The Macronix management team has always observed and proposed innovative and practical actions to give back to society. Experiencing the difficult task of high tech talent incubation, Macronix aimed to alleviate this by funding and establishing the Macronix Education Foundation in 2001.
The Macronix Education Foundation was established under the authority and supervision of the Ministry of Education. Its mission is to enhance value in the knowledge economy, foster technology talent, care for the physical and mental development of children and young people, and enhance the social well-being and quality of life. Its duties include:
Macronix organized the first "Macronix Golden Silicon Award – The Semiconductor Design and Application Competition" event in 2000 to encourage innovative R&D among university and graduate students. Macronix continues to hold this competition with assistance from the Macronix Education Foundation to foster excellence in young people today.In the past years, more than 14,000 teachers and students have participated in this annual event. Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee, President Emeritus of Academia Sinica, has been our guest of honor over the years, presenting the award to winning teams and offering encouraging advice to the exciting young talent.
In 2002, the Macronix Education Foundation set up the "Macronix Science Awards" to encourage high school talent for scientific research, innovation and invention. With help from Yan-Hwa Wu, Professor of National Chiao Tung University, and through the awards, we have actively presented the opportunity and encouraged scientific research work for more then 16,000 high school teachers and students. We hope that this investment in science can continue to cultivate this country's talent and international competitiveness.