Back in the 1970s, the phrase “Made in Taiwan” was regarded as shorthand for cheap, poor-quality electronic consumer goods. How that has changed!

Thanks largely to a series of government initiatives; the legendary Taiwanese work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit have now been overlaid with technical expertise, a commitment to quality and a level of inward foreign investment that is the envy of the developed and the developing world.

The goods and components that come out of Taiwan these days are literally the cogs that run the engine of the 21st century global economy. Many of the precision machinery tools, passive components and LED technologies that are driving advances in the world of manufacturing, automotive and ICT sectors today now originate on this small island off the Chinese mainland.