(Yicai Global）Oct. 19 -- Huali Microelectronics, Shanghai's largest investment project for making integrated circuits, has finished its almost two-year construction period and started operations yesterday.
Total investment of the project which focuses on the production of logical nodes has reached CNY38.7 billion (USD5.5 billion), state-backed Shanghai Observer reported. The construction of the 12-inch advanced wafer silicon assembly line started in December 2016.
The value of integrated circuit industry will top CNY200 billion by 2020, according to Shanghai's municipal plan. The sector was valued at CNY120 billion last year, making up about 20 percent of the country's total.
Huali's assembly line covers nodes in a scale from 28 to 14 nanometers with a monthly capacity of 40,000 wafers. The parent's manufacturing capability will cover these central chip process technologies ranging from 14 nm to 0.5 nm.
The levels of production and engineering will be among the world's top five, the report added.
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