TSMC during and after Morris Chang's Leadership
When Morris Chang returned as CEO in 2009, his first major decision was to double TSMC's capital cost to 5.9 billion US dollars, leading TSMC to create the 28-nanometer process miracle, to snatch away 80% of the market, and to win over Globalfoundries. With Chang at the helm, TSMC's stock price increased by 237% with a market value increase of NT 3.3 trillion. Yet, after seven years of legendary leadership, he vowed to make a clean break with TSMC in June. What will TSMC's future be without Morris Chang?
TSMC during and after Morris Chang's LeadershipBy CommonWealth Magazine
Fighting against Globalfoundries, Samsung and Intel, how was TSMC winning?
Its stock price soaring and profits at an all-time high, TSMC has mobilized a "Grand Alliance" to battle vertically integrated Samsung and Intel. In an exclusive interview, Chairman Morris Chang explains how.
Since Morris Chang returned as CEO of TSMC in 2009, the company has fought off spirited challenges from its closest rivals regardless of the technology and seen its stock price soar. How has the semiconductor giant been able to sustain its success?
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【The Challenges】 (2017-2018)
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It was the Presidential Science Prize, Taiwan’s highest scientific honor, awarded once every two years...
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Edited by Sharon Tseng