By: Jackson Chang and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) Anticipating tough challenges ahead of Taiwan’s integrated circuit (IC) design industry, a senior researcher at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) said Sunday that if there are international companies wanting to invest in the sector, they should be welcomed.
The IC design industry should not just be limited to the design field, but also try to be more flexible with its operations, said Stephen Su (蘇孟宗), director-general of the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of the ITRI.
He suggested the sector extend its reach into the fields of IC applications and integrated services, such as the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. [FULL STORY]