Taiwan to overtake South Korea and become global No.2 for semiconductors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan is likely to overtake South Korea and return to its position as the global No.2 for the production of semiconductors, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) ...

AIT: Taiwan is a 'super-innovator' in technology, digital economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) published a Facebook post Thursday describing Taiwan as a “fellow super-innovator.” The message states Taiwan and the...

Taiwan manufacturing industry growth projected to slow in 2019: TIER

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) revised its growth forecast for Taiwan in 2019 downward to 2.12 percent, in a report released Thursday on the prospects fo...

Fortune ranks Taiwan's ASUS and TSMC among 'most admired' global tech firms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese businesses Asustek Computers and Taiwan Semiconductors (TSMC) have been recognized by Fortune Magazine index of the “World ‘s Most Admired Companies&...

Taiwan’s attitude towards Chinese efforts to unifiy too weak: former President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) said China’s efforts towards unification with Taiwan are increasing, and Taiwan’s sense of urgency about this is too...

6 Taiwanese arrested for selling BASF secrets to Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Six Taiwanese current and former employees of German chemical maker BASF SE have been arrested for selling secrets to the company's Chinese rival, announced the Criminal In...

Taiwan UMC’s scale-down spells trouble for China’s semiconductor vision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s ambition to develop a self-reliant semiconductor sector as part of its “Made in China 2025” initiative could suffer a setback as Taiwanese chipma...

Taiwan chipmaker UMC to scale down China project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC, 聯華電子) will downsize its Chinese chip project to avoid charges from the United States, the Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday. The c...

Micron to hire 1,000 in Taiwan, raise starting wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. electronics giant Micron Technology is set to bolster its presence in Taiwan by recruiting 1,000 new staff next year. The company will also increase its base month...

Investments pledged for Taiwan up 25% in 2018: MOEA

Investments pledged for Taiwan grew about 25 percent from a year earlier in 2018, indicating the government's efforts to encourage foreign and local firms to invest paid off, Deputy Economic Affai...

Taiwan faces trade, geopolitical, demographic risks: Moody’s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan faces a host of credit risks relating to the U.S.-China trade war, deteriorating relations with China, and an aging population, according to a recent report by U.S....

Trade war will affect all of Taiwan’s industries: TSMC CEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – C.C. Wei (魏哲家) CEO and Vice President of TSMC (台積電) said that the U.S.-China trade war will affect all of Taiwan’s industries, including semiconductors, on Nov. 27, ...

Taiwan’s Foxconn to slash costs, layoff staff in 2019: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, is set to slash US$2.9 billion (NT$89.2 billion) in costs in 2019, according to an i...

Output of Taiwan's IC sector rises more than 8% in Q3

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) The production value of Taiwan's integrated circuit sector grew more than 8 percent sequentially in the third quarter of the year, which was a peak season for that sector, ac...

Taiwan’s semiconductor industry expected to grow by 4.5-5.3% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工業技術研究院) expects Taiwan’s semiconductor industry to grow by 4.5-3.5 percent in 2019, with total output...