Intel to continue to work with local partners: CEO

The symbol for Intel appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York, Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

TAIPEI (CNA) — Intel Corp., the U.S-based semiconductor giant, is planning to invest more in Taiwan and continue to cooperate with its Taiwanese partners, Bob H. Swan, chief executive officer of the company, said Tuesday.

Swan said he had dinner a day earlier with 80 of Intel’s Taiwanese partners to gain a better understanding of projects in which his company can collaborate with them.

It is the first time Swan has visited Taiwan since he took the helm as Intel CEO in January. Leading a delegation comprised of more than 20 Intel executives, Swan arrived in Taiwan Monday and is scheduled to leave Wednesday.

According to Swan, Intel has had a presence in Taiwan for 35 years with a workforce of more than 1,000 employees, and works closely with local suppliers.

Swan said Intel has paid close attention to cultivating a talent pool in Taiwan and has made great efforts to build a good working environment for its employees here.

Swan said that after about nine months into his tenure as Intel’s CEO, it is important for him to understand Taiwan’s ecosystem in the tech industry, hence the reason for his visit.

Swan said Asia is a hub of global tech development and that Taiwan plays a critical role in the development of the world’s information communications industry.

Swan promised that Intel will continue to invest in Taiwan.

By Jeffrey Wu and Frances Huang