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KMT sowing chaos amid Taiwan's COVID-19 emergency: Business leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) has chosen to be a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during Taiwan's COVID crisis, according to former United Microelectronics Corp...

Taiwan suspends all shareholder meetings through June due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese regulators announced Thursday (May 20) that all shareholders' meetings of public companies will be suspended nationwide from May 24 through June 30 due to a ...

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...

Drought-hit Taiwan plans more water curbs for chip hubs

Taiwan will tighten curbs on the use of water from June 1 in the major chip making hubs of Hsinchu and Taichung as it battles an islandwide drought, if there is no significant rainfall by then, the go...

Taiwan’s TSMC experienced short power dip amid nationwide outage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said that some of its facilities had a “brief power dip” after Taiwan experienced rolling blackouts on Thursday (...

Taiwan’s top chipmakers come out of nationwide power blackout unscathed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a nationwide power outage Thursday (May 13), the country’s top chipmakers said they had not been affected. Some of the world’s biggest semiconduct...

Taiwan’s top chipmakers deny impact from airline COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top semiconductor makers said Tuesday (May 11) that new government measures to contain a coronavirus cluster in the country’s flagship airline would n...

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 reaps benefits from 5 nm, 7 nm demand surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) saw its overall revenue per wafer increase by a significant margin in 2020 due to soaring demand for its 5 nm and 7 nm proces...

Taiwan stocks tumble following tech share rout in U.S. market

Shares in Taiwan plunged 1.88 percent to close below 16,000 points on Thursday following an overnight dive in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index and the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index in the United States....

Chipmakers in drought-hit Taiwan order water trucks to prepare for 'the worst'

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan chipmakers are buying water by the truckload for some of their foundries as the island widens restrictions on water supply amid a drought that could exacerbate a chip supply ...

Taiwan-US supply chain dialogue focuses on CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American corporations want their government to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and invite Taiwan and South Korea, Economics Minist...

Biden administration to contact Taiwan about chip shortages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first direct contact between the new Biden administration and Taiwan will be a videoconference by two United States officials with Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花...

Taiwanese chip giants agree to try and meet demand from carmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following requests by several countries facing shortages of semiconductors especially for their car manufacturers, Taiwanese chip giants agreed to raise production levels ...

TSMC, other Taiwan chipmakers considering price hike for automotive chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a global shortage, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and other Taiwanese chipmakers are considering increasing prices for automotive chips. Price i...