Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Company Limited, one of the leading application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design and system integration companies based in China and China's first fabless company to be listed on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, today announced plans to increase production volume of its smart card and digital power meter products at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, one of the world's top three dedicated semiconductor foundries. Additionally, the companies are embarking on collaboration into emerging markets, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips.

"Fudan Microelectronics is a success story in the growth of China's semiconductor industry as it transformed from an IC research laboratory at Fudan University into a professional, leading business enterprise in China that it is today," said Bo Cheng, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific at Chartered. "We are pleased with the early achievements of Fudan Microelectronics, who has been a customer of Chartered since 1997. We are also pleased that Chartered's efforts in China are bearing fruits. As China is seen as a strategic market for Chartered, we will continue to innovate, expand and customize our offerings of value-added technologies and solutions to better address local needs."

For its products, Fudan Microelectronics utilizes Chartered's proven EEPROM and analog processes across multiple technology nodes. Fudan Microelectronics is also working with several of Chartered's qualified design and backend test and packaging partners to access a complete suite of silicon-proven solutions for reducing risk and shortening time to market.

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