Profile: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMI)
20 May 2013
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), incorporated on April 3, 2000, is a semiconductor foundry. The Company operates three eight-inch wafer fabrication facilities in its Shanghai mega-fab located in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park in Shanghai, China, an eight-inch wafer fab in Tianjin, China and a 12-inch wafer fab in its Beijing mega-fab located in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area in Beijing, China. In addition, SMIC has a 12-inch fab in Shanghai engaged primarily in research and development activities, and an eight-inch fab under construction in Shenzhen.
SMIC provides semiconductor fabrication services using 0.35 micron to 40 nanometer process technology for devices, such as logic technologies, including standard logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency (RF) and high voltage circuits; memory technologies, including static random access memory (SRAM), Flash, and electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM), and specialty technologies, including liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCOS) and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor (CIS). In addition to wafer fabrication, its service offerings include a range of property consisting of libraries and circuit design blocks, design support, mask-making, wafer probing, gold/solder bumping and redistribution layer manufacturing. It also works with its partners to provide assembly and testing services. These semiconductors are used in various computing, communications, consumer and industrial applications, such as computers, mobile telephones, digital televisions, digital cameras, digital versatile disc (DVD) players, entertainment devices, other consumer electronics devices, and automotive and industrial applications.
The Company manufactures logic semiconductors, mixed-signal and RF, high voltage, memory semiconductors and specialty semiconductors. Logic semiconductors process digital data to control the operation of electronic systems. Analog/digital semiconductors combine analog and digital devices on a single semiconductor to process both analog signals and digital data. High voltage semiconductors are semiconductor devices that can drive high voltage electricity to systems that require voltage of between five volts to several hundred volts.
Memory semiconductors, which are used in electronic systems to store data and program instructions, are classified as either volatile memory, which lose their data content when power supplies are switched off, or non-volatile memory, which retain their data content without the need for a constant power supply. Liquid Crystal On Silicon (LCoS) microdisplays are tiny, high resolution, low power displays designed for high definition televisions, projectors and other products that use or rely on displays. CIS devices are sensors that are used in a range of camera-related systems, such as digital cameras, digital video cameras, handset cameras, personal computer cameras and surveillance cameras, which integrate image-capturing capabilities onto a chip.
The Company competes with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited, United Microelectronics Corporation, and GlobalFoundries, Fujitsu Limited, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Toshiba Corporation.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp
18 Zhangjiang Road, Pudong New A
SHANGHAI SHA 201203