Now, you are one step closer to making your own semiconductor chip.
Anyone who wants to design a semiconductor chip can really do it at this center
that opens 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
It is happening at the System Semiconductor Design Support Center,
which recently opened at Gyeonggi Business Growth Center in Pangyo on June 29. At
the opening ceremony, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced
the new system semiconductor industry development strategy with the invited
The government had announced the vision and strategy for system
semiconductor April 2019, and as the following step, System Semiconductor
Design Support Center was opened to provide one-stop support for the
development and commercialization of fabless companies.
The government plan to fund the cost to make the chips made by
fabless at the foundry. In addition to this, it will also support
commercialization and mass usage of the chips to expand the semiconductor IPs
and made-in-Korea IPs.
MOTIE is currently selecting companies in nine industries including
AI, touch-circuit, and autonomous vehicle sensors for fostering. It is planning
to select 11 additional companies by 2021.
System Semiconductor Design Support Center is expected to
strengthen the system semiconductor ecosystem by providing an analysis and
measurement infrastructure that evaluating the cost of implementing the
designed chip as a prototype and whether the prototype is operating normally.
The government will also fully operate a system semiconductor fund
amounting to 100 billion won that was created at the end of last year.
Minister Seong of MOTIE said, "We will strengthen the linkage
between companies so that Korea can leap into a system semiconductor
powerhouse, and support industrial competitiveness by fostering professional
manpower and supporting R&D."