DEMOCRATIC CONSTRAINTS:As the president visited a TSMC factory, Morris Chang bemoaned the objections of environmental groups and a possible electricity shortfall
Date: Nov 26, 2015
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電) chairman Morris Chang
(張忠謀) yesterday said electricity supply constraints and protests from environmental protection groups are its main concerns over its Taiwanese investments.
Chang made the remarks during President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) visit to a TSMC factory in Taichung. The factory is undergoing second-phase expansion and is scheduled to begin producing advanced 10-nanometer chips next year.
The world’s largest contract chipmaker said its Taichung project had been hampered by constant objections from environmental protection groups, who say that industrial waste from the factory could threaten the surrounding environment and local communities. [FULL STORY]