Backed by Brussels
Taiwan is looking at cooperating with three Eastern European countries on semiconductors, a minister said.
We will still make the high tech stuff
Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua on Wednesday played down the prospect of Taiwan tech firms making advanced semiconductors in the European Union, noting TSMC has insisted it will focus its most advanced technology on the island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.