TSMC CFO on addressing global tech surge

Jan 11, 2021 - Financial Director

When the coronavirus pandemic spread rapidly in February, Wendell Huang, the recently appointed CFO of TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), one of the world’s largest companies, knew exactly what to do.

In his 21-year tenure at the biggest semiconductor producer he had experienced many challenges, but it was the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) which provided the playbook for managing this year’s unique set of events.

Huang, who became global CFO of TSMC two years...