TSMC says US-China deleveraging could increase semiconductor costs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the U.S. and China seek to shift their supply chains amid ongoing trade tensions, the effects on the semiconductor industry could lead to increased costs and a restrict...

New chip from Taiwan's TSMC boosts Apple iPad Air performance by 40%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple’s iPad Air tablets will come equipped with the company’s new A14 Bionic processor produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), giving t...

US Huawei ban set to take effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world’s largest smartphone and telecom equipment maker, Huawei Technologies, could find doing business a bit more difficult starting on Tuesday (Sept. 15). Af...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...

China's most ambitious semiconductor investment project halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ambitious semiconductor project in the central Chinese city of Wuhan with planned investment of about US$20 billion and a management team of former Taiwan Semiconductor...

Japan can offer third option for Taiwan amid US-China tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has the opportunity to present itself as an alternative for Taiwan, which finds itself caught between a rock and hard place amid the U.S.-China trade conflict. In...

Taiwan’s MediaTek applies for US license to supply Huawei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Inc. announced on Friday (Aug. 28) that it had applied to the U.S. government for permission to continue selling chips to ...

Taiwan hospital uses TSMC chips for customized Parkinson’s treatment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chips produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are being utilized in a new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) with positive results. The ...

Taiwan’s TSMC progressing on 3nm, 2nm processes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) said that its advanced 3 nanometer process will likely enter the mass production phase in the second part of 2022. Spe...

China looking to hire Korean engineers after poaching Taiwan's TSMC talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Aside from hiring over 100 experienced engineers and managers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chinese chip manufacturers are said to be enlisting e...

TSMC ramps up property purchasing in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on Monday (Aug. 24) announced plans to acquire property in Taiwan as it seeks to boost production in the south. The wo...

TSMC celebrates 1 billion defect-free 7-nanometer chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) passed an impressive milestone in July, producing its one-billionth, defect-free 7-nanometer chip. According to a TSMC...

Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical to expand in Taiwan as TSMC maintains strong growth momentum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thanks to strong growth momentum in Taiwan's semiconductor foundry sector, Japan's largest chemical corporation is said to be set to build a new plant in the count...

Apple's new iMac processor rumored to be named after Taiwan's highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple's yet-to-be-released A14 processor for its iMac and Mac Pro products is rumored to be named after Yushan (Mt. Jade, 玉山), Taiwan's highest peak. Said to be...

TECO director advocates Taiwan-US trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director-General of the Chicago Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Eric Huang (黃鈞耀) on Saturday (Aug. 16) commented on Taiwan-U.S. relations and advocated for a bi...