State Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System shows that on August 14, 2018, Zhuhai Zero Boundary Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. was established with a registered capital of 1 billion yuan, covering the design and sale of semiconductors, integrated circuits, chips, electronic components and electronic products; communications technology, Internet of Things technology, embedded software, computing Computer software and mobile device softwareDevelopmentAnd sales, technical services and technical advice, as well as the wholesale and import and export business of the above products. Zhuhai Zero Boundary Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zhuhai Geli Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. (000651. SZ).
The State Enterprise Credit Information Publication System also shows five management personnel of Zhuhai Zero Boundary IC Co., Ltd. Dong Mingzhu is the chairman, Li Shaobin is the director and manager, Tan Jianming is the director, Liang Bo is the manager and Liao Jianxiong is the supervisor.
These five people are GREE's "family support corps". Tan Jianming is the chief engineer and vice president of GREE electrical appliances, and Li Shaobin is the deputy chief engineer of GREE electric appliances. Tian Eye Survey shows that Tan Jianming is also a legal person and senior executive in Zhuhai Gree Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Refrigeration Technology Research Center Co., Ltd. and a senior executive in Gree Electrical Appliances (Hefei) Co., Ltd. and Li Shaobin is a legal person and senior executive in Zhuhai Ivp Information Technology Co., Ltd.
The reporter of the Economic Observer Network learned from the insiders of Gree Electric that Liang Bo and Liao Jianxiong are middle-level cadres of the company, Liang Bo is a technician, and Liao Jianxiong is a member of the Finance Department. Liao Jianxiong is also an executive at GREE electric (Shijiazhuang) Limited.
GREE Electric is finally trying to implement Dong Mingzhu's idea of making chips. In April, Gree Electric released its 2017 earnings report, which showed a double increase in net profit, but a rare non-dividend. At that time, Gree Electric explained that "according to its business plan for 2018 and its long-term industrial plan, the company expects greater capital expenditure on capacity expansion and diversification in the future, in order to seek long-term development of the company and shareholders." In the long run, the company needs to make corresponding capital reserves. The company's retained funds will be used to build production bases, upgrade smart factories and new industries such as smart equipment, smart appliances, integrated circuits technology research and development and marketing.
At that time, ZTE's case was very noisy, causing Chinese companies to rely too much on foreign chip worries, Gree Electric's annual report for the "integrated circuit" investment plan, prompted the outside world to Gree Electric to do chip speculation.
In May, CCTV reported that even if GREE spent 50 billion yuan, GREE electric also had to study the chip successfully. At the 2017 annual shareholders'meeting of Grey Electric in June, Dong Mingzhu said, "It is not yet possible to tell you how to do the chip and how to do it. But one thing, making chips is unwavering and must be done. " In July, Dong Mingzhu said at the Fourth Central Conference on Investment in Scientific and Technological Innovation that making chip money is not the main problem, the key is to see whether there is confidence and determination.
Despite Dong's high-profile announcement to lead Gree into the chip industry, Zhu Jianghong, who handed over the chairman of Gree to Dong Mingzhu, publicly expressed no confidence in the matter. "According to the current situation of the grid, unless what measures will be taken later, or according to the current situation, do chips, at least for me, I do not have too much confidence." Zhu Jianghong said in an activity in Guangzhou. According to Zhu Jianghong's view, there are not many chips enterprises in China, but few enterprises can do advanced chips, and the main core of air conditioning is advanced chips.