Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK) and Amlogic Inc. jointly announced the successful commercial production of a 90nm digital photo frame (DPF) chip designed by Amlogic and manufactured at SMIC. The chip, used in the fast-growing digital photo frame market, is the most integrated multimedia SOC on the market. It supports multiple video and photo format decoding and integrated numerous advanced peripherals like high-speed USB and LCD controls. Due to the high integration of this chipset, DPF can perform more complex functions and the overall platform cost can be reduced, thus enabling more consumers to own their personal digital photo frame.
“Thanks to SMIC’s full range of services and support, we can have commercial production in such a short time to meet the rapidly growing market’s demand,” Amlogic’s Vice President, Mike Yip said. “As our business continues to expand, our collaboration with SMIC will also continue to strengthen.”
“SMIC is honored to provide foundry services to Amlogic, whose rapid development exemplifies the overall growth of the consumer electronics fabless design industry,” said Richard Chang, CEO & President of SMIC. “By combining SMIC’s manufacturing expertise with Amlogic’s design capability, we are able to achieve the customer’s high standards for time to market and cost-performance ratio.”
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 0.35 micron to 65 nanometer and finer line technologies. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300-millimeter wafer fabrication facility (fab) and three 200 mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300 mm wafer fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200 mm wafer fab in Tianjin, 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 200 mm wafer fab in Chengdu owned by Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and a 300 mm wafer fab under construction in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
Amlogic is a leading fabless semiconductor company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California USA, that provides advanced solutions for video, audio and image processing for wide range of consumer applications including TVs, Digital Picture Frames, Home Media Centers and Set-top-Boxes. Amlogic provides a total integrated solution to its customers so that they can bring the most compelling products to consumers in record time. In this partnership, Amlogic customers have the confidence and ability to focus on their core business competency. Amlogic’s advanced networking technology further extends the user experience beyond the consumer devices to the internet, therefore ushering in a new era of connected consumer electronics devices to every home and everyone.