Xiongan New Area in North China's Hebei province is going to be built into a global innovation leader in the integrated circuit industry, Sina Finance reported on Tuesday.
A batch of national-level integrated circuit innovation platforms, such as national laboratories, state key laboratories and engineering research centers, will be built in Xiongan New Area, the report said, citing a notice on speeding up development of the integrated circuit industry in Hebei province.
The annual average growth rate of main businesses in the IC industry in the province is expected to reach 30 percent by 2020, the report said.
Five to 10 upstream and downstream enterprises in the IC industry will be introduced to the province, three to five integrated circuit design and service companies and special material companies at national leading level will be cultivated, three to five provincial-level key laboratories and technology centers for enterprises will also be established by that time.
The aggregation project will be implemented by building an industrial chain of design, manufacture, packaging and testing for application-specific integrated circuits.
Technological transformation of basic materials will be accelerated, and the level of technology and quality of products will be upgraded to build up a sound foundation in Xiongan.
Current chip design levels will be upgraded and high-end, miniaturized, long-lasting and low power consumption chip production will be promoted, according to the report.
Chip designing companies will be encouraged to cooperate with companies in automobile, robot, internet of things and fifth-generation mobile communication companies to realize scaled application of independent chips.
Leading companies in integrated circuit packaging and testing at home or abroad will also be introduced to Xiongan, to accelerate the construction of chip testing, detecting and packaging production lines.
Technological innovation capabilities of integrated circuits will be improved by encouraging Chinese companies to cooperate with world-leading research institutes and enterprises and establish a market-oriented technological innovation system.
Established in April last year, Xiongan New Area, spanning three counties in Hebei province about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing, will develop into a modern city that is green, intelligent and livable, with relatively strong competitiveness and harmonious human-environment interaction, by 2035.