TSMC founder Morris Chang seen speaking at a forum in Taipei on April 21, 2021, where he called on the Taiwan government to hold on tightly to its chip expertise. Photo: Bloomberg TSMC founder Morris Chang seen speaking at a forum in Taipei on April 21, 2021, where he called on the Taiwan government to hold on tightly to its chip expertise. Photo: Bloomberg
TSMC founder Morris Chang seen speaking at a forum in Taipei on April 21, 2021, where he called on the Taiwan government to hold on tightly to its chip expertise. Photo: Bloomberg
Craig Addison
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Opinion

Craig Addison

Are Taiwan’s job-hopping chip engineers traitors or patriots?

  • Ex-TSMC executives Liang Meng-song and Chiang Shangyi are two of the most visible examples of the hundreds of chip professionals who have crossed the strait
  • In a recent high profile case, Taipei prosecutors charged a headhunting firm with illegally poaching Taiwanese engineers for a Chinese AI chip company

TSMC founder Morris Chang seen speaking at a forum in Taipei on April 21, 2021, where he called on the Taiwan government to hold on tightly to its chip expertise. Photo: Bloomberg TSMC founder Morris Chang seen speaking at a forum in Taipei on April 21, 2021, where he called on the Taiwan government to hold on tightly to its chip expertise. Photo: Bloomberg
TSMC founder Morris Chang seen speaking at a forum in Taipei on April 21, 2021, where he called on the Taiwan government to hold on tightly to its chip expertise. Photo: Bloomberg
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Craig Addison

Craig Addison

Craig Addison has covered Asia technology since 1992. He joined the Post in 2013.