Tsinghua plans a "huge threat"
Taiwan is investigating Chinese state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup's proposals to buy stakes worth nearly $1 billion in Powertech Technology and ChipMOS two domestic semiconductor companies.
Taiwan government warns employees not to use it
The Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology is warning government employees to avoid using phones that use China's GPS system Beidou to prevent ‘targeted attacks’
New report good news for Taiwan
Worldwide server shipments are on the rise with a spin off effect on motherboards, servers, storage and related network equipment makers.
$3 billion investment in 12-inch fab
TSMC is building a 12-inch fab Nanjing City Government and will write a cheque for $3 billion as part of the deal.
The little red chequebook opens
The Chinese government appears to be opening its little red chequebook and buying up chipmakers from what it calls its renegade province.
And not just because of ultra-thin notebooks
It is looking like it will be a grim year for notebooks as component makers have given up any hopes of improvement this year.
Ancient Babylonian tablets lasted longer
Demand for Tablets is getting so weak that more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses.
Taiwanese notebook vendors are starting to standardise common components including motherboards, heat-sinks, hinges and chassis in an attempt to minimize production costs.
Taiwan's top-three IC foundries are seeing a weak third quarter with their combined revenues set to decrease and 3.7 per cent on year.