Beijing Shuangyi Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Shuangyi Microelectronics”) plans to invest 1 billion yuan in the construction of Beijing Yizhuang Economic and Technological Development Zone (hereinafter referred to as “Development Zone”), which is currently the only country with large-scale mass production capacity. The advanced process technology production line, the foundry service of GaAs MMIC chip, is expected to be put into production in early 2019.
According to the relevant person in charge of Shuangyi Microelectronics Co., the 6-inch GaAs MMIC chip foundry will have a capacity of 20,000 pieces per month after the project is completed.
Since the mid-1990s, GaAs MMIC has become an indispensable IC component in the wireless communications industry, and has basically replaced low-performance silicon-based integrated circuits in the RF and microwave fields. Since the process of manufacturing gallium arsenide devices is much more difficult than silicon devices, so far, there is still no mature company in China that can produce gallium arsenide MMIC chips. The gallium arsenide MMIC chips required by mobile phone manufacturers all rely on imports. China’s semiconductor industry and communications industry have caused huge hidden dangers. It is reported that the ultimate goal of the project is to become the world‘s leading supplier of microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), to meet the urgent demand for gallium arsenide MMIC chips in the domestic market, and to reverse the unfavorable situation that domestic gallium arsenide MMIC chips are completely dependent on imports.
Beijing Shuangyi Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. is a technology startup company that develops new solutions for the challenges of the 5G and IoT millimeter wave market, providing high performance RF components. Shuangyi Microelectronics Gallium Arsenide Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit R&D and Industrialization Project will lease part of the plant and site of Beijing Yandong Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. for construction, and will be built into the country with the only advanced mass production capacity. Process technology production line, OEM services for MMIC chips.
Shuangyi Microelectronics Gallium Arsenide Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit R&D and Industrialization Project settled in the development zone and leased the Yandong Microelectronics Plant, indicating that the concentration effect of the IC industry in Yizhuang Development Zone is strengthening. Today, Beijing Yizhuang Development Zone has gathered nearly 100 upstream and downstream ICs. It is estimated that by 2020, the IC industry in the development zone will realize an annual industrial output value of 50 billion yuan, a profit of 16 billion yuan and a tax revenue of 1.6 billion yuan.