Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced its receipt of the “2014 Foundry Supplier of the Year” award from customer Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Qualcomm Technologies, one of the world’s largest fabless semiconductor vendors and a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, gave the award to SMIC in recognition of its achievement in fabricating Qualcomm Technologies’ power management integrated circuits (PMIC). SMIC has been manufacturing Qualcomm Technologies’ PMIC products since 2009 and this award demonstrates SMIC’s excellence in its technical reliability, product quality, and customer service.
“It’s a great honor to receive this award from Qualcomm Technologies.” said Mike Rekuc, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, SMIC. “We greatly appreciate Qualcomm Technologies’ trust in SMIC and will continue to cooperate closely in both mature and advanced processes as a long-term partner.”
“SMIC is an important supplier to Qualcomm Technologies, and we highly recognize the success SMIC has achieved in serving our needs with high-quality products,” said Roawen Chen, Senior Vice President of QCT global operations, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As we’ve expanded our work with SMIC to include 28nm technology and wafer manufacturing service, we look forward to SMIC becoming a more important supplier in our supply chain strategy.”