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Singapore, Malaysia reopen land border amid worries over the Omicron variant

Singapore and Malaysia reopened one of the world's busiest land borders on Monday, allowing vaccinated travellers to cross after nearly two years of being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Taiwan semiconductor production on pace for record growth in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s semiconductor production is forecast to have grown by more than 25% this year to reach a historic high amid the ongoing global chip crunch. Chip output f...

New Samsung plant in US has geopolitical implications, like Taiwan’s TSMC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The move by South Korea’s Samsung to build a semiconductor plant has significant geopolitical implications, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). ...

Taiwan to award scholarships to semiconductor students from Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government will award scholarships to students from Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia to study semiconductors in Taiwan, National Development Council (NDC) M...

Samsung says it will build $17B chip factory in Texas

Samsung said it plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices. “This ...

2nd US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD) led by Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez wil...

TSMC founder leverages Taiwan’s chipmaking prowess to lobby for CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) made a case for Taiwan’s inclusion in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Pa...

TSMC's global expansion will chip away at its edge

The world’s biggest chipmaker is broadening its horizons. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (2330.TW)agreed to build a $7 billion plant in Japan with Sony (6758.T), and it has similar plans to ...

Taiwan’s TSMC says it responded to US request without revealing client data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) said Monday (Nov. 8) it has responded to the U.S.' request for data but stressed that no client information has been ...

South Korea's semiconductor companies to partially hand over data to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea’s semiconductor giants will hand over data to the U.S. by next Monday (Nov. 8) to the extent it does not violate non-disclosure agreements with the firms...

Value of Taiwan’s semiconductor production to reach NT$4.5 trillion in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The value of Taiwan’s semiconductor production will reach NT$4.5 trillion (US$161.4 billion) next year and NT$5 trillion in 2025, the Industrial Technology Research ...

India in talks with TSMC on mega multibillion dollar investment plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indian government is in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) as it rolls out a massive incentive plan to attract semiconductor industry pla...

G20 leaders to confront energy prices, other economic woes

ROME (AP) — Leaders of the Group of 20 countries gathering for their first in-person summit since the pandemic took hold will confront a global recovery hampered by a series of stumbling blocks: an en...

Taiwan's economic growth for 2021 hits 6%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s gross domestic product is likely to expand by 6.01%, as the economy grew by an estimated 3.8% during the third quarter, the government said Friday (Oct. 29)...

‘Impossible’: TSMC founder Morris Chang on US dreams for onshoring chip supply chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), says it will be impossible for the U.S. to rebuild a full chip supply chain in the countr...