China chip market sales growth slows as fabless competition heats up

Deffree, Suzanne
December 2008
Electronic News (10616624);12/1/2008, Vol. 54 Issue 48, p2
Trade Publication
The article discusses business forecasting of the integrated circuits (IC) industry in China. It states that there has been a slowdown in the industry's annual growth. Studies estimate that more than 100 Chinese IC companies will not exist within the next two years. The article states that although China's chip market is strong, its strength is weakening due to changing market situations and increased competition in the fabless IC industry, which is expected to perform better in 2009.


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