Zhangjiang Functional Area occupies an area of 119.3 square kilometers, two national development zones: Zhangjiang High-tech Park and Sunqiao Modern Agriculture Development Area are located within it.
It emphasizes the combination of technology and teaching, the integration of production, study and research, with technological innovation and its transformation and industrialization as its leading function. The industries encouraged for development are: integrated circuits, software, biopharmaceuticals, bankcards, information security, semi-conductor illumination, cultural originality and modern agriculture etc.
It has the largest integrated circuits base around China, and has formed the preliminary industrial and innovative chains for integrated circuits in chip design and production, chip encapsulation and testing and equipment production, with 170 enterprises related centered around it.
It has national bases for the software industry, technology incubation, and the information security industry. (Companies such as SONY, OMRON, Bearing Point, Citi Bank, TATA, Satyam, Infosys, Kyocera, Kingdee, LENOVO, ZTE,Amoisonic, Utstarcom have been brought in)
The regional headquarters of many transnational corporations and their research and development centers are also centered around here (Such as the Asia-Pacific R & D center of Infineon, the global R & D center of GE, the Asia-Pacific headquarters and its R & D center of Honeywell, the global R & D center of DUPONT, the global R & D center of Amway, etc)
It has the National Shanghai Biotech & Pharmaceutical Industry Base, with more than 200 biopharmaceutical enterprises as Roche, GSK, Boehringer Ingelheim , Sankyo, Lilly, Tsumura, SK and more than 30 national research and development institutions of the field like the National Center for Drug Screening and the National Center for Safety Evaluation, etc.