Brite, SMIC and Synopsys Collaborate on IoT Platform

Brite Semiconductor (“Brite”), Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK) and Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced a collaboration resulting in an IoT platform that enables designers, system integrators and OEMs to accelerate and differentiate their next-generation IoT systems. The platform consisting of Synopsys’ DesignWare® ARC® Data Fusion Subsystem with ARC EM9D processor, USB,…

SMIC TianJin to Expand 8-Inch Wafer Production

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, announces the laying of the foundation stone to mark the official launch of its capacity expansion project at SMIC’s TianJin facility. After the project’s completion, SMIC TianJin is expected to…

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)…

SMIC, Crossbar Partner on RRAM Production

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry and one of the world’s largest foundries, and Crossbar, Inc., the RRAM(Resistive Random Access Memory) technology leader, jointlyannounced today that they had signed a strategic partnership agreement on non-volatile RRAM development and production. As part of the partnership, SMIC and Crossbar have signed an agreement to provide RRAM blocks based onSMIC’ 40nm…

eSilicon Releases Online Quoting Support for SMIC

San Jose, Calif. – eSilicon Corporation, a leading independent semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions provider, today announced that the GDSII Explorer tool now provides support for registered users specifying Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”) (NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981) as their foundry of choice. GDSII Explorer, from eSilicon, is part of the eSilicon STAR (self-service, transparent, accurate,real-time) design virtualization…

Brite, CEVA, SMIC Partner on IoT ASIC Design

Shangai — Brite Semiconductor, an emerging ASIC design services firm headquartered in Shanghai, China, announced today the collaborative development of a design platform roadmap with key industry partners, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”). The platform is designed to support Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) IC’s addressing the China market’s emerging needs for smart devices, wirelessly-connected to Cloud infrastructure. Brite is…

MEMSensing Touts Smallest 3-Axis Accelerometer

Shanghai — MEMSensing Microsystems Co., Ltd. (“MEMSensing”), a pioneer in MEMS sensor design and products development in China, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) jointly announced the launch of the world’s smallest 3-axis accelerometer MSA330, which utilizes SMIC’s CMOS integrated MEMS device fabrication and TSV-based wafer level packaging technologies. By vertically integrating…

SMIC Shenzhen Fab Begins Operation

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China, announced today it 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…

SMIC, ASML Sign Volume Purchase Agreement

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China,  and ASML Holding N.V. (“ASML”), the world’s leading provider of lithography systems, announce the signing of a volume purchase agreement (VPA) that will provide SMIC with lithography systems from ASML. The VPA which is worth approximately450…