MOEA Minister Seeks US R&D Investments 經長促美增加對台研發投資 簽多項MOU

Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua recently led a delegation to visit several world-class technology companies in Silicon Valley. It is estimated that she will bring back more than NT$30 billion in American R&D investment and orders to Taiwan. However, due to factors such as the Russia-Ukraine war and global inflation, experts said that it would be very difficult for Taiwan's exports to turn positive in September.


Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua led a delegation to Silicon Valley on the 14th to visit four world-class technology companies. The delegation received warm responses from American companies and is expected to bring back NT$30 billion in American investment and orders.

Wang Mei-hua, Minister of Economic Affairs: “We probably received NT$10 billion in R&D investment from our visits. This is actually very important because it's not just about money. This R&D investment will help develop Taiwan's entire supply chain.”

Wang revealed that she mainly exchanged views with the senior management of U.S. tech companies during this trip. She also sought more cooperation projects such as the semiconductor supply chain, substantial technological know-how, and talent exchange. At the same time, she introduced Taiwan's R&D investment environment and measures, hoping that American companies can continue to increase their R&D investment amount in Taiwan. The delegation signed MOUs with a number of tech companies. However, some experts believe that the Russia-Ukraine war is not over yet. Couple this with global inflation pressure and other factors, they expect Taiwanese export growth to be negative in September and for the third quarter.

Chiu Ta-sheng, Researcher, TIER: “There's still a high inventory of IT and communication products. We will have to wait until this stock is depleted for future orders to be more visible. I think it's probably unlikely to sustain positive growth in September.”

Experts say it takes time for the Americans to process the orders that were discussed with Wang and for domestic inventory depletion of IT and communication products. Thus, Taiwan may not see the impact of the NT$30 billion in orders until next year.

 

 

經濟部長王美花14日率團到美國加州矽谷,拜訪4家世界級科技大廠,獲美商熱烈迴響,投資加訂單可望挹注約300億台幣。

經濟部長王美花指出:「拜訪了之後,我們大概可以有100億的研發投資,這個其實非常重要,因為它不只是100億的問題,其實是這個研發投資,會帶來我們台灣的整個供應鏈一起成長。」

這一趟美國矽谷拜訪行程,經濟部長王美花透露,主要和美方科技廠高層交換意見,也尋求更多半導體供應鏈、實質技術和人才交流等合作項目。同時也要向美方介紹台灣研發投資環境和措施,期盼美方能夠持續增加在台研發投資金額,並與多家科技廠簽訂MOU。不過有學者認為,俄烏戰爭還沒結束,加上全球通膨壓力等因素,估計今(2022)年9月外銷訂單恐怕翻黑,第3季預估將出現負成長。

台經院國際處研究員邱達生表示:「(資訊通信產品)庫存的情況還是很普遍,因此要等到這個庫存去化大概要告一段落之後,才會比較有能見度。9月的訂單我認為大概不太可能,能夠維持正成長。」

專家預估,經濟部長王美花和美方談論訂單礙於下單程序需要時間,加上國內資通訊產品還有庫存去化問題,最慢恐怕要到明年,300億商機才有機會發酵。