Xinjiang industrial park puts 5,000 semiconductor test lines into operation
Xinjiang industrial park puts chip test lines into operation
Published: Jul 14, 2020 10:08 PM

The World Semiconductor Congress is held in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province in May. Photo: VCG

Operations have begun at 5,000 semiconductor test production lines with a total investment of 10 billion yuan ($1.42 billion) in Horgos, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Experts believe these facilities will create more opportunities to boost the regional advancement of the semiconductor sector.

The Horgos Sanyou Fuxin Optoelectronic Semiconductor Industrial Park project was officially launched in the Horgos Industrial Park on July 8. The lines will achieve an annual output of 24 billion semiconductors and electronic components, according to an official report from the Xinjiang government on July 9.

It's anticipated that the sales revenue of the new industrial park will exceed 10 billion yuan within three years and create 3,000 jobs to build Horgos into Xinjiang's own "Silicon Valley," the report said.

"China has advanced capabilities and experience in the development and production of semiconductors, including chip testing, and it is not difficult for the country to build more production lines of this magnitude," industry analyst Xiang Ligang told the Global Times on Tuesday.

Analysts said the new production lines are a good trial for the diversification and transformation of the regional industry toward technological innovation.

Song Guoqiang, chief financial officer of Horgos Sanyou Fuxin Semiconductor Co, said the project will be a driver for 16 upstream and downstream enterprises to settle in the region. That number may increase to 100 when the project is fully put into operation, according to articles posted on the website of the People's Daily on July 9.

Founded in May, the company's business scope includes semiconductor electronic components, field effect tubes, integrated circuits, photoelectric product design, research and development, and the production and sales of electronic products, data from Chinese corporate database Tianyancha showed.

"We plan to enter five Central Asian countries, Russia and the European market to gain a share in the global semiconductor industry," Song said.