The following document is an example of a PRC provincial government plan to boost the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The highly granular and technical plan aims to elevate the quality of Guangdong Province’s general purpose and specialized microchips to the leading level in China, and in some cases, to the global cutting edge.
The Chinese source text is available online at: http://gdstc.gd.gov.cn/attachment/0/398/398724/3061058.pdf
An archived version of the Chinese source text is available at: https://perma.cc/CAD4-QY3H
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Application Guidelines for the “Chips, Software, and Compute” (Chip Category) Major Special Project of the 2020 Annual Guangdong Provincial Program for Research and Development in Key Fields
The 2020 “Chips, Software, and Compute” (Chip Category) Major Special Project aims at international cutting-edge [research]. These projects are guided by national strategy and the major development needs of Guangdong and have the goal of improving the independent controllability (自主可控能力) of the core technology of the integrated circuit (IC) industry. They focus on the key links and the industrial ecosystem of IC design, manufacturing, and packaging and testing, gather superior Chinese teams to organize core technology research, strive to break through a number of major technical bottlenecks that restrict the innovation and development of the IC industry, place independent (自主) intellectual property rights in our hands, and achieve a number of landmark results.
In 2020, a total of 17 project directions will be established under the five themes of electronic design automation (EDA) technology R&D and application, IC manufacturing processes, heterogeneous packaging technology, equipment and parts, and the industrial innovation ecosystem. It is planned to support no more than 22 projects, with project implementation cycles of 3 to 4 years. Theme 1 Project 4 and Theme 2 Project 2 select organizations (单位) with advantages in this field to commission them for project implementation.
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- Translator’s note: The following translation is an attachment to a notice (http://gdstc.gd.gov.cn/pro/tzgg/content/post_3056090.html; archived at https://perma.cc/CZA4-GN33) posted on the website of the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Department announcing the “Chips, Software, and Compute” Major Special Project of the 2020 Annual Guangdong Provincial Program for Research and Development in Key Fields.