Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province, could, perhaps, be called the country’s ‘Optics Valley.’ Now it wants to widen its range by attracting semiconductor enterprises and talent to run their design centers or start their ventures in Wuhan.
Planners have drafted a plan for the high-tech zone.
By the end of next year, they intend to have strengthened its role in mobile communications; launched activity in IC fabrication, semiconductor lighting technology, and digital TV and display development.
At the same time there will be increased infrastructure support for software and services outsourcing; and a strengthening of Wuhan’s role in the automotive electronics and spare-parts sectors.
EE Times reports the zone is home to about 30 companies manufacturing for mobile communications equipment and terminals markets.
In the optoelectronic device market, East Lake tenants last year accounted for a domestic market share of 60% and a global market share of 6%. The zone is home to 53 enterprises engaged in some aspect of laser equipment production; collectively those companies hold roughly 50% of the domestic market.