Sunday, August 9, 2015

China's SMIC Commercializes 28nm Silicon for Smartphones

China's largest semiconductor foundry, has commercialized 28nm process technology that is used for manufacturing Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors into mainstream smartphones.

The announcement is seen as a major breakthrough in the company's collaboration on 28nm, following SMIC's announcement of successfully fabricating Qualcomm Technologies' processors at the end of last year.

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu , Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SMIC said: "The first batch that used SMIC's 28nm node performed well, achieving recognition from Qualcomm Technologies and mobile phone manufacturers. This is an important moment for the industry's entire ecosystem, because for the first time, China's mainland manufacturers can now introduce mainstream smartphones which is a result of the close collaboration between SMIC and Qualcomm Technologies."

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