Effects of Intel's Strategic Investment into UNIS on China's Deployment for the Semiconductor Industry

Effects of Intel's Strategic Investment into UNIS on China's Deployment for the Semiconductor Industry

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Published on Oct 23, 2014 - 9 pages

In September 2014, Intel announced that it would purchase a 20% stake in China's UNIS, a state-owned enterprise invested by Tsinghua University, for US$1.5 billion. This year UNIS has acquired Chinese IC brand vendors Spreadtrum and RDA Microelectronics for US$1.7 billion and US$900 million, respectively. Alongside with Intel's investment strategy, it has indeed put a big boost to China's fabless IC industry. This report examines the strategic objectives of Intel's acquisition for UNIS and how this incident will affect China's deployment for the semiconductor industry, especially the fabless IC domain.

List of Topics

Background of Intel's investment into UNIS and includes strategic objectives of the deal
Highlighting the effects of the deal on China's semiconductor industry, especially for the fabless IC design industry
Touching on Chinese smartphone application processor market share by chip suppliers like Qualcomm, MediaTek, Apple, Spectrum, etc., and by number of cores per CPU
Development of China's one-stop supply chain for the fabless IC industry, touching on how international brands such as Qualcomm and NXP have interacted and cooperated with Chinese local vendors

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. Strategic Objectives
1.1 Increase China's Fabless IC R&D Capability
1.2 Intel and Chinese IC Design Houses Seek Win-Win
2. China Building One-Stop Supply Chain with Support from International Brands
3. Conclusion
3.1 Semiconductor Selected as Core Industry in China
3.2 International Brands' Chance in Foraying into Other Emerging Markets in China
Appendix
List of Figures
Figure 1 Chinese Smartphone Application Processor Market Share by Chip Supplier,1H2014
Figure 2 China's One-Stop Service Strategy for Semiconductor Industry



Companies Mentioned:

Apple
Datang Telecom
GalaxyCore
Goodix
Hisense
Hisilicon
Hua Capital Management
Intel
JCET
Marvell
MediaTek
NXP
OmniVision
PuDong
Qualcomm
RDA Microelectronics
Rockchip
Silead
SMIC
Spreadtrum
STATS
Tsinghua University
Tus-Holdings
UNIS
WLCSP