IMAPS Taiwang Technical Symposium 2000, Session 4, pp 289-302, 2000

Chinese Electronics Industry in the Year 2000

Chung-Shing Lee
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.

Michael Pecht
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

Y.S. Chen
Yuan-Ze University
Taoyuan, Taiwan


The electronics industry has become increasingly vital for emerging industrial countries like China. Since economic reforms started in 1978-9, China's electronics industry has experienced tremendous growth in both product sales and technology development. China's electronics industry can be presented in terms of three major sectors: semiconductors, computers, and telecommunications. This article begins with a brief summary of Chinese economic performance, then reviews the three main sectors of China's electronics industry, and finally summarizes the future outlook for China's electronics industry.

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