Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
User Rank
Re: New Alliances
mcgrathdylan   7/12/2013 3:55:41 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't put this in the category of interlocking ownership. This seems like a straight foundry deal -- Dongbu is going to build more image sensors for BYD on a foundry basis. But note that Dongbu is very eager to do business with more Chinese companies. And with good reason.

User Rank
Re: New Alliances
DMcCunney   7/12/2013 3:33:28 PM
The Japanese kiretsu can be seen as outgrowths of the previous Zaibatsu groupings, and the Korean Chaebols are similar.

It's not clear from the EETimes piece that what is happening is interlocking ownership.  This is simply a Chinese manufacturer attempting to serve the growing Chinese internal market, and seeking ways to get closer to it's customers.

Heading in that direction with the Chinese would not surprise me.  The question is whether we would even notice.  For all we know, it already exists.  One of the issues with doing business in China is transparency, and ownership is one of those things that can be hard to pin down.



Tom Murphy
User Rank
New Alliances
Tom Murphy   7/12/2013 12:12:48 PM
This reminds me a bit of the early 80s when some Japanese chipmakers started forming keiretsu with other companies.  Do you think we're heading in that direction with the Chinese? What would be the impact on the chip industry if that were so?

<<   <   Page 2 / 2

Most Recent Comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Awesome Analog Meters
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Almost any information that is captured by a sensor or generated by an electronic or electro-mechanical system can be displayed in analog or digital fashion. A common example with which we ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll