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Sunday, June 18, 2006

IC Design in Mainland China are Cataching up with S Korea and Taiwan

Annual Survey of Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Houses shows mainland China firms are catching up with their counterparts in Taiwan and South Korea in terms of both annual revenue and design complexity.

The average size of the mainland China IC design house is 163 personnels with 49 IC design engineers. The average revenue for each design house were 5.4 million in 2005 and will be increased to 7.8 million in 2006. 86% of the design houses use foundry services, among wich 60% use local fountry services. 90% of the design houses have their own brands. 72% of the design houses utilize 0.25um or smaller technology in the digital design, 49% in the anolog design, 57% in the mixed-signal design.

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