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Taiwan Science Park Shares Investment Experience in Silicon Valley

2018-09-11 03:10
Taiwan Science Park Shares Investment Experience in Silicon Valley Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu and representatives from the three science parks in Hsinchu, Central and South Science Parks of Taiwan, arrived in the Silicon Valley to discuss about Taiwan's future technology industry. They expect to attract large technology companies and recruit new businesses. "We hope to establish a suitable environment so that these people can leave this session wanting to continue to work hard in science and technology," said Dr. Hsu. American companies with over 20 years of investment experience in Taiwan were invited to the event. Applied Materials Inc., a global semiconductor equipment manufacturer, is well known in both Hsinchu and Southern Science Parks. Their factories and R&D laboratories are already well established. "We established our first office in the Hsinchu Science Park in 1991, I believe, so we’ve been a long time resident. Since then we’ve grown our presence in Taiwan many times,” said Joseph M. Pon, Vice President of Applied Materials. The focus was about technological innovation. The three science parks were promoting software development and artificial intelligence. They look forward to forming new industrial settlements. "Like China, the government has lot of influence. But Taiwan has made progress in private property, as well as research, development and protection, and intellectual property rights," said Chiu Hsien Chan, president of the Silicon Valley Taiwanese American Industrial Technology Association. "Taiwan's science park greatly contributed to developing Taiwan's science and technology. This time, I came to the Bay Area to meet and introduce it to everyone. I think it’s good for everyone, especially for the high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, I hope more companies can return to Taiwan," said Dr. Paul Lo, Corporate Vice President of Synopsys, Inc. This is the first time that the Ministry of Science and Technology has held a foreign investment promotion trip with the three major science parks. On September 13, it will hold another conference in Boston. Reporting by Ted Lin, NTDTVSF.