I. Conference Overview
From December 10 to December 11, 2020, “CSIA-ICCAD 2020 Annual Conference & Chongqing IC Industry Innovation and Development Summit” was held in Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Center, as hosted by China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch (CSIA - ICCAD), National S&T Major Project(NMP) 01 General Expert Group, China Integrated Circuit Design Innovative Alliance and Chongqing Xiyong Micro-Electronics Industrial Park, organized by, China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch (CSIA-ICCAD), Chongqing Semiconductor Industry Association, Shanghai Xinmei Conference Service Co., Ltd., Shanghai Yaxun Shangwu Zixun Co., Ltd. And Yaxin Convention and Exhibition Service (Shanghai) Center; the event is the 26th Annual Conference by CSIA-ICCAD after its successful holding in Nanjing.
The theme of ICCAD 2020 deeply discuss IC industry, in particular the opportunities and challenges of IC design industry facing, to upgrade innovation capability, to strengthen the integration capability of China IC Industry chain, to the need of the market and advance the international competitive power, which was divided into three parts: General Summit, Themed Seminars, and Product Demonstrations. More than 3000 guests and 800 companies to attended the conference, including top officers from MIIT, CSIA, the government officials of Chongqing and other China provinces and cities; Members of National S&T Major Project(NMP) 01 General Expert Group; domestic and foreign experts; representatives from National IC Design Industrialization Base; members of relevant industry associations; IC design companies and IP service vendors, EDA (electronic design automation tools) manufacturers, Foundry manufacturers, packaging and testing enterprises, equipment and material enterprises, system manufacturers, venture capital firms and media representatives.
As highly praised by all representatives and guests that presented there, the two-day conference was capable to provide a platform for communication between enterprises from various aspects of the IC industry chain, and establish an information exchange and cooperation channel for Chinese IC design companies with partners, relevant industry associations and intermediary organizations around the world especially in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan in the field of technology, marketing, applications, investment and so on. The success of annual conference would be importantly significant to promoting establishment of high-end communication platform and business cooperation opportunities for local industry also make profound impact on promoting industrial integration, improvement of core competitiveness, and rapid development of industrial scale.
II. Conference Publicity and Coverage
Before the conference was held, conference related information was reported and updated via the ICCAD’s official website(www.csia-iccad.net.cn) and China Integrated Circuit website(www.cicmag.com); Wechat Official Accounts:“ICCAD年会”and“CIC集成电路”; the magazine CHINA INTEGRATED CIRCUIT made targeted publicity and coverage on the annual conference from April 2020.
During the conference, the conference organizers invited many professional print media and online media to present and report, such as CHINA INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, EETimes, EEPW, Semiconductor Manufacturing, EEtrend online, semiinsights, ElecFans, EEFOCUS, ICRankcn, etc. Meanwhile, the conference organizers also organized elated media to executives of interview many famous enterprises on site, including TSMC, VeriSilicon, Mentor, SMIT, HeJian, arm China, StarFive, MooreElite, IPGoal, Leadyo, X-EPIC, ACTT, ICisc, etc.
On December 10, the opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Qing Zhou, Deputy General Secretary of Chongqing Municipal People's Government; the opening speech was addressed by Mr. Li Zhang, Secretary General of CSIA; Mr. Xiaoping Dong, Deputy Director General of MIIT; Mr. Xiangdong Zheng, Deputy Mayor of Chongqing Municipal People's Government, and they congratulated the successful opening.
The morning summit was presided over by Mr. Jinge Cheng, General Secretary, CSIA-ICCAD, and the afternoon summit was hosted by Datong Chen, Vice General Director, CSIA-ICCAD. Prof. Shaojun Wei, General Director, CSIA-ICCAD gave a report themed at “Seizing the Opportunity to Achieve Leap Forward”.
The scope of statistics data covered 2218 design enterprises and increased by 438 over 1780 in 2019. It is shown from preliminary statistics that the industry-wide sales revenue is estimated to 381.94 billion yuan in 2020, and increases by 23.8% over 308.49 billion yuan in 2019, the growth rate was 4.1% higer than the previous year's 19.7%. According to the exchange rate between USD and RMB: 1: 6.8, the annual sales revenue about 56.17 billion US dollars, it is already exceed $50 billion for the first time, and its share of global sales of integrated circuit products will increase further.
IV. Themed Forums
Themed forums are regarded as an important platform for information communication and technology exchange in integrated circuit industry. In the second day, total seven themed forums were held in six venues respectively at the same time, including “IP and IC Design”, “EDA and IC Design Innovation”, “Foundry and Process Technology”, “Advanced Packaging and Testing”, “Capital and IC Design Industry”, and “Chongqing IC Innovation and Development Forum”, etc. Such the exciting presentations were highly welcomed and attractive, and participants also benefited a lot by sharing.
During the annual conference, the professional exhibition gathered more than 180 well-known exhibitors to show their latest technologies and products, such as Cadence, TSMC, Synopsys, VeriSilicon, Mentor, SMIT, HeJian, SMIC, arm China, Empyrean, HLMC, T-Head, MooreElite, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, ICisC, X-EPIC, IPGoal, StarFive, ACTT, Leadyo, etc.
VI. Special Events
On December 10, Welcome Dinner Banquet sponsored by Cadence was held in Liangjiang Grand Ballroom of Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Center. Welcome Dinner Banquet contained various performance and luck draw, and gathered 1600 guests. On December 11, the Closing Reception Banquet was held in Fiesta Function Hall of Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Center, and gathered more than 300 guests.
VII. Award Ceremony and Flag Handover
In order to further encourage the IC design enterprises of our country to pay equal attention to technical advancement and industrialization, with stable development, and improvement of the overall competitiveness of IC design industry, and to set a good example for whole industry, the IC Design Branch of China Semiconductor Industry Association, combining with China IC periodical office, started to hold a campaign on “Annual Entrepreneur of China IC Design Industry” since 2012. Witnessed by the industry, on December 11, in this closing reception banquet, the organizer published the result of “Annual Entrepreneur of China IC Design Industry of 2020” and held a grand award ceremony; Mr. Jingfang Zhang, Chairman of Chipone Technology, and Ms. Yihui Wang, General Manager of Zhuhai Jieli Technology Co., Ltd. won the award nomination because of their outstanding performance. Shaojun Wei, General Director of CSIA-ICCAD awarded the cups and award certificates for the awardees.
The conference came to an end on December 11 in Closing Reception Banquet, where all guests toasted and talked each other. In a warm communicating atmosphere, Prof. Shaojun Wei, General Director of CSIA-ICCAD, announced that ICCAD 2021 would be held in Wuxi, thus the flag was handed over from Chongqing to Wuxi.
VIII. Contribution on Promoting Chongqing IC Industry
The scale, attendees’ position and influence were at record highs this year. The Annual Conference helped people learn more about Chongqing, and provided a channel for further understanding on policy and situation in local integrated circuit industry, also created an investment promotion platform for attracting more, larger and international manufacturers, thus utilizing geographical advantages of Chongqing more effectively, integrating industrial resources, and developing core technology.
IX. Statistical Analysis
（A) Statistical Analysis on Exhibiting Companies
(B) Statistical Analysis on Participants
(C) Statistics Analysis on Geographical Distribution of Participants
(D) Statistics Analysis on Working Nature of Participants
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