The 10th Management Committee meeting of the Hong Kong Branch of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre (CNERC) focusing on Application Specific Integrated Circuit Systems (ASICS) took place in Nanjing on 22 July 2019. The Management Committee unanimously approved its membership changes and confirmed the record of the ninth meeting. The meeting summed up the past year’s progress in the Branch’s work as well as its developments along with the main centre. The future technology roadmap of the Branch was also discussed, particularly the research plans for the coming year. The Committee will host its eleventh meeting in the Greater Bay Area in June 2020.
The meeting was chaired by Mr Sunny Lee Wai-kwong who is also the Vice-President (Administration) of City University of Hong Kong. Other members attending the meeting included: Professor Shi Longxing – Director of CNERC ASICS Centre and Director of Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute for ASICS, Professor Lu Shengli – Deputy Director of CNERC ASICS Centre, Ms Jane Lee – Secretary General, Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, the Hong Kong SAR Innovation and Technology Commission, Dr Davy Lo – Member of ASTRI’s Board Directors, Mr Hugh Chow – Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI and Director of the CNERC Hong Kong Branch for ASICS, Dr Martin Szeto – Chief Operating Officer of ASTRI, Mr YK Li – Senior Director of ASTRI and Deputy Director of the CNERC Hong Kong Branch for ASICS, and Dr Daniel Shi –Senior Director of ASTRI and Deputy Director of the CNERC Hong Kong Branch for ASICS.
In June 2012, ASTRI received the approval from the Central Government’s Ministry of Science and Technology to establish the first-ever Hong Kong branch of the CNERC, focusing on ASICS research and development. Application Specific Integrated Circuits form one of the five pillars of ASTRI’s R&D strategy. Through the Hong Kong Branch, ASTRI develops innovative technologies, tools and solutions that are applicable across multiple industries.