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With the global navigation satellite system entering into the application phase gradually, the demand for navigation equipment is expected to grow sustantially. Navigation equipment, as the most essential part in the navigation satellite market, occupies nearly half of the market demand, mainly comprising positioning devices, vehicle-mounted devices, airborne navigation equipments, etc. In 2010, the shipment of global navigation satellite system equipments hit 437 million pcs, while the figure in 2020 is expected to excceed 1 billion pcs.
In 2011, the satellite navigation output value in China approximated RMB75 billion, but more than 90% was brought from GPS. At the end of 2010, the Beidou application (Beidou terminal plus operation) output value in China reached roughly RMB500 million, with the market share less than 1% in the domestic satellite navigation market. China is accelerating its pace to develop the satellite application industry centering the application of satellite communication radio, satellite navigation and satellite remote sensing. The market scale of Chinese satellite navigation industry is predicted to get to RMB400 billion by 2020 and, the market size of high-precision GNSS market by then is expected to realize RMB80 billion.
China is actively endeavoring to optimize the Beidou navigation system. Since April 2007, China has launched the Beidou 2nd generation navigation system which is superior to the Beidou 1st generation system in terms of the subscriber capacity, positioning precision, service zone, dynamic property and interference rejection, etc, on the heels of the launch of four satellites between October, 2000 and February, 2007. On September 19, 2012, China launched the 14th and 15th Beidou navigation satellites with one carrier rocket, marking that only one left to be launched to meet the network construction of Beidou 2nd generation navigation system. And it is estimated that the 16th satellite, also the last one, will be launched during November-December. Furthermore, China issued the test ICD file in December 2011 and, is set to launch official ICD file in late 2012.
International chip magnates also embark on the production of Beidou navigation chips in the wake of the launch of Beidou ICD file, further fueling the market competition. By contrast, Chinese chip producers feature small scale and laggard technology, so they