From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: IC Desing/Development Support Centre in Hong Kong
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Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 14:29:05 GMT
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On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 20:59:14 +0800, the renowned "Ivan"
>You are right, they are not many IC design house in HK. The establishment of
>IC Design/Development Support Centre will attract overseas company to come
>to HK and will create job opportunities for engineers. However, those
>companies worry about the lack of talents of IC design in HK and HKSTP is
>talking to the major HK universities for training more students related to
>What kind of seminar you attended last Saturaday? Could you give me more
>info. on that e.g. who was the speaker and what did they talk about ?
I'd also be interested in this. The HK government is pretty sensible
about what it pushes. Do you know if the IC design activities that
Motorola was doing in HK were transferred to Onsemi or if they
still do that there? Some of it involved MCU design, which was
retained when they spun off most of the semiconductor business.
One problem is that HK is a very high cost environment, and you'd have
to ask why not Shanghai, Hsinchu or even Arizona. ;-) Subsidies
will help, of course. HK's unique and ultra-capitalist tax system may
help too, without getting into the details, it might allow some
companies to legally realize more net profits.
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