SK Hynix plans to mass-produce non-memory semiconductors for the first time from 300mm wafer factories.
Until now, the company had been producing memory products such as D-RAM and NAND-Flash from 300mm factories while producing non-memory semiconductors from 200mm factory. The shift to 300mm wafee allow SK Hynix to produce 50% more non-memory chips
SK Hynix plans to mass-produce 13mpixel CMOS Image Censor (CIS) from 300 wafer factory called M10, which is located in Icheon, in 2017.
Until now, SK Hynix had been supplying CIS with lower than 5mpixels to PC and smartphone makers. To increase profitability, the company last year started producing 8Mpixel CIS for Huawei and LG Electronics.