The government on Thursday (25 January) announced that Young Liu, the CEO of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn, will be honoured with Padma Bhushan.
Foxconn is the world's largest electronics manufacturer and a leading global science and technology solutions provider.
A recognized entrepreneur and innovator with over four decades of industry experience, Liu founded three companies: a motherboard company, Young Micro Systems in 1988; a northbridge and southbridge IC design company focused on the PC chipset, ITE Tech in 1995; and an ADSL IC design company, ITeX in 1997, according to the Foxconn Website.
Young Micro Systems was then merged with Foxconn in 1994, and ITeX was successfully listed on NASDAQ in 2001.
Liu earned an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1986 and a BS degree in Electrophysics from Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University in 1978.
Liu joined Foxconn in 2007 as a Special Assistant to the Founder. In 2010, he was appointed as the General Manager of Innovation Digital System Business Group of Foxconn and had later became the Chairman of Socle Technology Corporation in 2014.
In 2016, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of SHARP Corporation, as well as the General Manager of Foxconn’s Semiconductor Business Group.
In 2019, Liu was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), and the Chairman of Foxsemicon Integrated Technology Inc.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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