TSMC continues to thrive despite challenge from Samsung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) currently controls half of the world’s contract chipmaking business, it is now facing an increased challenge from...

Taiwan TSMC's R&D spending hits high of almost US$3 billion in 2019

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, saw its spending in research and development hitting a new high of almost US$3 billion in 2019, allowing the ...

HTC unveils Taiwan's first 5G smartphone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — HTC Corporation announced two new smartphone models on Wednesday (June 17), including Taiwan's first 5G cellphone, which will begin shipping in August. As Taiwan en...

TSMC to build cutting-edge R&D center in Taiwan's Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has received the green light to build a new research and development center touted as the Taiwanese version of Bell Labs,...

Taiwan ex-HTC CEO to release world's first social 5G VR headset

Former HTC CEO Peter Chou (周永明), who three years ago started his own social virtual reality company XRSpace, on Tuesday (May 26) unveiled a new VR platform designed to facilitate social interaction an...

Taiwan's TSMC not afraid of Samsung’s 5-nanometer efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the largest contract manufacturer of silicon chips in the world, said Thursday (May 21) it was not worried that its le...

US adds new sanction on Chinese tech giant Huawei

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has imposed new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s ability to use American technology, stepping up a conflict with Beijing over industry developm...

TSMC to build $12 billion chip factory in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced on Friday (May 15) that it will be building a semiconductor facility in Arizona with support from the state and...

U.S. brokerage cuts target price on TSMC shares amid COVID-19 concerns

A U.S.-based brokerage has lowered its target price for shares in contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), citing the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, which coul...

SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments this weekend related to the global economy, the work place ...

Taiwan's TSMC confirms first case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest semiconductor foundry, on Wednesday (March 18) confirmed that one of its employees has cont...

Qualcomm launches Taiwan innovation center for startup ecosystem

U.S. chip giant Qualcomm Inc. opened an innovation center in Taipei Monday (March 10) to promote the development of a startup ecosystem in Taiwan and deepen the company's collaboration with Taiwan...

TSMC toughens disease control amid mounting coronavirus threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) became the only company to join a tech meeting via conference call on Friday (March 5) as the world’s largest semic...

Huawei races to replace Google apps for next smartphone

BEIJING (AP) — If you can make smartphone apps, Chinese tech giant Huawei wants you. The No. 2 global smartphone brand is struggling to hold onto its market after Washington accused...

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