Ex-TSMC exec appointed MediaTek co-CEO

The China Post
Date: March 23, 2017
By: Christine Chou

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The board of directors of MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), Taiwan’s leading chip supplier for Chinese smartphones, agreed Wednesday to recruit Rick Tsai (蔡力行), a former CEO Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), to join the firm as co-chief executive officer and company board member.

Tsai’s appointment will take effect on July 1, stated MediaTek.

Last year, the former TSMC chief and Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) chairman was rumored to be joining mainland-Chinese semiconductor giant Tsinghua Unigroup (紫光集團). Tsai denied the speculations.

TSMC is the world’s largest contract chipmaker and a key supplier for Apple’s iPhones. It has also been a major production partner of MediaTek’s.    [FULL  STORY]

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