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Taiwan will help US blacklist Chinese tech
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:47

Taiwan will help US blacklist Chinese tech


It is what Chiang Kai-shek would have wanted


Taiwan promised its chip companies will adhere to US rules after Washington added seven Chinese supercomputing entities last week to an economic blacklist and after a Taipei-based chipmaker halted orders from one of the entities named.

Taiwan's farmers at odds with chipmakers
Published in News
Monday, 12 April 2021 12:17

Taiwan's farmers at odds with chipmakers


We need water too

Taiwan's farmers are dealing with one of the worst droughts on record and are hacked off that available water is being given to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to make rich American kid's iPhones.

Taiwan is part of US anti-China moves
Published in News
Thursday, 25 March 2021 10:04

Taiwan is part of US anti-China moves


More co-operation expected

Taiwan is the US key ally to take shift global supply chains away from China, its de facto US ambassador said.

Taiwan to prioritise chips for cars
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 11:43

Taiwan to prioritise chips for cars

 
So your GPU is well down the list

Major Taiwanese chipmakers are willing to prioritise supplies for auto makers amid a global shortage of chips for the industry, the island’s economics minister said after meeting with company executives.

UMC pays  $60 million to stop US spying case
Published in News
Friday, 30 October 2020 11:34

UMC pays $60 million to stop US spying case


Nothing to see here move on

Taiwan's second-largest contract chipmaker United Microelectronics has agreed to pay a $60 million fine to make an industrial espionage lawsuit with the US Department of Justice go away.

Taiwanese boffins make MRAM breakthrough
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 25 September 2020 10:01

Taiwanese boffins make MRAM breakthrough


Unless it is all spin

Magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) is being touted as the next big thing for tech, even if manipulating MRAM efficiently and effectively is challenging.

Nokia scores 5G deal with Taiwan Star Telecom
Published in Network


Upgrading LTE network

Former rubber boot maker Nokia announced details of a new 5G deal with Taiwan Star Telecom (TST). The deal will see Nokia supply TST with its end-to-end AirScale Radio Access network portfolio helping the operator to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks that will lay the foundations for 5G standalone (SA) in the future. Nokia is the only supplier in this deal.

Computex reschedules for September 28
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:59

Computex reschedules for September 28


COVID-19s latest toll

The last of the big shows, Computex 2020, has been postponed from the original date,  June 2 - 6 to September 28. Taiwan is not a hard-hit area right now, but with travel bans implemented around the world, it is unlikely that many international travellers would be able to show up in late May for the original date.

Taiwan leaning more on Japan
Published in News
Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:24

Taiwan leaning more on Japan


Fearing China

Taiwan's tech companies are looking to Japanese assets to fortify their defences against rising Chinese rivals.

Apple drops Taiwan
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 10:42

Apple drops Taiwan


Must... obey... China

In a desperate attempt to get the Chinese onside again, Fruity Cargo Cult Apple is trying to pretend that Taiwan does not exist.