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For a quick overview of our 2012 in-depth report on China's semiconductor industry, this chapter provides an executive summary, the key findings and PwC's recommendations for creating a successful strategy for doing business in China.

An analysis of how China's semiconductor industry (production) and market (consumption) grew in 2011 in comparison with both worldwide and other regions' growth. This chapter of the PwC annual report also looks at China's market by application and device type and provides a look at the import/export ratios and how they are shifting.

PwC's China's Impact on the Semiconductor Industry 2012 update covers semiconductor production in China, including a breakdown of growth by subsector (IC design, IC manufacturing, IC packaging and testing and optoelectronics, sensors and discrete devices), an analysis of the IC consumption/production gap as well as the O-S-D consumption/production surplus and regional breakdown of the industry.

IC Design has been the fastest growing segment of China's semiconductor industry since 2000 and even grew during the 2008/2009 downturn thanks to booming demand for mobile devices.

This chapter of PwC's China's impact on the semiconductor industry: 2012 update publication explains how, and why, Greater China, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, accounts for more than half of the worldwide semiconductor consumption market in 2011.

This chapter of PwC's China's impact on the semiconductor industry: 2012 update publication explains why packaging, assembly and test is probably the largest of China's semiconductor manufacturing sectors when measured in terms of value added, production revenue, employees and manufacturing floor space.

This chapter outlines the Chinese government's new objectives for the continued growth of their semiconductor industry as stated in their 12th Five-Year Plan. PwC explores the growth of Chinese semiconductor IPOs and patents as an indicator of growing industry maturity and reviews progress against growth scenarios that were developed in 2004 and revised in 2011.

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