Alliance said it is fully committed to supporting the reduction of hazardous substances. It plans to implement a lead-free plating process and lead-free solder balls, as well as utilize green materials that are consistent with the company’s external assembly subcontractors.
(September 16, 2004) Taipei, Taiwan—A taskforce will review whether to allow Taiwanese integrated circuits packaging and testing firms to invest in China, announced Ho Mei-yueh, Taiwan’s minister of economic affairs. The taskforce will consist of representatives from the industry, government and academia. No timeframe for a decision was given.
“Taiwan’s economy will keep growing if more value-added industries are established at home, before some mature manufacturing sectors move to China,” Mei-yueh said.
Separately, both Mei-yueh and Hu Sheng-cheng, chairman of Taiwan’s Council for Economic Planning and Development, said they are confident that Taiwan can achieve 5.87 percent economic growth in 2004. Private investments will contribute to this growth.