On May 26, 2014, Shanghai Simgui Technology Co.,Ltd. and Soitec of France jointly announced that they have reached an agreement to form an international partnership to address the contradiction between the growing business needs in China and the limited production capacity limited 200mm SOI for RF and power semiconductor applications.In addition to providing Soitec with first-class SOI wafer manufacturing capabilities in China, the agreement will also increase the industrial production capacity of SOI wafers. Its representative first step is to establish an SOI ecosystem in China.
The newly signed agreements between the two companies include licensing and technology transfer. Accordingly, Simgui will use Soitec's proprietary Smart Cut technology to manufacture Soitec's 200mm SOI wafers.