Mike Noonen has witnessed the vicissitudes of the semiconductor industry over the past 20 years. With a vision to lower the threshold of innovation for semiconductor startups, he co-founded the world's first semiconductor startup accelerator, Silicon Catalyst. Now he serves as CEO of MixComm, a startup that manufactures beamforming ICs used in mmWave components and 5G infrastructure.
In times of illness that necessitate physical exams at the hospital, most people have the experience of having to wait long periods of time for computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results. Although spinal fluid extraction and biopsy of organic tissue are mature technologies, patients are daunted by the invasive nature of these procedures. The fiberoptic particle plasmon resonance (FOPPR) technology developed by Instant NanoBiosensors not only has sensitivity far exceeding other mainstream instruments on the market, but is able to, using just a small amount of peripheral blood (serum, less than 20uL) and three simple steps-- sample injection, analysis and report generation, produce testing results in just a few minutes.
Taiwanese enterprises still do not know what they can do with quantum technologies and are not ready to take part in long-term projects, according to Chung-Yu Mou, director of National Tsing Hua University's (NTHU) Center for Quantum Technology.
Min-Hsiu Hsieh, who is set to take the helm at Hon Hai Research Institute's Quantum Computing Research Center in January 2021, believes large-scale commercialization of quantum computing is unlikely to materialize any time soon.
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Young-Way Liu has pointed out that quantum computing is attracting more global attention, and the next three to five years would be a crucial period for Taiwanese ICT firms to establish a meaningful presence in this new trend.