Fabless semiconductor company Entropic Communications has opened its new centre for worldwide sales, R&D, and applications support capabilities in Shenzen, China.
Entropic manufactures chipsets for home networking, high-speed broadband access, and integrated circuits for digital broadcast satellite services.
Entropic already has a corporate presence in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the China office is expected to address the growing needs of broadband market in China. According to China’s Ministry of Information Industry, China had more than 50 million broadband subscribers at the end of 2006 and this number is expected to rise to more than 100 million by 2010.
The company also said that establishing a presence in the country would help them take advantage of Chinese policies to switch from analog to cable digital TV.
Other chipset solutions providers such as CopperGate Communications have also opened representative offices in China to take advantage of growing broadband market in China.
To further expand in China, Entropic partnered with communications solution company Browan Communications in October 2007 to deliver broadband access solutions to the Chinese markets.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates