Will China ever create an enterprise comparable in size, creativity and impact to Texas Instruments?
So far, it hasn’t come close. For now, there’s not much chance it will.
With surprising candor, Chinese executives here acknowledge last week (Sept. 7) that they face a long road ahead before China can give birth to a chip company of TI’s caliber. An industry panel including Chinese fabless CEOs, executives working for EDA vendors and a foundry along with a professor from Tsinghua University, debated the matter during the China Fabless CEO Forum & Awards event, organized by EE Times-China, a sister publication of EE Times.