Taiwan Semiconductor founder wins lifetime achievement award

Committee of 100 names him as Global Technology Innovator

TSMC founder Morris Chang.

TSMC founder Morris Chang. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Morris Chang (張忠謀), the founder of chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), won the Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Technology Innovation from the Committee of 100, a New York-based body involved in Chinese-American issues.

The group is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 to promote relations with Taiwan and China, the Central News Agency reported.

Chang, 87, founded TSMC in 1987, and since then the company turned into the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, with a market share of more than 50 percent. He retired from the company last year.

The Committee of 100 will hand out its awards at a ceremony scheduled for April 5 in New York.

Other award winners are I.M. Pei, famous for the glass pyramid at the Louvre museum in Paris, for “Global Architectural Design” and former American International Group Chairman Maurice Greenberg for “Advancing U.S.-China Relations,” CNA reported.