The Qingpu People’s Government and Arm Technology (China) Co., Ltd. held a signing ceremony of framework agreement on strategic cooperation on September 18, aiming to implement the project of “Headquarters of AI Business of Arm China” in Qingpu. Relying on the leading role of artificial intelligence (AI) industry of Shanghai as well as the technology leadership and the advantages of ecosystem of Arm China in AI industry, the both sides will deepen the cooperation, gather the resources, and enhance the district’s capacity of sci-tech innovation and core competitiveness, in order to achieve the mutual benefits of cooperation.
Officials attended the ceremony included Zhao Huiqin, Chief of the CPC Qingpu District Committee, Chen Qingjiang and Yu Xufeng, both Standing Member of the CPC District Committee and Deputy District Governor, Ni Xiangjun, Deputy District Governor, and Wu Xiong’ang, Executive Chair of Directorate and CEO of Arm China.
Zhao said that the district has stepped into the stage of overall leap-forward development, and it will further highlight its “eight advantages” in Shanghai and the large pattern of integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, such as the source of history, portal hub, ecological treasure, Jiangnan culture, exhibition and convention center, node of sci-tech and innovation, headquarters of logistics and base of manufacturing. The district has vigorously promoted the system of innovation and entrepreneurship in recent years, promoted the construction of “one belt and three centers”, and built the main position of regional collaborative innovation, thus embracing projects of platform construction including the West Shanghai Software Information Park, Huawei R&D Center, West Hongqiao BeiDou Base and CNECC Shanghai Sci-tech Innovation Park. Meanwhile, the district actively introduces the R&D centers of multinational enterprises, promotes the transformation and industrialization of sci-tech achievements, and deepens the industry-university-research cooperation. Strengthening the work of intellectual property, the district gives full play to the industry leveraging effect of the industrial development fund and venture capital fund. The Headquarters of AI Business of Arm China locates in the district, which is in agreement with the development direction of the district. The both sides will jointly accelerate the landing of the project, so as to create a good industrial ecology for the development of integrated circuit (IC) industry.
According to Wu, AI is a major revolution of technology and industry, which will change the industries and the life style of us in the future. Arm is the only trillion-magnitude platform of core technology in the world that covers the scale from the end-side AI to the cloud AI, and it is also the largest sci-tech ecosystem in the world. Relying on its leading technological guidance and ecological resources of AI industry, Arm enables industrial partners to make AI innovation and application toward better and faster stage with lower price, truly achieving the popularity and shared benefits of AI. Wu said that we were very pleased to reach an agreement on strategic cooperation with the District People’s Government, and we were looking forward to jointly promoting the great development of AI industry.
The project of “Headquarters of AI Business of Arm China” includes the AI Chip Research Institute of Arm China, the AI chip innovation platform of Arm China and the innovative ecological resources supporting the AI chip and its application. The Research Institute will adopt the strategy of the R&D carried out by its own R&D team and the joint R&D carried out by ecological enterprises and famed universities of relevant fields at home and abroad, and will focus on the technology R&D, standards formulation, product design and application promotion of such fields as architectures, systems and applications of AI chip. The innovation platform will bring together all kinds of innovative resources from Arm China and related enterprises on the industry chain, provide all kinds of necessary guidance and support for innovation teams of AI and IC, and accelerate the innovation of design, system and application of AI and IC industry in Shanghai. In addition, the project will provide various backups of innovative ecology resources and guarantee services like talents, funds, big data and sites for the development and construction of AI industry.