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Taiwan's TSMC says lockdowns dragging down electronics demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s new wave of lockdowns are taking a toll on demand for consumer electronics, according to Mark Liu (劉德音), CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC)...

Taiwan’s TSMC and other chipmakers facing labor shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Semiconductor manufacturers are struggling to find talent to staff chip plants being built to address the global chip crunch. The shrinking pool of qualified workers ha...

US academics stand by 'scorched earth' destruction of TSMC assets if China invades Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some of the most respected scholars in the United States worry China will use military force against Taiwan, and some U.S.-based analysts fret that Taiwan has become indef...

TSMC chairman calls on Taiwan to speed up move toward carbon neutrality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan needs to hurry to catch up with the global trend toward net-zero carbon emissions, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) said Tuesda...

Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs will not meet with Intel boss

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王梅花) has said she will not meet Intel’s CEO Pat Gelsinger when he visits the country this week. Wang said Gelsin...

Intel CEO to visit Taiwan and meet TSMC after spat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Intel Corporation CEO Pat Gelsinger will visit Taiwan next week and meet with top managers at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) after he described the country ...

Taiwan’s TSMC founder hits back over recent comments by Intel CEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) on Monday (Dec. 6) addressed recent comments made by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger that Taiwan is "u...

TSMC says few people will fall for Intel claim that Taiwan is unstable

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Few people will believe a statement by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger that Taiwan is unstable because of incursions by Chinese military planes into its air defense identification...

Taiwan’s political, business giants celebrate TSMC founder’s 90th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top officials and business leaders gathered at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Founder Morris Chang’s (張忠謀) 90th birthday celebratio...

TSMC chair says companies are hoarding chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the world's largest foundry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), lamented what he described as the hoarding of chips, in a recent in...

iPhone 14 could be first smartphone to use TSMC's new packaging platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple’s iPhone 14, due in 2022, will likely be an early adopter of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation's (TSMC) revolutionary 3D Fabric packaging plat...

Taiwan’s TSMC mulling Germany for possible European fab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is contemplating building its first European chip facility in Germany. Nikkei reported that CEO Mark Liu said the company i...

TSMC eyes expansion in U.S., Japan to meet sustained chip demand

TAIPEI, July 15 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) (2330.TW) signalled on Thursday plans to build new factories in the United States and Japan, riding on a pandemic-led surge...

Taiwan, TSMC, Foxconn founder sign legal paperwork to import vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) YongLin Healthcare Foundation and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) have signed the necessary legal document...

Chinese executive allegedly blocked Taiwan's purchase of BioNTech vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese businesswoman is being accused by Taiwanese media of blocking an agreement that would have enabled Taiwan to purchase the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. On May 27...