WUHAN, China – August 28, 2013 – XMC, a leading semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has joined the Global Semiconductor Alliance （GSA）, the unifying body of the global semiconductor industry. In addition, XMC chief executive officer Simon Yang has been named to the organization's Asia-Pacific Leadership Council.
“XMC has been emerging as an innovative and critical player in the semiconductor manufacturing arena. Its distinctive business model under Dr. Simon Yang's leadership as an indigenous Chinese foundry with a global vision will be very valuable to the GSA. We look forward to Simon's extended industry experiences and dedicated commitment that would bring another unique perspective to our Asia Pacific Leadership Council, ”said Dr. Jeremy Wang, Asia Pacific Executive Director of GSA.
XMC is a fast-growing foundry based in Wuhan, China. It offers leading-edge 300mm-based manufacturing capacity based on the most advanced process nodes. As well as providing state of art technologies, XMC now has established a secure and reliable IP foundation with its recently announced licensing agreement with Spansion. XMC is playing an increasingly significant role in this industry with continued developments to become a truly world class semiconductor manufacturing partner.
“GSA serves a critical role in providing a unified voice and structure for our industry. So it is important that we are an active participant in its activities and programs. I believe XMC's membership in the organization will be mutually beneficial as we evolve our strategy of becoming a global partner to fabless and fab lite companies. I am honored to help represent our region on the Asia Pacific Leadership Council, a group that will help the entire semiconductor industry be able to better understand and work with companies in this part of the world,” said Dr. Yang.
The Global Semiconductor Alliance （GSA） mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org
XMC is an emerging leader in semiconductor manufacturing, with a unique partnership model and a specialized technology focus. The company offers comprehensive 300MM foundry services built on proven technology expertise and a commitment to customer service excellence. It first began production in 2008 and is headquartered in Wuhan China. It is a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance （GSA） and sits on the Asia-Pacific Leadership Council of that organization. More information can be found at www.xmcwh.com.
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