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China to push for foundry process advancements
Eric Chen, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

China with its 14th Five-year Plan (2021-2025) will assist its domestic foundries in the development of advanced 7nm and FD-SOI fabrication process technologies, according to Digitimes Research.

China continues to proceed with its semiconductor self-sufficiency strategy, with plans to also help its domestic foundries further expand their existing production capacities during the five-year period.

During China's 13th Five-year Plan, the country's foundry sector has advanced its manufacturing process technology to 14nm and will be capable of fabricating chips using a newer 12nm process technology this year. The transition to more-advanced 7nm process, as well as specialty technology namely FD-SOI, will be the next target during China's next five-year plan.

SMIC, China's most advanced and largest foundry, will be developing its 7nm, sub-7nm and EUV-based process technologies over the next five years, in line with the goal set forth by China's 14th Five-year Plan, Digitimes Research believes.

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