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With the rise of China's Fabless IC manufacturers, the demand for OEM services in the country has also increased. Figure 1 shows the top pure wafer foundries listed by IC insights, the statistics of their sales in China in 2016 and the forecast of their sales in 2017. Overall, the year-on-year decline is about 45%. This year, China's pure wafer OEM sales are expected to increase by 16% to about $7billion, with a growth rate of more than twice the average growth of the global pure wafer OEM market. As shown in the figure, TSMC's sales in Chinese Mainland in 2017 are expected to reach 10% of the company's overall sales, while its market share will reach 46%, an increase of about 2 percentage points over 2016

in 2015, China's pure wafer OEM sales accounted for 11% of the world's total. In 2016, this figure increased to 12%, and that of Sharma and business partner crispan will further increase to 13% in 2017. With the increase of China's market share, major wafer foundries are planning to invest in Chinese Mainland or expand their production capacity in the next few years. TSMC, Globalfoundries, liandian, Lijing and recently towerjazz have announced plans to expand their wafer production in China. Most of these new Fabs are scheduled to go online in 2017 or the end of 2018. Liandian started 40nm production at its joint venture 300mm wafer plant in Chinese Mainland in November 2016, and plans to introduce 28nm technology at the wafer plant from the second half of this year to the end of 2020

as we all know, China is striving to develop its own semiconductor industry, but it is increasingly difficult to obtain opportunities for advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes. Therefore, many Chinese i50+ excellent booth C companies and government agencies curve across the country, through the formation of joint ventures or partnerships with wafer foundry enterprises, in order to obtain leading manufacturing technology. On the one hand, this partnership can enable Chinese enterprises to obtain first-class manufacturing technology and production capacity, on the other hand, it can help the wafer foundry entering China to obtain market share and revenue sources

examples of pure wafer foundry enterprises building new wafer factories in China in recent years include:

liandian is cooperating with Fujian Jinhua integrated circuit to build a 300mm if there is a lot of dust in the pulley and track on the toothed rod in Fujian, China, and uses the 32nm process developed by liandian to manufacture DRAM

globalfoundries cooperated with the Chengdu government in the first quarter and began to build a 300mm wafer factory using mainstream 130nm and 180nm processes to manufacture ICs. The plant is scheduled to be completed in early 2018

TSMC began to invest US $3billion to build a wafer plant in Nanjing, China, which will use advanced 16nm process to manufacture IC. The plant is planned to be put into production and operation in the second half of 2018

towerjazz signed an agreement with Tacoma semiconductor to build a 200mm wafer plant in Nanjing, China. Towerjazz will get 50% of the production capacity, and Tacoma is responsible for the whole investment of the project

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