If I had to guess, I'd say they went to S'pore
because Philipps wanted to go there. TSMC needs the
technology and a JV is just about the only way they are
going to get it. So, they go with the flow, which led
to the Lion City.
TSMC already has a lot of FABS in
Taiwan. They probably don't want to put all their 'eggs'
in one basket. Also, TSMC and Phillips have a 3rd
partner a financial? firm from Singapore.
What do yall
did i say 1998 ooohhh i ment 1999 ... na just
kidding . i am just wrong so far buuuttt , its still
gonna come a buying frenzy, i say , they will be
standing in line to buy um. these are just better prices
and more profit down the road.
Philips is played a key role in the deal. It is
the majority owner. The question would turn out to
1. Why did Philips choose Singapore instead of
2. Why did TSMC co-invest with Philips instead of
The answer for question 1 is
obvious because of the diversification. The Singapore has
much less political instability in the next 5-10
years, which Taiwan could not provide.
for question 2 is that the deal gives TSMC an
excellent investment opportunity, which nobody would miss.
Anyone out there knows why TSMC will
investment in Singapore instead of in Taiwan?? Logically
speaking, Taiwan's high tech industry base is in much
better shape than Singapore. So why would Philips/TSMC
choose Singapore? Also, it may be easier for
TSMC/Philips to invest in Taiwan since they already know this
place pretty well. They have to start from the scratch
in Singapore. Well, if you think EDB of Singapore
offers some goodies for TSMC/Philips, I am sure the
Development Fund of Executive Yuan can offer the same, if not
better deal, since Premier Shiao has been trying hard to
boost domestic consumption/spending.
Singapore, not Taiwan??? This deal seems a bit tricky to
I heard Wafertech is doing not too good. Any
IMO the gov. in japan will see they must fix ther
banking problem , and they will after a little more fine
tuning the agreement to date. the Postal Saving account
is loaded with cash ready to go as soon as it looks
like the market is going up . the Japanese people are
tired of .5% on there monies . the U>S> Market on
interest rates is heading down ,so putting money in U S
isnot such agreat option .we have overreacted to the
downside, heard mentality is very common . Asia still is to
large to continue to fail. all in all i cant see more
downside risk i just wish Japan had more baby boomers vs.
over 60 society not till 2008 will this change.
No, Taiwanese will welcome Chinese to invade
Taiwan because the invasion will create thousands of
Taiwanese trillionaires overnight. Why: The occupation will
make RMB an official currency in Taiwan. All of us
know that those Taiwanese are experts on
Isn't this message board about TSMC?
anybody know if TSMC is buying any stocks back?
would seem that with continuous stock dividends you'd
have tons of stocks outstanding. What are your
opinions on this?
Taiwanese will welcome communist China to invade
Taiwan, because Taiwan will destroy commuist China, then
China will split into several nations, those
"counterfeiter expert" Taiwanese will run to thost
post-communist nations to make counterfeiting RMB, they will
become trillionaires with trillion useless RMB as you
said. But I am not worry about them as long as they do
not make counterfeit TSM/TSMC stock certificates
President Lee's One-China-Two-Wives policy,
President Lee has made the Taiwanese wife to use her own
last name as last name and made her not to go to bed
with China, so there is no next generation. As long as
Taiwan keeps away from China, TSM/TSMC is a good stock
to invest my money in.