Marvell snags Inphi in yet another semiconductor tie-up

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The pace of consolidation in the semiconductor industry continues to accelerate with Marvell Technology saying Thursday that it will pay $10.63 billion for Inphi in a cash-a...

China launches first 'chip school' as talent shortage facing semiconductor industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has opened a school in Nanjing serving as the country's first academy of semiconductor studies to nurture chip talent in order to reduce its reliance on chip imp...

Canadian politicians voice support for closer ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple Canadian politicians and the Taiwanese envoy to Canada have voiced support for closer Taiwan-Canadian ties in an article published in Ottawa-based paper The Hill ...

Six of China's largest semiconductor projects now halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The leading Chinese chipmaker confirmed the rumor on Sunday (Oct. 4) that the U.S. is placing export restrictions on its suppliers and warned of a potential impact on its ...

Taiwan set to see $103 billion in semiconductor exports in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to yield NT$3 trillion (US$102.9 billion) in output value of semiconductor products for the year 2020, with the objective of NT$5 trillion by 2030 highl...

US slaps China’s biggest chipmaker SMIC with sanctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government on Friday (Sept. 25) announced sanctions on China’s biggest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC). In a letter, t...

President Tsai sees Taiwan as world's semiconductor manufacturing leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told leading figures in the Taiwanese semiconductor sector on Thursday (Sept. 24) that she wanted to turn the country into a world leader in a...

TSMC says US-China deleveraging could increase semiconductor costs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the U.S. and China seek to shift their supply chains amid ongoing trade tensions, the effects on the semiconductor industry could lead to increased costs and a restrict...

SEMICON Taiwan 2020 and parallel online version to open Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — SEMICON Taiwan 2020 will open at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 on Wednesday (Sept. 23) and run through Friday, showcasing 550 exhibitors, and the event's onl...

Taiwan leaves interest rates unchanged, sees GDP grow 1.6%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Bank left key interest rates unchanged Thursday (Sept. 17) while revising its growth forecast for the year upward to 1.6 percent. With economic growth picki...

Analysis: With Abe's exit, Seoul seeks to mend Japan ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It took a bombshell resignation before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heard anything nice from South Korea. The rare praise came after years of diploma...

QuantumClean and ChemTrace Show How to Reduce Cost of Ownership at SEMICON Taiwan

HAYWARD, California, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT), today announced that its Service Businesses, QuantumClean and ChemTrace, will demonstrate how their ultra...

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Taiwan’s TSMC cancels athletic meet but hands out bonuses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chip maker, announced Friday (Sept. 11) it was canceling its annual athletics meet,...

China's most ambitious semiconductor investment project halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ambitious semiconductor project in the central Chinese city of Wuhan with planned investment of about US$20 billion and a management team of former Taiwan Semiconductor...