Founder, Chairman, Pegatron Corporation
Technology entrepreneur Tzu Hsien Tung has a heart for the humanities
The chairman of Pegatron, the second-largest electronics manufacturing service in Taiwan, is also a known cultural advocate and arts philanthropist. When a fire razed Cloud Gate Dance Studio, destroying its equipment and years of archival material, Tzu Hsien Tung sought to help preserve Taiwanese culture for future generations, and in 2009 formed Fifisa Media, a project that promotes Taiwan’s literature and its important writers.
Pegatron, a Fortune Global 500 company, was founded in 2007 as a spin-off from Asus, a computer company Tung co-founded in 1989 with two fellow engineers he met working at Acer. The OEM manufacturer has been a major supplier of displays for Apple. In recent years Pegatron has also been making parts for Tesla and is planning to build a facility in Texas to support its production.
Did You Know?
The literature-loving Tzu Hsien Tung doesn’t want his only legacy to be electronic devices, and so he has invested in Eslite Bookstore, becoming its biggest individual shareholder.