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Economic dangers from Russia's invasion ripple across globe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moscow’s war on Ukraine and the ferocious financial backlash it’s unleashed are not only inflicting an economic catastrophe on President Vladimir Putin’s Russia. T...

Taiwan’s IC sector to grow by 17.7% in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The country’s integrated circuit (IC) sector is likely to see its production grow by 17.7% in 2022, or double the rate of the global sector, reports said Friday (Feb...

Intel says it will buy Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel said it is buying Israeli company Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion in a deal that could give the California chipmaking giant an edge in the business of making cust...

Taiwan’s TSMC hiring political economics talent amid geopolitical tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seeking to recruit a political economics expert amid heightened geopolitical risk. The world’s largest chipma...

Ukraine-Russia tensions have limited impact on Taiwan's semiconductor industry: ITRI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the United States and Europe warn their chip industries to diversify their supply chains amid growing Ukraine-Russia tensions, Taiwan's leading scientific research ...

Semiconductor lead times as long as two years for some chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Delivery times for some semiconductors have now been stretched to almost two years amid the continuing global chip crunch. Lead times for semiconductor orders are five ...

EXPLAINER: A scarcity of chips feeds frustration, inflation

Even coming off its fastest annual growth in 37 years, the U.S. economy is still bogged down by a persistent shortage of the computer chips essential to the technology that connects, transports and en...

EU's chip production plan aims to ease dependency on Asia

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced a $48 billion plan Tuesday to become a major semiconductor producer, seeking to curb its dependency on Asian markets for the component that powers everythi...

Taiwan’s Globalwafers fails to get German approval for Siltronic deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s GlobalWafers failed to get approval from Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs for an acquisition of German rival Siltronic before a deadline set by...

Visa, Atlassian rise; Mondelez, Western Digital fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Visa Inc., up $21.85 to $228. The global payments processor reported a strong fiscal first-quar...

Taiwan's TSMC surpasses China's Tencent to become most valuable firm in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has topped China's Tencent to become the most valuable company in Asia. On Tuesday (Jan. 25), The Wall Street Journal ...

Intel to build $20B Ohio chip facility amid global shortage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chipmaker Intel said Friday it will invest $20 billion to build a new factory in Ohio, an attempt to help alleviate a global shortage of chips powering everything from phones to ...

Taiwan’s TSMC, MediaTek looking to add 10,000 engineers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) and MediaTek are looking to hire more than 10,000 engineers in total this year. Sources told Nikkei th...

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC says quarterly profit $6 billion

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips, reported Thursday its quarterly profit rose 16.4% over a year earlier to $6 billion ...

Japan wants 10-year pledge from Taiwan’s TSMC, other chipmakers to qualify for subsidy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo is planning to require semiconductor manufacturers to keep production in the country for around 10 years to qualify for subsidies designed to attract more chipmakers...