HCM CITY — The HCM City-based Dien Quang Lamp JSC teamed up with the HCM City National University’s Integrated Circuit Design Research and Education Centre (ICDREC) to manufacture products using the latter’s chips.
They include devices using wireless communication technology for intelligent lighting control systems, such as street and traffic lights, home and industrial lighting, and others.
ICDREC will develop a dedicated LED driver chip for Dien Quang, according to an agreement the two signed yesterday.
In recent years there has been strong growth in electronic lighting with the increase in sales of LED lighting products.
Since 2010, Dien Quang has turned out around 300 new products each year, half of them LED-based.
With demand for chips at around 20 billion units a year, Viet Nam is a promising market for semi-conductor products and applications.
Though the country ranks third in ASEAN in the field of IC design, the domestic use of Vietnamese-made chips remains meagre, according to Dien Quang.