Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, hosted its sixth annual technology workshop in Shanghai today to promote the latest advanced and specialty technology platforms.
At the event, SMIC announced its latest achievements and milestones on advanced technologies such as 28nm and 40nm, as well as new feature offerings on specialty technologies, including eNVM, PMIC, RF, IoT, and Matured Technology Enhancement (MTE) programs.
Mr. John Peng, senior vice president of SMIC China Sales, gave the opening address entitled "Focusing on Product Applications, Creating a Technology Platform Portfolio." Mr. Peng specifically mentioned the rapid growth of China's IC industry, especially IC design industry in recent years, and shared the new progress of SMIC advanced and specialty technology platforms, IP portfolios, and products especially targeting terminal applications such as Smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, and set-top-boxes.
Dr. Tianshen Tang, senior vice president of SMIC Design Service Center, gave a presentation on "Opening Eco-system, Excellent Quality and Caring Service." Dr. Tang introduced the challenges and opportunities of semiconductor industry in the 4G wireless communications era, and SMIC's measures and goals of establishing and refining open design IP/EDA/design service ecosystem and providing customers with more solutions to the new challenges.
This workshop unveiled a variety of topics including the latest status and development trends of SMIC's 28nm PDK and 40nm RF PDK, and highlights on 40nm design flow and tape-out. SMIC also shared its 0.13um EEPROM technology specialties, Smartcard platforms, and varieties of power management technology platforms. Furthermore, SMIC addressed its foundation IPs readiness and roadmap for various advanced and specialty technologies, and application platforms.
In addition, executives from SMIC's partners also presented their technology development trends. Eleven SMIC's partners set up vendor booths and displayed their latest products and service offerings. Over 200 IC design engineers, customers, technology partners, and suppliers from around the world were in attendance.
Finally, Mr. John Peng thanked all the customers and partners for their supports and partnerships over the years. Mr. Peng addressed that SMIC will continue to accelerate and refine its technology innovations and customer service, optimize technology and product mixes, improve product quality, ensure on-time delivery, and work seamlessly with customers and partners to win together.