Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A big move
junko.yoshida   11/27/2013 4:35:21 PM
NO RATINGS
We are now beginning to see more about how China wants to play this...  See the story below.

China investigates Qualcomm

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320218&

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A big move
junko.yoshida   11/27/2013 4:33:03 PM
NO RATINGS
@KB3001, I am with you on this. I think we are all weary. And yet, the consolidation among China fabless was something that was in order for some time.

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
Re: A big move
KB3001   11/18/2013 2:53:55 PM
NO RATINGS
I am very wary about politically motivated mergers and acquisitions though. They all tend to end up badly, sooner or later...

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: New Spreadtrum vs MTK
junko.yoshida   11/17/2013 3:33:47 AM
NO RATINGS
Rick, it is true. It's taking far too long.

But in reality, I suspect that MTK has accomplished half its mission: By presenting itself as the CE chip giant of the future in the global market, it already killed off a lot of potential competitors, I believe. 

 

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: New Spreadtrum vs MTK
rick merritt   11/17/2013 1:58:31 AM
NO RATINGS
@Junko: Interesting about Mstar/Mediatek:

This is taking far too long. I wonder if China is playoing politics. Pushing its colnsolidation forward while holding Taiwan's back. I may be giving China's bureaucracy credit for being more organized than it reall is!

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: New Spreadtrum vs MTK
junko.yoshida   11/15/2013 6:24:51 PM
NO RATINGS
Just to be clear, the MTK/Mstar merger is still not done yet. They postponed its closing several times already.

With the approval of China's anti-monopoly authority announced late August, the merger finally seems to come together next Februrary.

However, that approval came with conditions, as China demanded that MStar's liquid-crystal display television-chip business must exist as a separate entity to ensure fair competition.

If the end game of the intended merger was to bring smartphone and TV technologies together, that won't be accomplished right away.

 

tektonikshift
User Rank
Rookie
Sunplus + SiS
tektonikshift   11/15/2013 2:01:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Rick,

Besides MTK-Mstar, Sunplus merged with SiS. Both are Taiwan TV chip vendors. 

Many like Novatek, Realtek, AMlogic remain independent chip vendors.

-Tek

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: New Spreadtrum vs MTK
rick merritt   11/15/2013 12:24:49 PM
NO RATINGS
BTW, Isn't Taiwan doing a pretty good job getting its act together with the MediaTek/Mstar merger, too? It would be interesting to hear stories about any progress on that front and the outlook for further consolidation in Taiwan where there is also the trend to many small companies.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
New Spreadtrum vs MTK
junko.yoshida   11/15/2013 2:24:04 AM
NO RATINGS
I think we need to take a look at this merger in China context. At a time when Taiwan's MTK is beating China fabless companies at their own game, it's understandable that China wants to see a stronger player than hundreds of small companies nibbling at the low end market.

tektonikshift
User Rank
Rookie
Re: good deal for Spreadtrum, but far from threat to MediaTek
tektonikshift   11/14/2013 8:26:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Rick

Good point, thanks for clarification. 

Cellular chipsets are a Kings game. Small fry need not apply. 

-Tek

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Aging Brass: Cow Poop vs. Horse Doo-Doo
Max Maxfield
39 comments
As you may recall, one of the things I want to do with the brass panels I'm using in my Inamorata Prognostication Engine is to make them look really old. Since everything is being mounted ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
11 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
11 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
45 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)