TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 International Symposium on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) began in in Hsinchu this week, with industry professionals from around the world meeting to discuss the latest advancements in wafer computing technology.
Topics under discussion at this year’s conference include artificial intelligence, 5-G telecom networks, driverless cars, and the Internet of Things.
Representatives from businesses like IBM, Intel, TSMC, Micron, Qualcomm, Arm Holdings, and educational institutes like National Taiwan University, and the University of California Berkeley are in attendance at the conference, reports China Times.
Speaking at the forum, Wu Zhiyi (吳志毅), the head of Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories at Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) noted that the world is moving quickly into an the age of AI.
With so many major technological advancements just around the corner, the development of more powerful and innovative wafer semi-conductors and the growth of the industry will be a crucial aspect of Taiwan’s economy and national livelihood moving forward, explained Wu.
ITRI is at the forefront of advancing such technology, by providing government oversight for the integration and cooperation between Taiwan’s tech industries, and upcoming talent being developed at leading research institutes throughout the country.
By applying talent and resources to streamline innovation in wafer chip designs, ITRI hopes to work with Taiwan’s semiconductor industry to establish a globally competitive chip supply chain, which will power the world’s leap into the age of AI.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, forums like the 2019 International Symposium on VLSI will serve as a platform to share and study data and trends in chip manufacturing, design, and application. The symposium is taking place in Hsinchu, through April 25.