Address from the Director

Time flies, years are like songs, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences has ushered in her 90th birthday. Ninety years ago, in July, the predecessor of the SIMIT, Engineering Research Institute of the National Central Research Institute of was established in Shanghai. At the time when modern Chinese scientific research was barren, the older generation of scientists represented by Director Zhou Ren had the heart of saving the country with science and industry, as well as the spirit of tireless, exploring, which laid a solid material foundation for today's SIMIT.

90 years have passed, SIMIT has participated in China's entire journey to march to modern science and technology. From metal, ceramics, iron and steel metallurgy research in the 1950s, to ultra-pure metals, magnetic and superconducting materials, semiconductor functional materials and devices, integrated circuits, etc., which began in the 1960s, In the 1980s three major research areas are micro-electronics, functional materials and devices, metal corrosion and protection. After the launch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Knowledge Innovation Project, SIMIT adjusted the subject area to two major focuses of electronic science and technology, information and communication engineering, and determined the development strategy of "systems lead devices and devices lead materials". During the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, SIMIT further condensed the "One-Three-Five Plan" strategic aim. Through accelerating the construction of information and communication engineering, electronic science and technology, SIMIT has some important break-through in information network / communication (ICT) fields, such as broadband wireless sensor networks, microsystems and related materials and devices, and superconducting electronics, which submitted a perfect answer to the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan."

For the past ninety years, the previous leadership team of SIMIT has always grasped a main line, that is focusing on the national strategy and the needs of national economic development, keeps reforming and adjusting with the era. Under this guideline, SIMIT has achieved important results in areas such as metallurgical ceramics, metal corrosion and protection, semiconductor materials and devices, integrated circuits, microsatellites, and information communications. A series of outstanding scientific achievements such as Type A separation membrane, high-speed, ultra-high-speed two stage digital integrated circuit, and  high-end silicon-based SOI materials R&D and industrialization, and semiconductor transport theory, etc., which made significant contributions to the national economic construction, national security, and society development.

After ten years of knowledge innovation projects and "Twelfth Five-Year Plan", today, we are more aware that only by facing the world's leading edge of science and technology, the country's major needs, and the national economy's main battlefield, combing the future of with national development and social progress, can SIMIT keeping exploring and generate endless innovation vitality.

The prosperity of science and technology is the prosperity of the nation, and the strength of science and technology is the strength of the country. Building a strong country with science and technology is the only way to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. At present, global innovation activities have entered a new intensive period, new innovative organizational models and scientific research paradigms are constantly emerging, and the development of science and technology has shown a trend of multiple breakthroughs and cross-convergence. In line with this trend, we will continue to move forward without forgetting our original intentions, guided by the "First Action" plan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, thoroughly implementing the "Four First" requirements of General Secretary Xi Jinping, and implementing the "Three-in-One" strategic mission. SIMIT intends to promote high-quality realization of the "One Three Five" goal, and to make a significant contribution to the development of China to become an innovative country.