Solid State Technology , pp. 11-14, November 1996.

Prospects for Taiwan's Electronics Components Industry

M. Pecht and C. Lee


Since the early 1990's, several major changes gave occurred in Taiwan's electronic components industry.  First, forms have optimistically and aggressively increased investment and expanded facilities.  Second, several major electronics firms (e.g., UMC and TSMC) have begun to participate in the high-value-added market for strategic IC components, such as CPUs and DRAMs, which they had previously shied away form due to inadequate capabilities.  Finally, non volatile memory, a specially designed technology, has increasingly become a hotly pursued product in Taiwan's semiconductor market.  The potential for future development of Taiwan's electronics components industry remains excellent; in fact, the island has several advantages.

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