Crocus and SMIC sign strategic manufacturing agreement
December 07, 2012 // Julien Happich
Crocus Technology and China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry announced a new strategic manufacturing agreement whereby SMIC will supply CMOS wafers to produce Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) devices at 90, 65 and 45nm nodes, with a path to process the entire flow.
The wafers will be used to manufacture embedded micro-controllers based on Crocus' novel MLU technology, which aim to bring significant advantages needed in next-generation electronic devices.
Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) is a CMOS based rugged magnetic technology capable of offering important advantages in performance, size and security for embedded micro-controllers. MLUs solutions are used in mobile and security applications, such as smart cards and secure data servers. Crocus’ MLUs are also ideally suited to new applications in extreme operating conditions, particularly in high temperature automotive and industrial equipment.
Crocus has placed its first orders with SMIC to supply 200mm CMOS wafers, which will be delivered for magnetic processing by year-end.
“SMIC is one of the leading foundry wafer providers in the world with whom Crocus has been a long-time partner,” said Bertrand Cambou, executive chairman of Crocus Technology. “With SMIC as a partner supplier of various critical wafers, our production can speed forward, thereby accelerating the availability of MLU-based solutions to our customers in the smartcard and other industries.”
In addition to SMIC manufacturing and supplying CMOS base wafers on multiple technology nodes for further processing at CNE, Crocus’ advanced magnetic manufacturing facility, SMIC will also supply 300mm full flow MLU wafers, which includes the Crocus’ magnetic process layer.
Crocus expects to deliver several hundred million secure micro-controllers to the smart card industry over the next three years.
Visit Crocus Technology at www.crocus-technology.com
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