On October 15th, ECE alum and Winbond Electronics Chairman Arthur Yu-Cheng Chiao was inducted as one of five new Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) laureates. ROC President Tsai Ing-wen attended the 2019 ITRI Laureate Ceremony in Taiwan to extend her congratulations and to bestow badges and certificates to the five laureates, who were selected for their outstanding leadership abilities, each having successfully led various enterprises to become globally competent and bringing great impact to their respective industry’s growth. The five laureates include AbGenomics Chairman Patrick Y. Yang, Taiwan Cement CEO Nelson Chang, Winbond Electronics Chairman Arthur Yu-Cheng Chiao, Allis Electric Group President Chen-Tung Yang, and Formosa Plastics Chairman Jason Lin.
Arthur Yu-Cheng Chiao obtained a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Mr. Chiao is Chairman and CEO of Winbond Electronics Corp. (1987-present). He was also previously the Chairman of Nuvoton Technology Corp. (2008-2019), Walsin Lihwa Electronic Wire & Cable Corp. (1986-1993), Capella Microsystems, Inc. (2007-2014), and Taiwan Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers Association (2007-2013).
Mr. Chiao emphasizes a business philosophy of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and referencing the concept of “Hidden Champions.” As a result, unique core technologies and competencies were embedded in the success of Winbond and Nuvoton Corp. Both companies have earned numerous national awards in Taiwan, including the Industrial Technology Advancement Award, National Invention Award and the National Award of Excellence. Between 2015 and 2017, Winbond also won the Corporate Governance Evaluation Award from the Taiwan Stock Exchange and was listed as a component stock of the TWSE CG 100 Index. In addition, Nuvoton received the Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Award (TCSA).