Panel display industry to take off in Xiamen
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 19, 2019
The National Measurement and Testing Center for the Flat Panel Display Industry in Xiamen passes the acceptance by the State Administration for Market Regulation on Dec 17. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The National Measurement and Testing Center for the Flat Panel Display Industry in Xiamen passed the acceptance by the State Administration for Market Regulation on Dec 17, according to local media reports.
In 2013, the State Council published the Metrology Development Plan 2013-2020, which outlined the construction of a national measurement and testing service system for the flat panel display industry.
In 2015, the Xiamen Institute of Measurement and Testing was approved to establish the National Measurement and Testing Center for the Flat Panel Display Industry, which offers measurement technical service to the local panel display industry.
Tan Jiubin, head of the acceptance group and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said that the center should learn advanced experiences from its counterparts in European countries, the United States, and Japan, and cultivate more professionals.
Tan also expressed hope that the Xiamen Institute of Measurement and Testing would take the opportunity to gather more resources and make significant progress in technological innovation.
The panel display industry ranks first among Xiamen's 12 100 billion ($14.28 billion) yuan industrial chain groups.
Statistics showed that the industrial output of the flat panel display industry in Xiamen totaled 131.49 billion yuan in 2018, and that in the first half of 2019, the figure stood at 74.48 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent.
To date, a total of 31 such measurement and testing centers have been approved to be established nationwide.