Why Should I Read this Book?
There are many books on technology trends, why should I read this one?
This book is not about technology for the sake of talking about technology. It is a collection of blogs and videos that answer questions from founders and investors in the tech world from May 2020 to March 2022, using a Q&A format so that readers can clearly understand what specific problems innovative technologies can solve in real life, and what difficulties and market opportunities they face.
The main topics covered in this book are accompanied by related videos, showing readers the complete closed loop from technology evolution, to the commercialization process, as well as the synergistic development effect between various technologies, so that readers can understand the cutting-edge technology trends more intuitively. Readers can follow the author’s video channel and blog to continuously obtain the latest development information of related technologies worldwide.
Each cutting-edge technology has selected a technology company in the relevant field and introduced the background of the founders, their perspective on problem identification and problem solving, as well as their product focus and development strategy, hoping to bring some inspiration to readers.
Why Did the Three Tech Entrepreneurs and Inventors Recommend This Book?
I am very fortunate to invite three bigwigs in the science and technology circle to read the manuscript and give me sincere feedback and recommendations. What they all have in common is that they all hold international patents and have personally founded several reputable technology companies in the industry. Here are their testimonials, (in alphabetical order by last name)：
Hugh is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in tech, innovation and venture. Inventor of 12 patents. Founder of Pool Global and ViXS Systems (TSX:VXS).
Bill was awarded the 2016 IEEE CQR Chairman Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and developed the world’s first carrier-grade streaming media switching and IPTV system.
Mr. Peng received master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, USA. He has 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and holds more than 60 invention patents. He worked in companies such as AMD, Gatefield, Silicon Valley Actel for many years. He successfully founded two companies in Silicon Valley and sold them to NASDAQ listed companies successively. He is the inventor of the world’s original innovative super RFID technology — X-RFID® technology and the world’s leading ultra-low power permanent memory — XLPM technology.
Why Write about China’s Technology Ecology?
First of all, China is already a world leader in many fields of science and technology. To talk about global cutting-edge technology, China cannot be bypassed.
The book also analyzes China’s advantages in technology manufacturing, supply chain among others. Although there are trade frictions and technological decoupling between China and the United States, China’s advantages are still incomparable. For example, according to Apple’s list of the top 200 suppliers in 2021, the total number of companies from mainland China exceeds 50, making China Apple’s largest supply area. The value share of China in iPhones has risen from 3.6% in 2012 to 25% today. What are the advantages that make Chinese companies increase their share in the value chain? The reasons are explained in detail in the book.
Secondly, due to the ongoing US-China trade conflict, many overseas companies or investment institutions have a kind of exclusion from China. The author has more than 20 years of related work experience in the technology industry, and can more objectively demonstrate the development of science and technology in China.
“The technology projects, technology founding teams and technology investors I met come from more than 50 countries and regions in the world. My biggest experience is that every entrepreneurial project is a group of founding teams with dreams, breaking through many restrictions and difficulties, and persevering. Therefore, no matter which country you come from, in fact, everyone hopes to use technology to solve the problems encountered in our lives, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
I hope that through my efforts, everyone will have a more intuitive understanding of China’s technology ecosystem and reduce unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings. I have done my best and will continue to promote international cooperation between China and other countries.
On the other hand, I encourage more Chinese companies to go out, broaden their horizons and participate in the process of internationalization.”
Who Should Read This Book?
This book was originally written as a reference manual for non-technical tech investors, entrepreneurial teams, and policymakers. It allows readers to spend minimal time to understand the key technologies and commercialization paths in the frontier fields of science and technology around the world, especially China’s science and technology strategies and trends.
Whether the reader is interested in technology investment, international business, or career choice, this book is a good reference.
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