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Powerchip to Set a 12-inch Fab with China Hefei Government

By Korbin Lan
Published: Jun 27,2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Powerchip announced yesterday that the company has signed a cooperation agreement with China Anhui Hefei government, to set up a joint venture of IC manufacturer “Hefei Jinghe”, a 12-inch fab located in Hefei with monthly production capacity of 40,000 pics , total investment amounted to 13.53 billion yuan, initially to produce LCD driver IC.

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Powerchip said, the new joint venture will process in 0.15, 0.11 micron and 90 nanometer technology, for logic ICs foundry business, product line cover LCD driver chips, CIS image sensor chips.

Powerchip noted, China will be the world's largest semiconductor market for the strong market demand for semiconductors. Though Powerchip has been approved to setup fab in mainland China, but held off the project for the bad financial condition of company, until now.

Hefei is a manufacturing center of BOE, a majoy Chinese panel makers, has already setup 6-generation and 8.5-generation panel fabs, and recently announced to invest in the world's most advanced 10.5-generation fab in Hefei. Hefei has became a LCD panel components industrial clustering, require large ICs foundry productivity. Powerchip’s JV in Hefei will enable the company to seek local LCD driver IC orders.

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