Tokyo and Taipei would be smart to work more closely on technology development.
Globalfoundries is seeking a court ruling dismissing IBM's claim that the chip maker violated a manufacturing agreement with the former owner of its fabs.
Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien, in an interview with Reuters late on Monday, said that he could not guarantee total safety for the city's tech firms, but that the government had rolled out rapid testing stations.
Apple is in early-stage talks with China's CATL and BYD about the supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicle, four people with knowledge of the matter said.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said he is still confident regulators will green-light its $40 billion acquisition of SoftBank Group's Arm, despite growing skepticism about the deal's prospects.
US President Joe Biden has issued a new executive order that is set to hit 59 firms including communications giant Huawei.
Thailand-based Flash Group, which provides e-commerce logistics services, including delivery service Flash Express, has become the first Thai unicorn startup after recently raising US$150 million in Series D+ and E funding.
Renesas Electronics on Tuesday said restoring full production capacity at a fire-damaged chip plant in Japan would take longer than expected, predicting a return to normal by mid-June rather than the previously estimated end of May.
Chinese authorities in Guangdong province have cancelled flights and locked down communities in response to what is believed to be the first community outbreak of the Indian variant in China.
Stocks in Malaysia fell Monday trade as the government announced a nationwide "total lockdown" to curb the rapidly rising daily Covid-19 infections in the country.
Intel CEO said on Monday it could take several years for a global shortage of semiconductors to be resolved, a problem that has shuttered some auto production lines and is also being felt in other areas, including consumer electronics.
Vietnam is asking Samsung Electronics and other foreign companies to find Covid-19 vaccines for their workers as the nation grapples with a virus surge, the government website reported.
About 20 Japanese companies, including electronic component maker Ibiden, will work with TSMC to develop chip manufacturing technology in Japan, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
Taiwanese Apple suppliers have been working to turn India into an alternative production base to China.
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Apple is readying a revamp of its entry-level AirPods for this year and a second generation of the AirPods Pro for next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Globalfoundries is working with Morgan Stanley on an initial public offering that could value the chipmaker at about US$30 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Tesla plans to pay in advance for chips to secure its supply of the crucial materials in a move to overcome the global chip shortage, according to people familiar with the matter. The electric-car maker is also exploring buying a plant as a part of the efforts,
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Japan's government wants TSMC and Sony to invest JPY1 trillion (US$9.2 billion) to build the country's first 20 nanometre chip plant, the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reported on Wednesday.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Monday a proposed $52 billion boost in U.S. government funding for semiconductor production and research could result in seven to 10 new US factories.
China's Huawei Technologies said it will launch its new Harmony operating system for smartphones on June 2, its biggest move yet aimed at recovering from the damage done by US sanctions to its mobile phone business.
Jack Ma is reportedly stepping down as the president of an elite business school he founded, suggesting a further retreat from public life by China's most prominent entrepreneur in the face of government pressure on the tech industry.
Raytheon Technologies and Globalfoundries will collaborate to develop and commercialize a new gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) semiconductor that will enable game-changing radio frequency performance for 5G and 6G mobile and wireless infrastructure applications.
Intel and SK Hynix have moved closer to completing their memory and storage business transaction after securing EU approval.
Two other prominent Chinese tech billionaires have made similar moves: Colin Zheng Huang, the founder and former CEO of online discounter Pinduoduo, and Alibaba's Jack Ma.
A surge in demand for various chips is causing select shortages and extended lead times for many types of 300mm semiconductor equipment, photomask tools, wafers, and other products.
The European Union's plan to become a powerhouse in producing next-generation semiconductors will do little to help the region's vital industries today, one of its biggest homegrown chipmakers said Thursday.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the National University of Taiwan (NTU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have jointly announced that a significant breakthrough was made in the development of 1-nanometer (nm) chips. The research results are published in the international journal Nature.
Applied Materials gave a bullish forecast for the current quarter boosted by orders from chipmakers rushing to add capacity to meet a flood of demand for their products.
Taiwan will increase curbs on the use of water from June 1 in the major chip making hubs of Hsinchu and Taichung in a battle on an islandwide drought, should there be no significant rain by then, the government said on Wednesday.
Chip lead times, the gap between ordering a chip and taking delivery, increased to 17 weeks in April, indicating users are getting more desperate to secure supply, according to research by Susquehanna Financial Group. That is the longest wait since the firm began tracking the data in 2017, in what it describes as the "danger zone."
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Toyota Motor will suspend operations on three production lines at two Japanese factories next month due to a chip shortage, the automaker said Tuesday.
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Taiwan imposed power cuts on Monday evening following a spike in demand amid a heatwave and drought and failure at a power plant, in the second such outage in a week, although far fewer homes were affected.
Reasons for the ongoing global chip shortage, which is set to last into 2022 and possibly 2023, are complex and multifaceted. However, nations are planning to pump billions of dollars into semiconductors over the coming years as part of an effort to sure up supply chains and become more self-reliant, with money going toward new chip plants, as well as research and development.
TSMC is weighing plans to pump tens of billions of dollars more into cutting-edge chip factories in the US state of Arizona than it had previously disclosed, but is cool on prospects for an advanced European plant, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, has requestd talks to acquire South Korea-based Key Foundry, a chip contract manufacturer, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday.
Taiwan - which has so far survived the pandemic almost unscathed - on Sunday reported 207 new infections.
AMD said late Thursday it plans to buy about $1.6 billion in silicon wafers from Globalfoundries over the next few years.
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Taiwan has entered the community transmission stage of COVID-19 following the emergence of six domestic cases of the disease that have unknown sources of infection, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung said Tuesday.