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Old October 26th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #41
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Kaohsiung light rail begins trial run; first in Taiwan
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Kaohsiung, Oct. 16 (CNA) The southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung began a trial run Friday of its light rail system, the first in Taiwan, drawing many people keen to give the new system a try.

During the trial run, the carriages will run every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from the system's C1 to C4 stops. Passengers will only be allowed to get on and off at the C1 stop.

A total of 20 services between the C1 and C4 stops are available every day, each trip taking about 18 minutes.

The trial run began at 9 a.m. Friday. Passengers on the first ride included Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu and other city government officials, as well as city councilors.

Kaohsiung's light rail system is the first in Taiwan, Chen pointed out, adding that the city government is hopeful that the first stage of the light rail system can officially begin operations next year.

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Kaohsiung began construction of the first phase of its light rail system, which will run on a circular route, in June 2013.

The first phase of the project, which consists of an 8.7-kilometer line around Kaohsiung Harbor with 14 stops, is expected to be completed in mid-2016.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 06:38 AM   #42
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Underflow collection eases Kaohsiung water shortage
11 January 2016
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南化水庫目前蓄水量嚴重不足,盼此波梅雨解渴。(China Times 黃仲裕攝)

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Underflow water collection pipes installed last year has eased the water deficiency problem in Kaohsiung, Taiwan Water Corporation (台灣自來水公司) said last week.

Lacking large water reservoirs, Southern Taiwan had long been plagued by water shortage. Also, sediment accumulation in Taiwan's Zengwen Reservoir (曾文水庫) and Nanhua Reservoir (南化水庫) in the south has compromised water supply.

Per mandate given by the Executive Yuan, Taiwan Water Corporation carried out construction work on water collection pipes between 2012 and 2015 in Kaohsiung. Finished in October, the pipes can now infuse 200,000 tons of water on a daily basis in times of need.

The project, which cost NT$900 million in total, buried collection pipes in two locations about 10 meters underneath the Gaoping River's riverbed.

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Old July 13th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #43
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Design plans for a remodeling of the historic Kaohsiung Railway Station submitted by the Dutch design studio Mecanoo have been approved by the Kaohsiung Urban Development Bureau, the bureau announced on Thursday.

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ plans for renovating Kaohsiung Railway Station began in 2000, but locals criticized initial plans, saying they lacked functionality, both from business and transportation points of view, and did not fit into the surroundings.

In response, the city held a series of meetings on the issues and established a communication platform to exchange ideas. The ministry then entrusted the station’s design to Mecanoo, which created a “stunning” design that both the local and central governments were pleased with, city officials said.

“The station design provides a large outdoor activity area for local residents and, taking into account the stifling heat of the south, provides lots of greenery for shade, emulating the experience of being in a traditional Taiwanese temple courtyard. The unconventional oval-shaped lights in the canopy’s ceiling create impressions of a temple lantern festival,” Kaohsiung Urban Development Bureau Director-General Lee Yi-de (李怡德) said.

Parallel walking trails and cycling paths stretch for 15km through the top of the canopy connecting the eastern and western peripheries. Climbing the station’s canopies, visitors can take in the beauty of the Shoushan (壽山) and Beidawu (北大武山) mountains in the distance.

“To create a sense of melding the old and the new, the old colonial-era Japanese station is to be moved to a spot along the central axis of the new station. The encircling of the old station by the new one will lend itself to an atmosphere of continued traditions,” Lee said.
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Kaohsiung, Oct. 16 (CNA) The southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung began a trial run Friday of its light rail system, the first in Taiwan, drawing many people keen to give the new system a try.

During the trial run, the carriages will run every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from the system's C1 to C4 stops. Passengers will only be allowed to get on and off at the C1 stop.
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Nice train line, and I love the greenery used for the track bed instead of concrete!
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 04:42 PM   #46
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Third KMRT line proposed; expected to take eight years
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Kaohsiung has drafted a plan to construct a third Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit System (KMRT) line in the next eight years, Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Co director Wu Yi-long (吳義隆) said.

The planned line — which will be coded yellow — will help create a “seamless” transport network incorporating the KMRT and light and local railway lines in the city, Wu said on Friday.

He was briefing President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on the project as she inspected the city’s transportation infrastructure.

Wu said the yellow line would run 21.2km through six of the city’s 38 districts. The new line is expected to serve more than 1 million people.

Wu pledged the new line would be built within eight years, adding that the draft has been sent to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for review.

The KMRT has two lines — red and orange — and a light-rail line that is being constructed.

Opened in 2008, only about 180,000 people use the KMRT per day because of its limited coverage and lack of efficient transfer services. The system had run at a loss until the end of last year, the company said.
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Old April 24th, 2017, 12:06 PM   #47
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Tallest residential building in Taiwan !

Kaohsiung | Farglory - THE ONE | 268m | 68 fl | U/C

Official sources: https://www.farglory-gdc.com.tw/buil...theone-41.html


Building Name: Farglory - THE ONE


City: Kaohsiung 高雄 가오슝 เกาสง

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Official Building Website URL: https://www.farglory-gdc.com.tw/buil...theone-41.html

• Architect: C.Y. LEE & PARTNERS

Interesting Facts/Records :

• Tallest residential building in Taiwan !
• 6th tallest residential building in Asia !
• 26th tallest residential building in the world !
• Highest Rooftop Running Track (234m in height) in Taiwan !
• Highest Rooftop Sky Lounge (>250m in height) in Taiwan !
• The private residences can have the same hotel services (first in Taiwan)



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Highest Rooftop Running Track (234m in height) in Taiwan








63F Private Party Space
62F Sky Lounge, Banquet Hall
60F Gym, Swimming Pool
59F Saloon, Book Reading Gallery, Theater
17F~58F Private Residences
17F Reception Lobby of Private Residences, Art Gallery, Tea Room
1F~16F Farglory Hotel
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1F Reception Lobby of Farglory Hotel



17F Reception Lobby of Private Residences



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July 17, 2017
Zuoying naval base to get upgrade
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The government plans to upgrade Kaohsiung’s Zuoying (左營) naval base to enable the servicing of large warships and to augment its operational capabilities, a Ministry of National Defense official said yesterday.

The strategically important base needs to enhance its capability to service more and bigger ships, including 10,000-tonne warships that are to be built as part of the nation’s shipbuilding program, and those of allied navies, the official said.

The expansion, named the Weihai Project (威海), has a budget of NT$34.5 billion (US$1.13 billion) under the defense allowance of the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, the official said.

The expanded base is to have a second pier and a second harbor entrance-exit point on its north side, with requisite berths and shore-side facilities, the official said.

Due to its reliance on a single entrance-exit point, the Zuoying naval base is considered vulnerable to blockade and attack.

In a war, the navy would have to dock its warships for supply and maintenance one at a time to avoid having too many vessels remaining stationary and vulnerable, the official said.

Adding another exit-entrance point and expanding base facilities would enhance fleet survivability and operational efficiency by shortening the time required to assemble naval forces for combat, the official said.

The estimated completion date for the second pier and harbor entrance-exit point is 2025, the official said.

Plans for maintenance and administration facilities and barracks are being drawn up by private consultants, with plans expected to be complete by the end of the year, the official said.
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THSR stretch would lose NT$200m yearly: expert
PINGTUNG EXTENSION : The Bureau of High Speed Rail has estimated that building a line from Zuoying would cost NT$50 billion and serve about 5,000 people a day

The government might face an annual operating loss of NT$200 million (US$6.7 million) if it extends the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) line to Pingtung, in addition to construction costs, an expert from the Society of Railway and National Planning, Taiwan, said yesterday.

Currently, the high-speed rail serves 12 stations and its southern terminus is at Zuoying Station, Kaohsiung. The railway’s train depot is in the city’s Yenchao District (燕巢).

Extending the line from Kaohsiung to Pingtung was one of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) campaign promises during her unsuccessful 2012 presidential run.

Discussions over the project have come back to life this year after the Executive Yuan included a study of the project’s viability in its Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program budget.

The Bureau of High Speed Rail, which was charged with the feasibility study, has identified two possible routes, one of which would depart from Yenchao and the other from Zuoying Station.

While construction of either is technically viable, both extension lines would lack economic merit, the bureau said, adding that recouping construction costs on an extension within 30 years would be difficult.

The route between Yenchao and Pingtung would stretch about 13.2km and construction costs could top NT$50 billion, the bureau said.

Should the line be built from Zuoying Station instead, it would stretch 17.5km and cost about NT$48.9 billion, it said.

The bureau has estimated that it would take about 10 minutes to travel from Kaohsiung to Pingtung through either route, which is about 20 minutes faster than existing express train services run by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA).

However, regardless of the trajectory, it would take 11 years to build a line, taking into account the time needed to plan it, pass an environmental impact assessment, expropriate land and construct it, the bureau said.
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Flooding in Kaohsiung could have been worse, former Kaohsiung official says
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Excess water from torrential rains on Thursday in Kaohsiung was quickly drained due to 15 retention basins built by the city government, I-Shou University Department of Mass Communication professor Hou Tsun-yao (侯尊堯) said on Friday.

Central and southern Taiwan have been battered by torrential rain since Thursday due to a tropical depression that has been moving slowly over that area, bringing gusty winds and torrential rain, which have caused travel and power disruptions, as well as flooding in Pingtung County, Chiayi County, Tainan and Kaohsiung, among other areas.

The Central Weather Bureau issued an “extremely torrential rain” alert for Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Penghu, meaning it expected accumulated rainfall of 200mm over 24 hours or 100mm in three hours.

Hou from 1995 to 2001 headed then-Kaohsiung County’s Planning and Control Office and doubled as head of the county Information Office. In those capacities, he was involved in hydroengineering efforts on all three major river systems in the area — those of the Love River (愛河), Houjin River (後勁溪) and Cianjhen River (前鎮溪).

Heavy rainfall due to extreme weather patterns is a problem that the US, Japan and many EU countries also face, Hou said, adding that the retention basins in Kaohsiung, while unable to prevent flooding, have reduced the flooded areas by 80 percent.

It is impossible to prevent local flooding following torrential rain, so hydroengineering efforts should be judged according to the rate of water drainage, not whether they prevent floods completely, he said, calling on Kaohsiung residents to maintain solidarity and unite in disaster relief efforts.
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Cities urge help to build flood basins
PREVENTION : The central government needs to step in to facilitate appropriation of public and private land to construct more flood basins, local governments said
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As heavy rainfall and flooding wreaked havoc in central and southern Taiwan, local government officials said that flood basin construction is critical to alleviating the problem.

Kaohsiung has completed 13 basins out of the 15 planned with a budget of NT$6.8 billion (US$221 million), but the recent rains have prompted a decision to build three more, the city’s Water Resources Bureau Director-General Han Jung-hua (韓榮華) said on Sunday.

The cloudbursts brought almost as much rain to the city as Typhoon Morakot in 2009 and as much as 108mm of rain fell within a 24-hour period, with five districts reporting rainfall exceeding 100mm, he said.

The flood basins appear to be successful in containing potential damage from floods, he said.

About 370 hectares of land were affected by floods, compared with 6,800 hectares during Typhoon Fanapi in 2010, he said.

Chiayi County Commissioner Helen Chang (張花冠) said that the planned Paizihtou (埤子頭) drainage system in Kaohsiung would be a boon to the county.

The facilities are projected to take up 75.25km2 of land, and work on the floodgates and pumping station is expected to be completed by end of the year and May next year respectively, she said.
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Kaohsiung/Pingtung | Dapeng Bay | Taiwan's first Club Med holiday resort


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Club Med holiday resort comes to Taiwan

All-inclusive style travel retreat, Club Med, will construct 'vacation villa' in Dapeng Bay, Pingtung, opening in 2020

By Renée Salmonsen,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/04/25 11:48



(Taiwan News) — Renown worldwide for creating all-inclusive vacation experiences, Club Med will begin construction of their first Taiwan "vacation village" in Dapeng Bay, Pingtung next year.

The decision to bring the vacation resort to Taiwan is part of a larger initiative to improve Pingtung tourism. Pingtung officials worry that the area does not meet international tourism standards.

The Pen Bay International Ltd. (大鵬灣國際開發公司) signed a contract with Club Med this month to begin construction of the facilities next year and estimates a budget of NT$2.2 billion (US$75 million) for the project.

Pen Bay CEO Lin Lin Hsueh-chih (林學智) said that the development of Dapeng Bay has been slow, but that bringing Club Med to Pingtung will transform the area into a popular travel destination for domestic and international tourists, reported Liberty Times.

The new resort is estimated to cover over 20 hectares (50 acres) of waterfront land. Land development will begin after the Lantern Festival and Club Med is scheduled to open in 2020.

Club Med has over 70 vacation villas worldwide that offer a variety of all-inclusive holiday packages, including lodging, food, and entertainment. Other Club Med establishments in Asia are located in China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Republic of the Maldives, and Mauritius.




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Winbond announces plan to invest NT$335 billion in 12-inch wafer plant in Kaohsiung Science Park (2017/09/26)

Though it’s still waiting to conclude a blockbuster deal with TSMC, Kaohsiung looks set to welcome DRAM chip-maker Winbond Electronics, which has announced plans to invest NT$335 billion toward a new plant in the southern city. Construction of the plant is estimated to begin in July of next year, with volume production expected in 2020.

Dynamic random access memory chip manufacturer Winbond Electronics has announced plans to build a 12-inch wafer manufacturing plant in the Kaohsiung section of the Southern Taiwan Science Park.

Arthur Chao
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We’ll start by making DRAM wafers first. After working for many years, we’ve developed our own technology for manufacturing DRAM. I estimate by 2020, when the facility is expected to go into operation, we will be using a 25 to 20-nanometer process for mass production.

Chen Liang-gee
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This may be only on the technological front, but the project will have a broader effect, creating a number of related jobs in technical support about four to five times (that at the factory alone).

Winbond expects to invest NT$335 billion in the project, and plans to begin commercial production there by 2020, which will require 2,500 or so high-skilled workers.

Chen Chu
Kaohsiung Mayor
For us, this project is a dream come true. We’re currently in the midst of preparatory work, and will break ground in July of next year.

If all goes well, Winbond’s wafer plant will go down in the record books as the biggest investment project in the history of Kaohsiung’s electronics industry.
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Winbond to Establish Factory in Kaohsiung to Manufacture Niche Type DRAM and Flash Memory



By Korbin Lan
Published: Sep 07,2017

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) announced yesterday that semiconductor manufacturer Windbond's application to establish a factory to manufacture Niche Type Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and Flash Memory products has been approved.

Winbond is currently one of the few companies in the market with the capacity to develop both DRAM and Flash Memory. Nevertheless, the global market demand for memory is currently surging with their 12-inch factory in Taichung is nearly at full capacity. As a result, Winbond applied to establish a new factory this year.

MOST pointed out that Winbond's new factory in southern Taiwan has the potential to create nearly one thousand new employment opportunities and will make the southern semiconductor manufacturing base more complete.

MOST also emphasized that the government is doing everything in their power to assist manufacturers in matters related to land, water, and electricity. MOST will also provide support in the training of workers and technological development.
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Ground breaking at Winbond Kaohsiung plant set for September

2018/06/11 15:37:47


Winbond Electronics Corp. Chair Arthur Yu-cheng Chiao

June 11 (CNA) Winbond Electronics Corp. said Monday it plans to break ground on its new memory chip plant, an investment of more than NT$300 billion (US$10.06 billion) in Kaohsiung, in September.

At an annual general meeting held on Monday, Winbond Chairman and CEO Arthur Yu-cheng Chiao (焦佑鈞) said the new investment is in the planning stage after which the company will seek approval from its board to start construction in September.

Chiao said Winbond is looking to install production equipment in the new Kaohsiung plant in 2020, but no information about when the new facility will start production was immediately available.

Winbond announced in September 2017 that it will invest NT$335 billion to build a 12-inch wafer plant in the Kaohsiung section of the Southern Taiwan Science Park to roll out wafers for production of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips and flash memory chips.

The new plant will focus on producing specialty DRAMs which command higher profit margins than those of standard DRAMs. Winbond is one of only a handful of memory chip makers in the world to own both DRAM and flash memory chip production technology.

The Winbond investment is the second largest in the Southern Taiwan Science Park, which houses many of Taiwan's high-tech giants, following a wafer foundry plant for the advanced 3 nanometer process announced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip maker, last year with an investment estimated at more than NT$500 billion.

TSMC's new foundry plant will be located in the Tainan section of the science park.

Winbond's new 12-inch wafer plant is expected to create almost 1,000 new jobs in Kaohsiung and boost Taiwan's competitive edge in the global semiconductor market, while the investment is likely to help the Southern Taiwan Science Park expand its semiconductor cluster, in particular in the Kaohsiung section.

Winbond made the announcement at a time when memory chips are in tight supply on the global market, which has seen memory chip prices rise.

At the shareholder meeting, Chiao said there is plenty of room for the global memory chip market to grow over the next 10 years and through the new investment in Kaohsiung the company will be better placed to meet rising demand.

At the meeting, shareholders approved a project in which Winbond will issue a NT$1 cash dividend for each share held by shareholders for the company's 2017 earnings per share of NT$1.54.

Bucking consolidation on the main board on Monday, shares in Winbond rose 0.73 percent to close at NT$20.65 on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, where the weighted index ended the session 0.06 percent lower.

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Winbond to invest NT$20.37 billion in Kaohsiung fab

By Lisa Wang / Staff reporter

Winbond Electronics Corp (華邦電子), the world’s No. 3 NOR flash memorychip supplier by volume, yesterday said its board of directors had approved a plan to invest NT$20.37 billion (US$661 million) to build a 12-inch fab in Kaohsiung to support growth.

The construction of the fab is to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, Winbond said in a Taiwan Stock Exchange filing.

The investment is part of the Hsinchu-based firm’s capacity expansion scheme, which Winbond announced in September last year and is to cost NT$335 billion over the next 15 years

The chipmaker has not invested in any new factories since 2004 amid volatile supply and demand.

Winbond last month said it expected a rosy outlook for the next three years, but that the availability of new capacity would be the company’s main constraint.

“We are seeing demand from tier-one customers increasing faster for certain DRAM [memory chips]. That is one of the reasons that Winbond needs to build a new fab fast,” company president Chan Tung-yi (詹東義) told investors last month.

Chan said the NOR flash memorychip market would grow more than 10 percent annually over next few years, while major chipmakers are trying hard to keep up with the pace of demand due to technology hurdles, he said.

Without the new plant, Winbond would only be able to rely on technology migration to expand its capacity.

At last month’s investors conference, the company said it would convert its DRAM manufacturing process technology to 38 nanometers this year, from 46 nanometers, and would begin producing next-generation 25 nanometer chips in small volumes in the fourth quarter.

By early next year, Winbond said its monthly capacity would increase to 54,000 wafers, up 12.5 percent from 48,000 wafers.

The capacity expansion would help support Winbond’s growth next year and in 2020, the chipmaker said.


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Winbond to start fab construction


AT CAPACITY:When the 12-inch fab in Southern Taiwan Science Park opens in 2020, it is to create 2,500 jobs and have installed capacity of 285,000 per month


By Lisa Wang / Staff reporter

Wed, Oct 03, 2018


Memorychip maker Winbond Electronics Corp (華邦電) is to break ground today on a NT$335 billion (US$10.92 billion) fab in a rare capacity expansion, marking the Southern Taiwan Science Park’s (南部科學工業園) biggest-ever investment.

The investment is also the largest made by Winbond since 2004, as the Hsinchu-based firm is cautious about boosting capacity due to the industry’s vulnerability to supply-demand dynamics.

The investment is the largest scale in the history of the park in Kaohsiung’s Lujhu District (路竹), surpassing all capital that has been invested over the past 15 years,” the Kaohsiung Economic Development Bureau said in a statement on Monday.

The 12-inch fab is slated to start producing DRAM and flash memory chips after construction finishes in 2020, the statement said, adding that it would create at least 2,500 jobs.

Winbond chose Taiwan over Singapore for the fab, as the city government and the Ministry of Science and Technology last year located a piece of land and fast-tracked approval, Acting Kaohsiung Mayor Hsu Li-ming (許立明) said in the statement.

Prior to Winbond’s addition, the park had attracted investment totaling NT$37.5 billion, Hsu said.

Winbond’s board of directors in August approved an initial investment of NT$20.37 billion in the fab to support the firm’s long-term growth, the company said, adding that installed capacity is to be 285,000 per month.

Winbond said its revenue growth in the first half of this year was limited by inadequate capacity, as its factory utilization rate is close to 100 percent and would continue to run at full capacity in the second half.

Semiconductor firms in Kaohsiung last year generated NT$500 billion in production value, accounting for 20 percent of the nation’s total semiconductor production value, Hsu said, citing unspecified statistics.

The contribution from Kaohsiung should increase as a growing number of integrated circuit component suppliers, foundry companies and chip testing and packaging companies have requested land to build fabs in the municipality, he said.



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