June 12, 2015 --- Hong Kong -- Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited (“Hua Hong Semiconductor” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 1347), a global leading pure-play 200mm foundry, announced today to launch its latest process platform for 0.11μm Ultra-Low-Leakage (ULL) eFlash and EEPROM. The technology is a continuation of Hua Hong Semiconductor’s 0.18μm ULL process offering to provide customers a differentiated and costeffective solution with high performance and low power consumption.
The launched 0.11μm ULL eFlash process platform allows for down to 1.08V low voltage operation condition and less than 0.2pA/μm ultra-low-leakage features. Its memory IP posses unique advantages such as 100,000 to 500,000 write/erase endurance cycles, read speed down to 20ns and in particular, its dynamic power consumption attains 25uA/MHz while staticpower consumption attains 50nA, which can greatly extend the battery life and standby time of the hottest Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices. The platform also features highly integrated logic units and contains a power management unit with gate density over300K gate/mm2, which could further reduce chip area.
The most important features of the platform are the capability of integration of RF, eFlash and EEPROMdesigns at the same technology platform, andlow mask count manufacturing down to 24 photo layers. It allows chip design to have a smaller area, lower power consumption, higher reliability while saving costs in terms of design, manufacturing and test.Coupled with a diversified range of embedded memory IPs, high-density standard cell library and memory compliers, the 0.11μm ULL eFlash process platform offers a comprehensive, flexible and cost-effective solution tailored forcustomers’ needs and reduces their products’ time-to-market.
The low-power MCUs built on 0.11μm ULL eFlash process technology are suitable for a variety of energy-saving smart products such as IoT, wearable devices, smart grids, embedded smart connected devices, medical electronics, lighting, industrial and automotive electronics applications.
"The 0.11μm ULLeFlashprocess platform achieves a perfect integration of ultra-low-power digital-analog mixed signal technology, embedded flash technology and low-cost RF CMOS technology, thus significantly boosting the competitiveness of customers' products. MCU will be largely required in IoT, and the market size of IoT is expected to grow from 25 billion US dollars in 2013 to 60.2 billion US dollars in 2020,"said Dr. Weiran Kong, Executive VicePresident of Hua Hong Semiconductor. “The 0.11μm ULL eFlash technology developed for IoTfurther expandsthe extensive portfolio of technology platforms for low-power embedded flash to meet diversifiedmarket demands.”
About Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited
Hua Hong Semiconductor is a global leading pure-play 200mm foundry, primarily focusing on research and manufacturing of semiconductors on 200mm wafers for specialty applications, in particular eNVM and power discretes. The Group’s portfolio also includes several other advanced process technologies such as RFCMOS, analog and mixed signal, PMIC and MEMS. According to IHS, based on total 2014 revenues, the Group ranked second globally amongst pure-play 200mm foundries. The semiconductors Hua Hong Semiconductor manufactures are incorporated into a wide range of products in diverse markets, including consumer electronics, communications, computing, industrial and automotive. Hua Hong Semiconductor uses its own proprietary processes and techniques to manufacture semiconductors of the design specifications of its diverse customers. The Group currently has one of the largest 200mm wafer processing capacities in China through its three fabs in Shanghai, with an approximate total capacity of 129,000 wafers per month as of March 31, 2015.The Group also offers design enablement services facilitating the timely completion of complex designs that are optimized in terms of performance, cost and manufacturing yield on its processes.
Hua Hong Semiconductor’s current business is mainly operated and developed through Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (“HHGrace”), which is its subsidiary based in Shanghai. HHGrace was incorporated through the consolidation between Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Company, Limited and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
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