During a meeting on the afternoon of May 25 with a delegation led by Chairman Takehiro Kamigama of Japan's TDK Corporation, President Tsai Ing-wen spoke highly of the 50 years of valuable cooperation and friendship between TDK and Taiwan, and called on TDK and Taiwanese companies to collaborate to develop the semiconductor industry and green energy.
In remarks, President Tsai noted that Taiwan is home to TDK's first overseas operation. The cooperative relationship that has been built up between TDK and Taiwan over the past 50 years, she said, constitutes a virtual microcosm of the process of Taiwan's industrialization, and bilateral relations are extremely close. The president also thanked TDK and Chairman Kamigama for the great importance that they attach to Taiwan.
President Tsai mentioned that she had often used TDK cassette tapes when she was young, so the TDK name evokes positive memories, and though cassette tapes are a thing of the past, TDK is still an innovative powerhouse that remains a leading member of supply chains for electronic components and green energy technologies. This is quite impressive, she said.
President Tsai pointed out that the Taiwan government is devoting resources and encouraging companies to get involved in the "Industry 4.0" initiative and development of the Internet of Things and green energy, and expressed confidence that TDK will have opportunities in the future to do even greater things in Taiwan. In addition, the government is willing to lend its full support for TDK's sustainable development here. The president said she hoped TDK would coordinate with the Taiwan government's industrial policy by launching more cooperation projects and working together with Taiwanese companies to develop the semiconductor industry and green energy.