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UMC founder Robert Tsao to donate US$100 million for Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of China's intensive live-fire drills near Taiwan, the founder of the world's second-largest contract microchip maker on Friday (Aug. 5) urged Taiwanes...

Supply chains snarl Taiwan tech firms as some strive to meet demand

Taiwanese tech suppliers are suffering from supply constraints, even for such things as packing materials, as some struggle to take advantage of soaring demand. Taiwan is a key supplier to the glob...

Taiwan gaining prominence as chip design hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Known for its expertise in the chip manufacturing world, Taiwan is now also starting to gain ground in the semiconductor design realm. Four Taiwanese firms made it into...

Taiwan's UMC offers bullish outlook on strong chip demand

TAIPEI, April 27 (Reuters) - Taiwan chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp offered a bullish outlook for this year and next on Wednesday, saying it was still having problems meeting customer demand ev...

Taiwan to account for 66% of contract chipmaking in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Contract chipmakers in Taiwan are forecasted to increase their global market share by revenue to 66% this year, TrendForce reported on Monday (April 25). Taiwanese cont...

Taiwan’s TSMC, other chipmakers face long equipment delays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and its major rivals are facing increasingly long wait times for crucial chip fabrication equipment. Semiconductor tool ma...

Majority of Taiwanese support women joining mandatory military training: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll shows a majority of Taiwanese are both in favor of women joining the country’s compulsory military training and extending the duration of the training per...

UMC founder says sons are Taiwanese citizens, would fight if China invades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) founder and former Chairman Robert Tsao (曹興誠) has confirmed his two sons would fight the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were China ...

UMC founder calls on Taiwan to show readiness to defend itself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the event of conflict with China, Taiwan should not hope the U.S. sends troops but rather show the determination to defend itself, according to Robert Tsao (曹興誠), the f...

Taiwan’s UMC to build new chip plant in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) announced on Thursday (Feb. 24) it intends to build a new chip fab in Singapore. UMC said in a statemen...

Taiwan's TSMC to implement work from home starting Jan. 24 amid Omicron surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯電) on Monday (Jan. 24) announced that employees from certain departments will start ...

Taiwan chipmaker UMC will pay to settle with Micron after 5-year legal dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) announced on Thursday (November 25) a worldwide settlement deal with U.S. semiconductor company Micron....

Four Taiwan semiconductor makers provided data to US government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four semiconductor makers from Taiwan provided data requested by the United States government, but their level of openness about the information varied widely, reports sai...

Some Apple, Tesla suppliers suspend production in China amid power pinch

Sept 27 (Reuters) - Several Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) suppliers have suspended production at some Chinese factories for a number of days to comply with tighter energy consumption polic...

Average family income in Hsinchu topped NT$1.6 million last year, behind only Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The average household incomes for both Hsinchu City and Hsinchu County passed the NT$1.6 million (US$55,172) mark in 2020, trailing only Taipei, which stood at NT$1.72 mil...