Taiwan's technology industry has been one of the country's key drivers of economic growth. During the 1980s Taiwan transitioned away from labor intensive industries and into technology manufacturing. Taiwan's technology manufacturing industry follows both the OEM model (the manufacturing of parts or subsystems for use in another company's products) and the ODM model (the design and manufacturing of a product as specified for the eventual rebranding by another company for sale). The country's OEM/ODM manufacturers are most well-known for two products: semiconductors and laptop computers.
Many components of popular consumer and professional electronics are produced by Taiwanese OEMs. MediaTek is the world's fourth largest fabless semiconductor company, producing OEM components for mobile phones, tablet computers, television sets, and other home entertainment and networking devices. The company's headquarters is located in Hsinchu in northwestern Taiwan. Hsinchu is home to most of Taiwan's technology companies and offers convenient access via high speed rail to Taiwan's largest airport and the national capital Taipei.
MediaTek's headquarters feature offices, laboratories, a 300 seat auditorium, an art gallery, and a gym and health center. The complex consists of an 8-story building and an 11-story building, both steel framed. The project was completed in 2005.
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
Gross Building Area: 150,000 m^2
Scope of Service: Schematic design through construction documents
Client: MediaTek Inc.
Architect: J.J. Pan and Partners, Architects and Planners (Taipei, Taiwan)