Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > SMIC Achieves First 45-nanometer Silicon Success

Abstract:
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK) today announced its first 45-nanometer yield lot, signifying a working 45nm process. This first silicon success comes less than one year after SMIC signed an agreement with International Business Machines ("IBM") to license its low- power and high-performance bulk CMOS technologies in December 2007.

SMIC Achieves First 45-nanometer Silicon Success

SHANGHAI, China | Posted on December 9th, 2008

Over the past 11 months, SMIC has put manufacturing equipment in place, built an expert team to work with IBM to ensure effective technology transfer, and begun running technology qualification vehicles. The first full-flow lot consisted of 300mm wafers that were run under testing conditions set forth by IBM, and achieved strong yields. "Lead customers are pleased with the progress made by SMIC's 45nm project team and we appreciate the excellent technical support from IBM's Systems and Technology Group," said Dr. Robert Tsu, SMIC's 45nm project leader and Associate Vice President of Logic Technology. "This achievement has marked the first major milestone of the project and paves a way to provide an IBM-licensed technology and SMIC wafer foundry service to our customers."

This milestone, completed ahead of schedule, enhances SMIC's position as the advanced logic technology leader in China. SMIC has agreements in place with its lead customers for 45nm, and plans to meet these customers' production schedules for 2009. Complementing SMIC's ongoing in-house research and development progress, this 45nm technology is supported with a proven SPICE model, allowing for smooth design-ins and enabling customers to plan for early time-to-market.

The 45nm bulk CMOS technology licensed from IBM has many applications, including mobile devices, such as handsets integrated with 3G baseband, GPS, and multimedia processors. The technology also can support graphic, network, storage, and general consumer devices.

"The completion of our first 45nm yield lot is an exciting and encouraging result," said Chris Chi, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "It verifies the IBM-licensed technology, substantiates our strategic decision to concentrate on logic technologies, and positions SMIC to offer leading edge, time-to-market 45nm foundry solutions to both design and systems houses. And in making this step ahead of schedule, it also proves SMIC's ability to develop technology under rigorous time constraints."

####

About Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, providing integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing service at 0.35um to 45nm and finer line technologies. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) under pilot production and three 200mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300mm wafer fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200mm wafer fab in Tianjin, a 200mm and a 300mm fab under construction in Shenzhen, and an in-house assembly and testing facility in Chengdu. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 200mm wafer fab in Chengdu owned by Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and a 300mm wafer fab in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Reiko Chang
Corporate Relations
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10544


Angela Miao
Public Relations
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news – XEI reports August 23rd, 2016

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives August 23rd, 2016

Chip Technology

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016

Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria August 18th, 2016

Hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors enable cost-effective detection of neutron signals: Texas Tech University researchers demonstrate hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors as a cost-effective alternative for inspecting overseas cargo containers entering US ports August 17th, 2016

Enhanced electron doping on iron superconductors discovered: IBS Centre for Correlated Electron Systems revises existing theories by raising the temperature for superconductivity August 17th, 2016

Announcements

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news – XEI reports August 23rd, 2016

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives August 23rd, 2016

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Shareholder Update August 22nd, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible July 25th, 2016

Research team led by NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device: Novel technique to implant high-performance magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic surface without compromising performance July 21st, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic