The semiconductor equipment industry sees a thriving market in 5G and high-performance computing driven by the trends of advanced manufacturing. ITRI, the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), and the world-leading laser applications brand TRUMPF have decided to jointly establish the Taiwan Semicon & Electronic Industries Laser Application Service Center. The organization will combine Germany's most advanced high-end laser source with Taiwan's Hiwin Mikrosystem platform and ITRI's manufacturing module to provide key technology upgrades for Taiwan's semiconductor equipment manufacturers.
The three parties participated in a ceremony on September 2nd to sign an MOU, during which TAMI Chairman Pa-Hsi Ko, TRUMPF Taiwan Industries Co. CEO Yung-Chih Cheng, and ITRI Senior Vice President Cheng-Wen Wu signed the agreement. Minister of Economic Affairs Mei-Hua Wang and German Trade Office in Taipei Executive Director Axel Limberg were also present to witness this important juncture in cooperation between the semiconductor industries of Taiwan and Germany.