Taiwan worried about Chinese semi-conductor deals
Published in Processors


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.

China using Beidou to track people
Published in News


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’

Global server sales growing
Published in News


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.

TSMC advanced wafer plant in China
Published in Processors

$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.

China gets its paws on another Taiwanese chipmaker
Published in Processors


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. 

Notebook component makers expect flat year
Published in Notebooks


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.

Manufactures start phasing out "Game Changing " tablets
Published in Mobiles


Ancient Babylonian tablets lasted longer 

Demand for Tablets is getting so weak that more chip suppliers to phase out their tablet-IC businesses.

Notebook venders adopt common components
Published in News


Saving cash

Taiwanese notebook vendors are starting to standardise common components including motherboards, heat-sinks, hinges and chassis in an attempt to minimize production costs.

Weak third quarter for IC foundries
Published in News


Even TSMC

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.

Windows 10 PC replacement will be slow
Published in News


Hardware industry sighs

PC makers are already predicting that any knock on demand for their product based on Windows 10 will be slow to happen.