China IC Design House Report, 2005
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By August, 2005, there are more than 500 IC design houses in China. The employment also increased from 3000 in 2000 to 20,000 by the end of 2004. The sales revenue for IC design reached 5.76 billion RMB in 2003, accounting for 12.6% of the total product value of IC industry, and the sales revenue increased to 11 billion RMB in 2004, accounting for 20% of the total product value of IC industry. RIC (Research in China) estimated that by 2008, the sales revenues for IC design in China will exceed 80 billion RMB.

China semi-conductor market has enjoyed a continuous 5-year rapid growth; its growth rate has exceeded the U.S. and Japan. In the future 3 years, the amount of IC design houses will exceed 800 in China. Great changes will be seen in the design capabilities, product categories, and business operating capabilities in China's IC design sector.

In terms of entire business layout, China IC design sector has formed a relatively concentrated industry layout centering on Beijing-Tianjin Delta, Yangtze River Delta, Zhujiang River Delta and Western Area Delta. IC design sector in these areas is relatively mature and normalized in relations with the industry chain, and with a total sales revenues accounting for 80% of the whole IC design sector in China. A group of IC design houses with a turnover over 1 billion RMB have occurred. As a whole, the scale of IC design sector in China has fundamentally come into shape.

The Top ten IC design houses in China in 2004

On the aspect of IC design technology, China has achieved considerable progress. At present, the line width for the majority of mass production has reached 0.18μm, 0.25μm and 0.35μm, some even reached 0.13μm.

Nevertheless, IC design sector in China still faces serious challenges. For deficiencies in many aspects, China still relies on import. In 2004, imported IC products in China Mainland accounted for over 80% of the total.

China's deficiencies in IC design are manifested in the following:

Manufacturing techniques in general are lagging behind the U.S., South Korea, Japan and China Taiwan;                                   

SOC design and IP core design capability is far from satisfying the market demand, most products are low-end levels with low profit rate;                                           

The entire market scale of China's IC design sector is relatively small compared to developed regions in the world;

China's IC design sector is in short of qualified personnel, including technical staff, management and marketing personnel;

There are few high-end products, especially the products for high-level system manufacturers;

Most IC design houses are medium- small sized.
However, the Chinese government has always been supporting strongly the IC design industry and released a series of preferential measures to encourage the development of IC design houses, including Document No.18, Document No. 51, tax refund, discount government loan, and setting up specialized industrial base and so on. Overseas venture investment firms and far-sighted investors are also actively participating in China’s IC design development.



1.Overview of China IC Design Sector
1.1 Summary of China IC design sector
1.1.1 Situation and prospects of world IC industry
1.1.2 Situation and prospects of China IC industry
1.2 Technology status of China IC design houses
1.3 Classification and analysis of China IC design houses
1.3.1 Fundamental
1.3.2 Multimedia
1.3.3 Communications
1.3.4 Smart Card
1.3.5 PC accessories
1.3.6 Other
1.4 Government's support to IC design sector
2.Leading Fundamental IC Design Houses in China
2.1 Datang Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd (DMT)
2.1.1 Company profile
2.1.2 Revenues
2.1.3 Products
2.1.4 Customers
2.1.5 Share ownership
2.1.6 Related information and analysis
2.2 BLX IC Design Co., Ltd
2.3 Antece Design
2.4 ARCA Technology Corporation
2.5 Xi'an SWIP Co., Ltd
2.6 Beijing RealTime Technology Co., Ltd
2.7 Peking University Unity Microsystems Technology Co, Ltd
2.8 IdeaBank
2.9 Xian Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
2.10 Wuxi China Resources Semico Co., Ltd
2.11 Shaoxing Silicore Technology Co., Ltd
2.12 Hangzhou Youwang Electronics Co., Ltd
2.13 Beifang Huahong Microelectronics System Co., Ltd
2.14 Beijing DK Microelectronics Co., Ltd
2.15 Seaward Electronics
2.16 Beijing Microelectronics Technology Institute (BMTI)
2.17 Beijing Casue Technology Corporation
2.18 Beijing Zhongqing Digital Equipment Company (ZDEC)
2.19 Suzhou HuaXin Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
2.20 Nanjing Dongda Microelectronics
2.21 Chengdu Sino Microelectronics System Co., Ltd (CSMSC)
2.22 Shenzhen Titan Micro Electronics Co., Ltd
2.23 Nanjing Micro One Electronics
2.24 Shanghai Tsinghua Chip Crystal Microelectronics Co., Ltd (STCCM)
2.25 Wuxi Youwang Electronics Co., Ltd
2.26 Halaxion Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
2.27 Chengdu Chinaray Electronics Co., Ltd
2.28 CEC Huada Electronic Design Co., Ltd (HED)
2.29 Shanghai Huayuan Microelectronic Technology Co., Ltd
2.30 Shanghai Systron Microelectronics Co., Ltd,
2.31 C*Core Technology Co., Ltd
2.32 Shenzhen Asic Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd
2.33 ChangYunTong (CYT) Group Co., Ltd
2.34 Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Joint-stock Co., Ltd
2.35 Newstar Microelectronics (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd
2.36 Shenzhen ZETIC Design Co., Ltd.
2.37 Chipsbank Microelectronics Co., Ltd
2.38 Mianyang Kilopass Microelectronics Inc
2.39 Xi'an MicroLinks Technology Corp., Ltd (Xi'an MLTC)
2.40 MC Devices
2.41 Shenzhen Risong Micro Electronics Co., Ltd
2.42 Shenzhen China Micro Semicon Co., Ltd
2.43 KDHC
2.44 Southwest Integrated Circuit Design Co., Ltd
2.45 Shanghai Chipchannel Electronic Tech. Co., Ltd
2.46 Shanghai Suntek Electronic Co., Ltd
2.47 HISYS
2.48 Tidesemi
2.49 North China Integrated Circuit Design Co., Ltd
2.50 Sino Wealth Microelectronics Corp. Ltd
2.51 Shenzhen Tekyon
2.52 Ark Pioneer Microelectronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
2.53 Innosis 
2.54 Sinosun Technology

3.Leading Multimedia IC Design Houses in China
3.1 Beida Jadebird Silicon Innovation Co. Ltd (BJSI)
3.1.1 Company profile
3.1.2 Products
3.1.3 Related information and analysis
3.2 Haier (Beijing) IC Design Company Ltd
3.3 Sigma Micro IC Solution Designing
3.4 Tsinghua Tongfang Legend Silicon Tech Co., Ltd
3.5 Hangzhou Guoxin Science and Technology Co., Ltd
3.7 Chengdu West Star Chips Co., Ltd
3.8 Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd
3.9 Trident Microsystems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
3.10 Shanghai Chinips Technology Co., Ltd
3.11 Beijing OPEC electronics Co., Ltd
3.12 Beijing JFZS Electronics Tech Co., Ltd
3.13 Shenzhen State Microelectronics Co., Ltd
3.14 Xi’an Jiaoda Digit tech Co., Ltd
3.15 Shanghai Suntek Electronic Co., Ltd (Suntek)
3.17 Wuxi Youda Electronic Co., Ltd 
3.18 Shanghai Jade Tech
3.19 Medeli Microelectronics(Shanghai) Co., Ltd
3.10 Shanghai Fangtek

4.Leading Communications IC Design Houses in China
4.1 Beijing LHWT Microelectronics Inc
4.1.1 Company profile
4.1.2 Operating performance in 2004
4.1.3 Core members
4.1.4 Products
4.2 Vimicro Corporation
4.3 NanShanBridge Co., Ltd
4.4 Comlent Technology Inc
4.5 Shanghai SyncMOS Semiconductor Co., Ltd
4.6 Shanghai Zhengwei Electronics
4.7 Shanghai Bwave Technology Co., Ltd
4.8 Hutchison Optel Telecom Technology Co., Ltd
4.9 Rising Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd. (RME)
4.10 COMMIT Incorporated
4.11 Spreadtrum Communications Inc
4.12 Pericom Technology Inc (PTI)
4.13 Shanghai Minqin Electronic Technology Co., Ltd
4.14 Realsil Microelectroncis Inc
4.15 Xi'an Supermicro Electronic CO., Ltd (XSEC)
4.16 Netsafe Information Technology Ltd
4.17 Shanghai Superway Microelectronics Co., Ltd
4.18 Shanghai Bwave Technology Co., Ltd
4.19 Hutchison Optel Telecom Technology Co., Ltd

5. Leading Smart Card IC Design Houses in China
5.1 Beijing Huahong IC Design Co., Ltd
5.1.1 Company profile
5.1.2 Development and achievements
5.1.3 Products
5.1.4 Customer relations
5.2 Beijing Tsinghua Tongfang Microelectronics Co.,Ltd
5.3 Beijing Tianhongyi Technology
5.4 Beijing Homaa Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
5.5 Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Co., Ltd
5.6 Shanghai Huahong IC Design Co., Ltd

6.Leading PC Accessory IC Design Houses
6.1 Beijing Microaurora
6.1.1 Company profile
6.1.2 Products
6.1.3 Clients and Partners
6.2 Hitics Microelectronics Co.,Ltd
6.3 Hasee IC Design

7. Other Leading IC Design Houses
7.1 AEtelecom Technology Co., LTD
7.1.1 Company profile
7.1.2 Company layout
7.1.3 Equipment and design capability
7.1.4 Products
7.2 Huaxi IC
7.3 Shenzhen Zhongmi Technology
7.4 Xi'an Create Microelectronics
7.5 Wuxi Jiedian Technology
7.6 Jinke (Suzhou) IC
7.7 Beijing Yuxiang Electronics
7.8 Raycom Co., Ltd
7.9 Shanghai Belling
7.10 Systron Microelectronics Co., Ltd
7.11 SHACG
7.12 Suzhou Galaxy Camphol Technology Co., Ltd
7.13 Wuxi ASIC Microelectronics Co., Ltd
7.14 Guangzhou Gecronix Chip Integrated System Co., Ltd
7.15 Anson-tech
7.16 SI Semiconductors Co., Ltd
7.17 Highland Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
7.18 Shenzhen Ken-Top Technology co., Ltd
7.19 Shenzhen Leaguer Microelectronics Co., Ltd
7.20 Avantics Microelectronics
7.21 Act-Apex Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
7.22 Shanghai Jing-Xi Electronics Information System Co., Ltd
7.23 Chuangxi Electronics
7.24 Unitech Microelectronics Co., Ltd
7.25 Wuxi Jiedian Science & Technology Co., Ltd
7.26 Jinke Integrated Circuit (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
7.27 Beijing Yu Xiang electronic Co., Ltd
7.28 Beijing Times Vano Technology Co., Ltd
7.29 Beijing Jushu Digital Technology Co., Ltd
Revenues of China IC Design Sector, 2000-2004
Growth of IC Markets in China and other Countries
Digital Craftsmanship Levels of China IC Design Houses in 2004
Design Capability Levels of Top10 IC Design Houses in China 2004
Development History of DMT
DMT Sales Revenue from Q1 2004 to Q1 2005 
ARCA CPU Core Development Blueprint
Net Annual Profits of Ideabank, 2002-2004
Revenues of Hangzhou Youwang Electronics, 2002-2004
Commit Development Plan of Major Products 
Major Product List of Shanghai Zhengwei Electronics
Shanghai Bwave Technology Product List
Evaluation of Tongfang ID Card Chip Sales, 2004-2006 

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