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Taipei Exchange Launches New Index Focused on Semiconductor Industry

Taipei Exchange (hereafter TPEx) today announced the launch of the TPEx Semiconductor Leaders Total Return Index (hereafter TPEx SCL TR Index, code:IR0140). The new TPEx SCL TR Index is composed of the largest 10 constituents classified in the semiconductor industry of the TPEx 200 index, ranked by free float-adjusted market capitalization. The real-time calculation and dissemination will be carried out from October 5, 2020.

TPEx SCL TR Index aims to reflect the performance of sizeable companies in the semiconductor industry listed in TPEx. The top 10 companies listed on the index are WIN (3105), GlobalWafers (6488), VIS (5347), Parade (4966), SAS (5483), Phison (8299), CHIPBOND (6147), eMemory (3529), ASPEED (5274), and PXI (3227).

According to back-testing data, the TPEx SCL TR Index would have achieved returns of 148% for the period January 2016 to August 2020, which compares favorably to TPEx Index in the same period.

TPEx developed the TPEx SCL TR Index to meet the investors’ interest in semiconductor industry and to facilitate the development of index-linked products such as ETN, that could provide investors with more opportunities to invest and to diversify their investment portfolios.