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iSuppli posts China's top fabless IC rankings

Posted: 25 Apr 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Mark LaPedus? iSuppli Corp.? Solomon Systec? fabless? Actions Semiconductor?

Solomon Systec was the largest fabless semiconductor company in China last year but a pair of domestic vendors grabbed the spotlight, according to the rankings from iSuppli Corp. The market research firm also added that Solomon is said to have generated $405 million in sales for 2005.

The two Chinese fabless companies, Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd and 151 Vimicro Corp., gained the most attention after successful initial public offerings in the United States.

China boasts hundreds of fabless semiconductor startups, but most are too small and lack the technology to compete against their foreign rivals, iSuppli said.

Several Chinese fabless companies are designing 130nm products, with more than 30 developing parts based on 0.18?m technology, according to the firm.

- Mark LaPedus
EE Times

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