HIDM – Chinese Image Sensor IDM

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It has been a while since my previous post about Huaian Imaging Device Manufacturer Corp (HIDM). A lot more becomes known about the company and its business:

"HiDM was founded in January 19, 2016, and the total investment is expected to exceed 50 billion RMB. The headquarters is located in Huai’an, Jiangsu, China. The first phase of the project is expected to invest 15 billion Yuan for the 12-inch wafer fab with an annual output of 240,000 wafers, covering an area of 257 acres and has been basically completed. It is a semiconductor company focusing on CMOS Image Sensor.

Our company takes mobile phone camera chip as the breakthrough point, and integrates resources, technology, channels and customers in an all-round way. It is in the leading position in the industry from design, production to sales. Besides, we have maintained stable cooperative relationship with HUAWEI and other mobile phone leading enterprises and the market prospect is really broad.

Now we have obtained technological platform authorization from a European semiconductor company. Our products are widely used in mobile phones, monitoring, vehicle, IOT, medical, robot and other fields. In April 2016, Toshiba CIS technology core team was built to join HiDM, the product design and R & D team came from the Toshiba team. At present, our company has a complete set of advanced design and independent process capability with world-class technological level.

ON Semi reports it has licensed its mobile imaging related assets to HIDM:

"On December 19, 2016, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with HSET Electronic Tech (Hong Kong) Limited (“HSET”) to sell inventory and license patents related to its Mobile CIS business for $75.0 million. On April 7, 2017, the Company and HSET along with Huaian Imaging Device Manufacturer Corporation (“HIDM”) entered into the First Amendment to the Asset Purchase Agreement. The arrangement included the sale of $22.5 million of inventory, which has been recorded as revenue for the year ended December 31, 2017.

During 2017, the Company received the remaining $52.5 million and provided perpetual, non-exclusive licenses to certain technologies to HIDM.

In 2018, HIDM has filed 279 patent applications and is ranking #65 in the world:

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