I. Conference Overview
From November 21 to November 22, 2019, “CSIA-ICCAD 2019 Annual Conference & Nanjing IC Industry Innovation and Development Summit” was held in Nanjing International Expo Convention Center, as cosponsored by China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA), National S&T Major Project(NMP) 01 General Expert Group, The Integrated Circuit Design Industry Technology Innovative Alliance and Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Administrative Committee, co-organized by CSIA-ICCAD, China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch (CSIA - ICCAD), Nanjing Municipal New Area Administrative Committee Economic Development Bureau（Investment Promotion Bureau）, Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Industrial Technology Research & Innovation Park, Shanghai Xinmei Conference Service Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Yaxun Shangwu Zixun Co., Ltd.; the event is the 25nd Annual Conference by CSIA-ICCAD after its successful holding in Zhuhai.
The theme of ICCAD 2019 “Build Chip Ecology, Achieve Chip Dream” will 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 2800 guests and 800 companies to attended the conference, including top officers from MIIT, MOST, CSIA, the government officials of Jiangsu province, Nanjing 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 May 2019.
During the conference, the conference organizers invited many professional print media and online media to present and report, such as CHINA INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, EDN CHINA, EETimes, EEPW, Semiconductor Manufacturing, EEtrend online, semiinsights, TechSugar, EEFOCUS, eeworld, etc. Meanwhile, the conference organizers also organized elated media to executives of interview many famous enterprises on site, including TSMC, Synopsys, VeriSilicon, Cadence, Mentor, SMIT, HeJian, Arm China, Empyrean, T-Head, SiFive, MooreElite, Cellixsoft, Silvaco, socionext, ACTT, etc.
On November 21, the opening ceremony was presided over by Ms. Chanmei Chen, Deputy Director of Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Administrative Committee; the opening speech was addressed by Mr. Chenghe Gong, Executive Vice Secretary General of CSIA; Mr. Wenwu Ding, General Manager of National IC Industry Investment Fund Co, Ltd., Leader of Department of Information Technology Industry, MIIT; Mr. Qun Luo, Standing Member of CPC Nanjing Committee, 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 “Continuously Creating Value for Customers”.
The scope of statistics data covered 1780 design enterprises and increased by 82 over 1698 in 2018. It is shown from preliminary statistics that the industry-wide sales revenue is estimated to 308.49 billion yuan in 2019, and increases by 19.7% over 257.7 billion yuan in 2018, the growth rate was 12.7% lower than the previous year's 32.4%. According to the exchange rate between USD and RMB: 1: 7, the annual sales revenue about 44.07 billion US dollars, it is expected to account for more than 10% of global sales of integrated circuit products for the first time.
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 five 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”, “2019“The City of chip” Develop Forum of Nanjing Jiangbei New Area & The Third Anniversary Event of ICisC”, and “ISSCC China Press Conference”, 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 170 well-known exhibitors to show their latest technologies and products, such as TSMC, Synopsys, Cadence, VeriSilicon, Mentor, SMIT, HeJian, Arm China, SMIC, Empyrean,HLMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, SiFive, Cellixsoft, MooreElite, ACTT, socionext, Silvaco, T-Head, etc.
VI. Special Events
On November 21, Welcome Dinner Banquet sponsored by Empyrean was held inZhonghua Hall of Nanjing International Expo Convention Center. Welcome Dinner Banquet contained various performance and luck draw, and gathered 1600 guests. On November 22, the Closing Reception Banquet was held in Nanjing Hall of Nanjing International Youth Convention Hotel Hall, 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 November 22, in this closing reception banquet, the organizer published the result of “Annual Entrepreneur of China IC Design Industry of 2019” and held a grand award ceremony; Ms. Dongyan Zhao, Executive Director of Beijing Smartchip Microelectronics Technology Company Limited won the prize. Mr. Lin Fan, General Manager of Chongqing Southwest IC Co., Ltd. and Mr. Yundong Zhang, Chairman of Vimicro Corp. 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 November 22 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 2020 would be held in Chongqing, thus the flag was handed over from Nanjing to Chongqing.
VIII. Contribution on Promoting Nanjing IC Industry
The scale, attendees’ position and influence were at record highs this year. The Annual Conference helped people learn more about Nanjing, 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 Nanjing 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