China's Electronics Industry

The Definitive Guide for Companies and Policy Makers with Interest in China


  • Michael Pecht, CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering), University of Maryland, USA

China's Electronics Industry is a comprehensive and current report on the technologies, manufacturing capabilities, and infrastructure that have made China a major player in the electronics industry. Not only does it cover the past, present, and future of important electronic technologies, but also the pros and cons of conducting business in China. This is an important reference for any company planning a venture in China as well as those who have already taken their first steps. It will also be of great interest to researchers and policy makers who need to know more about the role of central government in promoting strategic industries and assisting national science and technology development. Much of the data contained in the report is from 2006.No country has burst onto the economic scene as dramatically as China has in the past decade. It is the world's largest producer of many electronic products and has a leading edge semiconductor industry. This timely and comprehensive report from America's leading authority is a critical for anyone who is interested in working with China in the electronics field including business managers, academics, government institutes, foreign investors, as well as those who are interested in the past, present and future growth of China's Electronics Industry.If you are thinking about doing business in china's electronics industry, you must have this book.
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An essential guide for anyone thinking of moving or outsourcing their electronics business to China. Excellent reference for policy makers interested in the factors contributing to the success of China's electronics industry.


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1536-4


ô essential guide for anyone considering moving their operations or outsourcing to China.ö - David Humphrey, Principal Engineer, M&PE Staff, Honeywell Aero-Tucson

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 General Information1.1 Geography1.2 Population and Ethnic Groups1.3 Language1.4 Religion1.5 Education1.6 Political Structure1.7 Brief Overview of Modern Chinese HistoryChapter 2 Economic Conditions and Policy2.1 General Economic Conditions2.2 International Economic Angst.2.3 Foreign Economic Relations and Trade2.4 Special Economic Zones2.5 China's High Technology2.6 Foreign Investment in China2.7 Financial System2.8 Fiscal Structure2.9 Policy towards Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions2.10 Evolution of Foreign Investment Project CatalogsChapter 3 China's Science and Technology3.1 History of China's S&T Development3.2 Overview of China's S&T Policies3.3 China's R&D Expenditures3.4 China's S&T Organizational Structure3.5 China's S&T Infrastructure3.6 China's Major S&T Development Programs3.7 China's Major S&T Development Efforts and Achievements3.8 Promoting Innovation and Creativity3.9 SummaryChapter 4 The Development of China's Electronics Industry4.1 China's National Five-Year Development Plans4.2 Government Organizations û The Ministry of Information Industries4.3 Foreign Trade and Investment in China's Electronics Industry4.4 Imports and Exports of Electronics Products4.5 Major National Electronics Projects4.6 Major Electronics CompaniesChapter 5 China's Semiconductor Industry5.1 A Brief History of China's Semiconductor Industry5.2 Semiconductor Production and Market Size5.3 China's Current Semiconductor Industry5.4 Major Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturers5.5 Involvement of Foreign Capital and Technology5.6 Intellectual Property Protection Issues5.7 Challenges and StrategiesChapter 6 Electronic Manufacturing Service Industries6.1 China's Device-Level Electronic Packaging Industry6.2 China's PCB Fabrication Industry6.3 China's Printed Circuit Board Assembly Industry6.4 SummaryChapter 7 China Connectors, Cable Assemblies, and Backplanes7.1 Connectors and Cable Assemblies by Design Type and Sector7.2 Analysis of Connector Production in China7.3 Analysis of Suppliers in China7.4 Doing Business in China7.5 Major Customers in China7.6 Leading EMS / ODM Companies7.7 Manufacturing Processes in ChinaChapter 8 Computers8.1 China's Computer Market8.2 Major Domestic Computer Manufacturers8.3 Major Foreign Competitors8.4 China's Super ComputersChapter 9 The Telecommunications Industry9.1 Overview of China's Telecom Industry9.2 Related Government Organizations and Regulations9.3 Fixed-line Business9.4 Mobile Communications Business9.5 Development of the Backbone Transfer Network9.6 China's Telecommunications Operators9.7 China's Telecom Equipment Manufacturers9.8 Challenges and ProspectsChapter 10 Other Electronics Industries10.1 China's TV Industry10.2 China's DVD Industry10.3 China's Cellular Phone Industry10.4 China's Automotive Electronics Industry10.5 China's Avionics Electronics Industry10.6 The Medical Electronics Industry in China10.7 China's Military Electronics Industry10.8 China's Space Electronics IndustryChapter 11 The Software Industry in China11.1 Overview of Software Industry Development in China11.2 Policy of China's Software Industry11.3 Central Government Preferential Policies for the SoftwareIndustry in the Areas of Finance and Tax11.4 Software Education and Training11.5 Software Technology Research11.6 Investment11.7 Legal Protection11.8 Outsourcing of Software and IT Service to China11.9 Accomplishments of the Chinese Software Industry11.10 Potential of the Chinese Software IndustryChapter 12 Conducting Business in China12.1 The Advantages12.2 The Cons12.3 SummaryIndex