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Micron inaugurates back-end DRAM facility in Taiwan A back-end facility for dynamic random-access memory manufacturing was inaugurated Oct. 26 by semiconductor giant Micron Technology Inc. in Taichung City’s Central Taiwan Science Park.

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Solar windows shine on

Taiwan ranks 13th in global

Heat insulation solar glass, an invention by Taiwan scientists that can block thermal radiation and generate power from sunlight, is attracting global attention for its energy efficien- More on Page 3 cy and potential to reduce electricity consumption.

Taiwan ranked 13th among 140 economies and fourth in the Asia-Pacific in the latest Global Competitiveness Report published Oct. by Geneva-based World Economic Forum.

Married by the Sun and Moon

Taichung World Flora Expo

A scenic jewel in the mountainous heart of Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is a dream location for weddings and a popular spot for pre-wedding photo shoots.

A three-day festival with shows staged by 37 leading acts from home and abroad, will mark the opening.

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competitiveness index

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Micron inaugurates back-end DRAM facility in Taiwan A back-end facility for dynamic random-access memory manufacturing was inaugurated Oct. 26 by semiconductor giant Micron Technology Inc. in Taichung City’s Central Taiwan Science Park. The site, which complements Micron’s two fabs in the central Taiwan metropolis and northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan City, is the only one in the U.S. outfit’s network with DRAM vertical-integration manufacturing capacity. It is expected to require an additional 1,000

ing that this is evidenced by steadily increasing foreign investment in the local sector. According to Taichung City Government, the new facility is a vote of confidence in Taiwan’s technology prowess and the key role the country plays in the global information and Source: Taiwan Today

Kung Ming-hsin (fifth right), deputy minister of economic affairs, is accompanied by Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (seventh right), AIT Director Brent Christensen (fifth left) and other officials and dignitaries at the inauguration of Micron’s s back-end DRAM facility at CTSP Oct. 26 in Taichung City. (Courtesy of TCG)

employees, bringing Micron’s workforce to 8,000 in Taiwan. Kung Ming-hsin, deputy minister of economic affairs, said during his address at the launch ceremony that Micron is encouraged to develop more technologies in Taiwan and take full advantage of the nation’s high-tech talent pool, powerful industry clusters and strong cooperative relationships with global businesses. In the next five to 10 years, Taiwan is on track to becoming one of the world’s top semiconductor powerhouses, Kung said, add-

communication technology supply chain. It will also enhance Taichung’s competitiveness and create value-added jobs for homegrown talent, TCG said. Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, said the U.S. is committed to standing with Taiwan to develop cutting-edge innovations of the future. As a long-trusted manufacturer of semiconductors, Taiwan is one of the U.S.’s closest and most indispensable partners when it comes to investing in the sector, he added. 2


Solar windows invented in Taiwan shine on international stage

Heat insulation solar glass, an invention by Taiwan scientists that can block thermal radiation and generate power from sunlight, is attracting global attention for its energy efficiency and potential to reduce electricity consumption. Developed by a team at Taipei Citybased National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and funded by MOST, the building material is set to be trialed by Al Maktoum International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. Currently under expansion with the

The photovoltaic glass not only generates electricity from solar radiation it also blocks around 80 percent of heat radiation – thereby reducing energy consumption from air conditioning. Under experimental conditions, HISG maintained the indoor

Source: Taiwan Today

HISG development team and MOST officials (Courtesy of MOST)

aim of becoming the world’s biggest airport, the UAE facility will carry out a six-month test of two HISG structures starting November.

temperature at 25-26 C when the outdoor temperature was 40 C. Led by Young Chin-huai, a professor at NTUST Department of Civil and Con-

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struction Engineering, the project was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions grant in 2014. Under the European Commission fellowship, Young refined the technology as an exchange scholar at the U.K.based University of Nottingham. Last Novem-

ber, the invention also won a startup award presented by Fukuoka City Government, helping raise HISG’s profile in Japan. The team is also exploring opportunities in the U.K. market with potential clients such as hotel chain Premier Inn, the ministry added.

‘Super innovator’ Taiwan ranks 13th in global competitiveness index Taiwan ranked 13th among 140 economies and fourth in the Asia-Pacific in the latest Global Competitiveness Report published Oct. by Geneva-based World Economic Forum. Ing-wen’s national development strategy, the economic revitalization program targets the high-growth sectors of biotech and pharmaceuticals, green energy, national defense, smart machinery and Internet of Things, as well as two core concepts: the circular economy and a new paradigm for agriculture. To ensure the nation’s long-term competitiveness, the NDC said that going forward the government is committed to fostering a vibrant startup ecosystem, promoting the digital economy, strengthening the education sector and revising customs and taxation regulations.  The 2018 edition of the WEF report introduced a new scoring system evaluating countries across 98 indicators in the dozen categories. In addition to financial stability, innovation capability and macroeconomic stability, the main classifications include business dynamism, health, information and communications technology adoption, infrastructure, institutions, labor market, market size, product market and skills.

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Improving by 0.1 points for a total score of 79.3, Taiwan finished ahead of regional neighbors South Korea, 15th; Malaysia, 25th; and China, 28th, but behind Singapore, second; Japan, 5th; and Hong Kong, 7th. The U.S. topped the survey, with Germany in third. Among the 12 categories used to assess competitiveness, Taiwan earned full marks in macroeconomic stability and ranked seventh globally for financial system. The nation was also described in the report as a “super innovator” as one of four economies, alongside Germany, Switzerland and the U.S., to receive more than 80 in innovation capability.  Responding to the report, the Cabinet-level National Development Council said that Taiwan’s strong performance is the result of wide-ranging regulatory efforts to build an environment conducive to financial sector development and foreign direct investment. According to the NDC, recognition for innovation capability also underscores the impact of the government’s five-plus-two industrial innovation initiative. A key plank in President Tsai

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S un M oon L ake | Married by the Sun and Moon A scenic jewel in the mountainous heart of Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is a dream location for weddings and a popular spot for pre-wedding photo shoots. Many of the lakeside hotels here arrange elegant outdoor wedding ceremonies surrounded by nature's beauty in a world removed from the hubbub of everyday life. Amidst soft music,the bride and groom walk hand-inhand down the red carpet to be joined in matrimony: the sun, moon, sky, and earth bless their vows, and leave unforgettable memories.

• No.599, Zhongshan Rd., Yuchi Township, Nantou County • Take National Freeway 2 and exit at Wufeng. Connect to National Freeway 6 and exit at Ailan. Then connect to Provincial Highway 21, which leads to Sun Moon Lake.

Hanbi Hiking Trail | Church of Christ

Starting out at Meihe Garden, Hanbi Hiking Trail is a 1.5-kilometer loop along the Hanbi Peninsula waterfront. The route is paved, and can be easily walked by all from young to old. The trail is hemmed by the lake on three sides, and flowers embellish the route along the way, complemented by the forest greenery. The trail links to the Apricot Platform, Shuishe Wharf,

and other local points of historical interest. You can also walk up to the Yule Pavilion to enjoy the view of the Qinglong Mountains and Lalu Island. It is said that if you make a wish while standing in front of the pavilion, there is a good chance it will come true. Couples making a wish here are supposed to have a happy marriage ensured, earning this spot the nickname "Line of Happiness." Heading towards Meihe 6


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Garden, the trail leads by the Church of Christ, a place of worship often visited by former President Chiang Kai-shek during his stays at the lake. Fronted by Roman columns, the church has an exotic elegance that has made it a popular spot for pre-wedding photo shoots.

• Hanbi Peninsula, Yuchi Township, Nantou County • Walk about 7 minutes from Delight Mall (Shuishe Visitor Center)

Taichung World Flora Expo to open with performing arts extravaganza A three-day festival with shows staged by 37 leading acts from home and abroad, including an indigenous prayer ceremony and a Maori dance, will mark the opening of the 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition Nov. 3 in the central Taiwan metropolis. Organized by the local government and curated by Taipei City-based Paper Windmill Theater, the event will feature dance, music and drama performances staged on a fan-shaped arena in Shuinan Smart City. The metropolis’s vibrant cultural scene will be represented by 15 local groups including renowned Chio-Tian Folk Drums and

Art Troupe and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. The opening night is expected to attract an audience of over 20,000, with shows focusing on the historical connection between people and flowers. Two 90-year-old members of the Atayal tribe—one of the 16 officially recognized indigenous groups in Taiwan—will perform traditional mel7


Source: Taiwan Today Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (right) is greeted by Derek Lardelli, leader of the Whangara Mai Tawhiti cultural group, with a traditional Maori greeting Oct. 29 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. (Courtesy of Taichung City Government)

odies and stage a prayer ceremony to bless the expo. Drum performances by local groups as well as shows by foreign troupes including Las Minas Flamenco from Spain, Maori performing group Whangara Mai Tawhiti from New Zealand and Umkhathi Theater Works from Zimbabwe will feature during the remaining two days. 

Running through April 24, 2019, the expo is themed The Sound of Blooming and will exhibit an array of native fruits and flowers, as well as showcase emerging environmental concepts and solutions. It is scheduled to take place at Fengyuan Huludun Park, Houli Horse Ranch and Forest Park Area and Waipu Park Area.

Taiwan moves up 2 spots to 13th in World Bank Doing Business report Taiwan improved two spots to 13th among 190 economies worldwide and fifth in the Asia-Pacific, according to the Doing Business 2019 report released Oct. 31 by Washington-based World Bank. Scoring 80.9 out of 100, up 0.24 of a point from the previous edition, Taiwan finished ahead of regional neighbors Malaysia, 15th; Australia, 18th; and Japan, 39th, but trailed New Zealand, first; Singapore, second; Hong Kong, fourth; and South Korea, fifth. Of the report’s 10 assessment categories, Taiwan fared best in

dealing with construction permits at 87.11 for second globally. It also performed well in getting electricity, 96.32 for eighth; and protecting minority investors, 75 for 15th. Taiwan’s strong construction permit showing was attributed by the World Bank to improving the efficiency of the single window counter operated by Taipei City

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Taiwan is the 13th best economy globally for doing business as assessed in a report released Oct. 31 by the World Bank. (Staff photo/Huang Chung-hsin)

credit and trading across borders – the NDC said it will continue working closely with the Financial Supervisory Commission and Ministry of Finance in fast-tracking reforms related to movable property transactions, as well as import and export customs clearances. First released in 2003, the annual report is widely considered a reliable measure of how regulations affect small and medium enterprises based on standardized case scenarios in the largest business city of each economy.

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Government’s Construction Management Office, as well as strengthening minority investor protection via enhancing ownership and control structures in listed companies. In response, the Cabinet-level National Development Council said the government is enhancing Taiwan’s business environment through such measures as easing regulations on company registration and recognition, and streamlining application procedures.  Regarding the categories in which Taiwan dropped back – getting

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Top R&D institutes from Taiwan, France ink IC technology development pact A memorandum of understanding on joint integrated circuit and semiconductor technology development was concluded by leading Taiwan and French R&D institutions in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu County.

Source: Taiwan Today

fields like silicon photonics, an evolving techUnder the pact, Taipei City-based National nology in which data is transferred among comApplied Research Laboratories and Leti—a puter chips by optical rays instead of electrical French government-funded research center— will expand exchanges in IC and semiconducconductors. The memorandum springboards off this strong tor applications foundation of colvia initiatives such laboration, Wu as experiment said, enabling the cooperation and organizations to short-term readvance IC techsearcher exchange nology in response programs. It was to the requireinked during inments of the rapaugural Leti Day idly evolving artiTaiwan, a platform ficial intelligence aimed at strengthand Internet of ening ties between the two sides in NARLabs Vice President Wu Kuang-chong (right) and Leti CEO Emmanuel Sabonnadiere cel- Things sectors.  related fields and ebrate sealing a cooperation deal on IC and semiconductor technology development Oct. 19 in Overseen by the Hsinchu County. (Courtesy of NARLabs) Ministry of Scififth-generation wireless technology.  NARLabs Vice President ence and Technology, NARLabs was founded in 2003 with the goal of raising Taiwan’s profiWu Kuang-chong said the National Chip Imciency in key science and technology fields encomplementation Center and National Nano Device Laboratories under NARLabs have worked passing earthquake engineering, nanotechnology, semiconductors and supercomputers.  NARLabs closely with Leti since last year. One example administers 10 national-level centers including of this synergy is researchers from both organiHsinchu City-headquartered National Space Orzations sharing knowledge and best practices ganization, which launched Taiwan’s first indigeat Leti Innovation Days July 4-5 in France, he added. According to Wu, topics broached at the nously produced ultra-high resolution Earth observation satellite Formosat-5 in 2017. flagship event spanned an array of cutting-edge Should you have any question, please contact us at taiwaninfo.hungary@gmail.com TAIPEI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, HUNGARY 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi Rd. 1-3./II. roc-taiwan.org/hu_hu

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TaiwanInfo 20181110 Eng  

Micron inaugurates back-end DRAM facility ,Solar windows invented,global competitiveness index,Sun Moon Lake ,Taichung World Flora Expo,Worl...

TaiwanInfo 20181110 Eng  

Micron inaugurates back-end DRAM facility ,Solar windows invented,global competitiveness index,Sun Moon Lake ,Taichung World Flora Expo,Worl...

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