Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the opening of Qualcomm Communication Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., a semiconductor test facility in the Waigaoqiao (WGQ) free-trade zone in Shanghai, and its first foray into providing manufacturing services for semiconductors. By working with Amkor Technology, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of contract semiconductor assembly and test services, the new company will combine Amkor’s extensive test services experience and state of the art cleanroom facilities with Qualcomm Technologies’ industry leadership in cutting-edge product engineering and development.
The new manufacturing facility demonstrates Qualcomm Technologies’ commitment to continue to invest and help develop semiconductor expertise in China, and is indicative of growth in semiconductor market leadership in the country. Through the ownership and operation of a semiconductor test center, Qualcomm Technologies will enhance its focus on customer service, continue to develop its expertise in operational excellence, and increase its business presence in China.
“The test facility is part of our continued mission to streamline supply chain operations and improve operational efficiency,” said Roawen Chen, senior vice president, QCT global operations, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“Qualcomm Technologies continually strives to improve our manufacturing footprint in China and the formation of Qualcomm Communication Technologies in Shanghai is another example of this dedication,” said Frank Meng, chairman, Qualcomm China.
“We are excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies in their new test operation in China,” said Steve Kelley, Amkor’s president and chief executive officer. “Amkor offers the most advanced outsourced assembly and test technologies in China, and this expanded relationship is a natural extension of the long history of close collaboration between our two companies.”
The Shanghai-based facility is set to begin operations on October 18, 2016.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
About Amkor Technology, Inc.
Amkor Technology, Inc. is one of the world’s largest providers of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. Founded in 1968, Amkor pioneered the outsourcing of IC packaging and test, and is now a strategic manufacturing partner for more than 250 of the world’s leading semiconductor companies, foundries and electronics OEMs. Amkor’s operating base includes more than 8 million square feet of floor space, with production facilities, product development centers, and sales and support offices located in key electronics manufacturing regions in Asia, Europe and the U.S. For more information, visit www.amkor.com.