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Taiwan’s TSMC teases new Phoenix office in renderings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) last week released renderings of what its new Arizona office facility will look like. TSMC released two renderings of its ...

Taiwan to impose sanctions on Russia for Ukraine invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (Feb. 25) announced that Taiwan will impose sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. During a press briefing before a ses...

Taiwan poised to block tech exports to Russia over Ukraine invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has joined Japan and Singapore in backing U.S. President Joe Biden's plan to impose extreme export controls on technology on Russia if it goes ahead with a full...

Taiwan’s TSMC, MediaTek looking to add 10,000 engineers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) and MediaTek are looking to hire more than 10,000 engineers in total this year. Sources told Nikkei th...

Japan urges more chip tie-ups with Taiwan at trade talks

Japan called for greater collaboration with Taiwan on semiconductors at a bilateral economic and trade meeting on Tuesday. Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Chairman Mitsuo Ohashi praised Taiwan Se...

Taiwan’s semiconductors in the crosshairs amid US-China competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has become important to both the U.S. and China as it has come to dominate the production of the world’s most advanced semiconductors. The chips being prod...

Taiwan semiconductor production on pace for record growth in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s semiconductor production is forecast to have grown by more than 25% this year to reach a historic high amid the ongoing global chip crunch. Chip output f...

Taiwan export orders fall short of growth forecast for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's export orders did not meet their forecast levels in August after unexpectedly lackluster demand for new smartphones. Taiwan's export orders jumped 17.6...

Taiwan’s TSMC looking to hire recent college grads for Arizona facility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is seeking out young engineers to hire for its upcoming Phoenix fab so they can be trained on technology new to the Arizona m...

AMD predicts chip supply to improve with help from Taiwan's TSMC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CEO Lisa Su (蘇姿丰) said in a recent interview that the company’s chip supply will improve throughout 2021 with the help of Taiwan Semicon...

Taiwan’s Hsinchu more concerned about pandemic than water shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Major semiconductor companies at Hsinchu Science Park have said they are more concerned about the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan than the ongoing drought. On Wednes...

Taiwan’s TSMC reportedly considering more advanced US facility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is considering plans to increase its Arizona investment by tens of billions of dollars, according to Reuters. TSMC announc...

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...