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Taiwan's MediaTek picks ex-TSMC exec Rick Tsai as co-CEO

Chip designer hopes new appointee will help it to become a global player

Rick Tsai will assume the position of co-chief executive at MediaTek from July 1. (Photo by Cheng Ting-fang)

TAIPEI -- MediaTek, the largest mobile chip supplier to China, announced Wednesday it had appointed former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. executive Rick Tsai as co-chief executive and board member.

Tsai will assume his chief executive duties on July 1 and report directly to company Chairman and Chief Executive Tsai Ming-Kai.

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