Giantec Semiconductor Inc. Plans IPO

Giantec Semiconductor Inc., a fabless company with R&D, manufacturing, marketing and sales teams located in Shanghai, announced plans for its IPO. When complete, it will become the first publicly held company in China on the Science and Technology Innovation Board.

In addition to its Shanghai headquarters, Giantec maintains branches in the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Its four product lines include electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM), smart card microcontrollers (MCU), voice coil motor (VCM) drivers and operational amplifiers. The company’s EEPROM and MCU/smart cards have been honored as “Shanghai Famous Brands.” Giantec’s VCM drivers can be widely used for each level of a smartphone. Its main customers include Haier, Midea, ZTE, Lenovo, TCL, Apple, Samsung, etc.


Simgui Technology’s 30K SOI Project Enters Sprint Phase

Simgui Technology, China’s leading manufacturer of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) material, held a moved-in ceremony on March 12 for the first process equipment of its SOI 30K production line. The ceremony means the construction has entered into the sprint phase. Upon completion of the project, the production line will provide high-quality SOI material for foreign and domestic customers.

A spinoff from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Simgui Technology was founded in 2001. It manufactures SOI wafers using four different methods including SIMOX, BONDING, SIMBOND and Smart-Cut, and can provide SOI epitaxial for 4-, 5- and 6-inch and SOI for 8-inch.

Simgui and Soitec signed a strategic collaboration agreement in 2014, expanding Simgui’s 200mm SOI wafer annual capacity from 180,000 to 360,000 in its Shanghai factory.