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Establishment of the Technology Innovation and Development Committee

The number of employees at the initial establishment of the Company was only 5, and the sourcing of material resources was difficult at the nascent stages of the Company’s development. In order to realize the ideal of "gathering a group of people to create a business", and for all members to become sustainable partners in the creation of the business, the Company adopted the vision of "creating and developing a world-class inductor industry - ABC Satisfies", and has been a player in driving wave after wave of industry development for Taiwan with its forward-looking and innovative technological R&D capabilities.
ABC has become a leading brand in the field of inductive components in terms of both technology and experience. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 not only increased the demand for respiratory aids and other medical equipment, but also drove the growth of the stayat-home economy, thereby spurring growth in the mobile phone, tablet, and laptop markets. Due to economic development trends driven by epidemic prevention measures, the Company actively continued its development of the smart mobile ICT sector in 2021. In the next three years, EVs will continue to grow at breakneck speed, bringing new opportunities for the Company. We are expanding our production capacity of EMI filters and alloy powder molded power inductors, which are key components for EV applications.
In order to enhance the Company’s technological capabilities and differentiate itself from its peers, ABC appointed five technology scholars and experts to form the Innovation Committee in September 2021.Distinguished Prof. Jia-Chuan Lin, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University, serves as the convener; Distinguished Prof. Dalton Lin, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taipei University, Distinguished Prof. Chen-Chien James Hsu, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University, Prof.Yuan-Chen Liu, Department of Computer Science, National Taipei University of Education, and Prof. Pei-Jun Lee, Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, serve as members of the Committee. ABC will actively invest in innovative research and development and manufacturing processes to implement automated smart manufacturing and optimize the process and efficiency of the original production line. ABC hopes to create a new curve of business growth through the enhanced momentum of technological innovation, and to realize its mission of "becoming an enterprise with NT$10 billion revenue within 10 years".

Main Products And Applications

All kinds of components of electronic products can be divided into two types according to their basic characteristics. The first is "passive components", where components that only require an input signal to function and do not need an external power supply, and that will not change the direction of the flow of electricity, can be classified as passive components. Passive components include resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, quartz crystal resonators, etc., as well as all such products that are combined into integrated components, such as filters, and some RF-based components, such as RF couplers, duplexers, etc. The second type is "active components", all non-passive components are active components, including diodes, transistors, thyristors and all integrated circuits. Resistors, capacitors and inductors are the three most important basic components of passive components. Among these three categories, the inductor is the most varied and the most complex in its application, but it is also the most vital component for achieving many important electrical functions. Almost all switching power converters require the use of inductors or transformers with inductive functions. For switching power converters, the inductance is the main determinant of the performance and efficiency of the switching converter. Power converters currently make up the largest application of the Company’s inductor products and account for the highest percentage of overall sales. The second largest application is that of EMI filter inductors. Inductors play a key role in controlling EMI, such as line filters, common mode chokes, differential chokes, multilayer chip inductors, etc., are widely used in electronics or systems. Due to the continuous innovation and mass production of various electronic products, the growth momentum of EMI inductors is expected to continue. Radio frequency inductors (RF inductors) are used in more traditional inductive applications. However, with the increasing prevalence of wireless functions for handheld electronic devices and home appliances, the demand for radio frequency inductors has also risen exponentially, with growth momentum that should not be underestimated. These applications are driving the overall inductor industry toward full automation, miniaturization, higher operating frequency, and lower power consumption. In addition, due to the trend of EVs replacing fuel vehicles and the rapid expansion of automotive electronics, inductor products for the automotive sector are also experiencing explosive growth. However, the most important requirement in the automotive field is not performance or price, but quality, so inductors for automotive applications are constantly moving toward high quality (zero defects).
In terms of global inductor market share, Japan and the U.S. are the main sources of supply, but due to cost pressure, in recent years, companies in Taiwan, the U.S. and Japan have relocated their production bases to mainland China. China has become the world's most attractive market due to the high domestic market demand, which has brought together major global suppliers to expand their production and investment. With increased foreign investment from Taiwanese, American and Japanese companies, the Chinese market has been growing and has surpassed Japan to become the world's largest component manufacturing base. Traditional heat sinks used in thermal management are all metal products. The use of ceramic (silicon carbide) to replace low-wattage electronic components for heat dissipation has been gradually accepted by the market. The main competitive advantage of a slim profile, light weight, and low cost is to bring new and innovative design applications to the electronics field, allowing consumer electronic products to move toward slimmer designs. Metal stamping components have always been indispensable for consumer electronics products, and are increasingly used in new products, with a trend towards miniaturization and precision. At the same time, product lifecycles are becoming shorter, and companies must move toward better responsiveness in order to gain the preference of customers and obtain more orders.

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