SiEn (QingDao) Integrated Circuits Co.,
Ltd. is China s first semiconductor company based on a Commune IDM (CIDM)
model, with a total investment of about 15 billion RMB. The first stage
investment is around 7.8 billion RMB, from Qingdao International Economic
Cooperation Zone, Qingdao West Coast New Area, Qingdao Aucuma Group Co. Ltd,
and SiEn Semiconductor Corporation. The project s target is to build mass
production fabs of both 8-inch and 12-inch manufacturing lines, including a
photomask shop for integrated circuit manufacturing.
The project is slated to start full-line
manufacturing by the end of 2019 and reach full production in 2022.
This project will establish a breakthrough
development of vertical integration of semiconductor IC manufacturing in
Qingdao West Coast New Development Area, and will explore the viability of
replicating and promoting the CIDM model. This also will provide innovation and
advanced semiconductor manufacturing capability for Shandong Province and
China, for major industries such as home appliances and automobile electronics.
Many specialized chips have long been
monopolized by leading international semiconductor manufacturers. As a result,
China s core products are severely deficient. This has led to over US$200
billion worth of semiconductor integrated circuits imported into China over the
Dr. Richard Chang and his team will install
a CIDM (Commune Integrated Device Manufacturer) model suitable for the
development and expansion of China s semiconductors, namely, the creation of a
company with shared resources for manufacturing, chip design, research and
development, packaging and testing, to provide end customers with high-quality,
high-efficiency products. Using the co-sharing model, IC design companies, end
application companies, and IC manufacturers jointly invest and integrate
multiple parties through the establishment of a joint IDM company. This model
enables IC design companies to have exclusive production capacity and technical
support for chip manufacturing. At the same time, the IC manufacturers can
enjoy and share the market potential, resources, and risk.
SiEn (Qingdao) has a team of world-class
professional and management talents specializing in semiconductor technology
R&D, management, manufacturing, operations, and investment activities.
Dr. Richard Chang, a semiconductor industry
leader, has more than 30 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing and
R&D. He worked at Texas Instruments for 20 years and he successfully
created and managed more than 10 wafer fabs in the United States, Japan,
Singapore, Italy, Taiwan, and China. Dr. Chang is the founder of SMIC and
Shanghai Shineray Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. The teams have extensive
experience from various world-class semiconductor companies. They have
published more than 200 papers in international journals and magazines, and
have more than 1,000 semiconductor-related patents, many of which are with core
technical and manufacturing values.
SiEn will be the first company to introduce the CIDM model in China. With world-class manufacturing capabilities, it has attracted a host of advanced semiconductor application companies from local and abroad to participate in the exciting adventure, including smart home appliances, communications, as well as automotive electronics.