Want China Times
A Taiwanese industry leader said Tuesday that Taiwan’s semiconductor industry will be
seriously affected if the Tsinghua Group in mainland China succeeds in merging with Micron Technology, an American company that is a world leader in memory and semiconductor technology.
Hsu Sheng-hsiung, chairman of the Chinese National Federation of Industries, said China has set aside 150 billion yuan (US$24 billion) to boost its semiconductor sector, and a Micron-Tsinghua merger is part of the strategy.
The American hi-tech firm is unlikely to merge with Tsinghua though, considering the US government’s strict regulations against the transfer of high technology to China, he said. [FULL STORY]