TAIPEI Aug 20 The combined revenue of companies
headquartered in Taiwan's three main science and technology
parks hit an all-time high in the first six months of 2014,
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology said on Wednesday.
The 31 companies, which includes the world's largest
contract chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
Co Ltd (TSMC), earned a total of T$1.06 trillion
($35.35 billion) in the January to June period, according to
ministry data, a 0.14 percent rise over the same six months of
The gain was largely driven by continued strong growth in
chips and processors used in mobile devices like smartphones and
tablets, the ministry said. Revenue from computer and
computer-related equipment, however, fell 28.7 percent.
In addition to TSMC, the world's No.3 contract chipmaker,
United Microelectronics Corp, and world's No.3 and
No.4 flat-panel makers, Innolux Corp and AU Optronics
Corp, are also headquartered the parks.
($1 = 29.9850 Taiwan dollars)
(Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Matt Driskill)