Recently, another good news came from the integrated circuit industry in Wuxi High-tech Zone. The M8 project with a total investment of 1.4 billion US dollars was officially put into production.
It is reported that the M8 project refers to the 8-inch non-memory wafer project jointly invested and constructed by Haichen semiconductor (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. and SK Hynix System Integrated Circuit (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. The project will locate the equipment assets and related patents in Cheongju, South Korea Technology, R&D team, and customer orders were transferred to Wuxi. The total project investment will eventually reach 1.4 billion US dollars.
Source: Wuxi Bo News
Wuxi Bobao WeChat pointed out that the M8 project is mainly engaged in foundry manufacturing and sales of CIS (camera circuit), DDI (driver circuit), PMIC (power management integrated circuit) and NAND memory, and is also developing new logic and mixed-signal chips. OEM business. After the project is put into production, it will produce 115,000 8-inch wafers per month, which is much higher than the average monthly production of 50,000 wafers by other domestic and foreign companies.
At present, the global demand for 8-inch wafers has exploded. The M8 project has scarce high-performance 8-inch equipment and first-class technology, which can produce different products from 57nm to 500nm, which helps to alleviate the current domestic 8-inch wafer capacity shortage and short supply situation , to promote the stable and orderly development of the domestic IC design industry.
The M8 project settled in Wuxi and successfully put into production will help consolidate Wuxi’s position as the southern base of China’s microelectronics industry, and will help Wuxi become a world-class comprehensive semiconductor industry hub.
Jiang Min, Deputy Mayor of Wuxi, Secretary of the Party Working Committee of the High-tech Zone, and Secretary of the Xinwu District Committee, said that the M8 project has been put into operation, setting a benchmark for the construction of global integrated circuit projects, and pushing the cooperation and development between SK hynix and Wuxi to a new level. The height of Wuxi’s integrated circuit industry also marks a new step in the development of Wuxi’s integrated circuit industry.