Historical View on The Development of Semiconductor Industry in Kaohsiung

OutReach – 17 December 2021 – While Kaohsiung is celebrating its 100th year from foundation in
2020, its industry has been quietly breeding for more than a century of

created world-famous “Taiwan’s Economic Miracle!” due to the establishment of
the first free zone of “Export Processing Zone (EPZ)” in the world.  The industrial development of the Kaohsiung
EPZ is also a pioneer in the development of Taiwan’s electronics industry and
has cultivated many talents in Taiwan’s semiconductor industry. The development
history of Kaohsiung’s industry is also inseparable from the development of
Taiwan’s semiconductor industry due to the success of the Taiwan’s Export
Processing Zone experience.

is the best choice for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. This year, for
enhancing the semiconductor A-teams of Taiwan, the government is focusing on
building a semiconductor supply chain ecosystem, along with driving 5G, AI,
electric cars and smart machinery development, planning to set up a
“Semiconductor Advanced Materials and Components Park” in Kaohsiung
to allow the industrial supply chain to “provide locally.” What’s
more, this year Kaohsiung has successfully recruited international
semiconductor material suppliers to enter the Southern Science Park Luchu base,
including the Merck® Group and Entegris Inc., combining the domestic
semiconductor material manufacturers to build the park into the largest
semiconductor process center in Taiwan, and provide full process material
supports for the surrounding TSMC®, ASE®, NXP®, Winbond®, Winfoundary® and
other major semiconductor manufacturers. Furthermore, it will geographically
connect Southern Science Park in Taiwan, Luchu, Qiaotou, Nanzi, Dashe, Renwu,
Daliao, Linyuan, Xiaogang industrial parks, with the goal of creating the
“Southern Semiconductor S Corridor”, we will create a complete
semiconductor industry ecosystem for southern Taiwan.

not only has a solid foundation for industrial development, but also has the
advantages of sufficient water and electricity supply and both sea and air
ports. The five deficiencies including water, electricity, land, labor and
talent, that enterprises are worried about for investment have been dealt with
in advance. Kaohsiung is the only city which has both the harbor and airport in
Taiwan, with stable water and electricity supply, and rich industrial human
resources. The surrounding MRT, railway and other public transportation
network, park tour buses, and moreover, actively strive for new city
development investment deduction rate, provide taxation, rent concessions,
rental tax and financing interest subsidies for resident manufacturers, and
strive to make Kaohsiung Taiwan’s best investment environment.

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