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Taiwan’s TSMC mulls first Japan chip facility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) could build its first fab in Japan given the Japanese government’s push to improve domestic chip manufacturing. Japan...

Intel reiterates chip supply shortages could last several years

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Intel Corp's CEO said on Monday it could take several years for a global shortage of semiconductors to be resolved, a problem that has shuttered some auto production lines and i...

Taiwan’s TSMC reportedly spending US$28.6 million on water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is reportedly doubling down on its expenditure for water supplies as the country’s tech companies feel the heat ami...

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...

Taiwan likely to sustain export growth post-pandemic: Bloomberg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After posting a decade-high 8.16 percent GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021, Taiwan will likely extend its export momentum even after the coronavirus pandemic subside...

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...

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Taiwan continues push to localize supply chains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the success of its 5 nanometer process, Taiwan is planning on keeping the technology required for the more sophisticated 3 and 2 nm processes in the country as well. ...

Seeking 'driving seat for EU, Breton to meet Intel, TSMC execs

European industry chief Thierry Breton will hold discussions with the chief executive of chipmaker Intel (INTC.O) and a top executive of Taiwanese competitor TMSC on April 30, as the EU seeks to shiel...

Intel’s move to step up chip manufacturing ‘ironic’: TSMC founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder and former CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has described the decision by American semiconductor giant Intel to invest...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entert...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entert...

Taiwan’s TSMC still holding the cards despite Intel’s foundry intentions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite Intel’s plan to get back into the foundry business, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) remains in a dominant position. New Intel CEO Pat Gelsin...

Biden to order a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors that powe...

Global semiconductor shortage puts pressure on tech supply chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Soaring demand for electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, gaming consoles, and cars has created a global shortage of chips, leading to manufacturing delays, as...