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The Unveiling Ceremony was Held for JCIASC between Tsinghua and Wingtech

2022-01-08

On January 7, 2022, Tsinghua University-Wingtech Technology Joint Research Center for Industry & Automotive Semiconductor Chip (JCIASC) opening ceremony was held in the Multi-function hall of the FIT Building of Tsinghua University. Rong ZENG, Vice president of Tsinghua University and Wing ZHANG, Chairman of Wingtech Technology attended the ceremony. Huaqiang WU, dean of the school of Integrated Circuits, presided over the ceremony.


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Mr.Rong ZENG 


In his speech, Rong ZENG mentioned that the integrated circuit industry, as an important foundation of the modern electronic information industry, is a strategic and leading industry supporting economic development. Tsinghua University attaches great importance to the construction of integrated circuit discipline. On April 22, 2021, the School of Integrated Circuits of Tsinghua University was officially established, focusing on key core technologies and providing strategic support for the high-level development of IC technology. This combination of Tsinghua and Wingtech, which was set up in the field of Industry & Automotive Semiconductor in the IC industry, is a new chapter of cooperation. It will give full play to the advantages of both sides. More significantly, to solve the core technique issues and to promote education and the industry’s development.


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Wing Zhang


Wing Zhang expressed that The School of Integrated Circuits of Tsinghua University has a world-class research environment, the world's leading level of teaching, as well as outstanding students, Wingtech has cutting-edge technology, a future-oriented industry direction, and a large product line and customer base. The cooperation between the two sides will surely become a model for the strong combination of science and technology enterprises and universities.

 

He also said we are experiencing profound changes unseen in the world in a century, and integrated circuits are the key match point in the next 100 years. The motto of Tsinghua University is Continuous self-improvement and moral support. The enterprise spirit of Wingtech Nexperia is "be positive, be kind, be warm". Let us work together to the high-quality chips, to seize the commanding point of scientific and technological competition and future development.


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Rong ZENG and Wing ZHANG in JCIASC unveiling ceremony 


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Before the ceremony, Wing delivered a report entitled "Evolution: The Times and Us". He shared his views on science and technology, semiconductor industry development and Wingtech Nexperia’s strategic planning. The semiconductor industry is in the post-Moore law period, Automotive Semiconductor may be the backbone of the third semiconductor wave. Nexperia, a subsidiary of Wingtech Technology, is the world's leading automotive semiconductor enterprise, which has a huge advantage in the industry. Nexperia's large product line and customer base, increasing R & D investment, and rapidly increasing wafer and test capacity will ensure Wingtech continues to grow. Nexperia will increase its R & D investment from 9% to 15% and add more than 2,500 R & D engineers worldwide. The current strong investment in research and development is beginning to show its value. Many new products in IGBT, medium and high voltage MOSFET, Analog, SiC, GaN will be gradually mass-produced this year.

 

The new 12-inch auto-qualified wafer fab in Lingang, Shanghai, will also be put into operation this year, which will provide a strong new capacity guarantee for Nexperia in the future. New capacities from Manchester and Wales (UK), Hamburg (Germany), Seremban (Malaysia), Cabuyao (the Philippines) and Dongguan (China) will soon be released. Our continuous investment will meet the huge demand of our automotive customers and industrial and consumer market in the future, unswervingly supporting Nexperia to pursue its ambition of becoming a ten-billion-dollar company.

 

More than 80 people attended the event, including responsible persons from Wingtech and The School of Integrated Circuit, the Department of Electronics Engineering, the School of Aerospace engineering, the Department of electrical machinery and the School of Vehicle, etc.