OV scientists propose measures to boost IC industry

Saturday, 2017-06-17 04:12:08
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NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister, Vu Duc Dam, hosted a reception in Hanoi on June 16 for a delegation of Overseas Vietnamese experts and scientists, who gave their recommendations on how to develop Vietnam’s integrated circuit (IC) industry in order to tap into the opportunities from the 4.0 industrial revolution.

The delegates expressed their belief that Vietnam’s IC technology has seen considerable progress in the last 10 years, in terms of design, however, IC production remains modest.

According to Prof. Dr. Dang Luong Mo, the domestic IC human resources have yet to meet the requirements in terms of both quality and quantity. He proposed that Vietnam should train tens of thousands of additional IC engineers over the next five years.

He stressed the need for synchronous policies, as well as national-level coordination for sustainable IC development, along with the creation of an IC ecosystem nationwide.

The scientists recommended that Vietnam should focus on IC design and human resources development, as well as the supply of outsourcing services in IC design.

At the same time, it is necessary to tap into the resources of leading world experts, including Vietnamese overseas, for the teaching and technology transfer activities in the field in Vietnam, they said.

Lauding the delegates’ ideas, Deputy PM Dam stressed that Vietnam needs the support of international experts and scientists, including Vietnamese scientists abroad, to boost the growth of its IC industry, in particular, and science-technology in general.

He highlighted the significance of forming a network connecting Overseas Vietnamese experts and scientists with domestic research facilities.

The Deputy PM also highlighted the need to clearly define key products and markets and design effective support policies for IC enterprises, most of which are startup enterprises, to help them develop in the domestic market.