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Gou retired, Liu Yangwei was appointed as the new chief helmsman, and Hon Hai's "winning card" in the second half was semiconductor

at 69, Gou finally "retired". At 69, Gou finally retired

on June 21, Hon Hai Group held a general meeting of shareholders, announcing that Liu Yangwei, 63, chairman of JINGDING, a semiconductor equipment factory under Hon Hai, took over the post of chairman of Hon Hai, and Li Jie, vice chairman of Honghai subsidiary industry Fulian, was the new vice chairman of Hon Hai. Although Gou Taiming does not serve as chairman, he is still a director of Hon Hai

this time, Hon Hai set up an operation Committee under the board of directors, which was composed of sharp director candidate Lin Zhongzheng, Foxconn executive general manager Lin Zhenghui, group vice president and chairman of Asia Pacific Power Lu Fangming, Hongteng precision Chairman Lu Songqing, s-time group general manager and chairman of JINGDING Liu Yangwei, industry rich Alliance (FII) vice chairman Li Jie, group vice president and chief financial officer Huang Qiulian, B-time group head Jiang Zhixiong The position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will no longer be established

Liu Yangwei, the successor, is related to transformation

as we all know, Gou has been seeking transformation in recent years

in the middle of last month, there were rumors that Liu Yangwei would take over the chairmanship of Gou Taiming. Among them, there was speculation that such a choice was not only related to personal ability, but also closely related to Hon Hai's transformation

who on earth is Liu Yangwei who is so highly expected by Gou Taiming

to put it simply, semiconductor is the most significant label that distinguishes Liu Yangwei from the other four people in the five World Wars appointed by Gou Taiming in 2016

Liu Yangwei graduated from the Department of Electronic Physics of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. Shortly after graduation, he independently founded the motherboard brand in the United States with the economic recovery in 1988, and later sold it to Hon Hai. Before entering Hon Hai, he also served as the management of IC design companies Pucheng and Lianyang semiconductor. Such experience also made him familiar with the motherboard to IC design industry

In 2007, he joined Hon Hai group and promoted all the way. In 2009, he was named by Terry Gou to be in charge of the popular PC product line at that time. When all PC brands were moving closer to the Wintel camp at that time, Liu Yangwei went the opposite way, chose to cooperate with arm to develop the Linux operating system, launched low-cost products below $200, opened a new path and hit his own market

in Hon Hai group, Liu Yangwei has always been called the person who knows semiconductor best. Later, it was revealed that Hon Hai's acquisition of sharp was related to Liu Yangwei. Later, he served as a member of the board of sharp. Unlike the group's understanding of the acquisition of sharp, Liu Yangwei was more interested in sharp's semiconductor technology capabilities

previously, Hon Hai planned to invest in the construction of a chip factory in Zhuhai, and Liu Yangwei was also the main promoter. He served as the chairman of Dawan semiconductor (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd

vertical integration is the strategic trend that Hon Hai adheres to all the way in the electronics industry, but in Hon Hai's puzzle of vertical integration of the electronics industry, the semiconductor field is the most blank. It can be seen that this time, Gou's investment and transformation in semiconductors are firm

is Hon Hai's era of Terry Gou over

it is worth mentioning that this is the second time that Gou retired to within ± 0.5% of the set value. The first time that Gou said he would retire was at the Hon Hai Wang annual meeting at the end of 2007. At that time, Gou said that Hon Hai's revenue exceeded NT $2trillion, and he would retire

however, at that time, Gou also said that his so-called retirement was different from Americans' understanding of retirement. He would not retire completely, but would retire without rest. He would still serve as the chairman of the board, so that the successor would have the opportunity to make mistakes, and finish the screen display of experimental force, peak experimental force, beam displacement, experimental deformation and experimental curve. He was the successor to pull them back to the right track when he made mistakes

for Hon Hai, Gou has always had absolute control. Therefore, over the past 40 years, every rise and fall of Hon Hai has been closely related to gou's business judgment and decision-making. Therefore, Hon Hai has a deep brand of Gou

before doing electronic OEM, Hon Hai Precision group was Hon Hai Plastic Enterprise Co., Ltd

In 1973, with his own judgment on the development of local manufacturing industry, the young Gou Taiming came out of Taiwan shipping company and established this company, mainly engaged in the production of raw materials. However, due to bad luck, Hon Hai, which was just founded, suffered from the global oil crisis. Due to the sharp rise in raw material prices and huge losses, it was unable to resist industrial changes and ended in failure

despite the loss of more than 300000 Taiwan dollars, Gou still firmly believes in the future industrial hope of factory manufacturing, and he continues to look for production cooperation opportunities. Therefore, in the midst of mistakes, Gou entered the electronics industry, and from then on opened the 3C business that Hon Hai was proud of

at that time, Gou, who was at a low point, won the production opportunity of TV knob processing with unremitting efforts. Because this single Hon Hai started the mold processing business, it was hard won. In order to do this business well, Gou began to buy advanced Japanese mold machines and plunged into it. From that moment on, Hon Hai began to have the opportunity to develop its own technical strength

after the mold processing became popular, Hon Hai soon won the order for Apple computer casings, met a noble person in his life, and began to make a fortune. In 1982, Gou officially named the company Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., embarking on the road of high-end manufacturing

along the way, Hon Hai's expansion has gone fast, but at the same time it is also very stable: in 1985, it established an American office and founded Foxconn; In 1988, he began to set up a factory in Shenzhen; Later, foxteq (UK) Ltd. was established in Scotland in 1998. In the decade after 2000, Hon Hai successively built factories in Tianjin, Shanghai, Kunshan and other places due to the rapid improvement of the domestic industrial environment and the change of the consumption environment

it has to be said that Gou has a keen sense of market and situation. Taking advantage of the opportunities brought by the improvement of cross-strait relations, he landed Foxconn, an important subsidiary, in Shenzhen, and reduced the cost to the lowest level through in-depth layout in China. Soon, Hon Hai complied with the development tide of the rise of the consumer electronics era in more than a decade and established its global hegemony in the OEM field

over the past 40 years, step by step, Hon Hai Precision has become the king in the global OEM field, and has steadily produced and supplied products for many global IT giants such as apple, HP, Sony, Nintendo, among which Terry Gou has contributed greatly. Therefore, the industry often evaluates him in this way, and Gou has made OEM to the extreme

to make OEM to the extreme, Gou took Hon Hai to the sunshine road for decades. Even in 2012, which has not yet recovered from the financial crisis, Hon Hai also achieved a proud year-on-year increase of 5.6% in net profit, far exceeding analysts' expectations. Technology alone solved the manufacturing bottleneck of Apple's capacity expansion and was recognized by many insiders. At that time, with more than 55000 patents, Hon Hai was listed in the MIT and ipiq global annual patent review, The only Chinese group ranking among the top 20 in the world is a strong proof

with his keen judgment on the market and his adherence to technology, Gou led Hon Hai to break the shackles of two industries: first, the low content of OEM technology; 2、 OEM is almost unprofitable. The former can be seen from the number of patents, while the latter can be seen from the high figures in Hon Hai's annual report

however, due to its strong dependence on upstream manufacturers, Hon Hai's road has become increasingly difficult with the dissipation of mobile Internet dividends. It can be seen from the number of patents that Hon Hai has already lost the throne of Taiwan's number one patent in recent years. At the end of 2018, it fell far behind TSMC (2465) with 288 patents, which is what Gou did not want to see

however, in the decades of industrial ups and downs, Gou has long recognized the plight of living at the bottom of the industrial chain. From the beginning of the 21st century, he wanted to take Hon Hai's transformation into a better field, but now it seems that there is no time

pending transformation vision, Hon Hai's mission of the times

I believe we will see that a Hon Hai without Gou will certainly do better and better than in the past, and will lead the world. When gou announced that he was about to retire last month, he left both his free and easy life and his expectations for Hon Hai

but in fact, behind this sentence, Gou left an unfinished proposition: how should Hon Hai transform smoothly

prepare for a rainy day. In fact, Gou has been on the road of transformation for many years. After Foxconn became famous for OEM, in 2002, he wanted to let Hon Hai expand its sea area, not only to be a OEM brand, but also to have its own brand. Therefore, Hon Hai later joined IBM to enter environmental protection and cloud computing, and also entered the medical market, purchased sharp panels, and entered the storage chip market

one of the most remarkable is the acquisition of sharp

in 2015, Hon Hai, as the largest shareholder of sharp, decided to acquire sharp. At that time, Gou was determined. According to the news, after many bid negotiations, Gou increased the purchase amount to 700billion yen, twice the offer of his Japanese competitors, and he not only promised to retain the sharp brand and not lay off staff, but also gave up changing the management. Its acquisition process is not difficult

after various attempts failed, Gou was hoping to realize the transformation from downstream to upstream with the help of panel display business, which is also the reason why he bought sharp. However, despite his firm determination, it can be seen from Hon Hai's financial reports in recent years that Gou's decision had little effect. However, just like Gou's firm determination when starting a business, he never stopped trying and never wavered in his determination on the road of transformation

in the same year of 2015, Gou announced Foxconn's million robot plan, and then Foxconn invested in a robot industrial park in Jincheng, Shanxi Province to independently develop and produce foxbot robots. In 2017, the Foxconn factory once deployed 40000 robots at one time, which attracted the attention of insiders

in the middle of last year, at the 30-year-old smart manufacturing Summit Forum on the future integration and development of the real economy and the digital economy held in Shenzhen, Gou also made it clear that Foxconn, which is in its infancy, will spare no effort to promote intelligent manufacturing and try its best to become a leader in promoting interconnection, big data and artificial intelligence in China's advanced real economy

at present, as the largest subsidiary of Hon Hai, it is unknown whether Foxconn has achieved significant results in the transformation of intelligent manufacturing. However, judging from the fact that many attempts have ended in failure and the current situation of constantly exploring new ways, Hon Hai's transformation will have a long way to go

in addition to its own development, as an important part of Taiwan's economic development, Hon Hai's every development is inevitably covered with a strong color of the times. While busy with Taiwan Affairs, Gou still did not forget to assign tasks to Hon Hai. He said that the production of servers and communication equipment that cannot be carried out in the mainland at present can be completed in Taoyuan, while hub and gateway can be produced in Kaohsiung software park


Gou has two major aspirations: retirement and helping Hon Hai transform.

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