【Malaysia 馬來西亞】The Proud of Malaysia －Founder of Single Chip USB Flash Pen Drive－K.S. PUA 馬來西亞的驕傲－潘健成
We used pen-drive or thumbdrive, for data storage.
Do you know the founder of single chip USB flash pen drive( USB is universal serial bus) is from Malaysia?
He is a Malaysian Chinese from a small village in Sekinchan, and educated in an independent Chinese school, which is not the main stream education system in his country. He was a graduate with Master degree in electrical and control engineering, from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, a degree may not recognized by his country. The market reported that he resigned the world first single chip USB flash pen-drive.
He is KS Pua (Pua Kian Seng 潘健成 ), the youngest CEO of Taiex darling stock, Phison Electronic, at 33 years old. Phison means 5 persons who found the company, which included two Malaysian, Aw Yong Chee Kong and KS Pua, both are former students of Pin Hwa High School,Klang(巴生濱華中學). Note: KS Pua humbly disclosed to reporter that he is not the founder of Pen-drive, but his two partners/founders from the company, one of them is Malaysian Aw Yong Chee Kong(refer to interview by Sin Chew Daily dated 6-4-2009)
Birth date: 1974 in Sekinchan,Malaysia
Primary School: 育群小學 (1981 ~ 1986)
Secondary School: 巴生濱華中學(1987 ~ 1992)
Tertiary education: Bachelor of NCTU (交通大學), Taiwan (1993 ~ 1997), Master of Electrical & Control Engineering, NCTU, Taiwan (1998-1999)
- ”The President Award of National Management Excellence Award 2006”
- “Outstanding Young Manager Award” of HsinChu, Taiwan, 2005
- “Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award” of TAIWAN BUSINESS AWARDS, 2005
He has changed the world in data storage…he is the technology idol that Taiwan has produced for Malaysia. If he is still in Malaysia, the world may be still using floppy disk.
Taiwan education give him the opportunity, just like what his father said to him, when he was 9 years old. “People are not unlucky in their entire lives.if you work hard you will naturally be rewarded”. Is it possible if he was not given the opportunity in education? Taiwan’s liberal education has produced many successful people for Malaysian Chinese education students,but yet their degree are not recognized by their own country(except recently some dental and medical degree is recognized). The justification was not clear, their standard(Taiwan universities rank among top in the global list)? their language(Japanese and Korean university, and western foreign language universities are recognized e.g. France, Germany, Russia), or hidden national agenda?
This is global era, if you don’t provide the reward after their hard work( many going to Taiwan with their own finance, some borrowed monies), they will stay in Taiwan. With our discriminating education recognization system, the country lost the talents.