Two firms approved to invest over NT$21 billion in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/14
By: Liao Yu-yang and Evelyn Kao

Photo taken from Supermicro Facebook

Taipei, Nov. 14 (CNA) The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Thursday it has approved NT$21.6 billion (US$720 million) in investment by two companies as part of a government program aimed at boosting investment by local firms in Taiwan, which could create 1,606 jobs.

Super Micro Computer, Inc., Taiwan, which operates overseas as Supermicro, plans to invest NT$20 billion to build a high-end server research and development center and software development facilities, expand its warehouse and logistics center and increase automated assembly lines. It also plans to recruit 1,700 employees in research and development-related areas, according to MOEA's InvesTaiwan Service Center.

Supermicro is an information technology company based in Silicon Valley, California. It was founded in 1993 by Taiwanese-American Charles Liang (梁見後 ) as a maker of computer server boards, power supplies, servers and a wide range of other components. It is one of the biggest players in the server board market.

Meanwhile, Sunrise Plastics Industries Co., Ltd., which produces IC packing trays and memory card lids, will invest over NT$1.6 billion to set up a new manufacturing factory and automated assembly lines, which it is estimated will create 47 jobs.    [FULL  STORY]

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