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China: Big plans for homegrown chips
  • A CNY120 billion (US$19 billion) national industry investment fund has been set up to help local foundries finance the build-up of advanced manufacturing processes, and also to assist local IC firms to form mergers and/or make acquisitions internationally. The nation is aiming to raise its self-sufficiency rate for ICs to 40% in 2020, and 70% in 2025.

    Last update: Monday 14 December 2015 [23 news items]

Should Taiwan open its IC design industry to China capital?

Dec 14, 23:28

Taiwan has come to a turning point as whether it should open its IC design industry to China investment. The issue arises now as China-based Tsinghua Unigroup wants to buy a 25% stake...

Tsinghua Unigroup looking to buy stakes in SPIL and ChipMOS

Dec 14, 10:54

China's state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup plans to spend a total of about US$2 billion to acquire stakes in ChipMOS Technologies Taiwan and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...

Tsinghua Unigroup seeking investment in SK Hynix, says report

Nov 27, 12:31

According to China's ITHome.com, state-backed tech conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup intends to buy a stake in South Korea-based SK Hynix for around CNY30 billion (US$4.7 bil...

Targeting Taiwan IC sector: Q&A with Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo

Nov 23, 12:02

China-based Tsinghua Unigroup is currently riding high in the global semiconductor industry with a series of acquisitions totaling over US$10 billion in the past two years. Tsinghua...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo

Tsinghua Unigroup to raise CNY80 billion for memory plant and acquisitions

Nov 9, 11:36

China-based Tongfang Guoxin Electronics, an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, has announced a planned CNY80 billion (US$12.59 billion) private placement project, a step toward building...

MediaTek, TSMC urge Taiwan government to ease restrictions on China investment in chipmakers

Nov 9, 11:02

The chairmen of MediaTek and TSMC both agree that Taiwan's government should be more liberal towards the issue of allowing China-based firms to invest in the local IC industry sectors,...

Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry

Nov 3, 10:59

The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...

Tsinghua Unigroup expresses interest in MediaTek

Nov 2, 21:30

China's state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, which owns both Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, has expressed interest in merging its two chip...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Wei-Guo

Tsinghu Unigroup to buy 25% stake in PTI for NT$19.4 billion

Nov 2, 11:02

China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup will invest a total of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) in Powertech Technology (PTI) through private placement, according to the Taiwan-based...

Construction of Powerchip JV fab in China begins

Oct 20, 16:15

Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Technology and the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province on October 20 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a CNY13.5 billion (US$2.1 billion)...

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Toshiba, SanDisk reportedly among takeover targets of Tsinghua

Oct 8, 11:27

Industry sources have suggested that SanDisk and Toshiba, which jointly develop NAND flash technology, are both being targeted for acquisition by China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigr...

Commentary: China DRAM industry set to rise

Oct 7, 16:12

China's DRAM industry is set to take a big step forward as its state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup has successfully raided a senior executive from Taiwan's DRAM...

Inotera chairman Charles Kau

Nanya names new president

Oct 7, 11:22

The board of directors of Nanya Technology has approved the resignation of Charles Kau, and appointed Pei Ing Lee to replace him as president effective October 6, 2015, according...

Inotera chairman reportedly to be hired by Tsinghua Unigroup

Oct 5, 22:22

Rumors have been circulating in Taiwan's semiconductor industry that Charles Kau, who works both as Inotera Memories chairman and Nanya Technology president, will be hired by China's...

Digitimes Research: China eyeing acquistions to advance IC processes

Sep 1, 10:52

More advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes and more production capacity for special processes are likely to emerge in China during the country's 13th five-year economic plan...

Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

Aug 28, 10:28

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

BOE receives government support to enter IC design industry

Aug 21, 16:13

Panel maker BOE Technology has received support from the China government enabling it to step into the IC design industry. In addition to LCD driver ICs, DRAM and flash memory chips...

China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

Micron, Tsinghua once in tie-up talks, say sources

Jul 22, 21:36

Micron Technology and China's Tsinghua Unigroup had been negotiating about a possible tie-up in the commodity DRAM business, but failed to reach a consensus, according to industry...

Digitimes Research: Tsinghua Unigroup acquisition of Micron faces difficulties, but is a must for China for further development

Jul 15, 22:16

According to a Wall Street Journal report on July 14, China's Tsinghua Unigroup is planning to spend US$23 billion (or US$21 per share) to acquire US-based Micron Technology. The...

XMC likely to be China DRAM hub, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 1, 10:57

Wuhan, Hubei province will likely be chosen to develop China's home-grown DRAM industry, according to DRAMeXchange. Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), a local 12-inch...

China to implement semiconductor investment plans with CNY600 billion in funding

Jun 16, 19:58

China has begun to implement its investment plans aiming to boost development of the local semiconductor industry, and will inject a total of CNY600 billion (US$96.6 billion) into...

China building home-grown DRAM industry, to pose threat to existing leaders in 2017

Apr 23, 10:41

China is stepping up efforts to establish its own DRAM industry, which will likely pose a threat to the current industry leaders such as SK Hynix and Micron Technology in 2017, according...

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