SMIC to Build New 12-Inch Wafer Fab in Shanghai

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, today held the groundbreaking ceremony of a new 12-inch wafer fab inShanghai to meet SMIC Shanghai’s increasing production and development needs. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)…

UMC Enters High Volume Touch IC Production

Hsinchu, Taiwan — United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has entered high volume production for touch IC applications manufactured on UMC’s 0.11um eFlash process. The specialized technology, first introduced by UMC in late 2012 as the foundry industry’s first, true 12-volt aluminum back-end-of-line (BEoL) process, is…

Spansion, XMC to Jointly Develop 3D NAND

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, and XMC, China’s fastest growing 300mm semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies will work together to develop and manufacture 3D NAND technology. The companies have signed development and cross-licensing agreements. According to TechNavio, 3D NAND is expected to grow at a…

SMIC Appoints New GM for SMIC Japan

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, announced today that Hiroshi Ogawa was appointed as General Manager of SMIC Japan Corporation. Mr. Ogawa received his degree in Commerce from Waseda University and has many years of experience in the semiconductor business. He has engaged in a broad spectrum of…

SMIC Reports Double-Digit Growth in 2013

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended December 31, 2013. Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights: — Revenue including wafer shipments from Wuhan Xinxin was $491.8 million in 4Q13,…