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Date: Jun 17, 2017
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter, in Miaoli
Phison Electronics Corp (群聯電子), a supplier of NAND flash memory controllers and modules,
yesterday held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a NT$800 million (US$26.33 million) facility in Miaoli County’s Jhunan Township (竹南).
The construction of the facility, which could house 2,300 employees, took less than seven months to complete, Phison said.
The company has said it plans to increase its Taiwanese workforce of about 1,200 people.
“Demand has come back this week — our major customers have placed big orders to meet growing demand for USBs and solid-state drives,” Phison chairman Pua Khein-seng (潘健成) told a news briefing following the ceremony.
“China shows the strongest growth momentum among all areas,” Pua said. “We feel demand is improving month-by-month.”
Phison in November last year forecast solid NAND flash demand for the whole of this year.