China to Ramp Up High-Volume Production Using 14nm Node by End of 2022

U.S. Wants China’s SMIC to Stop Making 14nm Chips

When the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) restricted access of China’s largest contract chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) to fab equipment used to make10nm-class chips, it was considered a tough but not too severe move. Now the U.S. government is mulling restricting China from producing logic chips using a 14nm-class fabrication process.  The DOC is…

China to Ramp Up High-Volume Production Using 14nm Node by End of 2022

SMIC to Build China’s Largest Fab For $8.87 Billion

SMIC on Friday announced plans to build China’s largest semiconductor production facility near Shanghai. The fab will cost $8.87 billion and will be China’s largest logic fab to date with a planned production capacity of $100,000 300-mm wafer starts per month (WSPM). The facility will use mature production technologies suitable for a wide range of applications.  SMIC’s…