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TOP 10 China IC – MCU manufacturers

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MCU is the abbreviation of Microcontroller Unit, MCU is generally divided into 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit processors, which are widely used in industrial control, medical equipment, remote control, office equipment and home appliances, toys and embedded systems. It can reduce the size of the system and lower the cost of the device by independent processor, memory and I/O devices. Recently, 2022 China IC Design Top 100 list was announced, let’s learn more about one of the list – the top 10 MCU manufacturers.

After this, we will update the top 10 list of China manufacturers of PMIC, AI chip, communication and network chip , memory , sensor chip , power device , analog chip , microprocessor , and wireless connectivity chip one by one. Please stay tuned to our website.

1. Beijing GigaDevice Semiconductor

GigaDevice• Established: 2005-04-06
• Total market value:77.433 billion RMB
• Location: Beijing, China

Company Profile:

GigaDevice, founded in Silicon Valley in 2005, is a leading fabless supplier. Committed to building a complete ecosystem with three major product lines—Flash memory, MCU and sensor—as the core driving force, GigaDevice can provide solutions for a broad set of applications in the fields of industrial, automotive, computing, consumer electronics, IoT, mobile, networking and communications.

GigaDevice is among the companies that pioneered SPI NOR Flash memory and is currently ranked number three in the world in this market segment.In addition, GigaDevice delivers touchscreen controller sensor and fingerprint sensor to world-renowned mobile makers around the globe, with its touchscreen controller sensor ranked No. 4, and the optical fingerprint sensor ranked No. 3 in the world.

Since 2007, GigaDevice has filed thousands of patent applications with 700+ patents granted. More than 70% of its employees are in research and development, which continues to differentiate our products from competitions in the market. The GigaDevice management team embodies leading semiconductor industry experience from renowned companies in California’s Silicon Valley, Korea, and Taiwan. GigaDevice is ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified by DQS.

Main business:

Flash memory: SPI NOR Flash, SPI NAND Flash Parallel NAND Flash and known Good Die; MCU:arm Cortex-M3/4/23/33, RISC-V; DRAM: DDR3L/DDR4; PMU: LDO/PMIC

Recent news:

In June 2021, GigaDevice launched the first DRAM product GDQ2BFAA series, marking the official entry into the mainstream storage market of DRAM.

Company Website:https://www.gigadevice.com/

2. Sino Wealth Electronic

sino-wealth• Established: 1994-07-13
• Total market value:13.685 billion RMB
• Location: Shanghai, China

Company Profile:
Sino Wealth is a chip design company specializing in the field of MCU and lithium battery management chips. It is one of the first IC design companies recognized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China and the Shanghai Office of Information Technology.

Sino Wealth was founded in 1994. Since 2002, it has focused on the chip design business of its own brand. In 2004, it passed the ISO9001 certification and completed the ISO9001:2015 upgrade in 2018. Sino Wealth focuses on the integrated circuit design of single chip microcomputer (MCU) products.

Main business:

Sino Wealth is mainly engaged in the R&D, design and sales of consumer and industrial control electronic chips. The fields involved include: household appliances and industrial control microcontrollers, green energy, digital signal processors, computer peripheral chips, etc.

Recent news:

In 2021, Sino wealth was selected into the “Top 100 Chinese Semiconductor Enterprises” list.

Company Website:http://www.sinowealth.com/

3. Shenzhen Fortior Technology

Fortior• Established: 2010-05-21
• Total market value: 6.011 billion RMB
• Location: Shenzhen city, Guangdong province,China

Company Profile:

Fortior Technology was founded in 2010. The company headquarter is in Shenzhen, and has sub-branches and service centers in Shanghai, Qingdao, Shunde, New Taipei, and Singapore.The company is professional in motor driver IC technology. Fortior is committed to providing high-quality driver and control IC chips for various motor systems, as well as provide motor technology consulting services. Their developed chips are widely used in multiple fields covering industrial equipment, motion control, power tools, consumer electronics, AI and robotics, IT and communications, and other driver control fields.

At present, Fortior technology has built long-term and stable business relationships with many large, small, and medium-sized local and global enterprises, which cover Asian, North American, and European markets. Fortior technology is competent to provide high-quality, fast technical support and services to customers with ISO9000 management system.

Main business:

Three-phase ASIC Series,Single=phase ASIC Series,Driver IC service,MOSFET series ,MCU series IPM series

Recent news:

September 2020, at “World Semiconductor Conference, 2020”, the “China IC Unicorn Forum” announced the new list of IC unicorn companies. As a newly-evaluated company, Fortior Technology entered the list of “The 3rd IC Unicorn Enterprise “. March 18, 2021 . Fortior Technology won the award of ‘China Most Potential IC Design Company of The Year’, and award of ‘China Excellent IC Design Team of The Year’.

Company Website:https://www.fortiortech.com/en/

4. Nations Technologies

Nation-• Established: 2000-03-20
• Total market value: 9.703 billion RMB
• Location: Shenzhen city, Guangdong province,China

Company Profile:

National Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2000 from the national “909” integrated circuit special project and went public in 2010. It is a leading enterprise in China’s security chips and general-purpose MCUs, a national high-tech enterprise, and has the first China enterprise independent security chip attack and defense technology Laboratory, post-doctoral research workstation. Headquartered in Shenzhen, it has branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and other places.

Products are widely used in network security certification, electronic banking, electronic licenses, mobile payment and mobile Security, Internet of Things, Industrial Networking and Industrial Control, Smart Home Appliances and Smart Home IoT Terminals, Consumer Electronics, Motor Drives, Battery and Energy Management, Smart Meters, Medical Electronics, Automotive Electronics, Security, Biometrics, Communications, Sensors, Machine automation and other application directions.

Main business:

The main products include: security chips, general-purpose MCUs, trusted computing chips, smart card chips, contactless read-write chips, Bluetooth chips, RCC innovative products, etc.

Recent news:

In September 2021, National Technology N32G series general-purpose security MCU chips won the annual award of China’s automotive electronics industry – “2020 Automotive Electronics Science and Technology Award Outstanding Innovative Product Award”.

In December 2021, National Technology N32G455 series general-purpose MCU products won the 2021 China Chip “Excellent Market Performance Product Award”. In August 2022, the 2022 International Integrated Circuit Exhibition and Seminar (IIC 2022) National Technology N32G435 won the best MCU of the year in the 2022 China IC Design Achievement Award.

Company Website:http://www.nationstech.com/

5. Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group

FUDAN-micro• Established: 1998-07-10
• Total market value: 59.198 billion RMB
• Location: Shanghai, China

Company Profile:

Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics is a leading company specializing in the design and development of ASIC and the provision of total solution in China.The company was listed in Hong Kong on August 4, 2000, becoming the first listed company in the domestic integrated circuit design industry.

Fudan Microelectronics Group has formed four mature product lines and system solutions: security and identification, smart meters, non-volatile memory, and smart appliances. The products are sold in more than 30 countries and regions. Security and identification products are widely used in finance, social security, urban public transportation, electronic licenses, mobile payment, anti-counterfeiting traceability and other fields, occupying a major market share.

Main business:

Security and Identification Chips, Smart meter and microcontroller MCU chip ,non-volatile memory, circuit for smart appliances

Recent news:

In 2021, at the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Association, Fudan Micro was awarded the top ten sales in Shanghai integrated circuit design industry in 2020. In July, at the “2021 China Integrated Circuit Design Innovation Conference and IC Application Expo” (ICDIA for short), Fudan Micro won the “2021 Innovative Enterprise”.

Company Website:https://www.fmsh.com/

6. Xiaohua Semiconductor

xiaohua-semiconductor• Established: 2021-11-26
• Location: Shanghai, China

Company Profile:

Xiaohua Semiconductor Co., Ltd. is a core subsidiary of Huada Semiconductor Co., Ltd., an integrated circuit business platform of China Electronics Corporation (CEC), a Fortune 500 company. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, with branches or offices in Chengdu, Shenzhen, Qingdao and other places. More than 75% of employees are R&D personnel, and the core industry experience in chip design is more than 20 years.

Xiaohua Semiconductor focuses on the design of core intelligent control chips for the fields of home appliances, industry, automobiles, and the Internet of Things, and provides customers with four product lines of general control, motor control, automotive electronics, and ultra-low power consumption, as well as corresponding algorithms and software. A complete set of systems and solutions.

Main business:

General-purpose control, ultra-low energy consumption, motor control, automotive electronics and other series, MHz, core, Flash, RAM, EE, GPIO, DMA, timer

Recent news:

On March 4, 2022, SGS, an internationally recognized inspection, appraisal, testing and certification agency, issued the ISO 26262 functional safety certification to Xiaohua Semiconductor Co., Ltd.’s automotive-grade chip development platform. This is the first ISO 26262 functional safety ASIL-D certification issued by SGS in the MCU chip field in China.

Company Website:http://www.xhsc.com.cn/

7. Shenzhen Micro Semicon

cmsemicon• Established: 2001-06-22
• Total market value:13.276 billion RMB
• Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong province,China

Company Profile:

Founded in 2001, Micro Semicon is a well-known chip design company, focusing on the research and development, design and sales of digital-analog mixed-signal chips and analog chips. The main products include home appliance control chips, consumer electronics chips, motor and battery chips, sensor signal processing chips and power devices, etc., which are widely used in household appliances, consumer electronics, motor batteries, medical health, industrial control, automotive electronics and the Internet of Things. . Headquartered in Shenzhen, China Micro Semiconductor is a national high-tech enterprise with 10 R&D centers and branches in Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore.

Main business:

Mixed Signal SoC: Brushless Motor, High Precision Measurement, Wireless Connectivity, Electromagnetic Heating. Ultra-low power control: ARM® Cortex® M0+ MCU – BAT32G13x series, 64MHz main frequency, up to 256KB Flash.General Purpose MCU: 8-bit and 32-bit MCU, RISC-V. Power devices: IGBT, MOSFET, motor drive, multiplexer. Dedicated chip: high precision ADC, touch, display driver, remote control, linear regulator.

Recent news:

On November 3, 2021, Micro Semicon won the “Outstanding Innovative Enterprise of the Year in the 2021 Global Electronics Achievement Award”. On November 17, Micro Semiconductor’s CMS32M5526 dedicated SoC for motor control won the “Top Ten Main Control Chips for BLDC Motor Controllers in 2021”. On December 10, 2021, Micro Semiconductor’s low-power Bluetooth 5.0 SoC BAT32WB35 was awarded the “2021 China IoT Technology Innovation Award”.

Company Website:https://www.mcu.com.cn/

8. Zhuhai Geehy Semiconductor

Geehy-Semiconductor• Established: 2019-12-26
• Location: Zhuhai city, Guangdong province,China

Company Profile:

Geehy Semiconductor is an integrated circuit design enterprise dedicated to the development of industrial-grade/vehicle-grade microprocessors, high-performance analog chips and system-level chips. Its headquarters is Ninestar group.

The Geehy team has 20 years of experience in integrated circuit design and embedded system development capabilities, and can provide customers with core and reliable chip products and solutions to achieve accurate sensing, secure transmission and real-time control, helping customers in smart home, high-end consumer electronics, automotive electronics, smart energy and communication facilities.

Geehy now has six major chip R&D centers (Zhuhai, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, North Carolina, USA), multiple R&D cooperation bases, and a R&D team of over 500 people. Chip design and R&D level, comprehensive software and hardware design services and a complete encryption engine platform.

Main business:

APM32 MCU, low energy bluetooth chip, master SoC, etc.

Recent news:

Geehy APM32F103VB series MCU passed IEC61508 SIL2 certification in April 2020. In January 2022, Geehy APM32F103RCT7 MCU chip was tested by third-party authoritative organizations such as Radio and Television Metrology, and successfully passed the AEC-Q100 vehicle certification. In May 2022, Geehy APM32F030 series MCU successfully passed the IEC60730 software security certification.

Company Website:https://www.geehy.com/

9. Shanghai MindMotion Microelectronics

mindmotion-SoC• Established: 2011-03-29
• Location: Shanghai , China

Company Profile:

Founded in 2011, MindMotion is a local supplier of general-purpose 32-bit MCU products and solutions in China. Smart Microelectronics’ MCU products are identified by MM32, based on Arm Cortex-M series cores, and independently develop software, hardware and ecosystem.

Customers cover smart industry, automotive electronics, communication infrastructure, healthcare, smart home appliances, Internet of Things, personal devices, mobile phones and computers and other application fields. MindMotion is one of the few MCU companies in China that has obtained official support from Arm-KEIL, IAR, and SEGGER, and has established an independent and complete general-purpose MCU ecosystem. MindMotion provides customers with all-round support from hardware chips to software algorithms, from reference solutions to system design.

Main business:

MM32F, MM32L, MM32SPIN, MM32W

Recent news:

On June 17, 2022, MindMotion was invited to participate in the “Global MCU Ecological Development Conference” hosted by Aspencore. In August, MindMotion was listed on the “Top 10 MCU Companies in the 2022 China IC Design Fabless 100 List”. At the same time , at the 10th China Electronic Information Expo (CITE), MM32F5270 won the “China Electronic Information Expo Innovation Award” issued by the organizing committee.

Company Website:https://www.mindmotion.com.cn/

10. Shanghai Xinwang Microelectronics

chip-on-ic• Established: 2012-01-20
• Location: Shanghai,China

Company Profile:

ChipON is a high-tech enterprise focusing on automotive-grade and industrial-grade mixed-signal 8-bit/32-bit MCU and DSP chips. It is one of the earliest chip design companies in the automotive and industrial fields in China. The core product line of automotive-grade MCUs has passed the AEC-Q100 quality certification, enabling mass commercial use in the automotive pre-installation market, covering a wide range of scenarios such as body control, automotive power and motors, automotive lighting, and smart cockpits.

Main business:

automotive-grade and industrial-grade mixed-signal 8-bit/32-bit MCU&DSP chips (KF8L,KF8TS,KF32F,KF32LS,KF32L).

Recent news:

On June 28, 2020, the top five Chinese innovative IC design companies won the 2020 China IC Design Achievement Award. On November 3, 2020, KungFu core architecture 32-bit automotive-grade MCU KF32A151 won the 2020 Best Domestic MCU Product Award of Hardcore China Core, and Xinwang Microelectronics was rated as the most influential IC design company in 2020.

On November 26, 2020, Xinwang Microelectronics’ domestic KungFu core 32-bit automotive-grade MCU won the 5th Lingxuan Award for Prospective Integrated Circuit Excellence Award. On March 18, 2021, it was selected into the 2021 China IC Design 100 List of Microcontroller Companies (MCU) TOP 10.

Company Website:https://www.chipon-ic.com/
MCU companies in ChinaFrom small chips for smart hardware and wearable products to industrial control chips for smart manufacturing 2025, MCU always occupies the core chip position, both as the core control chip for simple applications and as the nerve endings of a huge system, and through continuous optimization of process and R&D technology, it can maximize the size, power consumption and cost of the system and provide system-level products with It is an important part of the link between “good idea” and “good product” by providing rich and stable control functions for system-level products.

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