G2 and Beyond: Taiwan should target top-end manufacturing, says Katerra CEO Michael Marks
Michael E Marks, incumbent chairman of Katerra and former CEO of Flextronics has pointed out that Taiwan should focus on the manufacturing of products with premium values instead of mass production of entry-level devices.
Marks made the comments at the G2 and Beyond forum that Digitimes organized in Taipei on June 22, which also featured SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son and Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou.
Marks pointed out that technologies have changed a lot over the years. In the early 1980s, most of the technology companies were relatively small, but now tech firms have become the most important ones in the world, which gives Taiwan an important role to play in the existing ICT ecosystem.