Ratified by the State Council in 1991, Chengdu Hi-tech Zone (CDHT) is one of the earliest state-level hi-tech industrial development zones, an ISO14000 National Model District and one of the six pilot zones established under the project of "The World's First-class Park Initiatives" sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
With a planned area of 130 km², CDHT comprises of the south park and the west park. There are over 29000 companies registered in the CDHT and nearly 1000 foreign invested enterprises, 52 of which are fortune 500 companies, including Intel, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Siemens, Nokia, Ericsson, Corning, Sony, Sumitomo, Toyota, NEC, Carrefour, UPS, Alcatel, Ubisoft, among the others. .
CDHT's major economic indexes grow over 25% annually. The comprehensive strength ranks the fourth among China’s 88 state-level hi-tech zones.
In 2011, CDHT achieved an industrial added value of 157.3 billion RMB, an industrial output of 349.6 billion RMB, and an income from technology, industry and trade of 444.5 billion RMB.