Foxconn boss Terry Gou to appoint Taiwanese as new Sharp chairman

Wang Chien-erh, the chairman of GIS-KY, emerges as parent company Foxconn Technology Group’s top choice

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/18
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The chances of Foxconn Technology Group (also known as

Hon Hai announces Sharp deal

Hon Hai) founder and Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) appointing a Taiwanese nominee to become the chairman of its Japan-based display business Sharp, are high, according to a report by the Chinese-language media outlet Now News.

The favored candidate, Wang Chien-erh (王建二), is the chairman of Hon Hai Precision touch display and panel business GIS-KY (業成).

Gou values the 45-year-old Wang’s contributions at GIS-KY by helping parent company Foxconn clinch several large Apple orders through a unique megasite business model.

He also vertically integrated the display manufacturing process by encompassing touch sensors, touch sensor lamination, and liquid crystal monitor modules.   [FULL  STORY]

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