
One of the few China fabless chip companies working to develop markets in the U.S. and Europe, Union semiconductor is exploring new customers in security, wireless hotspots and Ethernet.
2014-10-10 UMC to invest $6.2B in China foundry
The foundry will be a joint venture with a total investment of $6.2 billion, aimed at ramping to produce 50,000 12-inch wafers a month using 55nm and 40nm process technologies.
2015-01-29 UMC raises capex to lead in 28nm node
UMC has earmarked $1.8 billion for capex this year compared with the $1.4 billion it spent during 2014. During the fourth quarter of last year, it increased its sales revenue from 28nm chips.
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