Taiwan’s Globalwafers has embarked on an exciting journey of overseas expansion since founding in 2011.
The Hsinchu-headquartered company is now the world’s third largest manufacturer of silicon wafers after acquiring its US rival SunEdison Semiconductor late last year. The once little-known Taiwanese company, set up with registered capital of $150 million, is now a global business worth close to $3.5 billion, or 23 times more than what it was worth six years ago.
However, its road to success has not been smooth all the way.
When the company announced its intention to acquire SunEdison Semiconductor in August last year, chief executive officer...