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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.

Huawei entangled in new crisis
Published in News
Friday, 16 August 2019 11:29

Huawei entangled in new crisis


This one is about Taiwan

Huawei can't get a break – it is too Chinese for the US, but it is too Western for the Chinese.

Foxconn boss wants to broker peace between China and Taiwan
Published in News


There are zoos on both sides of the ocean for us to run

Terry Gou, the Foxconn boss, who once described his job as being a head zookeeper,  thinks he can end the conflict between China and Taiwan.

Taiwan and Nvidia team up on self driving cars
Published in Transportation


Drive Constellation and Drive Sim platforms to be used

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has teamed up with the the GPU maker named after a Roman vengence daemon to speed up  a government fostered autonomous driving programme.

Terry Gou might make presidential bid
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:33

Terry Gou might make presidential bid


Wants to run a bigger zoo

The bloke who once described his staff as animals and himself as a head zoo-keeper thinks he has the political skills to become Taiwan’s president.