Supply chain
Highlights of the day: Former TSMC executive to lead China foundry

Lagging far behind the maket leaders, China's semiconfuctor foundry sector has been keen to learn the trade from their Taiwan peers. Shang-yi Chiang, a former top executive overseeing R&D at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), will join a new foundry house in China. Meanwhile, Chinese handset vendors are still able to expand their shipments to the domestic and overseas markets despite the US ban on Huawei, who also remains as eager as ever to promote its 5G vision.

Former TSMC senior executive to lead China foundry: Shang-yi Chiang, the former executive VP and co-chief operating officer overseeing R&D for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), will join a Wuhan-headquartered foundry in China.

China handset vendors continue to make gains: Efforts being made by China's first- and second-tier handset brands will push up combined handset shipments of Chinese vendors in the global market to a new high in 2019, offsetting the negative impacts caused by the US government's ban on Huawei, according to industry sources.

Huawei unveils 5G deployment plans: At MWC Shanghai 2019, Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu gave an update on Huawei's progress in 5G deployment, sharing concrete examples of how service innovation and cross-industry collaboration are driving the next phase of growth in 5G.

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