The National Science Council set up the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), the first establishment of its kind in Taiwan, on December 15, 1980. By ushering in technologies and talent from abroad, bringing about the transformation of domestic conventional industry, and fostering the upgrade of industrial technology across the board, the park is intended to help high-tech industry take off in Taiwan.
The Hsinchu Science Park has cultivated a number of high-tech talent and global flagship IT enterprises over the past three decades, e.g. the largest IC foundry provider TSMC, the second largest IC foundry provider UMC, the largest notebook PC and branded PC maker ACER, the third largest TFT-LCD maker CHIMEI INNOLUX, the fourth largest TFT-LCD maker AUO, the second largest mobile phone chipset maker and
the fourth largest IC designer MediaTek, the fourth largest NOR Flash IC maker Macronix, and the largest Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient (PPTC) components manufacturer Polytronics Technology Corp., which solidifies the position of the Hsinchu Science Park in global IT industries. The Hsinchu Science Park is constantly extending its industry capacity as well as competence in semiconducto
r,opto-electronics, information, and telecommunications industries. Thus, more than 70% of global IT industry products are initiated from companies at the Hsinchu Science Park. As a venue full of chances, the Hsinchu Science Park has turned out to be the first choice of high-tech industry investment globally.