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Shanghai's biggest invested chip plant to start trial output at end of 2018

The plant in Kangqiao Industrial Park in the Pudong New Area will produce 40,000 12-inch wafers in 2022.

A 38.7 billion yuan (US$6.1 billion) 12-inch wafer plant, Shanghai's biggest investment in a semiconductor project, is expected to start trial production at the end of 2018.

Equipment has started moving into the plant today, and once testing has been done the chip plant will be able to start trial production at the of 2018. 

The plant, which started construction at the end of 2016, is located at the Kangqiao Industrial Park in the Pudong New Area.  In 2022, its monthly capacity will hit 40,000 12-inch wafers.

The state-owned Huahong Group-invested plant adopts 12-inch production process technology — the most advanced technology standard in the domestic chip industry.

The plant will serve local chip designers and meet demand for “national security” chips, said Huahong in a statement today.

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