SMIC – LFoundry Deal Details

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SMIC publishes a webcast on LFoundry acquisition with few details on LFoundry business:
  • Aptina remains a bulk of the business
  • The utilization rate was 60% in the last few months, or 70% averaged over the last year
  • The drop in utilization is explained by too much "concentration on one customer"
  • SMIC copper process might be ported to LFoundry
  • No commitment on capacity expansion or R&D investment
  • All employees are retained

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