ETNews: SK Hynix is separating its 8-inch Foundry Business Department as an independent subsidiary tentatively named "SK Hynix System IC". The 8-inch M8 fab has a capacity of 100K wafers per year and image sensors is one of its main specialties.
According to IHS, SK Hynix’s Foundry Business made about $140M in sales last year, less that 1% of the whole company sales of $15.2b. The foundry business registered a loss last year.
SK Hynix will continue production of high-megapixel image sensor products of over 13MP at its 12-inch M10 fab.