Monday, February 25th 2019

China-based SMIC to Start Manufacture of 14 nm-class Chips in 2H 2019

As R&D costs for new, smaller manufacturing nodes grow at unprecedented rates across the industry, a new player is set to enter the 14 nm process manufacture competition: China-based SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation). The company is looking to throw its hat on the lucrative 14 nm process, filling its offerings portfolio under the 28 nm it currently offers as its denser process.

The company expects its 95% yield rate to offer its customers a trusted platform that might help it increase revenue for further investment on its 10 nm and 7 nm EUV nodes, which the company is pursuing (despite other industry veterans, such as former AMD-manufacturing arm GLOBALFOUNDRIES having ceased development on). Manufacturing technology that's competitive with the western world's, and that's developed in-country, is paramount for China's intention of reducing its dependence of foreign technology, which is why this is such a big step for the company and the company's aspirations.
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4 Comments on China-based SMIC to Start Manufacture of 14 nm-class Chips in 2H 2019

#1
Shihabyooo
Chinese chips? Carefull, now. Might attract Bloomberg's attention!

Seriously though, hasn't demand for chips been declining lately? Between the crypto market quasi-crash and some wall-fetishist threatening tariffs left and right? Heck, even NAND demand isn't faring well!
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Imsochobo
Shihabyooo, post: 4001819, member: 91709"
Chinese chips? Carefull, now. Might attract Bloomberg's attention!

Seriously though, hasn't demand for chips been declining lately? Between the crypto market quasi-crash and some wall-fetishist threatening tariffs left and right? Heck, even NAND demand isn't faring well!
oil crash have happened, doesn't mean no-one will invest in it anymore, it's still a need it's just that it's not prices that are artificially high anymore.
same for chips.
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Vayra86
Shihabyooo, post: 4001819, member: 91709"
Chinese chips? Carefull, now. Might attract Bloomberg's attention!

Seriously though, hasn't demand for chips been declining lately? Between the crypto market quasi-crash and some wall-fetishist threatening tariffs left and right? Heck, even NAND demand isn't faring well!
Short term maybe but in the longer term, I really cannot imagine demand for chips going down. The demand will keep rising and when 7nm gets mainstream you can rest assured there will be a new surge.
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Dimi
Shihabyooo, post: 4001819, member: 91709"
Chinese chips? Carefull, now. Might attract Bloomberg's attention!

Seriously though, hasn't demand for chips been declining lately? Between the crypto market quasi-crash and some wall-fetishist threatening tariffs left and right? Heck, even NAND demand isn't faring well!
I can only see demand skyrocket due to everything getting "smart" features. Smart fridges already exist even smart toilets now with Alexa built in.
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