With support from several heavyweights in Taiwan's IT and semiconductor sectors, Hwang founded DIGITIMES in 1998. It is a unique news portal and media platform dedicated to coverage of the global ICT supply chain, with a strong focus on Taiwan and China, and their partnerships with clients around the world. Despite its close ties to and support from many of the heavyweights in the industry, DIGITIMES, under Hwang's leadership, is an independent, impartial and reliable source of information on the ICT ecosystem.
Hwang is highly regarded among Taiwan's ICT industry leaders and the general public for his opinions, a fact demonstrated by his best-selling books. He has published nine books so far, the latest being Disconnected ICT Supply Chains: New Power Plays Unfolding, a timely response to COVID-19 and an insightful analysis of the post-pandemic tensions that everyone in the ICT industry faces. Having lived in the US and studied in South Korea, the Taiwan-based Hwang, who speaks Chinese, English and Korean, demonstrates a sensitivity, perspective and awareness that are seldom seen in other analysts and journalists.
As an analyst, Hwang has rendered consulting services to many top-tier international ICT firms such as Microsoft, TSMC, Foxconn, AUO, UMC, Acer, Lenovo, Samsung, Huawei, BOE, Applied Materials, Synopsys, Rohm, and Epson. He has served as an adviser to many local governments and organizations, including the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taipei City. Prior to founding DIGITIMES, Hwang led Taiwan's Market Intelligence Center (MIC). He has also served on the boards of directors at WPG Holdings, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, China Aviation Development Foundation, TAITRA and Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation.