APPENDIX B. HONG KONG SITE REPORTS (MARCH 1996 VISITS)
- Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)
HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Ave., Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2788-5678; Fax: (852) 2788-5900; e-mail: www.hkpc.org
- Thomas Chow, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Manager, Electronics
Dr. Stephen Cheung, General Manager, Electronics Services Division
Charles E. Chapman, Executive Director, Hong Kong Electronics Industry
Mr. S. L. Law, Advisor, Senior Principal Consultant, Electronics
Mission and Strategy
HKPC is a multidisciplinary organization established by statute in
1967 to promote increased productivity and efficient production methods
in Hong Kong's business sector. HKPC provides consultation, training,
product development, and technology transfer services to strengthen
human resources and enterprise technologies. It provides a wide range
of services and training to over 4,000 companies per year.
Key Elements of Presentation
- Helping Hong Kong companies make a transition from labor-intensive
to high-value-added production. Major emphasis is on identifying
product and process technologies that need to be transferred to
- Some major projects on technology transfer are funded by the
Industry Technology Development Council.
- In the electronics area, it has about 45 people, about 35 of whom
are engineers. Products developed via consortia include pager, palm top
computer, and cordless/cellular phones.
Key Elements of Tour
- Facilities include auto-mold software and hardware for parts
prototyping. CAD is used with surface tracing to input 3-D digital
- RF design unit has engineers developing cordless phones.
- SMT lab proves design concepts for PCB assembly and allows
- New TAB equipment demonstrates outer lead bonding for TCP on
- HKPC has a 4-day turnaround calibration laboratory and a strong
reliability laboratory with the SEM for bare PCB and semiconductors,
high/low temperature and humidity chambers, random vibration system and
micro-sectioning capabilities. A new EMC chamber is now under
construction at the ground floor.
- Excellent new facilities and location have been funded by the
government. A new flying probe bare PCB tester was installed in the SMT
- Large theater, training facilities supported with consulting
services and labs and engineers open to industry.
- About 280 staff cover disciplines like electronics, mechanical,
software, and textiles.
- Publications are available to membership on training and technology
- Some HKPC projects are supported by ITDC to move local companies
into higher-value-added businesses.
- HKPC, along with Hong Kong Electronics Industries Association and
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is developing a
technology roadmap for packaging to provide direction for future
- HKPC focuses on product and process developments needed to keep
local firms competitive.
Published: May 1997; WTEC