Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SMIC Opens 8-inch Image Sensor Fab in Shenzhen

PRNewswire: SMIC has begun operations at its Shenzhen 200mm wafer fab. This fab is the first 8-inch production line to be put into operation in Southern China, and is also the first domestic IC production line to be launched after the 'National Outline of Promoting the Development of IC Industry' was issued this year. According to the plan, by end of this year, the fab will reach an installed capacity of 10,000 wafers per month; by end of 2015 it will reach 20,000 wafers per month, and will continue to expand its capacity further. The wafer production will mainly be devoted to image sensors, logic circuits, power management ICs and other consumer and communication electronics.

Talking about other SMIC updates, the company's Nov. 2014 presentation shows 0.13um and 0.11um BSI sensors in production and TSV for CIS in development:

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