SMIC Foundry in Mainland China
John Cheng, CSS President, recently attended the SMIC Executive Summit. John was one of about 50 US senior executives from different companies in the semiconductor industry invited to attend. The Summit provided an exclusive and intimate environment for the participants to exchange ideas comfortably with the SMIC executive management team and other leader in the industry.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings. Dr. Segars gave a very interesting presentation and John was able to meet with him personally after his talk to discuss potential ARM business with CSS.
Sunny Hui, President of SMIC Americas, gave the Welcoming Address. Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, CEO, SMIC gave a presentation “SMIC – Your partner for success”. Charlie Zhi, CEO, Brite Semiconductor, Inc described “Brite’s Enablement of SoC Design”. After dinner, Dr. Handel Johns, CEO of IBS, gave a presentation entitled “IC Market Trend and the BRICS effect”.
Dr. Johns’ talk provided some interesting insight in to future semiconductor business. Of interest to CSS was the prediction that custom ASICs will continue to grow with sound financials. It was also pointed out that China will continue as an excellent semiconductor market for decades to come.