September 22, 2016 --The 3rd Global Sensor Summit & China IoT Applications Summit was grandly held in Hefei, China on September 22, 2016. More than 1000 attendees from over 500 organizations, including IC industry administration, domestic and international renowned sensor and IoT applications companies, system houses, scientific research institutions and investment institutions, gathered together to discuss the development of sensor and IoT Industry.
On the opening ceremony, Brite Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (Brite Semiconductor), a leading ASIC/SoC design and turnkey solution provider, announced the establishment of Hefei Brite Technology Co., Ltd (Brite Tech) in Hefei. Dr. Charlie Zhi, President & CEO of Brite Semiconductor, and its strategic partner Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor and ARM Accelerator signed a Memorandum of Understanding respectively. Ding Wenwu, President of China National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund, Ye Tianchun, Director of Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Science, Wang Xiang, Deputy Mayor of Hefei and Song Daojun, Director of Administration Commission of Hefei State Hi-tech Industry Development Zone witnessed the signing of the memorandum.
Brite Tech established deep cooperation with Synopsys, Cadence and Mentor, the world leading providers of IP/EDA to jointly provide services for Hefei IC enterprises. At the same time, Brite Tech and ARM Accelerator (ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator, founded by ARM, is the incubation and acceleration platform focusing on intelligent hardware and IoT startup.) signed an agreement to establish a joint laboratory to integrate the existing IoT application solutions of ARM Accelerator with IC design technology, solution and platform of Brite Tech to create an entire ecosystem of intelligent hardware. The laboratory can not only bring the end electronic users for Brite Tech’s fabless customers, but also provide ASIC solution for intelligent hardware startups on ARM Accelerator incubation platform, which will play an active role of connection.
After the settlement in Hefei, relying on its IC design service technology and the industrial leading position, Brite Semiconductor will work together with Hefei government to build an IC Industrial Park. Meanwhile, as the first batch of project signed in Chip City in Hefei State Hi-tech Industry Development Zone, Brite Tech will help achieve the goal of Hefei IC City.
Director Song of said, “The introduction of Brite Semiconductor will help incubate more IC design enterprises in Hefei to promote the leaping development of Hefei IC design industry. Brite Semiconductor is a leading ASIC design services company, co-founded by SMIC, the largest foundry in Mainland China, and venture capital firms from China and Silicon Valley. We believe that Brite Tech will together with its upstream and downstream partners to provide high quality technical support for Hefei IC design companies.”
Dr. Zhi of Brite Semiconductor said, “The settlement of Brite Semiconductor in Hefei is owing to the strong determination and scientific planning of Hefei on the development of IC Industry, and through the development in recent years, Hefei’s IC Industry chain tends to be mature. Meanwhile, Hefei has the talent advantage of USTC and Hefei University of Technology and many system companies. Brite Tech will make full use of the resources of Brite Semiconductor’s design service technology and BriteIP’s IP platform to create an eco-system environment of IC Industry to accelerate the development of Hefei’s IC Industry.”