China's Electronics Industry

China's Electronics Industry

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

1st Edition - August 10, 2006

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  • Author: Michael Pecht
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516439
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780815515364

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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.


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.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 General Information
    1.1 Geography
    1.2 Population and Ethnic Groups
    1.3 Language
    1.4 Religion
    1.5 Education
    1.6 Political Structure
    1.7 Brief Overview of Modern Chinese History

    Chapter 2 Economic Conditions and Policy
    2.1 General Economic Conditions
    2.2 International Economic Angst.
    2.3 Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
    2.4 Special Economic Zones
    2.5 China's High Technology
    2.6 Foreign Investment in China
    2.7 Financial System
    2.8 Fiscal Structure
    2.9 Policy towards Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
    2.10 Evolution of Foreign Investment Project Catalogs

    Chapter 3 China's Science and Technology
    3.1 History of China's S&T Development
    3.2 Overview of China's S&T Policies
    3.3 China's R&D Expenditures
    3.4 China's S&T Organizational Structure
    3.5 China's S&T Infrastructure
    3.6 China's Major S&T Development Programs
    3.7 China's Major S&T Development Efforts and Achievements
    3.8 Promoting Innovation and Creativity
    3.9 Summary

    Chapter 4 The Development of China's Electronics Industry
    4.1 China's National Five-Year Development Plans
    4.2 Government Organizations û The Ministry of Information Industries
    4.3 Foreign Trade and Investment in China's Electronics Industry
    4.4 Imports and Exports of Electronics Products
    4.5 Major National Electronics Projects
    4.6 Major Electronics Companies

    Chapter 5 China's Semiconductor Industry
    5.1 A Brief History of China's Semiconductor Industry
    5.2 Semiconductor Production and Market Size
    5.3 China's Current Semiconductor Industry
    5.4 Major Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturers
    5.5 Involvement of Foreign Capital and Technology
    5.6 Intellectual Property Protection Issues
    5.7 Challenges and Strategies

    Chapter 6 Electronic Manufacturing Service Industries
    6.1 China's Device-Level Electronic Packaging Industry
    6.2 China's PCB Fabrication Industry
    6.3 China's Printed Circuit Board Assembly Industry
    6.4 Summary

    Chapter 7 China Connectors, Cable Assemblies, and Backplanes
    7.1 Connectors and Cable Assemblies by Design Type and Sector
    7.2 Analysis of Connector Production in China
    7.3 Analysis of Suppliers in China
    7.4 Doing Business in China
    7.5 Major Customers in China
    7.6 Leading EMS / ODM Companies
    7.7 Manufacturing Processes in China

    Chapter 8 Computers
    8.1 China's Computer Market
    8.2 Major Domestic Computer Manufacturers
    8.3 Major Foreign Competitors
    8.4 China's Super Computers

    Chapter 9 The Telecommunications Industry
    9.1 Overview of China's Telecom Industry
    9.2 Related Government Organizations and Regulations
    9.3 Fixed-line Business
    9.4 Mobile Communications Business
    9.5 Development of the Backbone Transfer Network
    9.6 China's Telecommunications Operators
    9.7 China's Telecom Equipment Manufacturers
    9.8 Challenges and Prospects

    Chapter 10 Other Electronics Industries
    10.1 China's TV Industry
    10.2 China's DVD Industry
    10.3 China's Cellular Phone Industry
    10.4 China's Automotive Electronics Industry
    10.5 China's Avionics Electronics Industry
    10.6 The Medical Electronics Industry in China
    10.7 China's Military Electronics Industry
    10.8 China's Space Electronics Industry

    Chapter 11 The Software Industry in China
    11.1 Overview of Software Industry Development in China
    11.2 Policy of China's Software Industry
    11.3 Central Government Preferential Policies for the Software
    Industry in the Areas of Finance and Tax
    11.4 Software Education and Training
    11.5 Software Technology Research
    11.6 Investment
    11.7 Legal Protection
    11.8 Outsourcing of Software and IT Service to China
    11.9 Accomplishments of the Chinese Software Industry
    11.10 Potential of the Chinese Software Industry

    Chapter 12 Conducting Business in China
    12.1 The Advantages
    12.2 The Cons
    12.3 Summary


Product details

  • No. of pages: 265
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2006
  • Published: August 10, 2006
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516439
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780815515364

About the Author

Michael Pecht

He is the founder and director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow, and an IMAPS Fellow. He is currently serving as editor-in-chief of Circuit World. He served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Access for 6 years, as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability for 9 years, and as editor-in-chief of Microelectronics Reliability for 16 years. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two U.S. Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. FDA. He is also a Chair Professor. He consults for 22 major international electronics companies, providing expertise in strategic planning, design, test, prognostics, IP and risk assessment of electronic products and systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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