Where firms are looking to fill China’s chip talent gap

April 04, 2021 CV TECH INC

On March 9, Taiwanese prosecutors raided two local recruiters that allegedly broke the law by recruiting semiconductor workers from the island to work for a Chinese chipmaker. 


The New Taipei Prosecutors Office said the two firms, WiseCore Technology and IC Link, had illegally hired “hundreds of Taiwanese engineers” through a joint venture set up with a Chinese chip design company over the past three years, according to local media reports. A 1992 Taiwanese law forbids Chinese firms from doing business on the island without government approval.


The action by the Taiwanese government is a response to a long-term trend of deep-pocketed Chinese firms coming to Taiwan for semiconductor engineers. 



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