Tianyi City, at the entrance of the Divine Dragon Software Company!
Li Chengqian looked at the three buses parked at the entrance of the company. He was bewildered.
In the morning, when Academician Lin Qu contacted him, he clearly said that only the people from the Software Research Institute and the Integrated Circuits Institute were coming.
Li Chengqian understood this to mean that there wouldn’t be more than ten people altogether.
However, there were at least 120 people in the buses in front of him.
“Why are there so many people?”
Just as Li Chengqian was feeling puzzled, the door of the first bus opened, and Academician Lin Qu quickly alighted from the bus
“Li Chengqian, where is the lithography machine? Is it here?” Academician Lin Qu’s tone was very anxious.
“Academician Lin Qu, it’s not here. The lithography machine is in the factory in the suburbs,” Li Chengqian answered truthfully.
“Academician Lin Qu, didn’t you say that only people from the Software Research Institute and the Integrated Circuits Institute were coming?” Li Chengqian asked right away.
Just as Li Chengqian was asking, a middle-aged man in his 50’s got down from the bus. He was wearing a gray suit and had a gentle smile on his face.
After Academician Lin Qu saw President Wang alight, he introduced him to Li Chengqian. “Li Chengqian, this is President Wang from the National Chip Company.”
“He brought most of the people here this time.”
Academician Lin Qu also explained to Li Chengqian the reason why there were so many people.
“Hello, President Li. I’m Wang Yizhi. I called you not long ago.” President Wang had a learned and refined air. He took the initiative to walk up to Li Chengqian and shake his hand.
“Hello, President Wang! Nice to meet you!” Li Chengqian reciprocated his goodwill gesture by smiling and shaking hands with Wang Yizhi.
“President Li, to be honest, our company really needs a DUV lithography machine now!”
“I brought so many technicians here this time because I want to have the most comprehensive understanding of the Divine Dragon Software Company’s lithography machine!”
“As long as your lithography machine meets our technical requirements, we will immediately place an order.” Wang Yizhi had no intention of hiding the purpose of his visit.
“President Li, why don’t we go look at the lithography machine and talk while we watch? What do you think?” Wang Yizhi said after glancing at the Divine Dragon Software Company.
“Li Chengqian, come, let me introduce you. This is Academician Ji Cheng, the director of the Integrated Circuits Institute!” At this moment, Academician Lin Qu came over with a white-haired but sprightly old man.
Academician Ji was the founder of the lithography machine in the Divine Dragon Country.
Academician Ji was the biggest reason why the Country was able to develop the 90-nanometer lithography machine.
He gave up a cushy life outside and returned to the Divine Dragon Country 20 years ago. He started from scratch and built the foundation for the development and production of lithography machines in the Country.
“You’re Li Chengqian, right? You’re indeed a handsome man!” Academician Ji walked over with a smile.
“Don’t flatter me. I’m old… This world belongs to you young people now.” Academician Ji laughed heartily.
Seeing that Li Chengqian was going to decline his praises humbly, he smiled and continued to say, “Li Chengqian, don’t be humble! I’m really heartened to see that your generation has outdone the older generation, I’m really happy! This proves that each generation is stronger than the last.”
“Li Chengqian, Mr. Ji is a straightforward person! He speaks his mind. He meant his praises of you!” Academician Lin Qu explained with a smile.
“Academician Ji, you really flatter me… If it weren’t for the foundation you laid, we would be…” Li Chengqian didn’t dare to brag.
“Alright, let’s not flatter each other. That’s boring.”
“Let’s be direct!”
“Take me to see the lithography machine. I can’t wait.” Academician Ji’s eyes lit up, and his face was filled with excitement.
“Yes, yes, yes. Let’s go take a look at the lithography machine first.”
“President Li, please lead the way,” Wang Yizhi said.
The people from the National Chip Company were still waiting in ASML. He needed to give ASML an answer as soon as possible.
Although Wang Yizhi had already received an affirmative answer from Li Chengqian over the phone…
Moreover, Wang Yizhi also believed what Li Chengqian said.
However, he did not dare to be careless.
After all, this matter was very crucial.
It would even change the current situation of the entire chip industry.
Therefore, he brought many engineers over with him to verify this matter. He wanted to ensure the authenticity of the DUV lithography machine, its performance, and ensure that the lithography machine could really be mass-produced.
As long as he confirmed this information, he could safely let Huang Jun and the others come back from ASML.
They would no longer need to go and beg the ASML people and to put up with their mean treatment.
“Academician Lin Qu, Academician Ji, President Wang, you guys came all the way here. You must be hungry. Why don’t we eat something and rest a little before going over?” Li Chengqian suggested.
“Let’s go now!” The three of them said almost in unison, rejecting Li Chengqian’s suggestion.
For them, the most important thing now was to confirm the authenticity of the DUV photolithography machine, its performance, and whether it could be mass-produced.
This was extremely important to the Divine Dragon Country!
Under Li Chengqian’s lead, four buses pulled up at the entrance of the factory, on the edge of the small desert.
In the extra bus were the relevant department heads from the Divine Dragon Software Company. When the television station heard the news, they also rushed over to take a look.
Under Li Chengqian’s lead, everyone filed in and entered the factory.
After entering the factory, everyone’s attention was immediately attracted by the huge lithography machine.
On the silver surface was the symbol of a majestic golden dragon.
Under the logo, “Divine Dragon Model 1 lithography machine” was spray painted on it.
“Is this the lithography machine?” This was the first time many people had seen an actual lithography machine. They sighed when they saw the machine.
“This looks very similar to the DUV lithography machine produced by ASML!” The engineers of the National Chip Company looked at the lithography machine and discussed softly amongst themselves.
“It’s different. Look at the silicon chip inlet! The location of the lithography room! And this machine is bigger than ASML’s DUV lithography machine! But it’s indeed quite similar to ASML’s lithography machine.” Soon, someone discovered the difference.
“Most lithography machines in the world are like this. It’s normal for them to look like this. Just like smartphones, the entire world is basically the same.” An engineer smiled and said.
While everyone was discussing amongst themselves, Academician Lin Qu, Academician Ji, and Wang Yizhi stared at the lithography machine. They wanted to reach out to touch it but there was a piece of glass between them and the machine.
At this moment, Wang Yizhi finally realized the situation.
“President Li, can you let our engineers test the performance of the lithography machine?” Wang Yizhi asked excitedly.
The others also looked at Li Chengqian, waiting for his reply.
“President Wang, no problem!”
“However, before the test, allow me to introduce the functions of this lithography machine.”