TSMC to recruit 3,000 engineers in Taiwan

Staffing to take place at Hsinchu, Taichung, and Tainan plants

TSMC is looking for 3,000 new employees for 3 Taiwanese plants.

TSMC is looking for 3,000 new employees for 3 Taiwanese plants. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the largest contract chipmaker in the world, is looking for nearly 3,000 engineers for three locations in Taiwan, reports said Friday (July 26).

Its growing business and technological developments would lead to recruitment for plants in Hsinchu, Taichung, and Tainan by the end of the year, the Central News Agency reported.

Following the successful development of 7-nanometer technology, the company said it would speed up the race toward the even more advanced 5 and 3 nm technology. Recent rumors have suggested that TSMC might use the 5-nm process to manufacture chips for the 2020 Apple iPhone.

Most of the new staff, who would be freshly graduated engineers, would be distributed across the company’s various departments, including equipment manufacturing, processing, and R&D, though staff for the production lines would also be needed, according to CNA.

The average annual wage at TSMC last year amounted to NT$1.58 million (US$50,800) without including benefits, the report said.

When asked by Taiwan News how those interested in working for company should apply, a company spokesperson said that the applicants must have a degree in engineering or science from a "well-known" university. If applicants feel that they have the necessary qualifications, they can apply at the TSCM Careers page.