Holtek Establishes Industry/Academic Cooperation with the National Formosa University
On the 12th April 2007 a formal signing ceremony took place between Holtek Semiconductor and the National Formosa University at which Holtek donated 1 million Taiwan dollars worth of microcontroller development equipment.
During the signing and donation ceremony, which was conducted by Holtek’s Executive Vice President Chang Chi and the University’s Dean, the heads of the related University departments as well as various managerial personnel from Holtek Semiconductor and media representatives were also in attendance.
After the signing ceremony Holtek’s Executive Vice President, Chang Chi, and the University Dean, conducted the formal opening of the Holtek MCU laboratory with the unveiling of a special plaque. This was followed by a visit to the laboratory’s equipment and a demonstration of the laboratory’s research achievements.
The Dean of the University expressed his full support for this co-venture between academia and industry. With this academic/industrial cooperative platform, the opto-electronic department and Holtek Semiconductor established their Microcontroller Innovation Development Laboratory, in addition to Holtek donating a value of one million Taiwan dollars in microcontroller development equipment and related resources. This will allow students to have access to ample practical experience and complete logistical support. This year’s intake of research students at the department was 2.5 times that of last year, which will help in the encouragement and sourcing of outstanding personnel.
Holtek expressed its plan this year to hold its third application innovation competition. The National Formosa University’s department of Aeronautics, Electronics, Information Science and Opto-electronics has participated in these events with over 10 competing teams, and as it has achieved excellent results was the reason for Holtek to establish its Innovation Development Laboratory. In addition to being able to support related educational programs it can also serve as a starting point for practical cooperation and innovation.