Do not take the usual path, insist on independent chip manufacturing
Over the years, the integrated circuit industry has been showing a rapid growth trend, and the scale and speed of integrated circuits have continued to increase. However, with the establishment of a large number of integrated circuit production lines worldwide, the development of integrated circuits also presents a cyclical trend. Once a large number of integrated circuit production lines are established, the price of integrated circuits will be reduced on a large scale, and the turnover and profits will decline.
With the increasing complexity of chips and the continuous improvement of manufacturing technology, the investment in integrated circuit manufacturing is getting higher and higher. Taking a 12-inch production line as an example, an investment of more than 2 billion US dollars is probably required. In the field of digital chips, which is greatly affected by Moore's Law, more and more semiconductor companies have begun to hand over chip manufacturing to foundry manufacturers such as TSMC, and adopt the Fabless method to survive. As of today, there are not many manufacturers in the world that have chip design, process manufacturing and packaging capabilities at the same time. Due to the success of TSMC, few semiconductor companies in the Greater China region are willing to do their own chip manufacturing.
However, in some fields that are not so affected by Moore's Law, such as high-voltage and high-power devices, MEMS sensors, LEDs and other products, semiconductor manufacturers still need to make fine adjustments on the production line. Therefore, in this regard, the entire Greater China region, including the mainland and Taiwan, has separate industrial layouts, and established European, American and Japanese companies with manufacturing capabilities (Ruyifa Semiconductor, Infineon, Fairchild, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Fuji Electric, TI, AnalogDevice, etc.) are still at a disadvantage.
Under such circumstances, Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Co., Ltd., established in 1997, insisted on entering the field of chip manufacturing. After years of accumulation, it gradually embarked on a different path and achieved good results. . At present, the products that Silan Micro can manufacture through its own chip production line mainly include high-voltage, high-power, high-frequency special process integrated circuits, power modules, discrete devices and sensor products, as well as high-brightness LEDs. The products manufactured by external chip production lines include digital audio and video SOC, radio frequency, mixed signal products, 8-bit and 32-bit MCU products, etc. According to the global chip manufacturing capacity assessment report released by IC-insigts of the United States on January 8, 2014, Silan Microelectronics’ chip manufacturing capacity has ranked sixth in the world in the chip manufacturing capacity of less than or equal to 6 inches (≤150mm). bit.
IC-insigts Global Chip Manufacturing Capacity Assessment Report
Product line display, focusing on AC-DC and LED lighting fields
On March 7th this year, the "AC-DC Power Supply Products and LED Lighting Solution Promotion Conference" held by Silan Microelectronics in Shenzhen attracted a group of representatives including Kangshu, OSRAM, Flextronics, Tianbao, Lide, Kande, Diwen, Dehaorun More than 700 well-known domestic and foreign power-related business representatives attended the meeting, including Da, NVC, Layford, and Delip.
At the meeting, Chen Xiangdong, chairman of Silan Micro, introduced Silan Micro's multiple product lines in detail, and also highlighted the AC-DC conversion switching power supply, LED lighting power drive, car charger DC-DC, and smart power at the conference site. The latest products and application solutions such as module IPM and power devices.