[Semiconductor equipment spending to grow by 14pct in Taiwan] Spending on semiconductor equipment in 2022 will grow by 10 percent on a global scale, but by 14 percent in Taiwan compared to 2021, the SEMI business association said Wednesday (January 12). The estimated global production value of $98 billion (NT$2.71 trillion) would be a historical record, CNA reported, though the growth rate would be lower than the 17 percent reported for 2020 and the 39 percent confirmed for last year. Spending on semiconductor manufacturing equipment growing three years in a row happened before in 2016-2018, but before that, one had…