Formosa Group ‘not part’ of Kau move

BOARD SHUFFLE:Charles Kau’s resignation has led to much speculation over what impact his future career choices might have on the DRAM industry in Taiwan and China

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 13, 2015
By: Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology Corp (南亞科技) yesterday said that its parent company, Formosa Group (台塑集團), did not take part in discussions about former president Charles Kau’s (高啟全) career plans.

There is speculation that Kau is to work for China’s Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd (清華紫光) to help the state-backed chip designer expand into DRAM manufacturing business, as Beijing steps up its efforts to boost its role in the world’s semiconductor industry.

Nanya Technology made the remarks in an attempt to dismiss speculation that Kau might play an important part in the formation of a new DRAM camp that includes Nanya Technology, Tsinghua Unigroup and Micron Technology Inc, given that Kau is to retain his seat in Nanya Technology’s board after leaving the company.     [FULL  STORY]

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