Morris Chang Re-elected as the Chairman of TSIA

Morris Chang Re-elected as the Chairman of TSIA

Taiwan—December 26, 2002

The annual general assembly meeting of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) on Dec. 24 approved the amendment of its Charter Articles and elected the fourth-term board of directors and board of supervisors. Dr. Morris Chang was re-elected as the Chairman of TSIA by the newly elected board of directors right after the assembly meeting on Dec. 24. The term of election is two years.

Dr. Chang is currently the Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSMC), of Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, and of Wafer Tech, LLC. He has been the chairman of TSIA since year 2001 and has been elected to serve the second term. The newly elected board members are representatives from wafer manufacturing companies: UMC, ProMOS, Winbond, Mosel, Nanya and Powerchip; IC design companies: Sunplus, Realtek, Etron and Ali; packaging and testing companies: ASE and Siliconware; and research institute: ITRI. According to the newly amended Charter, the president of TSIA, Dr. Gordon Chen, is the automatic board member.

TSIA was founded in 1996 and has been representing the semiconductor industry of Taiwan in both domestic and international affairs. TSIA became a member of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) in 1996 and has been an active participant since then. Besides, TSIA has been also actively participating in international activities such as ITRS, SICAS, and WSTS.

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