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Stocks notch modest gains and a 3rd winning week for S&P 500

Wall Street closed out a mostly listless week Friday with a wobbly day of trading that helped nudge the S&P 500 to its third straight weekly gain. The benchmark index edged up 0....

Vertex, Incyte fall; Precigen, Magnachip rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $23.75 to $193.02. The biotechnology company e...

Three Taiwan chipmakers to exceed global growth rate in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three of Taiwan’s key semiconductor companies can look forward to their business growing by more than 20 percent in 2021, an even faster rate than the global compute...

Japanese politician urges collaboration with Taiwan’s TSMC for chipmaking edge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LPP) has reiterated the importance of teaming up with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) i...

Taiwan’s TSMC tight-lipped on reports of project with Sony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said Wednesday (May 26) that it would not comment on a media report saying it plans to build a factory in Japan in collaborat...

Chipmakers expected to raise prices in 3rd quarter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the continuing global semiconductor shortage, some foundries are expected to hike prices as manufacturing capacity remains tight. According to industry sources tal...

TSMC, Nanya, Wistron confirm COVID infections among Taiwanese employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) employee has tested positive for COVID-19, one of several infections reported by Taiwanese manufacturers, including DRAM ch...

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 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...

AMD predicts chip supply to improve with help from Taiwan's TSMC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CEO Lisa Su (蘇姿丰) said in a recent interview that the company’s chip supply will improve throughout 2021 with the help of Taiwan Semicon...

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 drought could threaten global supply of electronic chips

The Taiwanese government proposed further water-saving measures on Wednesday to deal with the ongoing historical drought across the island, posing a potential risk to the heavily water-reliant product...

Taiwan’s TSMC takes steps to minimize COVID risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) said Monday (May 17) that beginning on May 19, it will start operating through separate teams to reduce the risk of coronaviru...

Taiwan semiconductor output value forecast to grow 18%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The production value of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry is expected to grow 18.1 percent annually, more than double the previous forecast of 8.6 percent, according t...