SOURCE: Industrial Technology Research Institute

Industrial Technology Research Institute

June 14, 2012 13:23 ET

Collaboration in Innovation and Commercialization of Key Technologies Across the Pacific

ITRI Hosts Annual ITRI Forum 2012 and Career Fair in Silicon Valley

HSINCHU, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2012) - Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech research and development institutions, announces its 2012 ITRI Forum and Career Fair, Collaboration in Innovation and Commercialization Across the Pacific. The event, scheduled on June 25, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Milpitas, Calif., will draw Silicon Valley technology leaders, venture capitalists and job candidates hoping to secure one of 50 positions available across ITRI's major research areas.

The conference program will include a Technology and Business Showcase highlighting some of ITRI's latest technologies in intelligent automation and robotics for 3C assembly, energy efficiency in buildings, biomedical optical imaging systems (digital laser scanning microscopes), bio-based materials and chemicals, and mobile cloud applications (cloud-based mobile surveillance systems). Some of these topics will be explored in depth during individual afternoon focus sessions.

A plenary session moderated by Richard Dasher, Ph.D., director of the U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University, will focus on cross-Pacific collaboration in innovation and commercialization between the U.S. and Japan. The session includes opening remarks from Dr. Jyuo-Min Shyu, president of ITRI; Horst Simon from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) discussing collaboration with ITRI on green technologies for energy efficiency and buildings; and Herb Lin, president of ITRI's Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITRI focused on private equity and venture capital strategies for emerging technologies across Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, the U.S. and Japan. Mr. Lin will discuss the importance of ITRI's research and development commercialization and collaboration with U.S. industries, national laboratories and universities.

At the Career Fair, ITRI will recruit for 50 positions located in Taiwan across all major research areas covered by ITRI. Candidates with a master's or a doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering or related fields will attend the Career Fair and apply for open positions. ITRI departments currently recruiting are the Cloud Computing Center for Mobile Applications (technical leads), Service Systems Technology Center (software engineers on games for therapy/rehab, and clinical decision support system), Biomedical and Device Research Labs (project leads in medical electronics, pharmaceutical, orthopedic devices and in-vitro diagnostics), Electronics and Optoelectronics (3DIC, LED, Display), Mechanical and Systems (robotics, advanced vehicles), Green Energy and Environment (LED and OLED lighting, PV and biofuels), Information and Communication Research Labs (Telematics, Mobile Web Services, Wireless).

Those who want to find out more about the ITRI Forum 2012 and Career Fair on June 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 777 Bellew Dr., Milpitas, CA, may contact Shuhua Tseng at Shuhua.tseng@itri.com or (408) 428-9988, ext. 11. The Career Fair will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange job interviews at the event, please contact Dan King at talent@itri.org.tw.

About ITRI (www.itri.org.tw/eng)
Founded in 1973, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech R&D institutions. Since its inception, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's economy from a labor-intensive industry to a high-tech industry. Numerous well-known, high-tech companies in Taiwan, such as leaders in the semiconductor industry TSMC and UMC, can trace their origins to ITRI.

ITRI has been dedicated to promoting the advancement of Taiwan's diverse high-tech industries with a mission of:

Expediting the development of new industrial technologies
Aiding in the process of upgrading industrial technology techniques
Shaping the future of industrial technologies for greater efficiency and sustainability

Innovative Research
ITRI is well-positioned to be a pioneer of industry with brand new ideas for strengthening multi-disciplinary R&D strategies and innovation. Through its forward-looking R&D efforts, ITRI is: enhancing software, systems and services; strengthening industrial services; and focusing on research in the green energy and biomedical fields. ITRI encourages collaboration across its diverse areas of technology and advanced technology talent at its state-of-the-art green R&D facility. This teamwork benefits industrial development and ultimately creates economic value for Taiwan.

Fostering Entrepreneurship and CEO Leadership
ITRI employs 5,778 personnel, including 1,301 who hold Ph.D.s and 3,158 with master's degrees, resulting in an average of five patents produced every day. By disseminating both technology and talent, ITRI has led the technology industry into the 21st century and has cultivated 70 CEOs in the local high-tech industry. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in the California Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Berlin and Moscow.

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