On July 28th, EDA (Integrated Circuit Design Tools) intelligent software and system leader Xinhuazhang Technology announced the establishment of Xinhuazhang Research Institute, Shen Changxiang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, served as the honorary president, and invited Mao Junfa, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as the chief expert consultant.

In the next three years, Xinhuazhang plans to invest more than 100 million yuan to build a strategic advantage in talent and technological innovation. With the goal of researching the next generation of EDA2.0 methodology and technology, the research institute will make long-term and continuous R&D investment and technical breakthroughs for the core basic technologies of industrial applications, and build a professional and efficient two-way link channel for technical research and industrialization, empowering High-quality development of the digital industry.

Three core areas to build the cornerstone of industrial development

At the inauguration ceremony, Shen Changxiang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and honorary president of Xinhuazhang Research Institute, said:

“EDA is one of the cornerstone technologies of the digital development wave, which is related to the development security of the integrated circuit industry chain. The establishment of Xinhuazhang Research Institute is conducive to improving the basic innovation capabilities of the industry, accelerating breakthroughs in cutting-edge technologies, and boosting the improvement of domestic EDA ecology. Industrial development provides safe and reliable underlying technical support.”

Combined with the in-depth insight of technology development trends, Xinhuazhang Research Institute will closely deploy innovative research directions around the needs of industrial development, focusing on research in three frontier areas, and use the smarter and easier-to-use next-generation EDA 2.0 to enable system engineers and software engineers. Participate in chip design to build an independent and reliable cornerstone of electronic system innovation.

Innovation leads the market and promotes the transformation of technological achievements

At the inauguration ceremony, Xinhuazhang Research Institute announced the first batch of members of the expert committee, bringing together Shen Changxiang, Mao Junfa and other Chinese academicians, and dozens of top experts and scholars from the fields of integrated circuit design, electronic design automation and information algorithm systems. Their joining will build a solid talent foundation for the long-term development of the institute.

Mao Junfa, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, believes that:

“The current digital industry is constantly innovating, and applications are emerging in an endless stream. This is inseparable from the accumulation of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and 5G. The establishment of the Xinhuazhang Research Institute is to target the frontier fields while combining the needs of industrial development. Create an industry innovation highland and make more contributions to the development of the EDA industry.”

In order to ensure the realization of this goal, in addition to strong talent support and sufficient financial guarantee, Xinhuazhang Research Institute has also set up a clear internal structure, set up two main bodies, the technical expert committee and the project review committee, and established a rigorous project management process , to promote the large-scale application of new technologies and the transformation of achievements.

Wang Libin, chairman and CEO of Xinhuazhang Technology, said:

“Xinhuazhang will firmly support and continue to invest in those technologies that are forward-looking, directional, and able to lead the future. Xinhuazhang Research Institute will create a first-class innovation environment, establish a clear technical roadmap, and assume the responsibility of promoting breakthroughs in cutting-edge technologies. In the next step, we will focus on introducing high-end technical talents in the fields of natural language processing and deep learning. At the same time, we will explore in-depth cooperation mechanisms with universities and research institutes, and jointly explore EDA 2.0 in a systematic way to achieve comprehensive A breakthrough in independent technological innovation.”

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