Hua Hong Semiconductor and QST Jointly Release China's First 3-Axis Gyroscope SoC QMG6982 to Expand Motion Sensor Portfolio

HONG KONG, July 30, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited ("Hua Hong Semiconductor" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 1347), a global leading pure-play 200mm foundry, and Shanghai Quality Sensor Technology Corporation ("QST" or "QST Corporation") announced that they jointly launched the next-generation 3-axis gyroscope SoC (System on Chip) QMG6982, the first-of-its-kind domestic one indigenously developed and manufactured in Shanghai, which marked as a new milestone in the partnership between both companies after the successful launch of the magnetic and accelerator sensors since 2013.

The gyroscope sensor was developed independently by QST, which adopted Hua Hong Semiconductor's leading Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) manufacturing technology. Through innovations on product design and manufacturing processes, for the first time, both parties successfully integrated the MEMS gyroscope and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) devices on a single chip, which has simplified the interconnects inside the package compared with the predecessors, thus enhancing the package reliability and improving the product performance and manufacturing yield.

"Gyroscope is the most technologically demanding product among the motion sensors, and its application in smart devices is dominated by a few global brands," said Dr. Joseph Xie, President of QST Corporation, "QMG6982 developed by our company represents an innovative breakthrough among the local MEMS designers, which caters to the customers' increasing demands for low-cost and high-performance MEMS sensors. Featuring compactness, low power, high precision and interference immunity, it once again demonstrates QST's world-class R&D competence. Remarkably, as a high-tech company focusing on R&D and production of MEMS sensors, we have introduced five sensor products together with Hua Hong Semiconductor over the past three years. The expanding strategic partnership between both companies has further enhanced their respective position on the MEMS industrial value chain, and the 'Created in China & Manufactured in China' proposition shared by both companies underlies their technical expertise and capital strength make them well positioned to become an emerging power in the global MEMS market."

"With proven R&D capabilities in driving innovation, Hua Hong Semiconductor has successfully achieved full compatibility between MEMS and standard CMOS from process development to mass production on 200mm manufacturing platform, by delivering wafer processing solutions for monolithic CMOS-MEMS devices, which help customers improve performance and competitiveness of their sensor products," said Dr. Fu Cheng, Executive Vice President of Hua Hong Semiconductor, "Building on its industry-leading embedded flash memory, RF and ultralow leakage CMOS technologies, Hua Hong Semiconductor delivers embedded flash IPs featuring low power and compactness for different sensor applications, which help to reduce the system's power consumption and chip cost. Besides, these available platforms can offer more extensive applications and flexibility in MEMS designs."

"According to a recent study of IHS, the global MEMS sensor market will grow from USD9.3 billion in 2014 to USD13 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 7 percent. MEMS sensor represents a new growth opportunity for Hua Hong Semiconductor. We are working closer with QST to develop MEMS sensors for the emerging mobile market and expand our capabilities into other MEMS sensor opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) market," added Dr. Fu Cheng.

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