At the integrated circuit and optoelectronic chip forum of the 2019 global venture capital summit,Shaanxi leading optoelectronic integrated Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.,jointly funded by 12 units including Shaanxi optoelectronic integrated circuit pilot technology research institute,Xi'an industrial guidance fund,Xi'an Zhongke Chuangxing Technology Incubator Co.,Ltd.,announced the completion of the fundraising.
"This marks the official establishment of the first fund focusing on the field of optoelectronic chips in China."Xi'an Zhongke Chuangxing Technology Incubator Co.,Ltd.,the founder of the fund,is a technology entrepreneurship Incubation Platform initiated by Xi'an Guangji Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences and social capital,said Mi Lei,the founding partner of the company.
In the world,the semiconductor industry has created great value.According to Chi Xianji,vice president of Samsung(China)Semiconductor Co.,Ltd.,the global semiconductor market has grown at an average rate of about 10%in the past 30 years.From the market size of US$51 billion in 1998 to US$475 billion in 2018,a nine fold increase.
The chip field that Shaanxi leading optoelectronic integrated venture capital fund pays attention to is different from the traditional chip.In an interview with science and technology daily,Miley said that most of the traditional chips deal with electrical signals,while the photoelectric chips are more focused on optical signals,and the photoelectric chips often use new generation semiconductor materials such as GaAs and Gan.
In Miley's view,photoelectric chip is one of the"infrastructure"in the era of artificial intelligence and Internet of things,and a large number of business scenarios will generate demand for photoelectric chip.For example,optical sensors for face recognition,lidar for automatic driving,etc.all need to process optical signals,and photoelectric chips can be used.
It is understood that Shaanxi leading optoelectronic integrated venture capital fund will,with the help of the platform of Shaanxi optoelectronic integrated circuit leading technology research institute,form an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem of optoelectronic integrated circuit industry chain,lay out early projects of optoelectronic chips in advance,and incubate start-ups in the field of optoelectronic chips.
"Shaanxi pilot optoelectronic integrated venture capital fund has a total scale of 1 billion yuan,which has been fully raised at present."Mr.Miley told SciTech daily that the fund mainly focuses on the layout and investment of consumer photons,photon integrated chips and optoelectronic application industries,specifically including optical communication,optical sensor,optical display,photon manufacturing,Biophoton and other fields,focusing on early and start-up science and technology enterprise projects,taking into account growth projects.
Chip is a highly technology intensive product,and the threshold of research and development is self-evident.At present,most of the photovoltaic chip entrepreneurship projects in China come from research institutes and overseas returnees,Miley told SciTech daily."Before the official release,we have invested in some photoelectric chip projects,which are developing very well at present."Mi Lei said.
Shaanxi leading optoelectronic integrated venture capital fund was born in Xi'an,Shaanxi Province,which is no accident.
"Semiconductor industry is a strategic industry that Shaanxi Province and Xi'an city have been striving for and pursuing development.At present,Shaanxi has formed a complete industrial chain from R&D to design to manufacturing to final packaging and supporting,with more than 200 semiconductor enterprises and 65000 employees."Wu Feng,director of Industrial Development Bureau of Xi'an high tech Comprehensive Bonded Zone,introduced at the forum.
According to he Xiaoning,executive vice president and Secretary General of Shaanxi Semiconductor Industry Association,the sales revenue of Shaanxi semiconductor industry reached 68.68 billion yuan in 2018,an increase of 4.8%year on year,including 53.89 billion yuan of integrated circuit sales revenue.
With the help of the platform of Shaanxi optoelectronic integrated circuit pilot technology research institute,Shaanxi leading optoelectronic integrated venture capital fund has formed an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem of optoelectronic integrated circuit industry chain,arranged early core photon chip projects in advance,and focused on incubating 100 billion market value enterprises that consume photons.With a total scale of 1 billion yuan,the fund has been fully raised,mainly focusing on the layout and investment of consumer photons,photon integrated chips and photoelectric application industries.