SMIC commences mass production of Qualcomm, Snapdragon 425 Processor in Beijing

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981), Snapdragon 425 processor and MDM9x07 have begun mass production in Beijing after the technology transfer from SMIC´s Shanghai 12-inch fab to SMIC´s majority owned joint venture fab in Beijing, the company said.

The production of 28nm Snapdragon products in Beijing represents an important step for SMIC´s 28nm technology. This achievement is a result of close collaboration between Qualcomm and SMIC´s Beijing and Shanghai teams. SMIC´s successful 28nm production demonstrates its continued leadership in Mainland China and global competitiveness in advanced node technology.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is a semiconductor foundry Mainland China. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab and a majority owned 300mm fab under development for advance nodes in Beijing; and 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen.