China's Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing has changed its name to XMC and aspires to a higher profile in the silicon foundry business, Junko Yoshida writes. XMC won't go head-to-head with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing or GlobalFoundries, she notes. The company will provide "anything but a mainstream offering," says XMC's Walter Lange. "We customize our process technology for our customers," he says.

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