Engineers in Taiwan excel in design and manufacturing but China is catching up fast. What is Taiwan’s next move?

Editor’s Note: Welcome to AspenCore’s Special Project on
Focus on Taiwan, Part 2. This special project provides an in-depth look at
Taiwan, exploring the technology innovations and role in the supply chain.

 

Taiwan dominates the global supply chain from chips
to systems. Engineers in Taiwan
excel in design and manufacturing. Without Foxconn and Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Co., it’s hard to imagine how Apple’s iPhones would have so quickly
reached so many consumers around the world.

A
big question, though, is where Taiwan will go from here. With its big brother
China fast improving its own manufacturing skills and design capabilities,
what’s Taiwan’s next move? Against this backdrop, we explore in Part 2 key technology
innovations such as “Heterogeneous Integration (HI).” Touted successor to a
Moore’s Law regime whose economic ROI is dwindling, HI is passionately
advocated by Nicky Lu, one of Taiwan’s technology heroes.

We
also visited Gogoro which is, as far as we can tell, the world’s first company
to apply electric scooters to the utopian aim of rethinking how cities
distribute, manage,

and experience energy.

Related articles:

Where
Would Apple Be Without Taiwan?

Taiwan
Maintains EMS Dominance Amidst China’s Challenge

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