By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday urged the government to be cautious on plans by the world’s largest contract chip maker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to build a wafer plant in China.
According to reports, the 12-inch wafer factory planned for Nanjing in Jiangsu Province would not transfer significant technology from Taiwan.
However, Tsai cautioned the Ministry of Economic Affairs to exert caution when reviewing the application process. She called for transparency but also demanded attention for eventual Chinese investment in the semiconductor design sector. [FULL STORY]