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Chairman Morris Chang keeps TSMC on the cutting edge of chipmaking

Founder and Chairman Morris Chang helped TSMC thrive with his tough love leadership (Photo by Cheng Ting-fang)

TAIPEI Foresight, an unwavering focus and tough-love leadership. These are the qualities that have helped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Morris Chang, 85, deliver stellar returns and make smartphones a ubiquitous part of daily life over the past decade.

"Chairman Chang is like an outstanding general in the military," said Rick Hsu, a veteran semiconductor analyst at Daiwa Capital Markets. "He is very demanding, strict and tough."

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