Asus International Design Internship Program

Posted on Sep 8, 2005 in Education

Inspired by findings during my trip in Japan and the Electrolux Design Lab I am currently initiating and planning an Asus International Design Internship Program, that will bring several international design students or recent graduates to Taipei City for a six month period, during which they will work with the Asus Design Team.

Asus’s main goals for this internship program are:

  • to give back to the design community by helping to train young designers.
  • to get a fresh view and bold ideas from a new generation of designers.

I am proud to announce that I have gotten the go-ahead from Asus’s VP, that we have secured the necessary budget and resources, and that I have now begun more detailed planning and recruiting efforts.

This is going to be good… stay tuned!

Asus Desktop Server wins a Good Design Award

Posted on Jul 27, 2005 in Awards, Industrial Design

A Taiwan Good Design Award for the Asus Desktop Server, woohoo!

Asus S-presso wins the Good Design Award, Taiwan

Posted on Jul 5, 2005 in Awards, Industrial Design

The S-presso desktop PC wins a Good Design Award in Taiwan.

Sabbatical in China

Posted on Jun 30, 2005 in Career, Travel

After four years on the little island in the South China Sea, I have been taking the past two months off – unpaid, I might add – in order to improve my Mandarin Chinese a bit and also to explore China.

I traveled from Shanghai to Hangzhou and Suzhou, then spent two weeks  in and around Beijing and had a brief stopover in Macao before returning to Taipei and resuming my work at Asus.

The trip has been absolutely terrific and I had organized Chinese lessons for myself in every city, so that I continuously met fellow students and travelers and had the greatest time!

Made In Taiwan

Posted on Apr 8, 2005 in Media

German magazine Article “Plugged” has published the article “Made In Taiwan”, in which they speak about the “Asus Home” design study.

Plugged – Made In Taiwan

Asus Press Event in Sydney

Posted on Mar 20, 2005 in Media, Speaking

On the second leg of global media presentations to introduce the W5 and V6 notebooks, I traveled to Sydney for an Asus press event. This one-stop tour is a little less strenuous and I had an extra day to explore the town a little bit… alright, mate.

Asus Desktop Server wins the Taiwan Excellence Award

Posted on Feb 28, 2005 in Awards, Industrial Design

The Asus Desktop Server is awarded with Taiwan’s mark of Excellence.

Asus Press Events in Europe

Posted on Feb 25, 2005 in Media, Speaking

In a set of global marketing presentations to introduce the Asus W5 and V6 notebook series to the media, I am jetting through Europe to help hold Asus press events in Milano, München and Paris. Three countries in six days is a rather tough deal and there is hardly any minute left to enjoy my “Tour d’Europe” – I must admit that I still enjoy the “jet set” lifestyle, quite a bit…