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The construction of smart city in Tianjin has entered the stage of intelligent integration, and the information industry is gathering and developing at a remarkably higher speed. By the end of 2017, the city's electronic information industry output reached 250 billion CNY, bringing a sales revenue above 350 billion CNY. An information technology industry system has taken shape, represented by smart terminals, high-performance servers, and large-capacity storage. Their output of electronic information manufacturing industry accounting for more than 90% of the total of Tianjin, Binhai New Area and Xiqing District are the main gathering areas for integrated circuits, telecommunications, new-type components, and computers in the city.
The IC design industry has grown rapidly. Not only has a relatively complete cloud computing industry chain come into being, but a national new-type industrialization demonstration base has been established for the software industry in Binhai Hi-tech Zone. Remarkable effects have been achieved in the integration of informatization and industrialization. The "Tianjin Binhai New Area Industrial Cloud" has become the National Industrial Cloud Innovation Demonstration Project with more than 2,000 users.
In the past two years, the city has earmarked up to 100 billion yuan ($14.8 billion) toward development in the next-generation AI industry and 10 billion yuan for the technological upgrading of intelligent manufacturing enterprises.