Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) display panel R&D center in Japan, is set to focus on recruiting senior technology experts retired from Japan-based enterprises as well as young technicians, who have ambition and talent, according to company chairman Terry Guo.



Guo pointed out that there is lots of outstanding talent in Japan that has been limited by the country's environment. Talented individuals are trying to seek opportunities "outside the box" and Foxconn's R&D center will be a perfect stage for them to achieve their goals.

Some market watchers believe Foxconn's strategy should be able to earn the company its needed R&D resources in only a short period of time due to the fact many of Japan's R&D engineers have been forced to retire early because of the economy. Since Japan's business culture is unable to satisfy young local R&D engineers' ambitions, Foxconn's business culture is expected to strongly attract these individuals.

However, Foxconn's aggressive actions over recruiting R&D engineers in Japan may trigger Japan-based enterprises to fight back and result an unpleasant development, which is something Foxconn needs to be aware of, the market watchers said.