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IESA Sets up Office in Taiwan; Boost for Trade Ties with Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, inaugurated its first ever international office in Taipei, Taiwan.

Dr. Mignonne Chan, Director General, IESA (Taipei Office) along with Ashwini K. Aggarwal, Chairman, IESA and delegates from partner States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Kerala were present at the IESA – Taipei Office launch in addition to the many distinguished guests from Taiwan.

Ashwini K Aggarwal, Chairman, IESA, designated Dr. Man-Jung Mignonne Chan as Director General of IESA (Taipei Office) by handing over the official seal.

M. Sivasankar, Secretary, IT & Electronics Department and OSD to Chief Minister, Government of Kerala said, “We hope to work closely with IESA to facilitate Taiwanese investments in the State to boost Kerala’s electronics manufacturing capacity and the start-up ecosystem. With Kerala’s well-established infrastructure including modern airports and sea ports, and, progressive policies, we believe that our State is well positioned to support the Taiwanese companies setting up their facilities here.”

Speaking on the occasion, Ashwini K. Aggarwal, Chairman, IESA said, “The Taipei Office inauguration is part of IESA’s goal to improve collaboration on manufacturing capabilities between Taiwan and India. India has seen emerging green shoots in the Electronics, Systems Design and Manufacturing space in the recent times. It has received a strong response to its ESDM policies and has seen evolution of its Solar Fab and a number of marquee industries.”

“Taiwan is home to one of the most robust semiconductors and electronics ecosystems in the world and is by far the largest consumer of semiconductor materials. We believe India has a strong proposition to offer to Taiwanese investors, and look forward to enabling the trade bridge between the countries,” he added.