The Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System (CNERC) was established on 21 June 2012, with the approval from State Ministry of Science and Technology. The Hong Kong Branch operates within the infrastructure of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). The branch focuses on microelectronics and integrated circuits, which together with those six core priority areas, forms the blueprint for ASTRI’s technology strategy.
As the first CNERC branch in Hong Kong, ASTRI is responsible for many technological innovations, tools and solutions across multiple industry sectors. Using its mandate to focus on Application Specific Integrated Circuits, ASTRI has developed a number of solutions that serve various sectors such as smart manufacturing and re-industrialisation, smart city development, financial technologies as well as next generation network solutions.