Ying-jeou suggested Gou lead high-tech enterprises in northern Taiwan to invest in the planned industrial park in the south, and reportedly, Gou is willing to comply.
In addition, Ying-jeou asked Gou to expand investments in Taiwan and upgrade its Taiwanese headquarters for global operation, while leading public welfare service.
Gou said his firm has long revolved around northern Taiwan, with the south being uncharted territory. Recently, Hon Hai has opened plants in India and Nanjing, China.
The group has begun to evaluate investments to devise projects before May 20, when Ying-jeou will become president of the Republic of China.
The site provides additional space, plus room for SMT equipment restoration, testing and demos.
SMTR plans to set up two fully operational lines in a separate secure area for “time share” use by small manufacturers.
SMTR will consolidate its facilities in Temple, TX, and Wake Forest, NC, into the new site.