The Ministry of Science and Technology established the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) on December 15, 1980. Straddling the city and county of Hsinchu, the 6.5-square kilometer HSP is now chiefly occupied by semiconductor and optoelectronics firms. More than 530 tenant companies currently employ more than 152,000 people at the park. During the past three years, HSP companies posted an annual average of more than NT$1 trillion in revenue (around 33.5 billion USD), which tends to fluctuate with the ups and downs in the global economy. Over the years, HSP companies have been approved to invest more than NT$1 trillion. The close interdependence of tenant companies with the Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Tsing Hua University, and National Chiao Tung University can be easily illustrated by the fact that more than 50 of these companies originated as spinoffs from the aforementioned institutions. As a global high-tech industry powerhouse and top choice for global electronics makers, the Hsinchu Science Park is moving forward in pioneering such diversified high-tech fields as advanced IC manufacturing, IoT, software, artificial intelligence, precision medical treatment, high-end medical devices, new pharmaceuticals, and wireless broadband telecommunications technologies, which has transformed the park into a global model for high-tech industrial development.
Introduction to the Jhunan Science Park
The Jhunan Science Park, located in Dingpu Village, Jhunan Township, Miaoli County, was accorded its current status by the Executive Yuan in July 1997. Construction on the 123-hectare Jhunan site, which constitutes a satellite park of the HSP, began in July 1999. To date, it has been occupied by biotech, telecommunications, and optoelectronics firms.
Introduction to the Tongluo Science Park
The Tongluo Science Park is located in Gio-Hu Village, Tongluo Township, Miaoli County, and is adjacent to Tongluo urban planning zone in east and Tongshio Township in west. Situated on a plateau, the Tongluo Science Park covers an area of 350 hectares. Focal industries at this site include (1) an advanced SiP zone, (2) clean energy and solar industries, (3) knowledge-based telecommunications industry, and aero-electronics industry.
Introduction to the Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park
The Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park (HBSP) site consists of 38 hectares of industrial land within the scope of the "HSR Hsinchu Station Special District Project" in Jhubei City, Hsinchu County. The heart of Hsinchu City is approximately 8 km southwest of the site, and the Liujia Line of the Taiwan Rail (TR) system is in the vicinity. HBSP will include a medical complex area, R&D and incubation area, industrial area, and service facilities, and is aimed at companies developing high-end medical devices and new pharmaceuticals.
Introduction to the Yilan Science Park
The Executive Yuan approved the preparatory plan for the Yilan Science Park on May 16, 2005, giving this science park site the legal status needed for follow-up development. Covering an area of 71 hectares in a scenic setting and drawing on local industrial and cultural elements, the Yilan Science Park will serve as a pilot science park in eastern Taiwan, and will spearhead the local development of the digital content and knowledge-based telecommunications industries.
Introduction to the Longtan Science Park
The Longtan Science Park is located at the juncture of three townships in Taoyuan County—Longtan, Pingzhen and Yangmei townships. On January 28, 2004, the Executive Yuan decided that the Longtan project would consist of a science park, and a total of 107 hectares have been developed since that time. The Longtan Science Park currently accommodates companies in the optoelectronics and wafer material manufacturing industries.