Asia Express - East Asian ICT
Taiwan Expected to Relax China Chip Investment Policy by End of 2006
November 17, 2006
According to the Financial Times, the Taiwanese government has reached a preliminary consensus to loosen restrictions on sub-0.25 micron semiconductor investments in China by the end of 2006. Taiwanese chipmakers such as TSMC will therefore be able to apply 0.18-micron process technology to plants in China. Currently, Taiwanese makers can only engage in semiconductor manufacturing in China using 0.25 micron and above process technology.