Samsung reports record sales amid questions about future

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The flood of obituaries for Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee since his death over the weekend have mostly shared his most defining quote: “Change everything except fo...

ITRI predicts rebound for Taiwan's machinery industry next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) said Monday (Oct. 26) that Taiwan's machinery industry could bounce back in 2021 with an estimated 8 percent increa...

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___ As virus resurges, so does fear of more economic pain ahead WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for more federal economic stimulus this year appear all but dead, cloudi...

Chinese leaders focus on tech as they make 5-year plan

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders met Monday to formulate an economic blueprint for the next five years that is expected to emphasize development of semiconductors and other technology at a time when Was...

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...

Taiwan and UK discuss removing trade barriers in key talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greg Hands, the minister of state for Trade Policy in the UK's Department for International Trade, wrapped up his two-day virtual tour to Taiwan Thursday evening (Oct....

Taiwan proposes lucrative supply chain cooperation with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeking to expand the scope of its cooperation with the U.S., with the East Asian country saying this would create tens of millions of dollars in value and up to...

British trade minister on virtual tour of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — UK’s Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands started a two-day virtual visit to Taiwan on Wednesday (Oct. 21) after the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic w...

TSMC raises 2020 revenue forecast on strong 5G demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) raised its 2020 revenue forecast on Thursday (Oct. 15) based on strong demand for 5G phones and high-performance computin...

Taiwan attracts more than NT$1 trillion in investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The amount of investment arriving in Taiwan from overseas under a government program launched in August 2019 has passed the NT$1 trillion mark (US$39.09 billion), official...

Taiwan president pledges to counter China's military threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In her key address at the National Day event Saturday (Oct. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stressed her administration’s determination to further improve the coun...

Full text of President Tsai Ing-wen's Taiwan National Day address

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address Saturday, in which she stressed her administration's determination to safeguard Taiwan's national security and outlined the coun...

NXP, Matson rise; Advanced Micro Devices, Mallinckrodt fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Advanced Micro Devices Inc., down $3.41 to $83.10. The chipmaker is in talks to buy rival ...

Taiwan to form national cybersecurity team

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to establish a national cybersecurity team that will cover technologies from semiconductors to 5G and seek to make inroads in the international market with in...

Taiwan’s ‘Godfather of DRAM’ leaves China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Charles Kao (高啟全), the “Godfather of Taiwan’s DRAM industry,” has left China’s Tsinghua Unigroup (紫光集團) after completing a five-year term, reports ...