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...

Samsung Electronics says third quarter profit fell 56%

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says it operating profit for the last quarter fell by nearly 56%, with its robust smartphone and TV sales offset by a continuously weak market for compute...

Japan tightens rules on investment from abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday (Oct. 18) to impose tougher controls on foreign investments, aiming to prevent the leak of advanced technology and...

Eight out of 10 Taiwanese support government’s energy transformation policies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Almost eight out of 10 Taiwanese support the government’s energy transformation policies and even more favor the use of solar energy, according to a survey published...

Netherlands largest foreign investor in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a motion in the Dutch Lower House of parliament to support Taiwan, it is notable that the small European country is the largest foreign investor in the island it...

TSMC files countersuit against GlobalFoundries

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.(TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, has countersued U.S.-based rival GlobalFoundries Inc. in the United States, Germany and Singapore, accusing it...

Japan accepts talks with South Korea on WTO arbitration

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has announced it will accept South Korea's request for joint talks leading to arbitration by the World Trade Organization after Seoul filed a complaint with the international body o...

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...

Philippine electronic firms aiming to provide services in Taiwan

Various companies from the Philippines are among more than 700 exhibitors from 43 countries that are seeking to supply electronic solutions and materials to the Taiwanese market. The three-day Semi...

Taiwan to play key role in global 5G supply chain: Economics Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will turn Taiwan into a key element in the global supply chain for 5G technology through the development of smart semiconductors, Economics Minister Shen Jo...

South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday dropped Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade, a reaction to Tokyo's decision to downgrade Seoul's tra...

South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has gone through with plans to drop Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade in a tit-for-tat reaction to a similar move by Tokyo to...

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...

South Korea to file WTO complaint over Japan trade curbs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan's tightened export controls on key materials South Korean companies use to make computer chips ...

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)...