By: Hau Hsueh-ching and Frances Huang
Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Sales generated by the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) for the first two months of this year rose more than 20 percent from a year earlier to hit a new high for the period on the back of a strong showing made by the semiconductor industry, park officials said Tuesday.
Data compiled by the CTSP bureau shows that revenue posted in the two-month period rose 20.52 percent from a year earlier to a high of NT$131.9 billion (US$4.28 billion).
The CTSP is one of the three major science parks in Taiwan, housing factories owned by the country’s major tech firms, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest pure wafer foundry operator. The other two are the Hsinchu Science Park in northern Taiwan and the Southern Taiwan Science Park.
Chen Ming-huang (陳銘煌), head of the CTSP bureau, said that despite the reduced number of working days in the two-month period caused by the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday and the 228 holiday, strong global demand for 5G, automotive electronics and artificial intelligence applications still pushed up sales for semiconductor firms in the park.