Beijing, August 4 (Xinhua) recently, the State Council issued a number of policies to promote the high-quality development of integrated circuit industry and software industry in the new period (hereinafter referred to as “several policies”). The “several policies” emphasize that the integrated circuit industry and software industry are the core of the information industry and are the key forces leading a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation.

since the State Council issued several policies for encouraging the development of software industry and integrated circuit industry and some policies for further encouraging the development of software industry and integrated circuit industry, the rapid development of China’s integrated circuit industry and software industry has strongly supported the national information construction and promoted the sustained and healthy development of national economy and society.

in order to further optimize the development environment of the integrated circuit industry and software industry, deepen the international cooperation of the industry, and improve the innovation ability and development quality of the industry, eight policy measures are formulated and issued, including finance and taxation, investment and financing, research and development, import and export, talent, intellectual property, market application and international cooperation. We should further innovate the system and mechanism, encourage the development of integrated circuit industry and software industry, and vigorously cultivate enterprises in the field of integrated circuit and software. We should strengthen the construction of integrated circuit and software specialty, accelerate the establishment of first level discipline of integrated circuit, and support the integration of production and education. We will strictly implement the intellectual property protection system, and intensify the punishment for violations of intellectual property rights of integrated circuits and software. We should promote the development of industrial agglomeration, standardize the industrial market order, and actively carry out international cooperation.

the “several policies” make it clear that all integrated circuit enterprises and software enterprises established in China, regardless of the nature of ownership, can enjoy relevant policies according to regulations. We should encourage and advocate global cooperation between the integrated circuit industry and the software industry, and actively create a market-oriented, legal and international business environment for all kinds of market entities to invest in China.

according to the “several policies”, all departments and localities should formulate specific supporting policies as soon as possible, accelerate the implementation of policies, ensure effective results, and promote the high-quality development of China’s integrated circuit industry and software industry.