The 7th Management Committee Meeting of Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Centre (CNERC) for Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) System was held in Hong Kong on 17 June 2016. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Philip Chan, Chairman of the Management Committee and Deputy President and Provost of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Participants of the meeting included Prof. Longxing Shi, Director of CNERC for ASIC System, Prof. Shengli Lu, Deputy Director of CNERC for ASIC System, Mr. Vincent Tang, Assistant Commissioner (Infrastructure and Quality Services) of the Innovation and Technology Commission, Ms. Alsa Choi, Senior Manager (Infrastructure) of the Innovation and Technology Commission, Dr. Davy Lo, Member of the Board of Directors of ASTRI, Mr. Chuck Cheng, CEO and President of AppoTech Ltd, Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI, Dr. Meikei Ieong, Chief Technology Officer of ASTRI, Dr. Thomas Liu, Vice President, Intelligent Manufacturing of ASTRI, Mr. Bill Zhang, Director of IC Design Analog of ASTRI, Mr. YK Li, Director of IC Design Digital of ASTRI, and Dr. Daniel Shi, Director of Electronics Components of ASTRI.
The Management Committee unanimously appointed Dr. Meikei Ieong as the new member of the Management Committee and confirmed the 6th meeting minutes. Members reported and summarized various achievements and R&D status for the past year, including ITF project fund, industry income, patent, standardization, and collaboration with Southeast University. The future R&D directions and technology roadmap were also presented and discussed in the meeting. The R&D areas will focus on wireless Internet of Things, video, storage, power semiconductor, and etc. Members also discussed the project and collaboration plans for the next year. At the end of the meeting, it was confirmed that the 8th Management Committee Meeting will be held in June 2017 in Nanjing, China.