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What are the 100 rankings in China IC design?

release time:2022-03-17Author source:SlkorBrowse:1356


ASPENCORE released the "Top 100 IC Designs in China" at the 2021 China IC Leaders Summit, showing the 100 best IC design companies to the Chinese semiconductor industry. We divided the listed companies into 10 categories, selected Top 10 from about 30 companies in each category, and finally formed "Top 100 IC Designs in China".

Here's a detailed interpretation of the screening criteria and reasons for the selection of these 100 listed companies.

Top 10 listed companies (public)

Listed companies are ranked according to "comprehensive strength index", which is determined by the following three factors:

1. Revenue in fiscal year 2020 (with a weight of 0.5)

2. Net profit for fiscal year 2020 (0.3)

3. Income per capita (0.2)


STARTUP) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Established for no more than 6 years (2015-2020)
2. There is no IPO yet.
3. It has obtained a new round of financing in the last 2 years.
4. Chip or IP products with independent research and development technology and own brand
5. The technology or product has market competitiveness or great growth potential6. The registered place or operation headquarters of the company is located in Chinese mainland.Reason for selection1. Yisiwei Computing: The financing exceeds 2 billion yuan, providing four types of chips and solutions such as display and video, intelligent connection, intelligent Internet of Things and intelligent computing acceleration; Material business includes 12-inch advanced process silicon single crystal polishing wafer and epitaxial wafer; Advanced packaging and testing services mainly include chip back-end packaging and testing, COF tape taking and board-level integrated packaging and testing.2. InnoSeco: the leading third-generation semiconductor IDM manufacturer in China, with an 8-inch silicon-based gallium nitride production line. GaN power devices for fast charging market have entered mass production.3. Xizhi Technology: The founding team of MIT developed the prototype board of photonic chip and AI algorithm, and its processing accuracy is close to commercialization. The time to complete large-scale matrix multiplication is 1/100 of that of the most advanced electronic chip, which is expected to subvert the traditional electronic computing.4. Bi Fu Intelligence: The accumulated financing in a short period of time is nearly 2 billion yuan. It is planned to focus on general intelligent computing in the cloud, and gradually get involved in AI training and reasoning, GPU graphics rendering, high-performance general computing and other fields.5. One-way Technology: Focus on the chip, algorithm and overall solution of vehicle-class solid-state laser radar, self-built MEMS laser radar production line, and ML laser radar series products have entered mass production.

6. Xinpu Technology: With a financing of over 100 million yuan, it focuses on the research and development of high-performance RF front-end chips, and faces the application fields of 5G mobile communication and Wi-Fi6.

7. Core-shifting communication: financing hundreds of millions of yuan, possessing core technologies of NB-IoT and Cat1/1bis. NB-IoT chips EC616 and EC616s have been mass-produced and deployed, and Cat1/1bis chip EC618 is under development.

8. Nortel Technology: It focuses on the design of 5G IoT communication chips. The single-chip products supporting NB-IoT+GNSS have passed China Mobile certification test and China Telecom warehousing test, and have entered mass production.

9. Express Semiconductor: The financing exceeds 150 million yuan, and WiFi 6 chip design startup has R&D centers in Shanghai, Seoul, South Korea and Silicon Valley, USA.

10. Titanium Deep Technology: Invested by Xiaomi Changjiang Industry Fund, it has developed high-sensitivity and high-flexibility tactile sensor with unique flexible off-line sensing technology (FITS).

For the detailed information of 50 start-ups, please visit: Survey and Statistics Compilation of 50 Chinese IC Design Start-ups.

(AI CHIP) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Has received several rounds of financing or strategic investment from industry giants.

3. Have unique AI technology or AI chip architecture

4.AI chip products have been mass-produced or commercialized.

5. Leading in the field of cloud AI training/reasoning, edge AI, intelligent voice, intelligent vision or autonomous driving.Reason for selection1. CAMBRIAN: The first AI chip in science and technology innovation board, with revenue increasing and loss narrowing. Siyuan 290 intelligent chip, accelerator card and Xuansi 1000 intelligent accelerator AI training product line started mass production.2. Horizon: The accumulated financing exceeded USD 1.6 billion, and the series of automobile AI chips were mass-produced, initially forming a complete product layout of L2-L3 "intelligent driving+intelligent cockpit" chip scheme.3. Yuntian Lifei: In the application of science and technology innovation board, the financing will exceed RMB 2 billion in 2020, focusing on the field of visual intelligence and building three AI technology platforms: Arctern algorithm, Moss chip and Matrix big data.4. Suiyuan Technology: The accumulated financing exceeded RMB 3.2 billion, and the general AI chip JINSI was released. At the same time, the cloud training "Yunxi T10" and "Yunxi T11" accelerator cards, the cloud reasoning "Yunxi i10" accelerator cards and the "calculation" matching with the products were launched for the data center market.5. Hangzhou Guoxin: Set-top box chip developers have invested in research and development of low-power edge AI chips and AIoT voice chips, which are oriented to emerging fields such as wearable devices, smart homes and smart cars.6. Bitland: From mining machines to AI chips, its inherent technical potential and value can only be brought into play after internal integration and rationalization.

7. Jianan Technology: NASDAQ went public but did not perform well. The transition from mining to AI chips was not smooth, and the revenue of AI chip business still accounted for a relatively small proportion.8. Yunzhisheng: The leading intelligent speech recognition AI platform, but the investment in research and development of intelligent speech AI chips is too large, and the company is still at a loss.9. Nenergy: It has obtained strategic investment from Hon Hai and Winbond Electronics, and its edge AI chip is integrated into Hon Hai MIH electric vehicle open platform, and cooperates with Winbond to develop AI-based microcontroller (MCU) and Memory Computing.10. Kunyun Technology: AI chip adopts data stream architecture, and Star Accelerator X3 cooperates with Inspur and Feiteng, and starts to land in the fields of electric power, oil fields, industrial detection and smart parks.For detailed information of 30 AI chip companies, please visit: Investigation Report of 30 domestic AI chip manufacturers

传感器公司(SENSOR) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Has received several rounds of financing or strategic investment from industry giants.

3. Have unique sensor technology or MEMS technology

4. Intelligent sensor products have entered the mainstream OEM supply chain

5. Leading position in CIS, tactile sensing, automobile sensor, inertial navigation or MEMS.Reason for selection:1. Gekewei: science and technology innovation board has been listed for a while, and the major CMOS image sensor supplier in the mobile terminal market such as smart phones has invested USD 2.2 billion to build a special process production line of 12-inch wafer CMOS sensor chips.2. Sensitive Core Micro: a MEMS sensor chip developer listed in science and technology innovation board, which has three product lines: MEMS microphone, MEMS pressure sensor and MEMS inertial sensor.3. Nanocore Micro: In the application for listing in science and technology innovation board, it has product lines such as MEMS sensors, signal conditioning chips, digital isolation and interface devices.4. Stevie: A developer of high-performance CMOS image sensor chips in the fields of security monitoring and automobile traffic, which is invested by the State Grand Fund Phase II and is to be listed in science and technology innovation board.5. Meixin Semiconductor: Recently completed RMB 1 billion Series A financing, the largest MEMS inertial sensor company in China, with MEMS production line with characteristic process.

6. Xima: Adopt IDM mode, focusing on research and development, design, manufacture and packaging of sensor chips and related conditioning chips.

7. Mingtan Sensor: MEMS sensor technology company of Technetium Electronics. Its main products include acceleration sensors, gyroscopes, pressure sensors and magnetic sensors, which are oriented to the fields of consumer electronics, automotive electronics, industrial automation and aviation.

8. Mattel Technology: It has a 6-inch MEMS process line, and its products include MEMS inertial devices and systems, MEMS sensors, automotive sensors, pressure sensors, radio frequency (RF)MEMS devices, etc.

9. Shendi Semiconductor: Developed a series of MEMS products of six-axis inertial measurement units for mobile phones and non-mobile phones, mainly for emerging consumer electronics and automotive electronics applications.

10. Feienwei: It received financing of RMB 200 million from Softbank, and has unique MEMS sensor technology and automatic production line. Its products cover all automotive sensor applications.For the detailed information of 40 sensor companies, please visit: Survey Report of 40 Domestic Sensor Chip Manufacturers.

(MCU) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Get the capital injection from big national funds/industry giants or well-known VC investment.

3.MCU products have entered the mainstream OEM supply chain

4. Strong chip R&D and application design capabilities.

5. Be in a leading position in the fields of household appliances/consumer electronics, smart meters, computer and network communication, industrial control or automotive electronics.Reason for selection1. Zhongying Electronics: listed on the Shenzhen A-share Growth Enterprise Market, focusing on the research and development of MCU and lithium battery management chips, and facing the applications of home appliances, meters, motors and mobile power supplies.2. National technology: Shenzhen A-share GEM is listed, focusing on secure MCU and trusted computing.3. Fudan Microelectronics: listed on HKEx, want to transfer to science and technology innovation board, and deeply cultivate meter and smart card MCU for many years.4. Huada Semiconductor: a subsidiary of CLP, whose MCU products are mainly for industrial applications.5. Micro-semiconductor: In the application for listing, MCU products and mixed-signal SoC chips face the market of home appliances, motors and consumer electronics.6. Jihai Semiconductor: The second phase investment of the National Grand Fund, MCU chip is aimed at the application fields of information security and industrial control.

7. Xinwang Microelectronics: R&D independent MCU core, car-gauge MCU products occupy a place in automotive electronics.8. Huichun Technology: New Third Board is listed, and Taiwan Province McCann MCU is acquired. The products cover photoelectric imaging, touch control, MCU and other fields.

9. Shengsi Microelectronics: The New Third Board is listed, and the 8-bit and 32-bit MCU product line is complete, facing the home appliance and consumer electronics market.

10. Smart Microelectronics: Xiaomi Industry Fund is a strategic investment, and MM32 MCU product series meets AIoT application requirements.For detailed information of 30 MCU companies, please visit: Comparison of Comprehensive Strength of 30 Domestic MCU Manufacturers

(POWER) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Get the capital injection from big national funds/industry giants or well-known VC investment.

3. Power management or power device products have entered the mainstream OEM supply chain

4. Strong chip R&D and application design capabilities.

5. Leading position in PMIC, power device, LED driver, fast charging/wireless charging or wide bandgap semiconductor fieldReason for selection1. Shanghai Beiling: the first listed company in the IC design industry in China, which has five product lines: measurement SoC, power management, general analog, nonvolatile memory and high-speed and high-precision ADC, and faces the middle and high-end markets such as industrial control and automotive electronics.2. Jingfeng Mingyuan: It is in a leading position in the LED lighting drive chip market, and the sales of AC-DC charging devices and motor control/drive chips continue to grow.3. Xinpengwei: It has the leading R&D strength in high and low voltage integrated semiconductor technology in China, with complete product lines such as high voltage, low voltage, power adapter and fast charging.4. Fuman Electronics: A breakthrough has been made in the technology of small-pitch LED and MiniLED chips, which have entered mass production.5. BYD Semiconductor: Backed by BYD Auto, it is the largest IGBT developer of domestic cars.6. EGIC Technology: It is planned to be listed on the A-share market of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and jointly released VOOC flash charging chip with OPPO. It has three product lines: power management, audio processing and battery management chip.

7. Nanxin Semiconductor: Obtained strategic investment from Xiaomi and OPPO, and made a breakthrough in charging technology of high-power charge pump for mobile phones.

8. Basic semiconductor: Get strategic investment from Wentai Science and Technology, focus on R&D and manufacturing of silicon carbide devices, and face the automobile and new energy fields.

9. Javert Microelectronics: It has obtained strategic investment from Huawei and Lenovo. The power management and battery management system chips are mainly used in consumer electronics, computers and communications, and industrial fields.10. Maxim's Technology: Returnee Entrepreneurship Team, the leader of wireless charging technology, developed the mobile phone reverse charging transmitter and receiver chips.For detailed information of 30 power supply/power device companies, please visit: investigation and analysis report of 30 domestic power management chips and power semiconductor manufacturers.

(DIGITAL) Top 10

Prepare for selection

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Get the capital injection from big national funds/industry giants or well-known VC investment.

3. Chip products have been mass-produced or entered the mainstream OEM supply chain.4. Have unique technology and strong chip R&D capability.5. Be in a leading position in the field of video processor, CPU, GPU, FPGA, memory or special digital chip.Reason for selection1. Zhongxing Micro: NASDAQ Stock Exchange was delisted and privatized, focusing on the research and development of high-definition multimedia chips such as SVAC surveillance camera chips, artificial intelligence neural network processors, and H.264 decompression chips, which are mainly used in military and transportation fields.2. Jing Jiawei: Listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, it is a leading domestic GPU company. GPU chips and graphics cards are suitable for desktop office, industrial control and other fields.3. Guokewei: Listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the chip products cover applications such as direct broadcast satellite decoding, intelligent high-definition video surveillance, storage control and AIoT.

4. Juchen Semiconductor: listed in science and technology innovation board, it is a major supplier of smart phone cameras and LCD module memories, with three product lines: EEPROM memory, voice coil motor driver chip and smart card chip.5. Eastcore Semiconductor: science and technology innovation board is going public, focusing on the research and development of general-purpose memory chips with small and medium capacity, such as NAND, NOR and DRAM.

6. Core Technology: High-performance SoC custom development and IP service provider, releasing domestic intelligent rendering GPU graphics processor, which is the core chip supplier of Bitcoin mining machine and various AIoT applications.

7. Feiteng Information: ARMv8 architecture is authorized, Great Wall Group is a strategic holding company, and its desktop computer and server CPU ecology is growing rapidly in the party, government, and commercial application markets.

8. Shenwei Technology: It has the highest independent controllability among domestic CPUs, and Shenwei processors are expanding from military and supercomputer fields to larger party and government innovation markets and industrial applications.

9. Shanghai Anlu: Huada Semiconductor and National Grand Fund are shareholders, leading domestic high-performance FPGA manufacturers, mainly used in the fields of communication, industrial control, display, consumer electronics and artificial intelligence.

10. Gaoyun Semiconductor: a domestic FPGA developer facing the global market, which serves the emerging AIoT application field by virtue of AI platform and SiP packaging technology.For detailed information of 30 digital chip companies, please visit: Investigation Report of 30 domestic digital chip (CPU/FPGA/ memory) manufacturers.

(ANALOG) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Get the capital injection from big national funds/industry giants or well-known VC investment.

3. Analog chip products have been mass-produced or entered the mainstream OEM supply chain.

4. Have independent research and development technology and strong chip design ability.5. Leading position in the field of high-precision ADC, signal chain, audio power amplifier, interface or mixed-signal SoCReason for selection1. Shengbangwei: the largest manufacturer of analog devices with complete categories in China.2. Siruipu: Focus on the research and development of high-end analog devices. Huawei is a strategic investor and key customer.3. Xinhai Technology: High-precision ADC has unique advantages in smart wearable devices and health care market.4. Aiwei Electronics: In the application of science and technology innovation board, there are five categories of products: audio power amplifier, LED driver, power management, RF device and touch sensor.5. Silicon Valley Digital-Analog: American company acquired by Chinese capital, engaged in research and development of digital multimedia and high-performance digital-analog hybrid chips for many years.

6. Multicore Microelectronics: Get 180 million yuan of Series B financing, focusing on the research and development of intelligent audio power amplifier chips and ToF sensor chips.

7. Diaowei: Obtained the strategic investment of Xiaomi Changjiang Fund, with complete product lines of power management, signal processing and LED lighting driver chips.

8. Thai Silicon Microelectronics: R&D of high-performance dedicated AFE SoC chip, developing TWS headphones in cooperation with Goer.

9. Chuantuwei: Focus on RF devices and isolation chips, rooted in the field of industrial control and power supply.

10. Lingsiwei: a high-performance ADC startup company, a founding team of technical experts, facing the laser radar and oscilloscope market.For detailed information of 30 analog chip companies, please visit: Investigation Report of 20 domestic analog/mixed signal chip manufacturers.

(CONNECTION) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Get the capital injection from big national funds/industry giants or well-known VC investment.

3. Wireless chip products have been mass-produced or entered the mainstream OEM supply chain.

4. Have unique wireless connection and RF technology, and strong application design ability.

5. Be in the leading position in Bluetooth, WiFi, NB-IoT, LoRa or other wireless connection fieldsReason for selection1. Broadcom integration: the leading manufacturer of SoC chips for wireless communication in China, which has wireless data transmission and wireless audio series product lines such as ETC, WiFi and TWS headset Bluetooth chips.2. Hengxuan Technology: science and technology innovation board, the leading manufacturer of TWS headset Bluetooth chip in China, is listed, with the technology, products and capital strength of the booming TWS headset market.3. Lexin Technology: a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth MCU and AIoT solution provider listed in science and technology innovation board with an international R&D team.4. Aojie Technology: Through financing and mergers and acquisitions, it has product lines of cellular baseband chips, non-cellular IoT chips and highly integrated WiFi chips.5. Grankangxi Communication: WiFi 6 RF front-end chips have strong competitiveness in the global market, and 5G NR series RF front-end chips are for 5G micro base station applications.

6. Tailing Microelectronics: National Grand Fund and Xiaomi Changjiang Fund have invested in the research and development of Internet of Things chips. The main products include BLE and LPWAN wireless communication chips and resistance/capacitance/electromagnetic touch chips, etc.

7. Juxin Technology: The listing of science and technology innovation board is in progress, and it is a pioneer in the field of Bluetooth chips in China. Its main products include Bluetooth audio SoC chips, portable audio and video SoC chips, intelligent voice interactive SoC chip series, etc.

8. Jieli Technology: Mainly based on TWS headset Bluetooth chip, it has four product lines: AI RF chip, intelligent video chip, multimedia AI chip and big health chip.

9. Zhongke Lanxun: TWS headset Bluetooth chip shipments are leading, and science and technology innovation board IPO application is pending.

10. Yizhao Microelectronics: a Bluetooth and WiFi chip manufacturer invested by Xiaomi, and its IPO is in progress.For the detailed information of 30 wireless connection chip companies, please visit: the research report of 30 domestic wireless connection (Bluetooth /Wi-Fi/NB-IoT/LoRa) chip manufacturers.

(COMMUNICATION) Top 10

Selection criteria

1. Give priority to enterprises that have been listed or are applying for listing.

2. Get the capital injection from big national funds/industry giants or well-known VC investment.

3. Communication or network chip products have been mass-produced or entered the mainstream OEM supply chain.

4. Have unique communication/network technology and strong application design ability.

5. It is in a leading position in the fields of mobile communication, radio frequency and baseband, network switching, satellite communication, millimeter wave or special communication.Reason for selection1. Huawei HiSilicon: Although controlled by the United States, it is still the largest IC design company in China, and Ba Long's 5G Modem chip is at the leading level in the world.2. Ziguang Zhanrui: Provide complete mobile terminal chip products from 2G/3G/4G to 5G. Hubin T7520 with built-in 5G Modem has caught up with 5G chips of first-line manufacturers around the world.3. ZTE Microelectronics: Become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZTE, and be more competitive in the research and development of 5G chips and key mobile communication devices.4. Hexin Xingtong: GNSS chip design company of Big Dipper provides complete satellite communication sensing products from chips, modules, boards to receiver kits.5. Shengke Network: the largest provider of Ethernet switching core chips and system solutions in China, providing a full range of Ethernet switching products from 1G to 100G.6. Hezhong Shuangzhuang: Shenzhen Stock Exchange is listed on the Growth Enterprise Market, providing products and services in the whole industry chain from high-precision core chips and modules, board components, antennas, terminal equipment to service platforms.

7. Zhenxin Technology: Listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, it provides complete industrial chain products and services from key components, terminals to systems around Beidou satellite navigation applications.

8. Litong Technology: The private network communication provider plans to list on the GEM of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, providing chips, modules, terminals, systems and software. The chip products include wireless communication RF chips and wireless communication SoC chips.

9. Angrui Microelectronics: It has successively introduced the strategic investment of Xiaomi Changjiang Fund and Huawei Hubble. Its main products include 2G/3G/4G/5G full-range RF front-end chips and Internet of Things wireless connection SoC chips.

10. Gartland: the founding team of Berkeley, University of California. The RF front-end chip of 77/79GHz millimeter-wave radar with automotive CMOS technology has been mass-produced and entered the automotive front-end market. Its Antenna-in-Package technology will accelerate the popularization of millimeter-wave radar in automotive, precise measurement, personnel monitoring and gesture recognition applications.



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