Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS) Set up a Joint Laboratory

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS) Set up a Joint Laboratory

  • [Hong Kong, 23 March 2016] Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute and State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS) announced today (23 March 2016) the establishment of the ASTRI – SAPPRFT ABS Ultra High-definition Television Technology Joint Laboratory which focuses on research and development of ultra high-definition technology and upcoming video technology.

    ASTRI’s CEO Dr. Frank Tong and Dean of SAPPRFT, ABS Mr. Zou Feng signed the cooperation agreement at the signing ceremony witnessed by ASTRI’s Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ieong Meikei, ASTRI’s Director, IC Design Digital of Mr. Li Yiu Kei, Director, TV Technology Research Institute, SAPPRFT, ABS Mr. Xie Wei and Deputy Director, TV Technology Research Institute, SAPPRFT, ABS Mr. Guo Xiao-qiang.

    The establishment of the Joint Laboratory will bring along the following 3 advantages:

    1. Strengthening the cooperation between ASTRI and SAPPRFT, ABS on ultra high-definition and upcoming video technology.
    2. Facilitating the development of comprehensive strategic partnership in different professional areas between ASTRI and SAPPRFT, ABS.
    3. Strengthening the Beijing-Hong Kong cooperation in technological innovation to form a hub for exchanges among the R & D centres in Hong Kong and Beijing, nurturing talents and promoting technological entrepreneurship.

    ASTRI’s CEO Dr. Frank Tong said at the signing ceremony, “We expect that the joint laboratory will further strengthen our collaboration on research and application on upcoming digital video technology and other areas, facilitate technology exchange and nurture of talents, thus expanding the scope of technological cooperation between Beijing and Hong Kong.”

    Dean of SAPPRFT, ABS Mr. Zou Feng remarked, “The strong cooperation between SAPPRFT, ABS and ASTRI will contribute significantly to the broadcasting and TV industry of our country and of the world.”

    It is expected that the joint laboratory will create huge market value in the joint development and application of ultra-high-definition and upcoming digital video technology for both parties.

    Photo 1

    Group photo of ASTRI and SAPPRFT, ABS representatives, including Mr. Li Yiu Kei, Director of IC Design Digital, ASTRI (2nd from the left), Dr. Ieong Meikei, Chief Technology Officer of ASTRI (3rd from the left), Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI (4th from the left) and Mr. Zou Feng, Dean of SAPPRFT, ABS (5th from the left)

    Photo 2

    Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI and Mr. Zou Feng, Dean of SAPPRFT, ABS sign the cooperation agreement at the signing ceremony