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Expert predicts Taiwan inflation will not spin out of control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inflation will not spin out of control in Taiwan next year, but price rises will still become more common, leading the Central Bank to adjust its monetary policies, financ...

Toyota Taiwan suspends orders for 5 car models amid chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The importer of Toyota cars in Taiwan has suspended new orders for five car models amid a shortage of automotive semiconductors, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 26). Hotai M...

Taiwan’s TSMC will hand over data to US government by Nov. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will provide data requested by the United States government by Nov. 8, reports said Friday (Oct. 22). The administration o...

Taiwan’s TSMC to start production at new Japan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said Thursday (Oct. 14) that construction work on its new factory in Japan would start in 2022, with the production of chips ...

Taiwan’s TSMC bosses attend White House summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said Friday (Sept. 24) its expansion plans in Arizona and elsewhere would contribute to supply chain stability, at a White Ho...

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology buys Macronix factory for automotive chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, announced Thursday (Aug. 5) it was spending NT$2.52 billion (US$90.76 million) on a Macroni...

Taiwan’s TSMC responsible for about 70% of contract MCU production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is responsible for around 70 percent of global contract manufacturing for automobile micro control units (MCUs). Integrate...

Taiwan’s TSMC to raise MCU production to alleviate automotive chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said Friday (May 21) it would raise production of micro control units (MCU) by 60 percent compared to last year in order to h...

Taiwan’s TSMC says automotive chip crunch will improve in 3rd quarter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said on Thursday (April 15) that it expects the global automotive chip situation to improve in the third quarter. TSMC CEO...

Tesla China rival NIO battles chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s top electric vehicle maker, NIO Inc., has cut monthly production by 25 percent due to the global shortage of automotive semiconductors, reports said Wednesda...

South Korea wants Taiwan’s help with semiconductor shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea has become the latest country to ask Taiwan to help solve the global shortage in automotive semiconductors, reports said Friday (March 19). Car manufacturer...

US lawmakers ask Taiwan envoy for assistance in auto chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the global chip shortage, several American lawmakers have approached Taiwan’s representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), for assistance. As the car ind...

Carmakers face new reality amid global chip shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Car manufacturers around the world are having to reevaluate how they do business due to the global semiconductor crunch. Automakers now have to decide between paying mo...

White House adviser thanks Taiwan for help with chips shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese wrote a letter to Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) to thank Taiwan for its offer to help resolve the global aut...

Construction on TSMC 3 nm plant in South Taiwan to pick up during holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) wants construction work on its 3-nanometer chip foundry at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan to pick up before the e...