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China is investing huge sums through the so-called Big Fund in a bid to raise the country's self-sufficiency for ICs to 40% in 2020, and 70% in 2025.
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Friday 19 May 2023
Why are Huawei, SMIC taking different approaches against US curbs?
China's tech giant Huawei and top semiconductor foundry SMIC apparently adopt different approaches against US chip curbs. The former has just announced its successful development...
Thursday 23 March 2023
China's Big Fund reduces stakes in some semiconductor firms as it adjusts investment focus
The National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund of China (commonly known as the Big Fund) has cut its shareholdings in some semiconductor firms, as it is adjusting its investment...
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Guangzhou establishes US$29 billion funds for semiconductor
China's Guangzhou city recently announced the establishment of two funds of funds (FoFs): the CNY150 billion (US$21.8 billion) Guangzhou industrial investment FoF and the CNY50 billion...
Thursday 9 February 2023
Hua Hong, China IC Fund to set up JV fab
A 12-inch wafer fab will be established as part of a joint venture that Hua Hong Semiconductor has signed with the state-backed China IC Fund II, also known as the Big Fund Phase...
Wednesday 6 July 2022
China foundries raise new funds to expand 12-inch fab capacity
Chinese foundry houses including Hua Hong Semiconductor and CanSemi Technology recently have successfully raised new funds to finance capacity expansions at their 12-inch wafer fabs,...
Friday 22 April 2022
China SiC substrate supplier to raise funds through IPO
TankeBlue Semiconductor, a Beijing-based silicon carbide (SiC) substrate supplier, plans to raise funds through an IPO to enhance its working capital for technology R&D and production...
Thursday 7 April 2022
China analog foundry startup gains support from Big Fund
Hangzhou Fullsemi Semiconductor, an IDM foundry specializing in analog chips, has raised an undisclosed sum of investment from China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund...
Monday 21 March 2022
Silicon wafer suppliers continue to see orders from foundries despite end-market slowdown concerns
Silicon wafer companies and other upstream chipmaking material providers continue to see their production capacities fully utilized by the still strong pull-in of orders from foundries,...
Monday 14 March 2022
Silicon wafer firm NSIG raises CNY5 billion
China's National Silicon Industry Group (NSIG) announced recently that it has raised an additional CNY5 billion (US$787 million) in paid-in capital through private placement, with...
Tuesday 28 December 2021
China material maker Sinyang teams up with Heraeus to develop photoresists
China-based Sinyang Semiconductor Materials has signed a three-year cooperation pact with Germany's chemical materials vendor Heraeus to jointly develop photoresist for use in producing...
Tuesday 14 December 2021
China memory startup gains support from Big Fund
China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (aka the Big Fund) has made about CNY99.5 million (US$15.64 million) worth of investment in Dosilicon, which specializes in...
Friday 22 October 2021
China Big Fund continues financing homegrown semi equipment suppliers
China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (aka the Big Fund) continues to pour money into China's domestic fab toolmakers, looking to rev up the development of China's...
Monday 13 September 2021
China Big Fund stepping up investment in homegrown memory sector
More China-based memory makers will receive cash injections from the government, as China's National IC Industry Investment Fund (Big Fund) steps up its investment in the country's...
Thursday 24 December 2020
Longsys preps for IPO
Memory module firm Longsys Electronics has filed an application for its A-shares IPO and expects to trade on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE).
Wednesday 28 October 2020
China CIS startup gets investments from Big Fund, Xiaomi, Huawei
China-based CMOS image sensor (CIS) developer SmartSens Technology has just raised CNY1.5 billion (US$225 million) in a funding round led by the country's second-phase National IC...
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China plans to inject US$1.9 billion into top memory chipmaker
Thursday 2 March 2023
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