Talking about wafer design and IC manufacturing in China, brings a few questions in my mind, most of the design houses are located or managed by Taiwan, this means, China will rely on Taiwan on this endeavor? o Chinese designers will be running houses in China?
Few years ago we had encounter with several QA issues with IC's either packaged or distributed in China it seems like the black market will play it's role as it does in many other commodities, however talking about IC it will be difficult to manage the intellectual property.
However, Kudos to China on taking the Step forward
With Japan, one of the largest producer of ICs undergoing a crisis which may last longer and may have a far reaching effect on Electronic manufacturing, this the right time for players like China and India to change the landscape of this industry. Bothe India and China are now at that inflection point where they are technologically , economically and infrastructure-wise cabable of jumping into this fray and become established players. Where as political will power and beurocratic lethargy may be still a cause of concern in India , for China things can progress at much faster pace.
Undoubtedly, intellectual property will be a key factor in determining how China’s semiconductor industry moves forward. This new semiconductor push will give China an opportunity to show a higher level of maturity in this area.I think we both are looking forward to witnessing how this will all unfold.
Thanks for reading my article, and for your thoughtful comments.
I was thinking about your last story regarding the European Commission’s efforts toward building a low-carbon society.I’m sure you will agree with me that we hope China will adhere to proper environmental standards as it plans to boost its semiconductor manufacturing plants.
China is becoming a robus nation in major investments. Increasing chip production is not an issue for a country that have tasted the the sweetness of the reward of hard labor. Cheap materials and labor will help China. Because it is going to be easy to maximize the profit, and the fact that demand is always there, will encourage China to go for it.
It would be interesting to know where the ICs are made for the Chinese fabless designs? Who makes the fake ICs for the gray market? Patents and intellectual properties will be copied for sure. Because of that they may not be able to sell some of the products to Europe or USA. They will have huge domestic market to fulfill instead and our products will not see any part of it. China will do whatever they want to do. The cost of identifying counterfeit products and then legal proceedings will make business in China very difficult. This push for IC manufacturing is quite well planned to fit model of independence. Hopefully this is not going to be as bad as it could.
I,m not surprised China is making a move in the area of semiconductor manufacturing. China saw an opportunity and is taking the chance too.No doubt there is so much in it for China, expect to see improvement in the supply chain
I think it is about time China took that matter serious. The news about the iPAD2 struck me particularly. with the iPAD2 manufactured exclusively in China, yet, practically every component had to be imported. It would really help their semiconductor industry, however, it don't see china having a world dominance in that area, like they have had in manufacturing outsourcing.
Alot more players are getting into the market, taking their big of the semiconductor slice.
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