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LCI New Member: Merck Group in Taiwan 台灣區默克集團

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Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2014, Merck generated sales of € 11.3 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

Merck Group in Taiwan

Merck Group in Taiwan consists of 4 companies, Merck Ltd., Merck Display Technologies Ltd., Merck Performance Materials Ltd., Co., and SAFC Hitech Taiwan (acquired by Merck in Nov. 2015), employing over 600 employees.

Merck Ltd. operates three business sectors: Life Science, Biopharma, as well as Performance Materials – Pigment & Cosmetic business. Biopharma business is comprised of three main business units: Oncology; Neurodegenerative and Endocrinology diseases; and Fertility therapeutic areas and products. Life Science includes two main businesses: Research and Applied Solutions and Process Solutions. Pigment and Cosmetic business unit provides effective materials for cosmetics, food, plastics, coatings and printing industries.

Merck Display Technologies Ltd. is located at Kuanyin, Taoyuan County, and provides locally developed, customized and manufactured high quality liquid crystal mixtures for different applications in LCD industry; as well as, small molecules and soluble organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) material for vacuum deposition and printing process; phosphor and photoresists for LED industry; functional materials for photovoltaic industry; printable electronic material for sensor, circuits and flexible display applications.

Merck Performance Materials Ltd., Co. provides high quality photo resist, developers & ancillaries materials, indispensable in the manufacturing of flat panel displays (FPD) and integrated circuits (IC) and devices. The company is comprised of marketing & sales, R&D and manufacturing of electronic materials, including three production plants in Hukou, Hsinchu.   

SAFC Hitech Taiwan is located at the Kaohsiung Science Park in Luzhu, Kaohsiung. The company provides high quality MOCVD Precursors for LED’s and ALD/CVD Precursors for the semiconductor industry.

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