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...

TSMC celebrates 1 billion defect-free 7-nanometer chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) passed an impressive milestone in July, producing its one-billionth, defect-free 7-nanometer chip. According to a TSMC...

Huawei, long resilient, suffers under tougher US pressure

BEIJING (AP) — For nearly a decade, Huawei kept worldwide sales growing as Washington told U.S. phone companies not to buy its network equipment and lobbied allies to reject China's first global tech ...

Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical to expand in Taiwan as TSMC maintains strong growth momentum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thanks to strong growth momentum in Taiwan's semiconductor foundry sector, Japan's largest chemical corporation is said to be set to build a new plant in the count...

Apple's new iMac processor rumored to be named after Taiwan's highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple's yet-to-be-released A14 processor for its iMac and Mac Pro products is rumored to be named after Yushan (Mt. Jade, 玉山), Taiwan's highest peak. Said to be...

TECO director advocates Taiwan-US trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director-General of the Chicago Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Eric Huang (黃鈞耀) on Saturday (Aug. 16) commented on Taiwan-U.S. relations and advocated for a bi...

Over 100 TSMC engineers poached by Chinese chip companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese government-supported chip manufacturers have hired more than 100 experienced engineers and managers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) since la...

Huawei to stop making Kirin processors amid US pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huawei Technologies Company will stop making its advanced Kirin chipsets next month as U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech firm continues to build. During a speech at the...