HCM CITY (VNS)— The HCM City Semi-conductor Industry Association was established with the aim of boosting the semi-conductor industry and using it to foster economic development.
Prof Nguyen Luong Mo, an Overseas Vietnamese IC (integrated circuit) expert based in Japan, was elected honarary chairman of the association for the period from 2013 to 2018.
Nguyen Anh Tuan, deputy director of the city Department of Information and Communications has been named chairman.
Ngo Duc Hoang, head of the HCM City National University's Integrated Circuit Design Research and Education Centre is the association's general secretary.
Duong Minh Tam, deputy head of the Sai Gon Hi-tech Park, Dang Ngoc Hung, deputy general director of the Sai Gon Industry Corporation, and Huynh Thanh Dat, deputy director of the HCM City National University, are the deputy chairmen.
A conference that marked the association's formation was also attended by representatives of the HCM City People's Committee, the Japanese consulate in HCM City, the Kyushu Economic Research Centre in Japan, and the associations of semi-conductors of Japan and Singapore.
The association signed MoUs with the two foreign counterparts on the occasion. — VNS