SMIC is a pure-play IC foundry established in 2000 that provides wafer fabrication services on 200-millimeter (mm) and 300 mm wafers at 0.35-micron (μm) to 45/40-nanometer (nm) technology. As one of the top foundries in the world and the largest and the most advanced in China, SMIC’s headquarters is strategically located in Shanghai, a key industrial and commercial center in China, home to a fast-growing electronics market and vast and stable resources including human capital, land, and utilities.
SMIC’s 200mm fab in Shanghai (S1) and 300mm fab in Beijing (B1) offer a wide range of manufacturing technologies using the One Mega Fab design. The concept behind this unique fab arrangement is to prevent metal contamination to the front-end processes by separating front-end wafer fabrication from the back-end. It also enables customers to access copper interconnect services without making capital investment in a copper line. In addition, it ensures our customers the same production quality at any of our SMIC fabs.
SMIC's headquarters is located in Shanghai's Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, home to a growing number of local and international semiconductor companies and conveniently located midway between Shanghai's two major airports.
SMIC's Shanghai fab was honored with Semiconductor International's "2003 Top Fab of the Year" award. This accolade was achieved just a little over a year after pilot production began at SMIC’s first Shanghai fab.
SMIC has an advanced 300mm facility (B1 Mega Fab) in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area. SMIC’s Beijing fabs share the same mega fab concept behind SMIC’s Shanghai fab layout, setting the milestone as China’s very first 300mm fabs and offering manufacturing technologies at 90nm to 45/40nm.
SMIC has a 200mm fab located in Tianjin's Xiqing Economic Development Area. The fab processes wafers at 0.35μm to 0.13μm, enabling SMIC to meet its increasing capacity needs and provide greater flexibility in meeting the requirements of our global customer base.
Toppan SMIC Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (TSES)
Aimed at meeting the needs of its customers and to enhance its services, SMIC established a joint venture with Toppan in Shanghai - Toppan SMIC Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (TSES), to manufacture on-chip color filters and micro lenses for CMOS image sensors.