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Competitive Landscape: Chinese Semiconductor Fabless Companies, 2016

Published: 14 June 2016

ID: G00295444

Analyst(s): Roger Sheng , Amy Teng , Andrew Phillips


Established companies are being challenged by the rise of Chinese fabless vendors. Three specific threats relating to target market competition, management staffing and technology acquisition require semiconductor business unit leaders to adopt a pre-emptive policy to avoid revenue losses.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Stakeholders Determine Business Threat of Chinese Fabless Companies
    • Chinese Fabless Companies Recruit Midlevel and Senior Semiconductor Managers Who Speak Chinese
    • Chinese Fabless Companies Will Merge With or Acquire Non-Chinese Technology Partners
  • Market Players
    • Competitiveness Evaluation of Major Chinese Fabless Vendors
  • The Future of Competition
    • Prepare to Encounter Chinese Fabless Companies Seeking a Variety of M&A Targets
    • Prepare for Chinese Fabless Companies Seeking Technology License Agreements
  • Competitive Profiles
    • CEC Huada
    • GalaxyCore
    • GigaDevice
    • HiSilicon Technologies
    • Montage Technology
    • Unigroup Spreadtrum-RDA
    • ZTE Microelectronics
  • References and Methodology

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