China IC design industry tops $30bn




HiSilicon and Sanechips (ZTE Microelectronics) provide NB-IoT chipS, Cambricon Technologies and Horizon Robotics are developing AI chips. Unigroup Spreadtrum RDA, Datang, and HiSilicon have made chips for 5G.

Datang Semiconductor drops out of Trendforce!/ China top ten, with WillSemi and GigaDevice entering the list.

HiSilicon grew revenues more than 25% due to the increasing penetration rate of Kirin chips in phones.

Tsinghua Unigroup Subsidiaries Spreadtrum and RDA had a drop in revenue because of competition in the low- and mid-range mobile IC market.

Sanechips, whose core business is designing IC components for telecommunication applications, has grown revenues over 30%.

Huada Semiconductor makes ICs for smart cards, security ICs, analogue ICs circuit, and display drivers etc. Its 2017 revenue is expected to top $755 million.

Goodix had revenue growth of 25% as a result the increasing penetration rate of fingerprint recognition technology in smartphones.

GigaDevice, which enters the top 10 list for the first time, makes NOR Flash and 32bit MCUs. Its 2017 revenue is expected to increase by more than 40%, reaching $300 million


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