Qualcomm settles with Taiwan FTC
Published in Mobiles


Settles the licensing business practice dispute

Qualcomm has reached a mutual agreement - a settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) - resolving its investigation of Qualcomm and Qualcomm’s litigation challenging the TFTC’s decision alleging violations of Taiwan’s Fair-Trade Act.

Taiwan shipments of small to medium-size LCD screens growing
Published in Mobiles

 
Chinese smartphone demand.

Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that Taiwan's shipments of small to medium size LCD panels are expected to grow 8.6 percent sequentially in the second quarter of 2018.

Taiwan pushing quantum development
Published in PC Hardware


Government co-ordinating local industry 

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology wants to pool the R&D resources of the domestic semiconductor sector to develop quantum components fabrication processes, local potentially dead or alive cats to promote the progress of quantum computing, communication and algorithm technologies, and nurture related R&D engineers.

China-US trade war threatens entire IT system
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The trade war between the United States of America and China has racked up big time this week but, largely unnoticed, is the effect it will have on the computer industry worldwide.

Taiwan's top three foundries are growing
Published in PC Hardware

Up ten percent from last year

Taiwan's top three foundries are estimated at $9.96 billion in the first quarter of 2018 up 10.4 percent from last year.

Large size panel sales set to fall
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Down 1.5 percent on year


Taiwan's shipments of large-size panels - nine inch and above - will be 1.5 percent lower than last year.

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan watchdog
Published in PC Hardware


Company says it disagrees

Qualcomm has been fined a record $773 million by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the US company prices mobile phone chips and patents.

TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan
Published in PC Hardware


Not the US

As we predicted,TSMC will build the 'world's first' semiconductor plant to support the creation of 3nm node silicon chips in Taiwan.

Taiwan invests in AI research
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$32.73 million a year to support local industry


Taiwan is to spend $32.73 million every year over a period of five years to develop artificial intelligence research centres.

Korea replaces Taiwan as leading chip nation
Published in PC Hardware


Second only to Scotland where chips are very important 

Taiwan is no longer the world's top manufacturer of computer chips and has lost its crown to South Korea.