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.
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.
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.
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.