Wall Street journal reported, according to America's Treasury secretary, Mr Qin (Steven Mnuchin) agency, the United States trade representative (USTR) trade representative noeleen heyzer Wright (Robert Lighthizer) to a comprehensive economic dialogue Chinese vice premier of the state council, China led letters, liu crane under the government hopes that China would trump part to Japan, South Korea enterprise semiconductor purchase orders to the United States.
The latest industry figures show that South Korea and the United States each have two of the world's top four chip makers.
Global semiconductor industry sales rose 21.7% to $429.108 million annually in 2017, the highest increase in 14 years, IHS Markit said on March 28.Official data showed the U.S. semiconductor and related electronics components index rose 8.2% (2.1%) to 151.8 in February 2018 (2012 =100, seasonally adjusted), the highest annual increase since records began in 1972 and the highest since January 2015.
Samsung electronics (South Korea) replaced Intel (the United States) as the world's new leader in the semiconductor industry in 2017, with sales rising 53.6 percent annually to a record $62.31 billion, accounting for 14.5 percent of the global chip market, IHS Markit said.
Intel Corp, which lost its 25-year title as the world's largest chipmaker, saw its 2017 sales rise 11.7 per cent annually to $61.406bn, with global sales accounting for 14.3 per cent.Intel is celebrating its 50th anniversary in July 2018.
CBS News reported on March 23 that the following U.S. companies are most dependent on the Chinese market (as a percentage of revenue), according to UBS:• Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (80%)• qualcomm (63%)• Qorvo, Inc. (60%)• broadcom (52%)• meguiar's (50%)• Texas instruments (43%)• A.O. Smith Corp. (33%)• Microchip Technology Inc. (31%)• Amphenol Corp. (29%)• Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (27%)• Xilinx, Inc. (25%)• Intel (23%)• Western Digital Corp. (22%)• Corning Inc. (21%)• Agilent Technologies, Inc. (20%)• Avery Dennison Corp. (19%)• applied materials (18%)• NVIDIA Corp. (18%)• Analog Devices, Inc. (16%)• mettler-toledo International Inc. (16%)