Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 27 October 2010
Taiwan Cement is in talks with Taiwan Sugar, a major land owner, on terms for leasing a piece of land in Pingtung, according to the report.
Solar energy has attracted significant interest in Taiwan, with Inventec Corp., a leading contract notebook computer maker, saying in September it will invest at least NT$3 billion (US$95 million) on a solar cell unit.
Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) announced last year an investment of about US$192 million for a 20-percent stake in Motech Industries, the island's largest producer of solar cells.
TSMC, the world's top contract microchip maker by revenue, this year invested another US$50 million in an American solar-panel maker.
Taiwan has estimated its solar energy industry to be worth up to NT$200 billion by 2020.
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