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Section 1! SMIC International N 1 Process Chip Streame

via:驱动之家     time:2020/10/11 20:53:23     readed:191

It was reported on October 11 that according to the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone Daily, China's leading one-stop IP and custom chip leade


As we all know, SMIC is currently the largest and most advanced IC chip manufacturer in mainland China, So called

According to information previously released by SMIC co CEO Liang mengsongbo,Compared with the existing 14nm process, the N + 1 process can improve the performance by 20%, reduce the power consumption by 57%, reduce the logic area by 63%, and reduce the SOC area by 55%. From the data of logic area reduction, it is similar to 7Nm process.

Dr. Liang Mengsong also said that the N + 1 generation process is very similar to the 7Nm process in power consumption and stability, but the performance is lower (the industry standard is increased by 35%), so SMIC's N + 1 process is mainly for low-power applications. After n + 1, SMIC will also have n + 2. These two processes have similar performance in power consumption, but the difference lies in performance and cost. N + 2 is obviously oriented to high performance, and the cost will increase.

In the financial report of the first half of 2020, SMIC said that the second generation advanced process (n + 1) was progressing smoothly and had entered the stage of customer product validation.

Subsequently, in late September this year, SMIC international once again responded that,The second generation FinFET n + 1 process has entered the customer introduction stage, and is expected to trial produce in small batch by the end of 2020.

According to the report of Zhuhai Special Zone News, SMIC is the first customer of SMIC's N + 1 process, and is expected to trial produce by the end of the year. However, the report did not give a specific introduction to the chip. On the official website of core technology, no relevant information was found.

Zhuhai Special Zone reported that in December 2019, the core microelectronics Technology (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd., jointly invested by Zhuhai Dahengqin Group, officially landed in Hengqin and set up

Since 2019, core technology in SMIC

What is the holy place of core motion technology?

According to Tianyan data, Xindong microelectronics technology (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd. was established in November 2019 with a registered capital of 105.263157 million yuan. Both the legal representative and the controlling shareholder are Aohai, holding 42.75% of the shares. At the same time, Aohai is also the controlling shareholder of Suzhou Xindong Technology Co., Ltd., holding 95%.

Both companies are affiliated companies of Wuhan core technology Co., Ltd. founded in 2006, and Aohai is also the general manager of Wuhan core technology.

The data show that Aohai has 15 years of comprehensive R & D and management experience in high-end chips in North America, and is an expert of national thousand talents plan to introduce, and has many invention patents.


Ao Hai, CEO of core technology

According to Tianyan data, Wuhan Xindong technology was established in July 2006 with a registered capital of 10 million yuan. The controlling shareholder is Ao Jikang, holding 94.8% of the shares. Another shareholder is Chen Jianbing, holding 5.2%. The company's core team is also two people, aojikang and aogang. Among them, Ao Jikang is the executive director and general manager, and also the executive director of Wuhan Optical Valley integrated circuit intellectual property R & D Promotion Center Co., Ltd. Ao Gang is vice president. He is a visiting scholar at State University of New York and one of the top ten outstanding returned students in Wuhan.

According to a report by jingchu.com in 2016, according to Ao Hai, then the general manager of Wuhan Xindong Technology Co., Ltd,Wuhan core technology was founded by four young scientists who came back from Silicon Valley. Therefore, we can guess that these four men should be ao Hai, Ao Jikang, Ao gang and Chen Jianbing.

Innosilicon is a high-end hybrid circuit chip design company with design teams in China and North America, according to the introduction on its official website. It has R & D centers in Wuhan East Lake high tech Zone, Xi'an hi tech Development Zone, Suzhou Industrial Park and Ningbo core space, and has offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley and Toronto.

At present, the company's products have IP solutions, customized chips and digital encryption server three categories. The core coverage of high speed hybrid circuit from 180 nm to 5 nm has been realized, and all IP are controllable. With respect to chip customization, it covers nm range from 55 to 7 advanced processes with record nm (

It claims to be an IP partner with SMIC international, GF, Samsung, TSMC and Fujitsu. It supports the mass production of billions of chips by Huawei Hisilicon, ZTE, Ruixin micro, Junzheng, AMD, Microsoft, Amazon, microchip, cypress, micro, Synaptics, Google, ONSEMI and other well-known enterprises at home and abroad in mass production of billions of chips. China's market share has been far ahead for 10 consecutive years.

According to the data, the core technology was initially used as an optical communication chip, and then transformed into a bitcoin mining machine chip. It launched a number of mining machine chips (for example, innosilicon T2 with 10 nm process, with 17.2th/s computing power and 91W / ths per unit power consumption) and achieved success. It once competed positively with mining machine manufacturers such as bitland, Jianan technology and Yibang international. After bitcoin mining machine market was cold, it began to turn to other IP and custom chip development, and achieved good results.

According to official data, in 2018, core technology took the lead in overcoming the top difficulty gddr6 high bandwidth data bottleneck in the world, and mass produced the encryption computing GPU with leading performance; it took the lead in mastering the low-power computing technology with near threshold voltage below 0.35v, and launched the Chinese standard innolink in 2020 Chiplet high performance computing platform (CPU / GPU / NPU) has customized a number of chips on various FinFET advanced technologies, and all of them have been successfully loaded at one time.

In June this year, SMIC announced that a number of high-performance domestic independent controllable high-speed interface IP based on SMIC's 14nm process had been successfully verified in the mainstream SOC products of domestic customers and entered commercial mass production.

Disputes between core technology and Changdian Technology

It is worth mentioning that in April of this year, core technology sued Changdian technology for a claim of US $25 million (about RMB 175 million), which attracted wide attention both inside and outside the industry.


According to the announcement of Changdian science and Technology Co., Ltd., Xindong company has entrusted Xingke Jinpeng, a holding subsidiary of Changdian technology, to provide chip packaging services for its bitcoin miner chip since August 2017. By the end of March 2018, Xindong company should pay about $8 million for packaging and testing services of Xingke Jinpeng. By June 2018, the service fee payable increased to $13.25 million.

However, the company refused to pay the full service fee of US $13.25 million for the reason that the chip quality of Xingke Jinpeng package test was unqualified.

In this regard, Changdian technology and its holding subsidiary, Xingke Jinpeng, temporarily withheld the chips and stored wafers handed over to Xingke Jinpeng for packaging and testing.

This lawsuit, is the core of the company's counterattack on long-power technology. The company sued, saying it had signed a "contract for the design and processing of commissioned chip packaging" in March 2018, to provide chip packaging services,

In accordance with the contract performance disputes of the entrusted chip packaging design and processing contract, Xindong filed a lawsuit with Wuxi intermediate people's court, demanding that Changdian technology compensate for the loss of US $25 million.

Aimed at company

(1) Xindong company provided false and forged information to our Singapore subsidiary, Xingke Jinpeng, by exaggerating the registered capital, tampering with the identity information of shareholders, and obtaining the commercial payment credit of Xingke Jinpeng;

(2) Through its deliberate design of complex transaction structure, Xindong company deliberately conducts commercial fraud. The company is registered in the island country of Samoa and opens a settlement account with the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Switch the business entity to Hong Kong Hengtong in the midway, and appoint Hong Kong Hengtong to fulfill the payment obligation, but Hong Kong Hengtong has never paid any payment for goods;

(3) In March 2018, when the company encountered difficulties in the operation of the mining machine market, it put forward the so-called delay in payment

(4) From 2018 to 2019, the business personnel in our company have been communicating with the core motion company in many ways, urging them to pay the long-term arrears to our company. The person in charge of our company actively visited the company and its product assembly production site for many times, verified the packaging samples and provided quality verification reports. It showed that after our company was not responsible for the processing process, the company did not actively cooperate to clarify the problem, instead, it refused to answer the phone call, refused to visit, or negotiated with the premise of deducting payment for goods, and refused to avoid normal and reasonable communication Pass;

(5) After actively trying to communicate without success, our company repeatedly asked Xindong company to carry out a third-party inspection, but failed to get the response and cooperation of the other party. Instead, we searched for the relationship through various personal channels to seek the abnormal business settlement with our company.

Changdian technology said it firmly resisted the commercial fraud and blackmail of Xindong company.

It is worth noting that from 2016 to 2019, core technology was also involved in a lawsuit. EDA giant Synopsys sued Xindong technology for using unauthorized HSPICE, primetime, designcompiler, VCs and iccompiler software.

In January this year, Wuhan intermediate people's Court of Hubei Province issued a ruling, requiring core technology to stop infringement, delete computer content related to the above software, and compensate 1 million yuan, 1 million yuan, 1 million yuan, 700 thousand yuan and 5 million yuan respectively, and bear the reasonable expenses paid by Xinsi technology to stop the infringement.



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