China lags far behind in semiconductor battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is lagging behind in its quest to become a global leader in the semiconductor industry, said Chairman Zhao Weiguo (趙偉國) of China’s state-run semiconductor make...

Taiwan TSMC's capex forecast to hit high in Q4: advisory firm

On the back of the need for high-end technology development, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, is expected to achieve a quarterly high in capit...

U.S. brokerage upbeat about TSMC sales growth, raises target price

A U.S.-based brokerage has raised its target price on shares in contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), with the securities house expressing optimism about sales growth momen...

Taiwan science ministry and universities launch AI development guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has cooperated with four prominent universities to launch a set of guidelines for the development of artificial intelligence ...

President Tsai reaffirms commitment to Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 19 that the government is committed to developing Taiwan’s semiconductor industry to ensure the country remains one of the top investment destinations for high-...

Taiwan president vows to work with industry leaders to promote semiconductors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with representatives of domestic and overseas semiconductor enterprises on Thursday (Sept. 19), pledging to continue working with the priv...

SEMICON Taiwan expected to attract 50,000 visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – SEMICON Taiwan will take place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, from Wednesday (Sept. 18-20). This year SEMICON Taiwan has assembled more than 700 exhibitor...

Micron gets green light for NT$66 billion investment in Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After announcing on Monday (Aug. 26) that it was building a new plant coded A3, U.S.-based dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip maker Micron Technology Inc. today (Aug. 28)...

TSMC ranks as No. 3 chip supplier in first half of 2019

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) was the world's third largest chip supplier in the first half of 2019 while Taiwan-based MediaTek Inc. made the list of the top 15 IC chi...

With Seoul's new export restrictions, Japan looks to Taiwan for semiconductor supply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Japan’s decision to remove South Korea from a “white list” of approved trading partners, Seoul responded by saying that it would begin restrict...

Taiwan unlikely to follow South Korea, US in dropping interest rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s central bank is not expected to lower interest rates despite precedents set by other countries, and it expects improved growth in the second half of the year. ...

Taiwan to surpass S. Korea as largest semiconductor making market in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is set to surpass South Korea as the largest and fastest-growing semiconductor manufacturing equipment market in the world with a growth rate of 21.1 percent this year, ...

Japan-S. Korea relations continue to deteriorate over Tokyo's export restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan is looking to curb the export of materials vital to South Korean chipmakers, potentially causing a supply crisis for Korean tech giants. Japan has announced new restri...

South Korea to take measures against Japan’s export restrictions, including appealing to WTO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The South Korea government announced that it is working on countermeasures, including but not limited to a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against Japan’s export...

Japan’s export ban on South Korea to have limited impact on Taiwan: Economic Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s move to tighten controls on exports to South Korea should have only a limited impact on Taiwan, said the island’s Economic Minister on Wednesday (July ...