China's Big Fund
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.
Friday 27 November 2015
Tsinghua Unigroup seeking investment in SK Hynix, says report
According to China's, 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...
Monday 23 November 2015
Targeting Taiwan IC sector: Q&A with Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo
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...
Monday 9 November 2015
Tsinghua Unigroup to raise CNY80 billion for memory plant and acquisitions
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...
Monday 9 November 2015
MediaTek, TSMC urge Taiwan government to ease restrictions on China investment in chipmakers
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,...
Tuesday 3 November 2015
Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry
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...
Monday 2 November 2015
Tsinghua Unigroup expresses interest in MediaTek
China's state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, which owns both Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, has expressed interest in merging its two chip...
Monday 2 November 2015
Tsinghu Unigroup to buy 25% stake in PTI for NT$19.4 billion
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...
Tuesday 20 October 2015
Construction of Powerchip JV fab in China begins
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)...
Thursday 8 October 2015
Toshiba, SanDisk reportedly among takeover targets of Tsinghua
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...
Wednesday 7 October 2015
Commentary: China DRAM industry set to rise
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...
Wednesday 7 October 2015
Nanya names new president
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...
Monday 5 October 2015
Inotera chairman reportedly to be hired by Tsinghua Unigroup
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...
Wednesday 16 September 2015
The Big Fund - China's next step to becoming a global semiconductor leader
China has been solidifying its semiconductor industry policy objectives through the release of the "National IC Industry Development Guidelines" in June 2014 and "Made in China 2025"...
Tuesday 1 September 2015
Digitimes Research: China eyeing acquistions to advance IC processes
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...
Friday 28 August 2015
Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025
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.