China IC foundries, backend firms soliciting orders from Taiwan

ChinaDigi Times — China-based IC foundries including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), and backend firms such as Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET) and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics (NFME) are soliciting orders from Taiwan’s fabless IC firms, according to industry sources.

Winbond reportedly to place orders with China 12-inch foundry

ChinaTaiwan-based Winbond Electronics will likely place orders with Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry in China, according to industry sources. Winbond will reportedly contract HLMC to manufacture NOR flash memory chips on 12-inch wafers, the sources revealed. HLMC will use 65nm process technology to make Winbond’s NOR chips with production to kick off in the second half of 2015, the sources said.