2023 saw the popularization and application of generative AI around the world. A new era of AI human-machine co-intelligence is now upon us. The explosive growth in demand for digital data and hardware is now driving an unprecedented revolution in the industry. GIGABYTE has been involved in the motherboard, graphics card, server, and laptop segments for many years. Our goal is to bring a better life for humanity. Even as we ride the latest waves rocking the industry, we are maintaining a cautiously optimistic attitude to the future of our business and expanding our R&D investments to bring even more advanced technologies to the market. Our teamʼs performance will prove that we are more than ready to face these new challenges and opportunities in the global economy. At the end of 2022, the Networking & Communications BU focusing on server products was spun off by GIGABYTE to become GIGA Computing as part of our operational specialization strategy. The move is aimed at strengthening core competitiveness and boosting business growth through effective utilization of resources. In addition, to promote diversity and sound corporate governance, the Board was expanded to include two new independent directors including a female independent director with a background in law.

A number of key milestones were achieved by GIGABYTE this financial year, including working with supply chain partners to launch the Intelligent Circular and Low-Carbon Supply Chain Management Platform; publishing our first independent report based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework; the number of planted trees worldwide reached 100,000 after keeping with the philosophy of “returning trees to the earth” for a decade; and corporate volunteers completing the 8-year round-island environmental services trek. To achieve the goal of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2025, GIGABYTE launched a range of environmental initiatives in partnership with our value chain. Disclosures were also made in accordance with domestic and international sustainability guidelines and standards. We will continue optimizing our management skills, operational resilience, and green brand competitiveness in response to climate change.

GIGABYTE believes talents are assets to be treasured. In 2023, we continued to expand our recruitment program and take care of every current employee like “Family.” Strong support for initiatives such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and Family-Friendly Enterprise Alliance helped to look after the physical and mental well-being of employees and their families in order to bring about the realization of “Team Up, Fight On”, our blueprint for an inclusive workplace. We encourage GIGABYTE employees to take an interest in social issues and make a difference in society. Diversity programs coordinated through the Sustainable Development Office and GIGABYTE Education Foundation have seen GIGABYTE reach out to the community to promote themed initiatives on technology education, arts and culture, caring for disadvantaged groups, and protecting the environment that promote social progress.

GIGABYTE has also repeatedly surpassed its past business results in recent years. In addition to being repeatedly invited by internationally creditable ESG assessments such as S&P Global, FTSE4Good, and MSCI, we were also included in the Taiwan Sustainability Index and MSCI Taiwan Select ESG Sustainability High Yield Top 30 Index. Our thanks go out to our stakeholders for your support and interest. GIGABYTE will continue to embrace our mission of “Upgrade Your Life” by actively developing technology solutions that deliver high performance, high quality, and ultra-durability. At the same time, we hope that our business and products will make a positive impact on the environment and society, and that we will make solid progress in realizing our vision of becoming a sustainable enterprise for the new century.