Sales, Marketing and R&D
Capacity wafer per month
Smallest CD 65nm; 90nm Volume Production, Al and Cu Metallization
CMOS 150nm and 110nm with a large portfolio of process-proven libraries, IP, design tools and reference flows
LFoundry becomes a SMIC majority-owned company.
Avezzano become LFoundry headquarter.
leveraged buy out from Micron.
Aptina Imaging created as spin-off of Micron Technology's Image Sensor Division.
Avezzano become captive foundry of Aptina Imaging
a perfect ramp on imager, unique Micron site for Imager products.
image sensor line installation.
record efficiency and stability.
record out and yeld.
completed 8 inch conversion & capacity ramp.
acquired by Micron Technology.
8 inch mini line installed.
Site founded, 6 inch, the biggest European fab at that time.
Dr. Haijun Zhao joined SMIC in October 2010 and was named Vice President of 300mm Operation Center and, later, Vice President of North Operations in September 2011.
In April, 2013, he became Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. And in July, 2013, he also took the role of General Manager of Semiconductor Manufacturing North China (Beijing) Corporation (SMNC), the joint venture company established in Beijing and a subsidiary of the Company.
On May 10, 2017, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC).
Dr. Zhao received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and MBA from the University of Chicago. He has 25 years of experience in semiconductor operations and technology development. Dr. Zhao has also served as an independent director on the board of directors of Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd., a company which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, since November 2016.
Sergio completed his degree in Physics in 1976 at the University of Milan and began working in the semiconductor industry in 1977, in SGS-Thompson (current ST Microelectronics). In 1989 he moved to Texas Instruments, being part of the project to start-up the new Avezzano’s fab. He became responsible of the Operation in 1993. In 1998 he assumed the role of General Manager of the Abruzzo site, after the site acquisition by Micron Technology. In April 2010, Sergio becomes the Country Manager of Micron in Italy, which was present in five Italian regions with Operations, Business Units, R&D and support activities.
Since May 2013 he is appointed as President of LFoundry Italy and Co-CEO. Sergio trusts in the Company Social Responsibility conceived as the mutual interaction between the company and the local area to foster the competitiveness of the area in the global arena. On the latest few years he accepted the challenge of covering the position of President of the local Industry Association (Confindustria) and he is the person that envisioned the creation of the ICT Innovation Pole today active in the area.
Since July 2016 he is appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Board at LFoundry, a SMIC Company.
Günther Ernst graduated from the University of Applied Science in Regensburg, Germany. With more than 20years of experienced focus in the semiconductor industry, he began his professional carrier in the IC industry at Hitachi Semiconductor as equipment engineer in litho.
During his time in Hitachi, later Renesas, he held different managerial positions in process - and equipment engineering as well as in production. He also became co-editor of several papers regarding advanced process control (APC).
In 2008 he was promoted to Vice President Operation at LFoundry, in line with the management buy-out from Renesas, followed by the promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Under his leadership, continuous improvement were accomplished on technology portfolio build up, quality enhancement, productivity increase as well as cost control.
Effective on Nov 2012, he was appointed to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LFoundry.
In July 2016 his appointment to CEO was reconfirmed by the Board of LFoundry, a SMIC Company.
Mr. Li, joined SMIC in March 2013 as Vice President, and was promoted to Executive Vice President in November 2014. He is currently responsible for overseeing general administration, public affairs, legal and human resources. He has over 30 years of engineering, management and operations experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry. In his previous roles, he was the Deputy-Director Secretary of the President’s office of the China Electronic Information Industry Group, Deputy-Director Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics Industry, head of General Management Department at Beijing Hua Hong NEC IC Design Co. Ltd., President’s Assistant and head of administrative legal department of Beijing Hua Hong IC Design Co. Ltd., Board Secretary of Hua Hong Semiconductor Company (Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co. Ltd.), Director of the Board Office (Board Secretary) of Shanghai Hua Hong (Group) Co. Ltd., Executive Vice President, Board Member and CEO of Shanghai Belling Co. Ltd., Vice President of Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Association. Mr. Li holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and an EMBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also serves as the Vice President of the China Electronic Information Association.
Bruce Yu, graduated from the Institute of Chemistry at Taiwan University. With more than 20 years of experience focus on semiconductor manufacturing, he began his career in IC industry at VIS (Vanguard International Semiconductor) as a process engineer in diffusion module.
Sep. 2002, his job was rotated to process integration for DRAM products and became the department head of Memory process integration in 2005.
In 2006, he joined the start-up team of Fab8 (12" fab in Shanghai), in charge of PIE department; in 2009, transferred to S1 (8" Mega fab in Shanghai) as deputy director and later promoted to fab director in 2011 and operation VP in 2013.
Under his leadership, continuous improvements were accomplished on technology portfolio build up, quality enhancement, productivity breakthrough and operation cost control, which led S1 a true flagship Fab in SMIC and the largest Logic Fab in China.
Effective on Aug. 1st, 2017, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and appointed as the Head of South Operations in SMIC.
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We create innovative solutions to bring our customers’ vision to life, shaping strong partnerships in a highly secure environment
LFoundry promotes a spirit of initiative to find high-performance solutions. Driven by creativity to create value for and with its customers, making the right decisions at the right time. Being part of SMIC a multinational company, we will foster innovation continuously and actively carry out product technology R&D, increasing productivity and optimizing work procedures.
LFoundry takes the initiative to understand customer’s needs (both internal and external) to create tailor-made solutions, establishing highly collaborative relationships and a long term win-win partnership, founded on its dignity and integrity as a partner. We will be honest, defend important principles, commit to our words, and be responsible towards how our behavior influences the company and society.
We will conform to quality standards and carry out each task with a mindset on total employee participation, putting quality first and continual improvements. We also have a continuous commitment to guaranteeing a secure environment in which customers can realize their ideas to the highest standard, trusting in LFoundry as a valued partner to unleash their full potential.
Rooted in LFoundry’s history, these factors express the concept of resilience underlining the ability to interpret the context, go across significant change and come out victorious. This value lays a strong foundation for the company to overcome the technological and circumstantial challenges of the future. Through resilience the company can adapt itself at the context, elaborating standardized processes and creating strict disciplines. We will meet our goals through rigorous planning, efficient execution, detailed follow-up, and timely problem resolution, keeping in mind the environmental changes.
Conveys the ideas of interdependence and cooperation, specifically in the foundry-customer interrelationship, in individual work teams and between each member of Foundry's workforce. Company goals will be achieved by cooperation between disciplines, all taking the proper ownership and accountability while understanding each other’s role and challenges for success. This value underlines the importance of the single parts of a larger system comprised of the foundry, its customers and its employees, simultaneously evoking their connection to the working process with a view to reaching a common goals.