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China IC Ecosystem Report, 2019 Edition

A comprehensive research report covers the in-depth analysis of China's wide-ranging IC manufacturing ecosystem within the global semiconductor industry.

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Recent News

China's Gree Electric to Invest USD285.3 Million in Sanan to Leverage LED Chips (Yicai Global; Nov 11, 2019)

China lags far behind in semiconductor battle (Taiwan News; Nov 9, 2019)

China’s Technology Imports Reach $449B, Semiconductor Accounts For 70% (China Money Network; Nov 7, 2019)

Global Execs Doubt U.S.-China ‘Trade War’ Truce (EE Times; Nov 7, 2019)

Turmoil at China’s silicon chip champion rocks self-reliance plans (Financial Times; Nov 7, 2019)

Samsung bullish on China market, with aggregate investment of 34.9 bln USD (Xinhuanet; Nov 4, 2019)

Chinese companies are scrambling to survive Trump’s blacklist (The Edge Markets; Oct 29, 2019)

Cutting off Arm: China leads exodus from top chip architect (Nikkei Asian Review; Oct 29, 2019)

MRAM startup has China wafer fab plans (EE News Test & Measurement; Oct 29, 2019)

China to Funnel $29 Billion Towards its Chip Ambitions (Bloomberg; Oct 28, 2019)

China: The Road to Becoming Memory Self-Sufficient (EE Times Asia; Oct 24, 2019)

Can China Become Memory Self-Sufficient? (EE Times; Oct 23, 2019)

Google and Facebook stay away but smaller US firms scout for business at China’s World Internet Conference (South China Morning Post; Oct 20, 2019)

Chinese premier visits Samsung semiconductor plant in Xi’an (The Hankyoreh; Oct 16, 2019)

Could blacklisting China's AI champions backfire? (BBC News; Oct 8, 2019)

Next few months may show if Huawei can thrive without U.S. tech sales (The Washington Post; Oct 7, 2019)

How China is aiming for a state of technological independence (Engineering and Technology; Oct 7, 2019)

What’s at stake in Trump’s war on Huawei: control of the global computer-chip industry (The Conversation; Oct 2, 2019)

5 Game-Changing Semiconductor Chips By Chinese Tech Giants (Analytics India; Sep 30, 2019)

Trade War With China Will Hit U.S. Tech Companies Hard (Forbes; Sep 30, 2019)

China semiconductor revenues increase 11.8% in 1H19, says Digitimes Research (DigiTimes; Sep 26, 2019)

Alibaba unveils its first A.I. chip as China pushes for its own semiconductor technology (CNBC; Sep 25, 2019)

Chinese firm begins mass production of first homegrown DRAM chip (TechNode; Sep 23, 2019)

5 Winners From U.S.-China's "Constructive" Trade Talks (Yahoo! Finance; Sept 23, 2019)

China looks to AI future as subways adopt facial recognition technology (South China Morning Post; Sep 22, 2019)

US semiconductor companies urge Trump to hurry Huawei licenses (South China Morning Post; Sep 16, 2019)

China and Taiwan set to lead chip investment surge in 2020 (Nikkei Asian Review; Sep 16, 2019)

Trade war between US and China follows Huawei to Africa (South China Morning Post; Sep 15, 2019)

China to take global lead in semiconductor display (China Daily; Sep 10, 2019)

Can China catch up in electronic design automation to spur its semiconductor efforts? (South China Morning Post; Sep 9, 2019)

Brite Semiconductor and Synopsys Extend IP OEM Partnership (Brite Semiconductor and Synopsys; Sep 5, 2019)

US, China must restart talks to end trade war, ensuring global semiconductor supply chains remain intact (South China Morning Post; Sep 4, 2019)

The chip industry is facing ‘major uncertainty’ as global tensions rise (CNBC; Aug 29, 2019)

Are China’s investments in semiconductors all for naught? US expert says China is at a crossroads (South China Morning Post; Aug 26, 2019)

Will More-than-Moore Take Off in China? (EE Times; Aug 20, 2019)

Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production (ExtremeTech; Aug 19, 2019)

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei (Associated Press; Aug 19, 2019)

Firms chip away at weak points in AI (China Daily; Aug 19, 2019)

Opinion: When the unthinkable happens: U.S.-China trade negotiations break down for good (MarketWatch; Aug 12, 2019)

China should learn from Japan-S.Korea trade dispute (Global Times; Aug 7, 2019)

For chipmakers, woes mount on sluggish China car sales, trade battles (Aug 5, 2019)

China’s biggest chipmaker is still years behind its global rivals (CNBC; Aug 5, 2019)

Trump says he'll hit China with new tariffs (Politico; Aug 1, 2019)

Chinese chip industry set to benefit from Tokyo export controls (Financial Times; Jul 29, 2019)

China’s ‘Big Fund’ raises RMB 200 billion to fuel chip industry (TechNode; Jul 26, 2019)

Global Semiconductor Revenue to Fall by 9.6 Percent in 2019 Amidst US-China Trade Dispute (News18; Jul 22, 2019)

China caught in crossfire of Tokyo-Seoul chipmaking feud (Nikkei Asian Review; Jul 20, 2019)

China's Xiaomi continues chip strategy revamp with investment in semiconductor designer (Reuters; Jul 14, 2019)

US-China trade war has had limited impact on semiconductors, says industry expert (CNBC; Jul 3, 2019)

How U.S. Chipmakers Pressed Trump to Ease China's Huawei Ban (Bloomberg; Jul 2, 2019)

Hua Hong Semiconductor's 3rd-Generation 90nm eFlash Process Platform Successfully Achieved Mass Production (June 28, 2019)

SEMI China Equipment and Materials Committee Meeting Discussed Industrial Development Trends And Promoted Exchanges and Cooperation (Jun 26, 2019)

Discussion on the Assembly and Test Layout in 5G Era on the 15th SEMI China Assembly and Test Committee Meeting (Jun 26, 2019)

SEMI China Equipment and Materials Committee Meeting Discussed Industrial Development Trends And Promoted Exchanges and Cooperation (Jun 26, 2019)

China chip designers say Beijing goals impossible without US tech (Nikkei Asian Review; Jun 24, 2019)

Exclusive: Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms - executive (Reuters; Jun 10, 2019)

China has options if trade war worsens: Central bank chief (Bloomberg; Jun 7, 2019)

China is ramping up its own chip industry amid a brewing tech war. That could hurt US firms. (CNBC; Jun 4, 2019)

China's Rare Earth Metals Aren't the Trade War Weapon Beijing Makes Them Out to Be (Fortune; May 29, 2019)

China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war (Reuters; May 24, 2019)

The trade war is forcing China to ‘rethink economic ties’ to the US (CNBC; May 22, 2019)

A Growing Number of Companies Stopping Transactions with Huawei (Business Korea; May 20, 2019)

Asian tech braces for worst as US and China escalate tariff battle (Nikkei Asian Review; May 14, 2019)

Trump ratchets up pressure on China, threatens tariff hikes (Reuters; May 5, 2019)

Daikin to spend $900m on polymer output for chip equipment (Nikkei Asian Review; May 4, 2019)

The trade war rumbles on - but US chip makers are cautiously optimistic despite lingering soft demand (South China Morning Post; May 3, 2019)

Report: Super Micro Dropping China-Made Components After Backdoor Reports (Tom's Hardware; May 1, 2019)

Survey: China’s Fabless IC Firms Optimistic on Sales Growth (EE Times; Apr 29, 2019)

Driving innovation to meet demand (China Daily; Apr 24, 2019)

U.S. Dampens China’s Passion to Foster Semiconductor Industry (Business Korea; Apr 22, 2019)

SK hynix Completes New Memory Fab in China (CDRinfo; Apr 18, 2019)

China’s IC foundries sitting idle (Fudzilla; Apr 12, 2019)

U.S.-China Trade War May Hurt Samsung Electronics’ Performance in China (Business Korea, April 9, 2019)

US semiconductor lobby feels increasingly threatened by China (Engineering and Technology, April 4, 2019)

China's Huawei sees little impact on sales from U.S. broadside (Reuters, March 26, 2019)

Chinese chip leader says production on track despite trade war (Nikkei Asian Review, March 22, 2019)

Top US chip boss says China tension risks 'decades of growth' (Nikkei Asian Review, March 21, 2019)

Chips, Electronics Components Exports From Israel to China Nearly Doubled in 2018 (CTech, March 20, 2019)

Brakes Put on China’s Semiconductor Ambition (Business Korea, March 18, 2019)

Huawei sues US govt over ‘unlawful’ equipment ban (EJ Insight, March 7, 2019)

Chinese AI chip maker Horizon Robotics raises $600 million from SK Hynix, others (Reuters, February 26, 2019)

Trump to Delay Tariff Increases on Chinese Imports (Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2019)

China to reportedly boost purchases of US semiconductors to alleviate trade tensions (CNBC, February 14, 2019)

China ‘irreplaceable’ chip consumption power (Global Times, February 11, 2019)

US Chipmakers Feel Pain When Wish Granted to Scrutinize China (Industry Week, February 4, 2019)

Huawei Sinks Deeper As The World Turns Its Back (Forbes, January 29, 2019)

Huawei unveils speedy 5G chipset in step to self-sufficiency (Nikkei Asian Review, January 25, 2019)

Slower Global Economic Growth To Dampen China Semiconductor Gains In '19 (Forbes, January 23, 2019)

U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria' (Reuters, January 16, 2019)

Taiwan chipmaker UMC's pullback hurts China self-sufficiency plans (Nikkei Asian Review, January 2, 2019)

Exclusive: Foxconn plans $9bn China chip project amid trade war (Nikkei Asian Review, December 21, 2018)

China’s Semiconductor Market Forecast to Become World’s Second Largest in 2020 (Business Korea, December 13, 2018)

Huawei Reveals the Real Trade War With China (Bloomberg, December 6, 2018)

China vulnerable in war with US over computer chips (Financial Times, December 3, 2018)

Stocks Rise After U.S. and China Agree to Halt Escalation of Trade War (The New York Times, December 2, 2018)

Qualcomm says has moved on from NXP despite China comment (Channel NewsAsia, December 2, 2018)

The semiconductor industry and the power of globalization (The Economist, November 29, 2018)

Chip wars: China, America and silicon supremacy (The Economist, November 29, 2018)

US-China trade tension weigh on chipmakers, Apple ahead of G-20 summit (CNBC, November 27, 2018)

Lack of Skills and materials vex Chinese computer-chip ambitions (Chemical & Engineering News, November 25, 2018)

Racing to the End of Moore's Law: The New World Semiconductor Order (Electronic Engineering Journal, November 21, 2018)

China alleges "massive' evidence of chipmaker violations (Financial Times, November 19, 2018)

Friday Follies: Brexit, Semiconductor And Tariffs All Take Center Stage (Forbes, November 16, 2018)

China says US controls on semiconductor firm break WTO rules (Reuters, November 13, 2018)

Despite Worsening Relations, China Still needs Our Advanced Semiconductor IP(StreetInsider.com, November 12, 2018)

Chinese memory chipmaker Fujina Jinhua denies stealing trade secrets (Technode, November 6, 2018)

Chinese chipmaker's ambitions hit a hurdle with US indictment (the Business Times, November 6, 2018)

On Semiconductor: Strong Results on Auto/5G Secular Tailwinds (Seeking Alpha, November 5, 2018)

October PMI shows Asia's winners and losers of US-China trade war (Nikkei Asian Review, November 5, 2018)

Taiwan's UMC halts R&D activities with Chinese semiconductor firm after U.S. ban (Reuters, October 31, 2018)

On Semiconductor Rises After Needham Hikes Prices Target (TheStreet, October 30, 2018)

U.S . restricts exports to Chinese semiconductor firm (Reuters, October 29, 2018)

Despite Trade War, China Opens Wallet for U.S. Exports of Semiconductors, Pharma (Forbes, October 26, 2018)

The U.S.-China Trade War Means Alibaba Is Producing Its Own Chips (Bloomberg Businessweek, October 25, 2018)

China's semiconductor industry in serious talent shortage (HRM Asia, October 25, 2018)

Experts question whether China has the technical know-how to pull off chip hack (South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018)

China Wants to Strike Back on Trade. Big U.S. Deals Could Suffer (The New York Times, October 7, 2018)

The Chinese Motherboard hack Is a Crisis, Even If It Didn't Really Happen (October 6, 2018)

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies (Bloomberg Businessweek, October 4, 2018)

SEMI calls for exclusion process for products in new China tariff list (SEMI, October 2, 2018)

Global semiconductor sales increase 14.9% year-to-year in August (October 2, 2018)

Why the Made in China 2025 road map to hi-tech supremacy will miss its deadline (South China Morning Post (October 2, 2018)

Foxconn commits support for chipmaking industry in Shandong (October 2, 2018)

Blockchain Adoption Levels Highest in the Semiconductor Industry: Accenture (October 2, 2018)

SEMI calls for exclusion process for products in new China tariff list (October 2, 2018)

SEMI Korea Members Day: Takeaways and tech trends as Korea leads in fab investment (September 28th, 2018)

Renesas electronics announces the strategic alliance with Alibaba to accelerate the growth of IoT market in China(Automotive World, September 25, 2018)

Asia stocks down amid US-China trade tensions and US political uncertainty (CNBC, September 24, 2018)

'Made in China 2025': how new technologies could help Bejing achieve its dream of becoming a semiconductor giant ( September 24th, 2018)

China ready to final rollout of 5G service (ECNS.cn September 25th, 2018)

Alibaba launches an AI chip company named 'Ping-Tou-Ge" to boost China's semiconductor industry (Packkpub, September 24th, 2018)

China's rising memory chip leader won't try to 'crash the market' (Nikkei Asian Review, September 20th, 2018)

Jack Ma, Chuck Robbins, and other tech leaders sound off on US-China trade tensions (CNBC, September 18th, 2018)

China Once Looked Tough on Trade. Now Its Options Are Dwindling. (The New York Times,  September 18th, 2018)

New China Tariffs Hit Chip Industry Again (ETimes, September 18th, 2018)

China seeks chip self-sufficiency in face of US export control fears (September 17th, 2018)

Asia markets largely positive as semiconductor and Apple supplier stocks jump (CNBC, September 14th, 2018)

Focus On the Semiconductors (Seeking Alpha, September 18th, 2018)

A significant decline in the semiconductor sector is inevitable, says tech expert (CNBC,  September 11th, 2018)

Tariffs could take up to 25 percent of semiconductor earnings CIO of Charles... (CNBC, September 11th, 2018)

S&P 500 and Nasdaq snap 4-day losing streak as tech shares rebound (CNBC, September 10th, 2018)

Chinese Semiconductor Equipment Market Is Growing Rapidly (Business Korea, September 10th, 2018)

US chip industry to warn Trump against export controls on Chinese trade (Nikkei Asian Review, September 7th, 2018)

China's Semiconductor Fab Capacity to Reach 20% Worldwide Share in 2020 ( CTimes, September 6th, 2018)

Chinese state tech investments face higher US barriers (Reuters, September 3rd, 2018)

China semiconductor fab capacity to reach 20% worldwide share in 2020, says SEMI (Digitimes, September 5th, 2018)

WISeKey Ramps Up Semiconductors and Blockchain Operation in China (Business Insider, September 5th, 2018)

China lures chip talent from Taiwan with fat salaries, perks (Reuters, September 3rd, 2018)

Chongqing City to Set Up US$7.3B to Boost Semiconductor Industry (China Money Network, September 3rd, 2018)

Indigenous IC chip equipment may cut China imports (Asia Times, August 30, 2018)

Highflying chip Stocks Have Their Mojo Back (The Wall Street Journal, August 28th, 2018)

SEMI testifies against third round of U.S. tariffs citing damage to semiconductor supply chain (ElectroIQ, August 27th, 2018)

Micron Is a Victim of Geopolitics (Yahoo! Finance, August 27th, 2018)

Trump's Tariffs Hit Oregon's Semiconductor Industry (OPB News, August 25th, 2018)

The US cannot halt China' march to global tech supremacy (Australian Financial Review, August 25th, 2018)

China must face its weakness in semiconductors squarely, says head of state-backed fund (South China Morning Post, August 24th, 2018)

China new fabs to join competition for foundry orders in late 2018 (Digitimes, August 14th, 2018)

Samsung is one of the worst-performing major tech stocks this year with $39 billion wiped off its shares (CNBC, August 13th, 2018)

UBS: These are the companies most at risk from President Trump's trade war (Business Insider, August 11th, 2018)

China's top chipmaker downplays threat to supply chain from trade war (Nikkei Asian Review, August 11, 2018)

Samsung commits $160bn to meet threat from China (Financial Times, August 10, 2018)

Better Late Than Never, US-China Hit Each Other with $16 Billion Tariff ( Forbes, August 8th, 2018)

US-China trade tariffs cast shadow over cloud computing boom (Financial Times, August 7th, 2018)

Haicang District taking off in bid to become China chip hub (Digitimes, August 7th, 2018)

Taiwan ODMs considering moving production back from China (Digitimes, August 7th, 2018)

China Pursues US Semiconductor Technology on Multiple Fronts (Global Trade, August 5th, 2018)

Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC (TechCrunch, August 4th, 2018)

German Toughens Stance and Blocks China Deal (Bloomberg, August 1st, 2018)

Korea to invest in next-generation chips to stay ahead of China (The Korea Herald, July 30, 2018)

SEMI objects to China tariffs (Electronics Weekly, July 30, 2018)

China tariff plan slammed by chemical industry (Chemical & Engineering News, July 28, 2018)

Germany Steps Up Efforts to Rebuff China's Swoop for Assets (Bloomberg, July 27, 2018)

China says it is still open to talks on the scrapped Qualcomm-NXP takeover deal (CNBC, July 27, 2018)

China's Unigropu buys French chipmaker Linxens for $2.6bn (Financial Times, July 25, 2018)

German Spy Chief Says China's Tech Takeovers are a Security Risk (Bloomberg, July 24, 2018)

China Industry Fights Next Round of China Tariffs (EETimes, July 24, 2018)

China Urges Cooperation in Semiconductor Chips Production (Pandaily, July 24, 2018

Qualcomm Faces Demise of NXP Deal as US-China Trade Fight Rumbles On (The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2018)

China still depends on foreign semiconductors, warns government tech minister (China Economic Review, July 20, 2018)

What will chip makers say about the trade war? (July 17, 2018)