Soitec opens direct sales in China

Soitec opens direct sales in China

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By Peter Clarke

In addition to direct access to a local sales and support team, Soitec offers Chinese customers locally manufactured SOI wafers through its partnership with Shanghai Simgui Technology Co. Ltd. (Simgui). In February 2019, Soitec and Simgui announced an increased annual production capacity of 200-mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers from 180,000 to 360,000 units at Simgui’s manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, to better serve the growing global market for RF-SOI in mobile and Power-SOI products.

Soitec is the first materials supplier to join the China Mobile 5G Innovation Center, an international alliance chartered to develop 5G communication solutions for China.

“The value of SOI reaches far beyond the substrate level into device, system, and final applications in the global value chain,” said Paul Boudre, Soitec CEO, in a statement. “To promote this value to Chinese customers as well as their downstream customers worldwide, Soitec will now support China with a comprehensive global team of experienced sales, marketing, and business development professionals who are well connected to all major players in the global value chain,”

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