South Korea no rival to Taiwan in semiconductor industry: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea can hardly compete with Taiwan in semiconductor manufacturing despite the ambitious move by Samsung Electronics to put a 3-nanometer semiconductor node into co...

U.S. brokerage raises target price on TSMC shares to over NT$400

An American brokerage has increased its target price on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to NT$402 (US$13.42) after the company's strong 2020 guidance at an investor confere...

TSMC forecasts 2020 sales growth at over 17%

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday that its consolidated sales for 2020 will grow more than 17 percent from a year earlier in 2...

Analysis: Baseball has become a prisoner of technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris...

Pentagon ups pressure on Taiwan’s TSMC to produce chips in the U.S.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fearing interference from China, the Pentagon wants Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to produce military-grade chips in the United States, the Nikkei Asian Re...

Taiwan's Investor Relations platform promotes ethical investing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 2019 was the year when ESG metrics gained significant attention in Taiwan, culminating with the launch of the world's first ever, government-sponsored, investor relati...

Taiwan shares end down amid geopolitical conflicts

Shares in Taiwan moved lower Wednesday, extending losses from a session earlier, as investors were motivated to cut their holdings by Iran's bombing of an airbase in Iraq housing U.S. troops, deal...

1992 Consensus is 'sheer nonsense': Taiwan-born UMC founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The belief that "the island of Taiwan is an inherent part of China" is "sheer nonsense" and does no good to the pursuit of cross-strait peace, accordin...

Taiwan's stock market one of top 3 best performing among emerging economies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is one of the three best performing emerging economies in terms of stock market performances in the past decade, according to U.S.-based finance company MSCI Inc. ...

TSMC's supply of 14-nm chips to China’s Huawei threatened by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New measures by the United States could threaten Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) supply of 14-nanometer chips to China’s Huawei, reports said Wednesday...

Economic forecast for Taiwan in 2020: modest growth amid global downturn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Academia Sinica (中研院) released its economic forecast on Wednesday (Dec. 18), predicting 2.58 percent real GDP growth in Taiwan in 2020. According to the forecast, the c...

Taiwan Central bank raises GDP growth forecasts for 2019-2020, rates unchanged

The central bank raised its forecast for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2019 and 2020 during a quarterly monetary policy meeting held Thursday as more Taiwanese manufacturers with...

Taiwan GDP to grow 2.63% in 2020: TRI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to achieve a 2.63 percent GDP growth rate in 2020, up from the estimated 2.59 percent this year, according to a forecast by local think tank Taiwan Rese...

Japan, South Korea hold export talks, seek dispute solution

TOKYO (AP) — Senior officials from Japan and South Korea were holding talks Monday on high-tech exports for the first time since Tokyo tightened controls on South Korean semiconductor parts earlier th...

President Tsai unveils growth roadmap for southern Taiwan

In a government statement that doubled as a campaign policy presentation President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced a development roadmap for southern Taiwan on Saturday, less than a month before Taiwan&#...