I am Young-Kyun Noh, the CEO of IVWorks.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of IVWorks. We have faced countless challenges and changes over the past ten years to put the GaN epitaxial wafer, a compound semiconductor material, business back on track in South Korea, which has been a barren land for compound semiconductors with poor competitiveness in the material sector.
IVWorks was started as a small organization ten years ago because of the passions of three people and has now grown to a team of 30 experts by continuous R&D in various fields, including epitaxial material and equipment development as well as machine learning model research. This was possible because of the people who were with us from the beginning, investors who believed and supported us for a long time, and people who came to us and helped willingly.
The past decade was only a preview of the potential of IVWorks. We are now preparing for a new decade for the main event, which will commence with the vision of the company to become an innovative organization based on ecofriendly and groundbreaking intelligent production and material technologies.
In terms of materials, we must respond to a new wave of changes ahead of the rapid progress in the semiconductor industry. While we remain alert to other nations and their overwhelming scale of technological expertise, we must pave our own path for the next decade in which opportunities and crises coexist. In this regard, we are fully aware of the importance of strengthening the internal stability of the company while steadily improving and diversifying competitiveness.
Similar to the past decade, the future of IVWorks cannot be created by one person alone. We need the passion and wisdom of all the members. I look forward to this great adventure, in which every one of us grows with IVWorks.