China’s Compound Semiconductor Industry: The Impact on Global Manufacturing


Robert C. Walker, Ph.D.


CEO, eLite Optoelectronics, Inc., 1225 Bordeaux Drive. Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA

Tel: +1-408-329-5300 e-mail: RobertWalker@eLiteOpto.Net


 Principal, YEBY Associates, 822 Upland Rd., Emerald Hills, CA  94062  USA

Tel: +1-650-796-9598 e-mail: Robert@YEBY.Org



Keywords: … China, Asia, LED





     The economic rise of the People’s Republic of China is having a significant impact on the global economy far beyond its shores.  The potential impact this may have on the manufacturing of compound semiconductor devices is reviewed.  Particular emphasis is placed on parallel development in the broader Asia region and the infrastructure China already has in place.  The successes, as well as failures, to date are also presented.


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