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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.