MIIT’s response to the investigation of Lixun precision by us 337: opposing the bullying behavior of suppressing normal business competition


The Information Office of the State Council held a press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Tian Yulong, member of the Party group, chief engineer and spokesman of the Ministry of industry and information technology, Huang Libin, spokesman of the Ministry of industry and information technology and director of the Bureau of operation monitoring and coordination, and Zhao Zhiguo, spokesman of the Ministry of industry and information technology and director of the information and communication administration, were invited to introduce the year 2020 Information technology development, and answer questions from reporters.
Surging news reporter:
In 2020, China’s chip industry will encounter multiple crises. At present, it seems that there is no sign of easing the shortage of chip industry. How does the Ministry of industry and information technology view the continuous shortage of chip production capacity? Will it affect the safety of China’s industrial chain and supply chain? What policy measures will be taken to deal with it? In addition, Lucent precision, a processing and assembly enterprise in the middle reaches of the value chain, has recently been investigated by the US 337. May I ask whether China will also face the problem of chip core technology “sticking neck” in the process of processing and assembly towards high added value, leading to stagnation of industrial upgrading? thank you.
Huang Libin, spokesman of the Ministry of industry and information technology and director of the operation monitoring and Coordination Bureau:
Thank you for your question. With the continuous improvement of social intelligence, the demand for integrated circuits, as the most critical component of intelligent devices, continues to be strong. In particular, the epidemic situation has driven the demand for online communication, and the demand for data center servers and intelligent terminal chips is rising rapidly. The capacity of major integrated circuit manufacturing lines in the world is tight. The State Council issued and implemented the plan in August 2020 Several policies to promote the high quality development of integrated circuit industry and software industry in the new era. Next, the Ministry of industry and information technology will do a good job in the implementation of “several policies”, promote the free flow of factor resources, create a fair and just market environment, support domestic and foreign enterprises to increase investment, and continuously improve the supply capacity of integrated circuits.
As for the Lixun precision that you just mentioned, I would also like to make a brief response. Recently, U.S. enterprises filed a 337 investigation application with the U.S. International Trade Commission against China’s lucent precision and other enterprises, accusing the relevant enterprises of infringing their patents on specific electrical connectors, cages and components and downstream products exported, imported or sold in the United States. The Ministry of industry and information technology is highly concerned about this. It should be said that the development of China’s electronic information industry depends not only on the growth and rise of local enterprises, but also on effective international cooperation. As the competent department of the industry, we actively support the high-quality development of electronic components and precision processing enterprises. We firmly protect intellectual property rights. At the same time, we also oppose the abuse of rights and the bullying of normal business competition. In response to the above 337 investigation application, relevant enterprises have issued an announcement and carried out active response. In the next step, MIIT will work with relevant departments to guide relevant enterprises to strengthen response and safeguard their legitimate rights and interests. thank you.