TSMC to add hundreds of staff to R&D department

Reuters: "TSMC, the world's top contract chip maker, said on Thursday it had started adding hundreds of staff at its research and development department and 12-inch wafer facilities, the latest sign of a possible sector turnaround.

"There's still a general freeze on hiring, but we're seeing a shortage in our research and development department, and will need hundreds of employees there," said P.H. Chang, vice-president for human resources at TSMC"

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