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junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   8/14/2014 9:44:20 AM
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Am I the only one worried about some of the Chinese fabless companies now being state-owned? In the current environment in which the Chinese government keeps using the antimonopoly investigations to pressure foreigh companies, I suspect that Chinese state-owned chip companies -- with less transparency -- will enjoy unfair advantages for years to come.

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junko.yoshida   8/14/2014 10:38:20 PM
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Chinese fabless comanies -- Spreadtrum, RDA and Montage -- won't be the only targets by China's funds.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), based in Santa Clara, announced today that its board of directors has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter dated August 12, 2014 from Hua Capital Management Ltd. ("HCM"), a Beijing-based investment management company, pursuant to which a group of investors led by HCM proposes to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company in cash, at US$29.00 per share.

The investment group led by HCM includes Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co. Ltd., (PDTSI) a wholly state-owned limited liability company, established directly under the Pudong New Area government of Shanghai.

Omnivision's board of directors is reviewing and evaluating HCM's proposal. No decision has been made with respect to the proposed transaction, according to Omnivision's press release.

 

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junko.yoshida   8/14/2014 10:40:08 PM
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What does this mean?

Some in the elecronics industry see that those investments by China funds as "financial plays than anything else for now."

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goafrit   8/15/2014 8:14:45 PM
>>  In the current environment in which the Chinese government keeps using the antimonopoly investigations to pressure foreigh companies, I suspect that Chinese state-owned chip companies -- with less transparency -- will enjoy unfair advantages for years to come.

That is the modern capitalsim. The Western world does not need to educate China on how to run its economy after bailing out GM, Chrysler, Lylod's Bank, AIG, Barclays, etc. At least, China knows how to make companies thrive and not give them free cash as we do. No one is honest in today's economic system. Everyone is looking for a small gain. China has its technique. U.S. preaches its own but acts differently when it wants. Same for EU. Let China be China and let us leave them alone. There is no fairness in global trade because it is not a zero-sum game.

 

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junko.yoshida   8/18/2014 10:56:06 AM
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Let China be China. Indeed. I won't argue with you on that. However, for those who are competing in the Chinese market, how to deal with the changing political/policy environment in China is a big concern. 

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goafrit   8/18/2014 12:46:52 PM
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I agree on that also. Let China be China. Let America be America. When that happens, everyone does its business.

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/19/2014 12:31:33 AM
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I think its an open secret that everything inChina is planned and controlled by the government. Their agenda is simple to keep fab business locally. And with AMerica also trying to do the same, Chinese government will make sure they leave no stone unturned to keep manufacturing or fab locally.

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goafrit   9/1/2014 7:33:23 PM
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>> Their agenda is simple to keep fab business locally. And with AMerica also trying to do the same, Chinese government will make sure they leave no stone unturned to keep manufacturing or fab locally.

That is the element of free enterprise. If you do not have a strategy you cannot win in this globalization era. China wants to win. America wants to win. The one with the best idea will win at the end.

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Jessica Lipsky   8/14/2014 11:06:20 AM
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It seems to me that the state could make a monopoly of its own with these new fabless companies, while investigating other fab companies like Qualcomm for antitrust. Quite odd...

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sprite0022   8/14/2014 9:15:55 PM
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no, no, it won't happen. china is a free country.

check Apple/samsung's success story as example.

no such thing as huawei /lenovo monopoly.

 

 

sprite0022
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sprite0022   8/14/2014 9:15:56 PM
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no, no, it won't happen. china is a free country.

check Apple/samsung's success story as example.

no such thing as huawei /lenovo monopoly.

 

 

sprite0022
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sprite0022   8/14/2014 9:55:59 PM
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what I heard is qualcomm is charging every phone in the market for 3-5% patent fee. there need some investigation how this number come.



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