I. Conference Overview
From December 22 to December 23, 2021, “CSIA-ICCAD 2021 Annual Conference & Wuxi IC Industry Innovation and Development Summit” was held in Wuxi Taihu International Expo Center, as hosted by China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch (CSIA - ICCAD), National S&T Major Project(NMP) 01 General Expert Group and China Integrated Circuit Design Innovative Alliance, organized by, China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch (CSIA-ICCAD), Jiangsu Semiconductor Industry Association, Wuxi Semiconductor Industry Association, Jiangsu Industrial Technology Resarch Insitute Intelligent Integrated Circuit Technology Institute, National IC Design Wuxi Industrial Centre, Shanghai Xinmei Conference Service Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Yaxun Shangwu Zixun Co., Ltd.; the event is the 27th Annual Conference by CSIA-ICCAD after its successful holding in Chongqing.
The theme of ICCAD 2021 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 3200 guests and nearly 900 companies to attended the conference, including top officers from CSIA, Industry and Information Technology Department of Jiangsu, the government officials of Wuxi 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 timely 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 2021.
During the conference, the conference organizers invited many professional print media and online media to present and report, such as CHINA INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, SemiIngights, EE Times, EEtrend online, Semiconductor Manufacturing, ICRank, Eefocus, Elecfans, EETC, Techsugar, ICsmart, Jiweinet, etc. Meanwhile, the conference organizers also organized elated media to executives of interview many famous enterprises on site, including TSMC, Synopsys, Siemens EDA, VeriSilicon, Actt, S2C, MooreElite, ICisC, Akrostar, Arm China, X-EPIC, MetaX, Giga, INNOSILICON, etc.
On December 22, the opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Haoming Zhou, Deputy General Secretary of Wuxi Municipal People's Government; the opening speech was addressed by Mr. Yangbao Jin, Executive Secretary General of CSIA; Mr. Yu Chi, Deputy Director of Industry and Information Technology Department of Jiangsu; Ms. Yaguang Gao, Deputy Mayor of Wuxi Municipal People's Government, and they wish the conference a great a success.
The morning summit was
presided over by Mr. Jinge Cheng,
General Secretary, CSIA-ICCAD, and the afternoon summit was hosted by Wayne Dai, Vice General Director, CSIA-ICCAD.
Prof. Shaojun Wei, General Director, CSIA-ICCAD gave a report themed at “Working Hard Toward Excellence”.
本次统计涵盖2810家设计企业，比2020年的2218家多了592家。初步统计表明，2021年全行业销售收入预计为4586.9亿元，比2020年的3819.4亿元增长20.1%，增速比上年的23.8%降低了3.7个百分点。按照美元与人民币1:6.5的兑换率，全年销售约为705.7亿美元，预计占全球集成电路产品销售收入的比例会有所提升.The scope of statistics data covered 2810 design enterprises and increased by 592 over 2218 in 2020. It is shown from preliminary statistics that the industry-wide sales revenue is estimated to 458.69 billion yuan in 2021, and increases by 20.1 % over 381.94 billion yuan in 2020, the growth rate was 3.7% down than the previous year's 23.8%. According to the exchange rate between USD and RMB: 1: 6.5, the annual sales revenue about 70.57 billion US dollars, and it is expected to account for a higher proportion of global IC product sales revenue.
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”, “IC Design & Application” and “Wuxi 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 283 well-known exhibitors to show their latest technologies and products, such as Cadence, Siemens EDA, Synopsys, TSMC, HeJian, VeriSilicon, S2C, SMIC, Arm China, Empyrean, HLMC, T-Head, MooreElite, Giga, Akrostar, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, ICisC, CR Micro, X-EPIC, Primarius, INNOSILICON, MetaX, Tower Semiconductor, Actt, etc.
VI. 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 22, in this Summit, the organizer published the result of “Annual Entrepreneur of China IC Design Industry of 2021” and held a grand award ceremony; Mr. Shaobo Zheng, President of Silan, was awarded the title “Annual Entrepreneur in China's IC Design Industry 2021”, Mr. Lei Tang, Director of Xi’an Microelectronics Technology Institute, and Mr. Weiping Liu, Chairman of Empyrean 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.
After the Award Ceremony, Prof. Shaojun Wei, General Director of CSIA-ICCAD, announced that ICCAD 2022 would be held in Guangzhou, thus the flag was handed over from Wuxi to Guangzhou.
VII. 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 Wuxi, 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 Wuxi more effectively, integrating industrial resources, and developing core technology.
VIII. 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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