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Taiwan's top research institute to tackle social responsibility

Taiwan's top research institute to tackle social responsibility

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) Taiwan's top academic research institute Academia Sinica will hold a forum next month to discuss in which direction technological innovations and industrial development should go in the future, in order to benefit society.
Two of Taiwan's industry leaders, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Chairman Morris Chang and Bruce C.H.
Cheng, founder and chairman of the Delta Group, will participate in the International Forum on Technology Innovation and Social Responsibility, scheduled to be held on Nov. 13 at Academia Sinica.
One of the world's top chemists, George Whitesides from the United States, will also join the discussion, according to the organizer.
The three prestigious business leaders and scientist will each take the floor at the half-day forum, delivering key-note speeches on topics ranging from the technology industry's social responsibility, and using energy-saving measures to the balance between social responsibility and industry benefits, according to Academia Sinica in a statement released Wednesday.
Whitesides is a recipient of the Welch Award, the Priestley Award of the American Chemical Society, the Prince of Asturias Award in Science and Technology of the Spain-based Prince of Asturias Foundation and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry of the Franklin Foundation. His current interests are in physical and organic chemistry, surface sciences, micro fluids, self-assembly, science for developing economies, drug development, and origins of life.
TSMC, founded by Chang in 1987, is Taiwan's and the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer. The Delta Group was established in 1971 as Delta Electronics, a television component producer. Under Cheng's leadership, Delta has become one of the world's leading manufacturers in power supplies and electronic components.
(By Elizabeth Hsu)




Updated : 2020-12-02 15:33 GMT+08:00