US warned Nevada not to use Chinese COVID tests from UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. diplomats and security officials privately warned the state of Nevada not to use Chinese-made coronavirus test kits donated by the United Arab Emirates over con...

US warned Nevada not to use Chinese COVID tests from UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. diplomats and security officials privately warned the state of Nevada not to use Chinese-made coronavirus test kits donated by the United Arab Emirates over con...

Taiwan’s ‘Godfather of DRAM’ leaves China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Charles Kao (高啟全), the “Godfather of Taiwan’s DRAM industry,” has left China’s Tsinghua Unigroup (紫光集團) after completing a five-year term, reports ...

Taiwan set to see $103 billion in semiconductor exports in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to yield NT$3 trillion (US$102.9 billion) in output value of semiconductor products for the year 2020, with the objective of NT$5 trillion by 2030 highl...

US accuses 3 Taiwanese engineers of stealing Micron secrets for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the first enforcement of Trump's "China initiative," a U.S. federal court has issued arrest warrants for three Taiwanese nationals accused of stealing tra...

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 ...

Taiwan's UMC faces NT$100 million fine in espionage case against Micron

United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), Taiwan's second largest pure wafer foundry operator, has been ordered to pay a fine of NT$100 million (US$3.36 million) by a district court in Taichung City wh...

With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening this week for a likely vote to break up over differences on same-sex marri...

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...

1992 Consensus is 'sheer nonsense': Taiwan-born UMC founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The belief that "the island of Taiwan is an inherent part of China" is "sheer nonsense" and does no good to the pursuit of cross-strait peace, accordin...

Plan with LGBT bans OK'd by United Methodist judicial panel

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Methodist Church's judicial council has upheld major portions of a new plan strengthening bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. Conserv...

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

NEW YORK (AP) — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path ...

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

It has been a wrenching season for three of America's largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern...

Taiwan UMC’s scale-down spells trouble for China’s semiconductor vision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s ambition to develop a self-reliant semiconductor sector as part of its “Made in China 2025” initiative could suffer a setback as Taiwanese chipma...

Taiwan chipmaker UMC to scale down China project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC, 聯華電子) will downsize its Chinese chip project to avoid charges from the United States, the Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday. The c...