Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 03 January 2013
AU Optronics, along with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd., ASUSTek Computer Inc., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., and MediaTek Inc., was named recently as a winner of the Thomson Reuters Taiwan Innovation Awards 2012.
The award is granted by the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, a provider of information for the world's businesses and professionals. It is given to enterprises and academic institutions headquartered in Taiwan for their innovation in research and development.
Four metrics were used to assess the level of innovation of candidate companies, including size of patent portfolio, success rate, extent of globalization, and influence of innovation.
Five corporations and five academic organizations received the award this year. The academic organizations honored are the Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Chiao Tung University, National Chung Hsing University, National Taiwan University and National Tsing Hua University.