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HCMC honors winners of smart city microchip design competition

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) recently awarded the winners of the first Circuit Design for Smart City Competition, promoting innovation and workforce development in the city’s semiconductor chip industry.

A representative from the University of Natural Sciences won a top prize for an innovative project, which involved creating a specialized computer chip that enhances the clarity and quality of signals received from various sensors.

This technology is important for making sensors more reliable and accurate in applications like healthcare, environmental monitoring, and industrial automation.

Launched in November 2023, the competition sought innovative microchip designs addressing urban challenges faced by smart city development efforts. The organizing committee received 39 projects over six months.

In addition to the winner, four other projects that qualified for the finale will receive a total VND100 million in prizes and mentorship opportunities from SHTP experts.

SHTP has also launched the second competition themed “Green City,” focusing on sustainable semiconductor solutions for smart cities.

Nguyen Anh Thi, head of the SHTP Management Board, stressed the industry’s importance for the city’s growth. He expressed optimism about HCMC’s potential to become a leading regional and global technology innovation hub.

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