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Soitec Joins China Mobile 5G Innovation Centre


First materials company to join the centre

Soitec, the Grenoble-based semiconductor materials firm, has announced it is the first materials supplier to join the China Mobile 5G Innovation Centre, an international alliance chartered to develop 5G communication solutions for China, the world's largest wireless communications market with 925 million mobile subscribers.

Founded by China Mobile, the centre aims to accelerate the development of 5G by establishing a cross-industry ecosystem, setting up open labs to create new products and applications, and fostering new business and market opportunities. As the first materials supplier to join the centre, Soitec brings its long-standing worldwide partnerships with R&D centres, fabless semiconductor companies and foundries.

"As China Mobile works to bring 5G to market, Soitec's participation in the China Mobile 5G Innovation centre is focused on accelerating the creation and delivery of market-leading 5G material solutions," said Thomas Piliszczuk, executive vp of Global Strategy for Soitec. "This is a unique opportunity for Soitec to engage with the world's largest mobile operator and its ecosystem partners. Engineered substrates give foundries, fabless semiconductor companies and IDMs (integrated device manufacturers) the means to improve performance, power, area and cost (PPAC) while also enabling new applications."

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