SMIC-manufactured, Guoxin-designed chip wins Technology Innovation Award
Jan 19, 2006
China's Ministry of Information Industry has recently awarded its prestigious 2005 Technology Innovation award to a digital satellite broadcast receiver chip which was designed by Hangzhou Guoxin Science & Technology Co., Ltd. and manufactured by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
Guoxin is an IC designer, developer, and supplier of digital television and consumer electronics appliances in China and SMIC is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and China. The chip was manufactured using SMIC's 0.18um mixed signal process technology.
Guoxin's GX1101 chip is believed to be the first satellite broadcast receiver chip produced domestically in China. The GX1101 chip, exceeding comparable overseas products in terms of its search rate and other configurations, applies a self-patented blind symbol rate search and acquisition technology, featuring single-chip demodulators and channel decoders, which combine to increase the speed of a satellite's search rate and port configuration.
The successful design and manufacturing of the chip represents a breakthrough in China's domestic satellite broadcast receiver chip technologies, providing broadcast solutions while helping to reduce China's dependency on imported chips. The GX1101 chip is already in mass production at SMIC and being widely used in the industry.