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‘Father of pen drive’ now a Datuk 研发随身碟获封赐拿督 潘健成:肯定留台生成就


Official recognition: Pua receiving a gift from his business partner Hotayi Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd general manager Goh Guek Eng after the investiture ceremony.

GEORGE TOWN: Pen drive inventor Pua Khein Seng was beaming with joy after being conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) award which carries the title Datuk.

“I was informed last week that I would be receiving the award. It was surprising news for me,” said Pua, who is CEO of Taiwan-based Phison Engineering Corp.

The 38-year-old Malaysian, who is popularly known as K.S. Pua, invented the pen drive when he was only 27. The father of three is even regarded as the “father of the pen drive” in Malaysia.

“I want to share this award with all Chinese-educated students who pursue their studies overseas.

“They must put more effort and strive harder. They must also be humble,” he said yesterday.

Pua, who hails from Sekinchan, Selangor, said the recognition was a form of encouragement for Malaysian talents to return and contribute to the country’s development.

The former Pin Hwa High School student left Malaysia at the age of 19 to pursue his degree in electrical and control engineering at Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

During his third year at Chiao Tung, he began conducting research into flash memory technology.

Pua founded Phison Electronics with four partners and produced the world’s first USB flash drive with system-on-chip technology in 2001.

To date, Phison, which stands for “five persons”, boasts a market capitalisation of US$1.4bil (RM4.43bil).

Pua’s success has brought him many awards in Taiwan including Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award, Top 10 Outstanding General Managers’ Award and the Electronics Research and Service Organisation Award from the Pan Wen Yuan Foundation.

In Malaysia, he received an Outstanding Youth Award as well as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

A total of 346 out of 1,138 recipients received their awards during the second session of the investiture ceremony in conjunction with the 74th birthday of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

槟州首席部长林冠英祝贺潘健成荣膺DSPN拿督勋衔,左为槟州行政议员林峰成,右为槟首长夫人周玉清。

(槟城16日讯)槟州元首敦阿都拉曼亚巴斯阁下庆祝74岁华诞,第二批共346名受封人士于周一在槟州大会堂接受册封各级勋衔,备受注目的随身碟研发者潘健成获封赐拿督,他表示这是对留台生的一项肯定。第二批有功人士名单中,荣膺DSPN拿督勋衔者17名,DJN准拿督勋衔者15名,BCN12名,PKT35名,PJK110名,PJM113名及PBS44名。接受封赐各级勋衔者当中,令人注目的除了潘健成,尚有荣膺DSPN勋衔的槟州台湾商会顾问及台湾侨务委员卢朝燃,荣膺DSPN拿督勋衔的汇华产业集团董事经理黄丽丝及荣膺DSPN拿督勋衔的槟州著名文教社会活动女豪杰林秋雅等。

据潘健成透露,他是于一周前在槟城出席一项活动时,才获槟州首席部长林冠英告知受推荐册封拿督勋衔,所以这次的受封,对他来说,是有一点感到“突然”。他强调,荣膺勋衔,对他个人来说,并非重要,最重的是,这是对留台学生的一项肯定,事实上,留台生在各领域都有令人刮目的表现。“在某一程度上,这代表华小,独中生及留学台湾学生的一种荣誉。”

他指出,在20年前,所有前往台湾的学生都是被视为较为缺乏前途的一群,但时至今日已证明,留台学生还是可以作出贡献。他谦虚的认为,他还年轻,自己还可以做一些事情,以及以后能作出更多的贡献。潘健成现年38岁,育有3名孩子。他透露,他于去年返回大马时,是获得大马工业发展局,北马走廊实行委员会及槟州政府等的协助。

返马设公司以设计为主

他说,他返回大马设立的公司,主要是以做设计为主,而这需要花费2至3年的时间,才能看到成果。他相信,只要可以赚到钱,在国外的人才将会回流,因为在国外的人才,都有一定的能力,以及他们在经过一段时间在国外逗留后,也会考虑回国,毕竟这里还是他们的家园。

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