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Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Co. Pte. Ltd. (more commonly known as SSMC) is a Singaporean semiconductor fabrication company located in Pasir Ris Wafer Fab Park. It was incorporated in 1999 and is a joint venture between NXP Semiconductors and TSMC. Founded by NXP Semiconductors and EDB Investments, the plant was completed in 2000.[2]

FoundedDecember 1998; 20 years ago (1998-12) in Singapore
NXP Semiconductors
EDB Investments
HeadquartersPasir Ris,
Key people
Jagadish CV (CEO)[1]
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Founded in December 1998, the company is a joint venture between NXP Semiconductors and TSMC. Key technologies that the organisation specializes in range from 0.25-micron to 0.14-micron that support logic, embedded flash memory, mixed signal and RF applications.[3] In addition to manufacturing, the company also offers commercial advice and support services to customer’s business process.

In 2006, both NXP and TSMC increased their shares in the company to 61.2% and 38.8% respectively by purchasing shares held by EDB Investments.[4][5]

The company has been frequently upgrading its manufacturing capabilities and products which are influenced by the demand cycles of the semiconductor industry. In 2007, the company established a Research and Development center to develop specialized manufacturing process, automotive, near field communication and RF markets.[6] In 2010, SSMC shifted its focus from producing chips catering to devices such as, smartphones and laptops, to high-performance mixed signal (HPMS) semiconductor chips, which are mostly used in biometric passports, to support technology applications aimed at solving everyday challenges.[7][8]


Constructed at a cost of S$2 billion, the gross floor area of the plant is about 90,000 square metres (970,000 sq ft). Construction of the plant started in 2000 and was completed by 2001, with a production output of 30,000 wafers per month.[9] The manufacturing facilities are upgraded constantly to meet market demands and in 2010, its monthly production capacity increased to 53,000 wafers.[8]

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  1. ^ "Jagadish CV - Member of Board of Advisors". SSIA. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "SSMC Sustainability Report 2007" (PDF). SSMC. 2007. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "SSMC is Singapore Quality Award Winner in 2005" (PDF). SSMC. 2005. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "NXP Semiconductors raises stake in SSMC to more than 60 percent". NXP. November 16, 2006. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "NXP raises stake in SSMC". EET Asia. November 20, 2006. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "SSMC Process Development Final" (PDF). November 2006. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "SSMC focuses future growth on 'specialty wafers'". ZDNet. March 24, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "SSMC Announces US$30 Million Investment to Mark its 10th Anniversary in Singapore" (PDF). SSMC. March 24, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "SSMC 200/300mm CMOS Fabs, Singapore". Semiconductor Technology. Retrieved October 22, 2015.

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