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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...

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...

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...

US not prepared to compete in AI era, says panel of experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is in danger of losing its technological edge in artificial intelligence to China over the next decade if serious steps are not taken to address the issue, accord...

Taiwan’s TSMC has already replaced lost Huawei orders: Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has offset the business it lost from China's Huawei Technologies Co. Limited with other customers, according to a Taiwane...

TSMC leads domestic Taiwanese firms in patent apps 3rd year in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Semiconductors Corporation (TSMC) led the country in new patent applications by a domestic firm in 2018, according to a report released on Jan. 28 by the Intellectu...

Fortune ranks Taiwan's ASUS and TSMC among 'most admired' global tech firms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese businesses Asustek Computers and Taiwan Semiconductors (TSMC) have been recognized by Fortune Magazine index of the “World ‘s Most Admired Companies&...