New chip from Taiwan's TSMC boosts Apple iPad Air performance by 40%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple’s iPad Air tablets will come equipped with the company’s new A14 Bionic processor produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), giving t...

US Huawei ban set to take effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world’s largest smartphone and telecom equipment maker, Huawei Technologies, could find doing business a bit more difficult starting on Tuesday (Sept. 15). Af...

Taiwan’s TSMC cancels athletic meet but hands out bonuses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chip maker, announced Friday (Sept. 11) it was canceling its annual athletics meet,...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...

China's most ambitious semiconductor investment project halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ambitious semiconductor project in the central Chinese city of Wuhan with planned investment of about US$20 billion and a management team of former Taiwan Semiconductor...

Taiwan’s TSMC surges to No. 23 on global earnings list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, jumped to No. 23 among companies according to earnings on a list drawn u...

Taiwan’s TSMC embarks on unprecedented recruitment drive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chip maker, is planning to recruit 8,000 employees this year — double its usu...

SMIC shares plummet as specter of US ban threatens China's chip self-sufficiency

Shares of China’s SMIC fell by over a fifth on Monday after news of potential U.S. sanctions against the chipmaker, wiping about HK$31 billion ($4 billion) off its market value and prompting ana...

Japan can offer third option for Taiwan amid US-China tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has the opportunity to present itself as an alternative for Taiwan, which finds itself caught between a rock and hard place amid the U.S.-China trade conflict. In...

Taiwan’s MediaTek applies for US license to supply Huawei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Inc. announced on Friday (Aug. 28) that it had applied to the U.S. government for permission to continue selling chips to ...

Taiwan hospital uses TSMC chips for customized Parkinson’s treatment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chips produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are being utilized in a new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) with positive results. The ...

Taiwan’s TSMC progressing on 3nm, 2nm processes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) said that its advanced 3 nanometer process will likely enter the mass production phase in the second part of 2022. Spe...

TSMC unveils plans for R&D center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC) unveiled plans Tuesday (Aug. 25) for a research and development center in Hsinchu. A total of 8,000 engineers and sc...

China looking to hire Korean engineers after poaching Taiwan's TSMC talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Aside from hiring over 100 experienced engineers and managers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chinese chip manufacturers are said to be enlisting e...

TSMC ramps up property purchasing in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on Monday (Aug. 24) announced plans to acquire property in Taiwan as it seeks to boost production in the south. The wo...