Audio IC are high-precision products, this industry need a long product development cycle, design requirements, capital investment, complex technology process, with a higher threshold. Therefore, it formed a high degree concentration, monopolized by semiconductor manufacturers’ competitive landscape.
At present, in the foreign industrial developed countries the Audio IC industry is generally at a more advanced level, the world's large enterprises are mainly concentrated in the United States. Meanwhile, foreign companies have more mature equipment, strong R & D capability, the technical level is in a leading position.
As the downstream consumption usually follows with developed and rapid economic growth areas, such as BRICS, the developed areas’ company prefers investing to underdevelopment regions these years.
Chinese Audio IC industry has developed into a national industry with certain research, currently China has become international Audio IC large consumption country, but the Audio IC product are almost the low-end product. There is no competitive in the international market.