Multinational R&D center in Taiwan
"The Program of Multinational Innovative R&D center in Taiwan" is an important element in the International Innovation and R&D Base Plan, which forms part of the National Development Plan. The aim is to get multinational corporations collaborating with local Taiwanese firms so that Taiwan can establish itself as a regional R&D center within the Asia Pacific region. This in turn will help to support multinational production activities, thereby enhancing the role which Taiwan plays in global R&D, giving the R&D activity of Taiwanese industry greater depth and encouraging Taiwanese companies to focus on cutting-edge research.
Implementation of the plan began in 2002. Until Oct, 2011, several leading international corporations including Intel, HP, Dell, Sony, Microsoft, IBM and Ericsson have established 51 R&D centers in Taiwan. Among these companies, many found that the industry environment and infrastructure here are much better than what they had expected, and some even expanded the scale of their R&D centers. This proves Taiwan to be an ideal location for multinational corporations to establish their R&D bases for innovative R&D activities. The introduction of key technology by these R&D centers will help Taiwan to become a valued partner to the world's multinational corporations in the area of technology, and will contribute to the further development of Taiwanese industry.
The approved projects of The Multinational Innovative R&D centers in Taiwan Program are listed below.
Company Name Project Name Hewlett-Packard International Pte. Ltd. Taiwan Branch HP product Development Center Sony Taiwan Limited SONY Design & Engineering Center Taiwan Sony Taiwan Limited System in Module Center Taiwan Becker Electronic Taiwan Ltd. (Becker Avionics) Avionics Certification Skill & Key Technology Development Center Aixtron Taiwan Co., Ltd. Manufacturing Oriented Research Lab Pericom Taiwan Limited PERICOM Advanced Mixed-Signal IC R&D Center IBM Taiwan Corporation Mobile e-Business R&D Center Dell Computer (Taiwan) B.V., Taiwan Branch Dell Taiwan Design Center Microsoft Taiwan Co. Microsoft Technology Center Intel Innovation Technologies Ltd. Intel Innovation Center IBM Taiwan Corporation Life Sciences Center of Excellence Ericsson Taiwan Ltd. ERICSSON Innovation Center Broadcom Taiwan Co. Network SoC R&D Center Motorola Electronics Taiwan Limited Motorola Taiwan Product Development Center DuPont Taiwan Ltd. DuPont Taiwan Technical Center Taiwan International Standard Electronics Ltd. (Alcatel) Alcatel ICT Application Research Center IBM Taiwan Corporation IBM xSeries Taiwan Development Center GlaxoSmithKline Far East B. V. Taiwan Branch GSK Taiwan R&D Operation Center NEC Taiwan Ltd. NEC Innovative Product Joint Development Center for Engineering Synopsys Taiwan Limited. VDSM EDA R&D CENTER AKT America, Inc. AKT Asia Research & Development Center Festo Co., Ltd. Festo CEC R&D Center Taiwan Atotech Taiwan Ltd. Atotech Technology R&D Center Telcordia Technologies, Inc. Taiwan Telcordia R&D Center General Instrument of Taiwan, Ltd. Motorola Connected Home Solutions Taiwan Technology Center Underwriters Laboratories Taiwan Co., Ltd. Green Electronic Materials and Energy Device Safety Testing and Inspection Technology Research and Development Center Fujitsu Taiwan Ltd. Fujitsu Taiwan Development Center Dow Chemical Taiwan Limited Dow Chemical Taiwan Plastics Application Development Center ULVAC Research Center Taiwan, Inc. ULVAC Advanced Technology Center IBM Taiwan Corporation IBM Taiwan Systems and Technology Laboratory ASML Taiwan Ltd. ASML Worldwide Center of Excellence Mycom International Inc., Taiwan Branch Mycom strategic R&D center Synopsys Taiwan Limited. Advanced Process EDA R&D Center Taiwan International Standard Electronics Ltd. (Alcatel-Lucent) WiMAX Application Development and IOT Center Microsoft Taiwan Co. Microsoft Innovation Center Telcordia Applied Research Center Taiwan Company Telcordia Telematics Taiwan R&D Center DuPont Taiwan Ltd. DuPont Taiwan Display Materials Technical Center Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan Ltd. Digital Content Creation Center Underwriters Laboratories Taiwan Co., Ltd. Advanced Energy Safety R&D Center DuPont Taiwan Ltd. DuPont Taiwan Photovoltaic Materials Technical Center ASML Taiwan Ltd. ASML Global 200mm Technology Center Fujitsu Global Mobile Platform Inc. Fujitsu Global Mobile Platform Design Center Corning Display Technologies Taiwan Co., Ltd. Corning Research Center Taiwan