From November 27 to 28, 2015, the promotion meeting about the construction of Demonstration Microelectronics Institute was successfully held at the Yanqi Lake Campus of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The "Opinions on Strengthening the Cultivation of Integrated Circuit Talents and Enhancing the Ability of Industrial Development" and the Implementation Plan of the Construction of Demonstrative Microelectronics Institute (hereinafter referred to as the "Plan") were discussed in the meeting. The inaugurating meeting of Industry-University-Research Cooperation Integrated Development Alliance of National Demonstration Microelectronics Institute (hereinafter referred to as "the Alliance") was held to pass the first council units, council members and the Articles of Association of Alliance. Shi Ying, Secretary General of the Materials Alliance that is one of the sponsors, was invited to attend the meeting.
The integrated circuit industry is the core of the information technology industry and a strategic, basic and leading industry that supports economic and social development and safeguards national security. In recent years, although the development of China's integrated circuit industry has achieved remarkable results, compared with the world-class level, the shortcomings such as weak independent innovation capability and insufficient talent pool at all levels are still prominent. Therefore, the Alliance was established with the participation of demonstrative Microelectronics Institute, integrated circuit backbone enterprises, industry associations, etc., aiming to meet the urgent needs of high-quality talents in the development of the national integrated circuit industry as soon as possible.
The "Plan” pointed out that the Demonstrative Microelectronics Institute should closely meet the needs of the industrial chain and increase the training of engineering talents in the direction of integrated circuit design, manufacturing, packaging testing, equipment and materials. At the same time, it is necessary to improve the internal organization management system, and clarify the leadership of the department, the teaching team, and the teaching organization. The new type of employment mechanism for the institute shall be established to encourage teachers to educate people and actively carry out industry-university cooperation, hire a certain percentage of enterprise experts to teach or serve as instructors, introduce high-level foreign experts, and establish a faculty organized by full-time teachers, enterprise experts and part-time teachers, so as to promote the international development of the Demonstrative Microelectronics Institute. The "Plan" also pointed out that the Alliance will regularly check the construction of the Demonstrative Microelectronics Institute and the training of personnel, and implement rolling elimination system.