Radio Taiwan International
Date: 16 December, 2020
By: Natalie Tso
He said Taiwan holds a very important place in the world because it has the most cutting edge technology in making computer chips. Taiwan is also a major assembler of the world's electronic products. He highlighted two of Taiwan's major companies in the article: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn Technology. Though these companies may not be well known globally, Foxconn assembles about 40% of the world's technology products while TSMC is the leading chipmaker in the world.
TSMC has leading technology, rivaled only by Samsung, in making the world's smallest chips. Both companies made 5-nanometer chips this year and will start making 3-nanometer chips in 2022. But TSMC is especially preferred by most tech companies because it is a pure foundry. That means it does not design its own products that could compete with global brands as Samsung does. [FULL STORY]