Taipei (Taiwan) – In an interesting turn of events, one we would likely never seen in the United States, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) bureau has said a government bailout of DRAM makers would only work if there was a sufficient intellectual property (IP) base to build future revenues on. Without IP, any bailout efforts are essentially futile.
Chen Chao-Yih, MOEA administrator, said that Taiwan’s DRAM industry does not have its own home-grown technology. And if Taiwan’s local players fail to acknowledge this, then any government-led intervention is meaningless.
Yesterday, Simon Chen, chairman of Taiwan’s A-Data, said the government invest in foreign DRAM makers Elpida and Micron because they have home-grown IP.