Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Top executives of the world's leading enterprises in the semiconductor and relevant industries attended a technology symposium held by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) in Taipei Monday, with keynote speakers invited to jointly set forth a blueprint for the development of the semiconductor industry.
The symposium, titled "Semiconductor: the Next 10 Years," was hosted by TSMC Chairman Morris Chang (張忠謀), who kicked off a series of celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the company he established in 1987 and that has since developed into the world's largest contract chipmaker.
The keynote speakers included Jensen Huang (黃仁達), CEO of graphics-processor company Nvidia Corp., Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, ADI CEO Vincent Roche, and Arm CEO Simon Segars.
Broadcom CEO Hock Tan, ASML CEO Peter Wennick and Apple Inc. chief operating officer Jeff Williams were also in attendance.
All of the firms are TSMC clients, suppliers and intellectual property (IP) partners, which together comprise the TSMC Grand Alliance. Chang was expected to have dialogues with the business heavyweights on subjects ranging from mobile computing, high-performance computing, automobile electronics to the Internet of Things, all related to the future of TSMC.