Taiwan pushing quantum development
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:05

Taiwan pushing quantum development


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 Processors
Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:34

Taiwan's top three foundries are growing

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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Friday, 03 November 2017 11:50

Large size panel sales set to fall


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 Processors
Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:22

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan watchdog


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 Processors
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 12:33

TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan


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
Published in News
Thursday, 06 July 2017 12:53

Taiwan invests in AI research


$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 Processors


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.

Server sales booming
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Monday, 28 November 2016 15:16

Server sales booming

Will be even better when Purley arrives

Revenues from Taiwan-based makers' server motherboards, servers, storage and network equipment are expected to grow to $17.45 billion this year.

HTC 10 Evo smartphone announced in Taiwan
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 24 November 2016 01:12

HTC 10 Evo smartphone announced in Taiwan


Larger display, but no headphone jack

HTC took the wraps off yet another flagship smartphone in its product lineup for 2016, the HTC 10 Evo. The device is headed for the Taiwan market at the moment and will be up for pre-order this week, with availability starting in December.