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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. Tzu-Yin Chiu joined SMIC as CEO and Executive Director in 2011. He is also a director of most of SMIC's subsidiaries. Dr. Chiu is a semiconductor industry veteran with 30 years of experience spanning technology research, business development, operations and corporate management.
Prior to joining SMIC, Dr. Chiu was President and CEO of Hua Hong NEC. He has served in executive positions across the semiconductor industry, including as President and COO of Silterra Malaysia, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hua Hong International Management and President of Hua Hong Semiconductor International, Senior Vice President of Shanghai Operations at SMIC, and Senior Director of Fab Operations at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). He began his career in the United States at AT&T Bell Laboratories, rising to become the department head of its High Speed Electronics Research Department and Silicon Research Operations Department. Dr. Chiu holds a bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an executive MBA from Columbia University. A senior member of the IEEE, Dr. Chiu holds forty semiconductor technology patents issued in various countries, and has published over thirty technical articles. He is also a board member of GSA.
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 completed his engineering degree at the University of Applied Science in Regensburg, Germany and began his professional career in the semiconductor industry as litho engineer at Hitachi. He has now more than 15 years experience in a variety of engineering and management positions. He is an effective leader with proven success in quality, cost-reduction, and lean management. His special process engineering expertise is in litho and CMP. He was driving continuous improvement programs for manufacturing methodology such as cycle time reduction (speed of the lots through the line) and introduction of one of the first automation systems for a 200mm fab. He is co-editor of several papers regarding advanced process control (APC).
In 2008 he took over the responsibility of Vice President Operation at LFoundry, which includes production, engineering and facility. In 2011 he became member of the management board and holds the position of the Chief Operations Officer (COO). Since November 2012 he is appointed to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LFoundry.
Since July 2016 he is appointed as CEO at 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.
Mr. Gareth Kung joined SMIC in July 2012. He works as Executive Vice President, Investment and Strategic Business Development and Finance and Company Secretary. Mr. Kung has over 25 years’ work experience working as a chief financial officer in publicly listed companies, private equity investment manager, banker and auditor. Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Kung worked at SMIC as the Group Treasurer and Group Controller and from July 2012 to February 2014 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kung holds a MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the National University of Singapore. Mr. Kung is a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Resilience expresses the ability to go up against significant change and come out victorious.
Rooted in LFoundry’s history, this value lays a strong foundation for the company to overcome the technological and circumstantial challenges of the future.
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.
LFoundry works alongside its customers to create tailor-made solutions, establishing highly collaborative relationships founded on its dignity and integrity as a technology partner.
A continuous commitment to guaranteeing a secure environment in which customers can realise their ideas to the highest standard, trusting in LFoundry as a valued partner to unleash their full potential.
Embodies the concept of protection, both in terms of the products themselves and the intellectual property rights associated with them.
Conveys the ideas of interdependence and cooperation, specifically in the foundry-customer interrelationship, in individual work teams and between each member of LFoundry’s workforce.
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 goal.