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Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with agencies

SEMICONDUCTORS

TSMC is global innovator

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電) was named by Thomson Reuters yesterday as one of the top 100 global innovators this year, becoming the first Taiwanese company to make it onto the prestigious list since it was established in 2011. This year’s list featured 32 companies from Asia, including 28 from Japan and three from South Korea. The list, which was released yesterday, includes 45 US companies, 22 European companies and one Canadian company. Although China has the world’s most patents, no Chinese companies made the list because they did not do well in the categories of globalization and influence, Thomson Reuters said.

TECHNOLOGY

Google winners named

Google Inc’s Taiwan branch yesterday announced the winners of a digital marketing competition designed to help expand the sector’s workforce. Google Taiwan said it selected nearly 1,400 students and 200 representatives of startup companies from more than 4,500 applicants to be trained under the project. In the contest, 253 teams formed by 500 students made it into the second round. The top prize went to a student team from the Institute of Communications Management at National Sun Yat-sen University, which used Google’s pay-per-click online keyword advertising tools to promote a public welfare organization.

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