International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK)
held their ninth technology symposium in Shanghai on October 23. The seminar
attracted more than 300 customers, design service providers, technology partners
and vendors from around the world.
"Opportunity, Challenge, Innovation" was the theme of this year's
symposium. As the semiconductor industry is recovering, SMIC arranged this symposium
to win customers and seize opportunities for the coming year. SMIC President
and CEO Dr. Richard Chang made the opening speech. He talked about SMIC's recent
achievements made through innovation and cooperation and spoke of future growth
as SMIC adapts to the industry's trends. He stated that SMIC's customers, partners
and vendors had been a strong support, and that SMIC looks forward to working
more closely in continued collaboration in order to achieve greater success.
Lin Benchu, Deputy Director Of Science & Technology Commission, People's
Government Of Pudong New Area, Shanghai, gave a speech affirming the important
contributions SMIC had made in Shanghai's IC industry. He also mentioned hope
for close cooperation to jointly promote industrial development. Afterwards,
CTO of Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group, Dr. Shanzhi Chen, gave
the great keynote presentation on "Mobile Communication and TD-SCDMA Development."
The symposium also invited speakers from industry leaders and prominent IP providers.
Mr. James Liu, General Manager of Cadence, gave a speech titled "Cadence
Design Solutions for Advanced Process Nodes," Mr. Danny Peng, Managing
Director of Mentor Graphics Pacific-Asia addressed "Advanced Design Flow
& DFM Platform for 65nm and Below," and Mr. Paul Lai, Marketing Director
for SVP, Synopsys, spoke about "65nm Low Power Flow and SMIC / Synopsys
SMIC's technology team also held workshops on various topics: 45/65 nanometer
logic technology, mixed-signal technologies, RF, analog and power integrated
circuit technology, micro-electromechanical systems technology, and the status
quo and development trends. The seminars also gave insight on SMIC's latest
products, technologies and services.
In addition, the symposium featured an exhibition where approximately 30 manufacturers
displayed their products and services, including intelligent display modules,
library, EDA tools such as electronic design automation products and packaging
and testing, design and other services.
In addition to Shanghai, SMIC will also hold its symposium on November 24th
in Japan. Other dates and locations include: September 15th in Wuhan, September
22nd in Chengdu, September 25th in Shenzhen, and October 15th in Beijing. For
more details visit: http://www.smics.com/symposium/website/CN/en/index.jsp