China will invest 120 billion yuan to support the development of integrated circuits
The chip industry related to information security has been upgraded to the height of national strategy. According to relevant sources, the state will invest heavily to support the development of the integrated circuit industry, and a 120 billion yuan national chip industry support fund is expected to be announced in the near future. Analysts said that with the escort of the national team funds, the equipment, design, manufacturing and packaging enterprises of integrated circuit chips are expected to usher in rapid development.
It is understood that the annual import amount of integrated circuit chips in China exceeds 190 billion US dollars, which is comparable to the import amount of crude oil. How to get rid of external dependence and gradually realize domestic substitution is the top priority of China's information technology localization. It is reported that the relevant national departments have now completed the Outline for Promoting the Development of the Integrated Circuit Industry, which clearly supports the development of the integrated circuit industry in the form of financial support and equity investment funds.
A person in the industry said frankly that capital has become the main bottleneck restricting the development of the integrated circuit industry. "China's integrated circuit industry has invested more than 100 billion yuan in science and technology over the past 10 years, but compared with large international enterprises, the investment in the whole industry in China is only one sixth of that of Intel." He said that the importance and necessity of capital in promoting the development of the integrated circuit industry had been recognized, and it was considered to be an effective means to work together through government financial guidance and equity investment funds.
It is under the guidance of this idea that the National Chip Industry Support Fund is expected to be announced and established in the near future, with a scale of 120 billion yuan. Among them, 40 billion yuan was allocated by the state, and the rest was raised by the society. "At present, many central enterprises are expected to be the initiators of the fund, including Chinese tobacco, mobile operators, chip packaging and other powerful enterprises. The fund will adopt corporate and professional operation, focusing on supporting the equipment, design, manufacturing, packaging and other subdivisions of integrated circuit chips. The establishment of the 120 billion yuan industry support fund will exceed ten years of research and development investment, which will greatly reduce the investment of developed countries in the chip industry The gap in capital investment. " Said the person.
Analysts believe that the general trend of chip localization has been irreversible, and the investment in related areas is expected to achieve geometric growth. In this context, the breakthrough and localization of core technologies will enter a peak period. Chips in important fields, including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data, digital TV, etc., are expected to be imported instead. In the industrial chain, the equipment, design, manufacturing and packaging enterprises of integrated circuit chips are expected to welcome rapid development.
The radiation effect of the chip is very obvious. According to the calculation of the International Monetary Fund, the output value of 1 yuan of chips can drive the output value of 10 yuan of relevant electronic information industries, bringing 100 yuan of GDP contribution, which has a positive impact on solving local employment and realizing local economic transformation.
In fact, earlier than the national team, various regions have started to build local chip industry equity investment funds to foster the development and growth of the integrated circuit industry. After Beijing announced the establishment of a 30 billion yuan equity investment fund to build the integrated circuit industry at the end of last year, Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hefei, Shenyang and other places also accelerated.
An industry senior said that the local version of the fund will also play a guiding role in government funds, expand venture capital funds and other capital channels, and encourage and attract institutional investors, industrial capital and overseas capital to participate in the establishment of an integrated circuit industry development fund. On the one hand, the Fund will support the coordinated development of all links of the integrated circuit industry chain by means of equity investment; On the other hand, it will promote the merger and reorganization of key enterprises and the construction of industrial parks, which will undoubtedly benefit internationally renowned leading enterprises such as Hisense, Spreadtrum, SMIC International, and Changdian Technology.
The insiders said that the introduction of the "national version" support policy will undoubtedly have an important demonstration and promotion effect on local support policies. In 2014, many places will introduce semiconductor industry development plans and relevant investment promotion and support policies, and establish relevant industry development funds.