正當國內八吋晶圓蓬勃發展之際，潘文淵先生卻於民國八十四年元月悄然離開人間。 潘公生前時刻不忘微電子、積體電路與個人電腦工業以及其他科技在台灣的發展，為了感念 潘公對我國電子工業的貢獻，以及對華裔子弟科技教育的關懷，爰經工研院電子所、美洲技術顧問團 ( TAC) 及相關先進發起，共襄盛舉，踴躍捐款成立之「財團法人潘文淵文教基金會」(以下簡稱本會)，務期 潘公關於我國電子工業發展之精神能長存人間。
■ PROFILE OF PAN WEN YUAN FOUNDATION
I. THE BACKGROUND：
In the past two decades, the rapid economic progress in Taiwan spurred by the industrial growth has attracted worldwide attention.
The electronics industry, especially the integrated circuits part of it, has played a vital role in this remarkable period. Among the founders of Taiwan's IC industry, Dr. Pan Wen Yuan is the most memorable. An engineer-scientist with a distinguished career in U. S., he drafted up a development plan and worked tirelessly to promote it. The support from Dr. Sun Yun-Suan, then Minister of Economic Affairs, led to the launch of this industry in the mid-seventies. As the industry went through several important stages of evolution, Dr. Pan was there to offer help and guidance time after time.
Dr. Pan passed away in January 1995, shortly after his beloved industry in Taiwan established advanced 8-inch wafer processing capabilities and became recognized as among the world leaders in manufacturing technology. During his last years, his thought was constantly with the development of electronics, integrated circuits, and personal computer technologies in Taiwan. To show gratitude to Dr. Pan for his contribution to the electronics industry and to share his concern about the technical education of Chinese descendants, the Electronics Research and Service Organization and the Technical Advisory Committee of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, together with many industrial leaders, jointly set up the "Pan Wen Yuan Foundation" (hereinafter referred to as "the Foundation"). It is hoped the operation of the Foundation will serve to commemorate him in perpetuity.
II. PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION：
The Foundation is established in accordance with civil codes as well as the "Guidelines for Governing Non-Profit Organization" enacted by the Ministry of Education. The purpose is to promote the cultivation of technical manpower specialized in information science and to provide incentives for distinguished Chinese individuals involved in this fields.