April 05, 2004
China - The Land of Opportunity
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Pudong. The Shanghai government has invested about $13 billion in Pudong's infrastructure. Zhang Qi, director of the Administration Department of Electronic and Information Products with the ministry, recently said the country will invest 10 billion US dollars in the semiconductor sector by 2005.
All the leading EDA vendors are partnering with Ministries and Universities to create an educated workforce for IC design and for their products. Even smaller EDA firms are opening up operations in China. For example, in December
Altium announced the establishment of a direct presence and a strengthened reseller network in China. In January
SynTest Technologies announced establishment of R&D and customer support operations in China and the appointment of Hyperform as distributor.
Weekly Industry News Highlights
Rising Accomplishes First Commercialized 10 Gbps Optical Transmission IC Tapeout in Record Time with Cadence Virtuoso Platform
MIPS Technologies Verifies Newest 24K Processor Family with Mentor Graphics High-Performance VStationTBX Accelerator
National Semiconductor and Sun Microsystems Collaborate on New Mixed-Signal Gigabit Networking Chip for Sun's GigaSwift Ethernet Product Line
Accelerated Technology Offers Complete Nucleus Development Environment for Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs
February Semiconductor Sales Up More Than 30 percent Year-Over-Year; Year-on-Year Growth Rate is Highest Since October 2000
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