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Shoemaker tops Forbes list of Taiwan’s richest business people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to the latest list published by Forbes Magazine, a little-known shoemaker, Zhang Congyuan (張聰淵), is Taiwan’s wealthiest individual with a fortune estimated...

Taiwan's TSMC launches employee donation drive to support India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has initiated a global employee donation campaign to provide COVID-19 relief to India, which continues to register the highes...

South Korea reportedly asks client of Taiwan's TSMC for auto chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea's trade ministry reportedly sent a letter to four semiconductor companies in late April to request an increase in auto chip supply, including Dutch manufac...

MediaTek poised to be Taiwan’s 2nd ‘silicon shield’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the global spotlight is on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), Taiwanese handset chipmaker MediaTek has also been yielding fruit amid soaring demand for h...

US Commerce Dept. pressing Taiwan to supply more chips to US automakers

The US Commerce Department is pressing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and other Taiwanese firms to prioritize the needs of American automakers to ease chip shortages in the near term, Commerce Sec...

Taiwan stock market index plunges below 17,000 mark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s stock market index, the Taiex, plunged 500 points Tuesday (May 4) morning before closing down 288.57 points, falling below the 17,000 mark. The 1.68-perc...

Taiwan’s MediaTek poised to be global smartphone chip leader in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's mobile chipmaker MediaTek is expected to lead the global smartphone chip market with a 37 percent share in 2021, while Qualcomm will lead the global 5G smartp...

TSMC chairman hopes no war will happen in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) said he hopes no war will be fought in Taiwan because it could lead to a serious disruption in the gl...

Former governor of Taiwan's Central Bank awarded honorary doctorate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) on Thursday (April 29) accepted an honorary doctoral degree in economics from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) for his...

Taiwan chipmaker UMC to spend $3.6 billion to expand capacity

Taiwan chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp 2303.TW said on Wednesday (April 28) it will spend NT$100 billion ($3.59 billion) over the next three years to expand capacity at a plant in southern Taiw...

Taiwan's TSMC featured among Time’s '100 Most Influential Companies'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, has been included in Time magazine's inaugural "100 Most Influential Co...

Taiwan continues push to localize supply chains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the success of its 5 nanometer process, Taiwan is planning on keeping the technology required for the more sophisticated 3 and 2 nm processes in the country as well. ...

Taiwan's chip industry set for years of growth: minister

Taiwan's key semiconductor industry has years of growth ahead of it with no worries about oversupply despite a massive capital investment program and only a few competitors in the next decade or s...

90% of TSMC production takes place in Taiwan: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a rare statement Thursday (April 22) on the business strategies of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) in response...

Domestic demand, exports to drive Taiwan’s economic growth above 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Based on domestic demand and exports, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) has predicted the country’s economy will grow by more than 5 percent this year...