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Startup Funding in China eBook: Notable investments in the semiconductor industry



China is racing to stay competitive in semiconductors, as trade sanctions increasingly limit its access to EDA tools and manufacturing equipment required for the most advanced manufacturing processes. As a result, state-backed investors and regional development funds are pouring money into domestic semiconductor companies. This report will provide a glimpse into where the money is going, and which startups and technologies received funding in 2022.


New ideas fuel the semiconductor industry, and money enables those ideas. Tracking what startups get funded is one way to see which ideas are more viable and which problems need to be solved most urgently. In general, the more startups working on a solution to a particular problem, the greater the need for a viable solution — and the more likely one will be developed. In China’s case, this is compounded by a need for basic tools and equipment, and the government’s focus on continued economic and technological competitiveness.

This report documents where the money was invested in 2022, how many times it was invested, and which industry sectors received it. It is both an indication of market potential, and a pointer to which are the next growth companies.

Find the Startup Funding in China eBook here.

(Note, a global startup funding report can be found here.)

Key features of this 126 page report include:

  • Trends about what’s happening in different market segments;
  • An overview of where the money is going and why;
  • A listing of chip industry companies receiving funding;
  • Funding amounts (when disclosed), funding rounds, funding sources, key product offerings by startups, and company headquarters location, and
  • A summary table that is sortable by company name, sector, amount raised, funding type or country.

Market/technology segments covered in this funding report include:

Semiconductor Chips

  • Processors and logic
  • AI Hardware
  • Analog and mixed signal
  • Memory and storage
  • Power semiconductors
  • Wireless

Electronic Design Automation

  • EDA
  • EDA adjacencies

Manufacturing, Equipment and Materials

  • Equipment
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials

Packaging and Test

  • Packaging
  • Test and inspection

Displays and AR/VR

  • Displays
  • AR/VR

Other Technologies

  • Photonics
  • Quantum computing
  • Hardware security
  • Sensors


  • ADAS and autonomy
  • Automotive chips
  • Automotive components
  • Automotive sensors

Power Storage/Generation

  • Batteries
  • Ambient power

Various funding charts by province and type of funding.