Saturday, November 04, 2017

Huaian Imaging Device Manufacturer Corp (HIDM)

Huaian Imaging Device Manufacturer Corporation (HIDM) is a new image sensor startup in China that starts big - from building its own 12-inch CIS wafer fab. The CEO and founder of HIDM is ST Hsia, previously served as Global VP of SMIC, VP of NEC, CEO of Ether, and Chief Director of PROMOS & VIS. There is very little known about the new company founded on Jan. 19, 2016:

"Startup Huaian Imaging Device Manufacturer (HIDM) plans to build a 12-inch fab in Huaian, Jiangsu province, with production capacity set at 20,000 wafers monthly. Founded in 2016, HIDM specializes in the design and manufacture of CMOS image sensor devices."

Apparently, it is the licensee of ON Semi discontinued mobile products and the related IP:


  1. The fab is almost finished for building construction, I heard that HIDM expect to have FSO somewhere in Q2 2018. HIDM claims that they are the first IDM company in CIS in mainland China, so the team really has some guts&money to start big but also with very challenging business model.

    btw, it is so nice to see my hometown - Huaian mentioned here in this blog.

  2. It's crazy ! This town is close to my birth place and has been considered as under developped region. Now there is a 12-inch CIS fab !

    -yang ni

  3. A nice example of moire fringes in that last image.


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