Published on: 02-9-2021

The Dutch and Taiwanese semiconductor industries have a long history of cooperation, are interdependent, and are strong trade partners. Taiwan is a major and still growing player in the global market of Semicon manufacturing. For the upcoming years, they shall focus on stimulating sustainability among the Semiconductor supply chain. We are sure our Dutch members can benefit from this opportunity.

In close partnership with the Netherlands Office in Taipei, Taiwan, Holland Semiconductor hosts the Netherlands – Taiwan Semiconductor Dialogue | Advanced Packaging. This webinar is the second in a range of the Netherlands – Taiwan Semiconductor Dialogue webinars.

The theme for this second webinar will be ‘advanced packaging’.  Five specialists will share their thoughts on this topic.

Event details

Date | October 14

Time | 9:30-10:55 NL time / 15:30 – 16:55 Taiwan time

Location | Online event

Moderator | Tom van der Dussen, Project Manager Holland Semiconductors

Organizers | Holland Semiconductors, RVO, NL Office Taipei, SEMI Taiwan



1. Dr. Vincent Lin, Advanced Package Director, ASE Group
2. Mr. Jeroen Duis, Chief Commercial Officer, Phix
3. Mr. Johan Hamelink, Vice-President Business Development, Boschman
4. Mr. Ludo Vandenberk, Executive Vice President, Trymax


Did you miss the Netherlands – Taiwan Semiconductor Dialogue kick-off?
This webinar has been recorded. Please contact Holland Semiconductors for the URL link.


Introduction of the B 2 Match platform

The goal of our webinars is to introduce Dutch SMB companies to the Taiwanese semiconductor market and as always we want to strengthen the bonds between our members. To facilitate meetings between our countries we introduce you to the B2Match website platform. You will receive a separate e-mail with login details, please use this to create your company profile. At the same time, members of the Taiwanese Semi community will do the same. In the next step, all companies can invite others for an online introduction meeting. These meetings are scheduled for the end of October. This service is offered ‘free of charge’ and made possible by the Dutch ‘Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland’.


We are looking forward to taking you on this journey towards Taiwan and introduce you to new markets!







The semiconductor industry is Taiwan’s most important industry. It is responsible for most of Taiwan’s exports, 14% of its GDP, and a strategically important sector. The Netherlands High-Tech industry has played an important role in the past in Taiwan. Philips was a founding partner of TSMC and its first customer, and these interdependent business ties are still evident today with ASML as a vital supplier to TSMC and other Taiwanese foundries, and NXP as one of their largest EU-based customers. The trade relationship between the Netherlands and Taiwan is about 6 billion euro annually dominated by the semiconductor industry. Because of the mutual importance, the Netherlands Office Taipei together with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and High Tech NL/ Holland Semiconductors takes the initiative to organize a series of activities aimed at strengthening relations in the semiconductor supply chain between the Netherlands and Taiwan even further.


Taiwan ranks 2nd in the global semiconductor industry by market share. The key strength of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry lies in semiconductor manufacturing, with TSMC being the world’s largest and most advanced foundry-only chip manufacturer. However, Taiwan’s semiconductor industry is a lot more than just TSMC, as it is also home to UMC, Nanya, and various specialist chip manufacturers. Next to that Taiwan is strong in IC design with Mediatek, Novatek, and Realtek and Taiwanese companies have a leading position with a global market share of about 50% in back-end packaging, assembly, and testing, including companies such as ASE Group, SPIL, and PTI.


The Netherlands’ main strength lies in semiconductor equipment manufacturing. ASML’s lithography machines, including the EUV machines, are the most well-known example of this Dutch strength in Equipment. Around ASML there is a complete eco-system of Dutch High-tech companies. There are notable Dutch equipment suppliers such as ASM International, Besi, and a range of SME equipment manufacturers and component suppliers. Other Dutch strengths in the semiconductor industry can be found in specific niches, like IC design in RF, testing, integrated photonics, and compound materials.


The Dutch and Taiwanese semiconductor industries are compatible with each other and this results in a strong trade relation which we want to strengthen even further with a series of online webinars covering multiple topics of interest to both the Dutch and Taiwanese semiconductor industry, to explore new cooperation potential in the semiconductor industry between the Netherlands and Taiwan.


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