One of the main activities of the Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region electronics industry is packaging and PCB assembly. To maintain the industry's competitiveness, it is clearly necessary to continually upgrade its production technology to keep pace with the latest requirements. In order to achieve this, infrastructural and technological support for the electronics industry is essential. This support includes technology transfer, consultancy service, open-access laboratory service, manpower training. The centre will therefore provide a "one-stop-shop" to deal with electronic packaging and assembly technology, FA and reliability engineering, for mostly small to medium sized companies in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region.