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The Silicon Dragon

High-Tech Industry in Taiwan Terence Tsai, Associate Professor of Management, China Europe International Business School, China and Bor-Shiuan Cheng, Professor in Organisational Psychology and Chairperson, Department of Psychology, College of Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
The Silicon Dragon is a systematic study of the growth of high-tech giants in the Greater China Region, depicting the success story of the microelectronics industry in Taiwan.

The book examines the government policies that acted as catalysts to the growth of high-tech industries in Taiwan, along with the roles of high-tech ‘incubators’ and government-administered science parks. The authors provide case studies of high profile companies including Acer, Philips Semiconductors and Macronix International, and interviews with key decision makers to highlight the corporate strategies adopted in response to government policies and global commercial demand. Finally, insightful narratives on the birth and growth of a government-fostered strategic industry are provided, as is a synopsis of the Asian contribution to the evolution of the global microelectronics development.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: $128.00 Web: $115.20
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84064 240 7
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The Silicon Dragon is a systematic study of the growth of high-tech giants in the Greater China Region, depicting the success story of the microelectronics industry in Taiwan. Literature and studies on Taiwan’s success are surprisingly limited, and this book aims to fill this gap, addressing questions such as: How has Taiwan achieved such an outstanding performance in the information industry? How did Taiwan obtain and maintain its competitive advantage? What was the secret of success? What role did the government and manufacturers play during the development process? What insights can newcomers gain from these achievements?

The book examines the government policies that acted as catalysts to the growth of high-tech industries in Taiwan, along with the roles of high-tech ‘incubators’ and government-administered science parks. The authors provide case studies of high profile companies including Acer, Philips Semiconductors and Macronix International, and interviews with key decision makers to highlight the corporate strategies adopted in response to government policies and global commercial demand. Finally, insightful narratives on the birth and growth of a government-fostered strategic industry are provided, as is a synopsis of the Asian contribution to the evolution of the global microelectronics development.

This book will strongly appeal to academics, researchers and students with an interest in engineering, technology and business management. Business managers and government officials will also find much to interest them in this book.
Contents:

Preface

1. ‘Dragon Appearing in the Field’: The Legend of the Semiconductor Industry in Taiwan
Bor-Shiuan Cheng

2. ‘The Cradle of Technology’: The Industrial Technology Research Institute
Min-ping Huang

3. Science Parks in Taiwan: HSIP and TSIP
Soo-Hung Terence Tsai and Chang-hui Zhou

4. Macronix International Co. Ltd (MXIC)
Chin-kang Jen

5. The Model of Taiwan’s High-Tech Industry: TSMC
Chia-wu Lin

6. Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)
Soo-Hung Terence Tsai and Chang-hui Zhou

7. Partner in the ‘Chip Gold Rush’: Applied Materials Taiwan
Tsung-yu Wu

8. Philips Semiconductors Kaohsiung (PSK)
Chia-wu Lin

9. Packing and Testing in Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry: The United Test Centre Inc. (UTC)
Chia-wu Lin

10. The Acer Group’s Manufacturing Decision: To Enter China?
Soo-Hung Terence Tsai and Donna Everatt

11. The Acer Group’s R&D Strategy: The China Decision
Soo-Hung Terence Tsai and Donna Everatt

12. ‘Dragon Flying High’: Carrying the Legend to the New Century
Soo-Hung Terence Tsai and Lena Croft

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