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ITRI Celebrates Its 44th Anniversary

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ITRI Celebrates Its 44th Anniversary

ITRI’s 44th Anniversary Celebration was held on July 6th, along with the ITRI Laureates Award Ceremony.
ITRI’s 44th Anniversary Celebration was held on July 6th, along with the ITRI Laureates Award Ceremony.


ITRI celebrated its 44th anniversary on July 6th, along with the ITRI Laureates Award Ceremony. Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen encouraged all ITRI workers to continue to dream big, emphasizing that this will bring them greater opportunities of success. He also commented on the need for industry advancement in Taiwan. With the government’s 5+2 industrial innovation and forward-looking infrastructure policies, it is expected to build long-term technological competency for industrial transformation. Being the most important technology research institute in Taiwan, ITRI with strong industry-academia tie should not only help connect leading technology research to real market application, but also be a beacon of light, allowing Taiwan to shine on the global stage.

 

Besides continuous efforts in supporting regional industrial innovation, ITRI has been devoted to cross-field cooperation with leading companies from worldwide. ITRI Chairman Tsung-Tsong Wu remarked that in order to respond to government’s New Southbound Policy, ITRI and the Institute for Information Industry (III) visited South East Asia this June to explore possible business cooperation. For instance, ITRI and Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) signed an MOU in June for the creation of innovation-oriented industrial value chain. ITRI also keeps partnerships with the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and other ASEAN countries, who all recognized ITRI’s longstanding efforts in R&D innovation. Moreover, Dr. Wu encouraged ITRI researchers to develop diverse technology innovations and build their own ventures.

 

During the ceremony, three ITRI laurates was awarded by Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-Jen for their contributions to technology advancement and industrial development. Prof. Chintay Shih used to be President of ITRI and Chairman of III. He is the pioneer of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, assisting in the founding of the startups such as UMC, TSMC, and VIS. Mr. Yingzhi Gao, the founder of Eternal Materials Co., is known as Asia’s top resin supplier and the world’s largest dry-film photoresist supplier. Mr. Ming-Kuang Lu, who has been dedicated to the semiconductor industry over 40 years, turned around many companies for rapid growth and continued innovation by mergers and acquisitions.