NCKU, Intelligent Manufacturing Research Center
Professor Fan-Tien Cheng focuses his academic researches on the production process improvement, production automation, e-Manufacturing/intelligent machinery, and Industry 4.0 of both high-tech (semiconductor, TFT-LCD, and solar-cell) and traditional (aerospace, blow molding machine, machine tool, and carbon fiber) industries. In this way, he has been helping various industries to surpass Industry 4.0 and reach the state of Industry 4.1 (Zero Defects). His splendid outcome of both academic and industrial applications has won him dozens of awards both internationally and domestically. He is thus famed "the Father of Taiwan's semiconductor automation."