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SMIC denies report it will receive tens of millions from China government

Aug 12, 11:20

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CEO David Wang has denied that the company is close to receiving tens of millions of dollars from the China government's...

SMIC swings back to profit in 2Q10

Aug 11, 14:00

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China's largest foundry chipmaker, has reported net profits of US$96 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 following...

SMIC enters 65nm process volume production

Aug 4, 10:52

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMCI) has shipped more than 10,000 wafers through its low-leakage 65nm process since the third quarter of 2009, successfully...

SMIC and Virage Logic extend partnership to 40nm

Jul 23, 17:11

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has revealed that its cooperation with Virage Logic now extends to 40nm low-leakage (LL) process technology. SMIC in May...

TSMC reiterates role as passive investor of SMIC

Jun 30, 11:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will not be involved with the operation of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), and has no plans to raise...

Morris Chang

TSMC receives Taiwan government approval to take SMIC stake

Newswatch - Jun 29, 10:56

An application of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to take up a stake in China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has been approved...

Etron reportedly strikes deal with ProMOS for high-density SDRAM

Jun 28, 15:56

Specialty DRAM design house Etron Technology has reached an agreement with ProMOS Technologies for production of 256Mb DDR2 memory using 72nm process technology, according to industry...

Nanya 8-inch fab running at full capacity

Jun 25, 15:09

Nanya Technology's 8-inch fab is currently running at full capacity, buoyed by growing contract orders, according to the DRAM chipmaker. The company also estimated its bit shipment...

SMIC reportedly sells solar cell business

May 18, 16:58

Foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has quietly sold its solar cell business, which was introduced in 2006, to Solarfun Power, a China-based...

SMIC 1Q10 revenues beat guidance, but still in the red

May 12, 17:03

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China's top foundry service provider, has announced revenues for the first quarter of 2010 grew 5.6% sequentially to...

SMIC sees wider loss in 2009

Apr 27, 14:27

China-based foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has reported net losses of US$963.54 million for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared with losses...

UMC, SMIC see growing sales from 65nm, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 20, 14:24

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC) have both seen sales from their 65nm process grow, according to a Chinese-language...

SDRAM prices surge on rising demand

Mar 31, 11:51

In addition to the tight market for commodity DRAM chips, supply of specialty DRAM (SDRAM) parts is also falling short of demand, according to industry sources. Prices for 512Mbit...

TSMC announces bid for approval to take SMIC stake

Mar 30, 10:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on March 29 announced it has formally filed an application with the Taiwan government to take up a stake in China-based Semiconductor...

UMC says soon to apply for acquisition of China-based Hejian

Mar 25, 11:17

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has said the application to acquire a major stake in China-based Hejian Technology will soon be submitted to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic...

NAND flash controller designers concerned about tight foundry capacity

Mar 16, 11:53

NAND flash controller design houses have seen tight capacity at their foundry partners including United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

SMIC to cut 10% of employees

Newswatch - Mar 10, 14:07

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, plans to downsize 10% of its workforce in a move to accelerate its progress towards profitability,...

SMIC to raise 2010 capex, eyes return to profitability

Feb 11, 12:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, has set a capex budget of US$330 million for 2010 compared to US$189.6 million last year....

Taiwan government allows wafer foundries to take shares of rival companies in China

Newswatch - Feb 11, 10:48

The Taiwan government has further eased its rules governing cross-strait investments by allowing Taiwan-based wafer foundries to acquire or make equity investment in China-based foundries...

SMIC confirms investment talks

Feb 10, 14:27

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has confirmed it is in talks with a potential investor regarding a possible capital injection plan. The investor is looking...

SMIC 4Q09 losses widen

Feb 10, 12:26

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has reported net losses of US$482.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to losses of US$124.5 million a year...

SMIC mass producing smart card chips for SHHIC

Feb 3, 14:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced successful commercial production of a high-end contactless smart card chip designed by Shanghai Hua Hong...

Taiwan niche memory IC makers to see strong 1Q10

Feb 2, 15:14

Taiwan-based niche memory IC makers Etron Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Zentel Electronics are expected to see first-quarter 2010 revenues remain almost...

SMIC appoints former Chartered executive as new COO

Newswatch - Feb 2, 10:38

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has confirmed that it has hired Simon Yang, the former senior VP of fab operations and chief technology officer at Chartered...

TSMC chairman's visit to Shanghai sparks speculation

Jan 26, 14:35

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), visited Shanghai last week, sparking speculation that he had been invited by the Chinese city's...

Morris Chang and his wife, Sophie

SMIC quits SDRAM manufacturing, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 25, 13:39

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will stop manufacturing specialty DRAM (SDRAM) chips since January 2010, and completely withdraw from the DRAM foundry business, according...

Shanghai government to invest in new HHNEC-GSMC 12-inch fab

Jan 22, 11:00

The Shanghai municipal government will invest 4.5 billion yuan (US$658.7 million) in a new 12-inch (300mm) wafer fab to be built by a joint venture of Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Grace...

Spansion to strengthen ties with Taiwan backend partners, says executive

Jan 7, 15:29

Spansion intends to enhance cooperation with its Taiwan-based partners such as Powertech Technology (PTI) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) in 2010, according to John Nation,...

SMIC Wuhan fab to expand foundry services

Dec 30, 16:45

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch fab managed by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), has revealed plans to expand from memory chip manufacturing...

Fab tool supplier Gudeng gears up for 450mm wafer transition

Dec 28, 11:23

Taiwan's Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, has been involved in the industry's efforts in...

SMIC aims to make profit in 2010, says acting CFO

Dec 23, 11:31

China-based foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has seen tight capacity at its 12-inch fabs and orders for advanced processes heat up, according to...

SMIC will not give up Chengdu, Wuhan fabs, says CEO

Dec 22, 14:27

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CEO David NK Wang has denied reports saying the foundry is considering giving up two government-invested wafer fabs located...

SMIC considers giving up two fabs, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 21, 16:47

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is evaluating the possibility of giving up two government-sponsored wafer fabs located in Chengdu and Wuhan, China in order to accelerate...

TSMC reiterates no plans to take part in SMIC board or operations

Newswatch - Nov 23, 12:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated that it will not seek representation on the board of directors of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation...

SMIC completes construction on multiple fabs in Shenzhen

Nov 20, 10:45

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has completed construction of its new and separate 200mm (8-inch) and 300mm (12-inch) fabs in Shenzhen, China. David NK Wang made...

SMIC headquartered in Shanghai
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