SMIC appoints former TSMC R&D head as executive director, highlighting need for pragmatism amid push for home-grown tech

//SMIC appoints former TSMC R&D head as executive director, highlighting need for pragmatism amid push for home-grown tech

SMIC appoints former TSMC R&D head as executive director, highlighting need for pragmatism amid push for home-grown tech

A boardroom shake-up at China’s leading wafer foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) could be an attempt to bring stability to a national chip champion trying to reduce the country’s reliance on core US semiconductor technology.Chiang Shangyi, who spent nine years as head of research and development at Taiwan foundry giant TSMC before retiring in 2006, has been appointed executive director and vice-chairman of SMIC and a member of its strategic committee, according…

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