SAN FRANCISCOŚChinese chip foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has moved its low-leakage 65-nm process technology into volume production at its 300-mm facility in Beijing, the company said Tuesday (Aug. 3).
SMIC (Shanghai) has shipped more than 10,000 65-nm wafers since mass since the third quarter of 2009, the company said.
SMIC, China's largest wafer foundry, said it is also working on the transition to 55-nm technology. "SMIC's 65-nm can take designs at 65-nm and aim it toward the advantages of 55-nm, I'm delighted with the progress of SMIC's 65/55-nm project team which continues to meet rigorous deadlines," said Chris Chi, SMIC's senior vice president and chief business officer,
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