Bloomberg News reported,Germanysaxony andTSMCIt is collaborating on an exchange program to allow students from the state capital, Dresden, to undertake internships in Taiwan to promote the cultivation of semiconductor talents.
Ursula Staudinger, president of the Technical University of Dresden, said on the 19th that starting in the spring of 2024, the school will send about 50 students every year to study at Taiwanese universities for three months, and then at TSMC for three months. Trainee to gain practical experience. He said NTU would be the first university in Taiwan to participate in the project.
Staudinger speaking at a ceremony to open an office in Taipei, funded by Saxony, as part of a broader partnership between TSMC, Saxony and the Technical University of Dresden, with the goal of attracting Taiwanese students to the university in Dresden Were staying. Part of the cooperation agreement.
Saxony feels an urgent need to nurture new talent. According to a survey by research organization IW Koeln, about 28% of electronic engineering specialists and 33% of engineering supervisors in the German semiconductor industry will reach retirement age in the next 10 to 12 years.
For Germany as a whole, the German semiconductor industry reported a labor shortage of 62,000 people between June 2021 and June 2022. A spokesperson for the German Labor Ministry previously told Bloomberg that as the population ages and fewer Germans enter the labor market, “there is still huge demand for foreign skilled labor.”
TSMC has agreed to cooperate with Infineon, NXP Semiconductors and Robert Bosch to build a new plant in the eastern German city of Dresden.invest10 billion euros ($11 billion) to build semiconductor factories. TSMC will hold 70% equity and operate the fab, while Infineon, NXP and Bosch will each hold a 10% stake.
This wafer fab is planned to be operational by the end of 2027 to provide chips for the automotive and industrial industries. It is also TSMC’s first step to establish a major European production base to address stress risks in Taiwan. Strait.
This is another successful move by German Chancellor Scholtz’s ruling party, which previously committed 10 billion euros to subsidize Intel to set up a factory in Magdeburg to boost the strength of Germany’s technology industry and strengthen vital supplies. ($11 billion). Factors.. The German government will also provide subsidies of up to 5 billion euros for TSMC’s Dresden plant.