Wednesday 24 January 2024
Taiwan IC designers seeking investment tax credit for EDA and software tools
Taiwan's semiconductor IC designers are urging the government to introduce tax incentives for investments in expensive electronic design automation (EDA) and software tools, seeking...
Wednesday 24 January 2024
'Taiwanese Chips Act' to take effect in February, aiming to cement semiconductor leadership
While the recent US CHIPS and Science Act, European Chips Act, and Japan's subsidy plan have enticed TSMC to build wafer fabs in the US, Germany, and Japan, Taiwan has responded with...
Tuesday 23 January 2024
Taiwan's space industry remains largely government-driven, though the commercial sector is maturing
In recent years, the Taiwanese government has attached great importance to the development of the space industry. Besides being categorized as a core strategic industry, the sector...
Tuesday 23 January 2024
Firm likely to announce donation of 12-inch fab equipment to Taiwan government next month
A much-anticipated donation of 12-inch chipmaking tools to Taiwan's national labs by a certain company will be publicly announced soon after the Lunar New Year, according to a top...
Friday 19 January 2024
TSMC's second factory in Arizona delayed as US grants remain in flux
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. announced another delay to its $40 billion site in Arizona, dealing a further blow to the Biden administration's plans to boost manufacturing...
Friday 19 January 2024
Taiwan chips ahead: Eight years under Tsai see semiconductor surge, but diversification lags
Over the past eight years under President Tsai Ing-wen's administration, Taiwan has witnessed an undeniable concentration of talent and resources in the semiconductor industry, despite...
Friday 19 January 2024
Uncertainties may disrupt German EV market
The electric vehicle (EV) landscape in Germany may see disruption in 2024 as Chinese manufacturers make inroads into the market, and reduced government subsidies put pressure on growth...
Friday 19 January 2024
Supply chain adopts protective stance in turbulent Chinese EV market
China is now the world's largest single electric vehicle (EV) market due to rapid growth driven by government policies, with domestic startups and leading international brands vying...
Wednesday 17 January 2024
South Korea unveils ambitious plans for AI semiconductor supercluster and talent cultivation
To fulfill its goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor technology, the South Korean government is strategically integrating Pangyo New Town,...
Tuesday 16 January 2024
Nvidia finally recognizes the value of bolstering US government ties to mitigate geopolitical uncertainties
With the increasing prominence of Nvidia, the company has become a focal point in the US strategy to delay Chinese AI development, particularly when it comes to semiconductors. In...
Monday 15 January 2024
Despite government tussles, Chinese smartphones poised to dominate Indian market, say analysts
In a recent development that raised eyebrows in the global tech community, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is embroiled in legal troubles in India. The Indian authorities escalated...
Thursday 11 January 2024
MIIT to expand auto chip national standards to 70 items by 2030
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced plans to introduce the country's first set of national standards for automotive chips in 2025. The initial...
Thursday 4 January 2024
Taiwan's semiconductor academies boosted by government and corporate funding for advanced equipment amid challenges
The enrollment and educational research efforts of the six semiconductor academies, funded jointly by the National Development Fund (NDF) under the Executive Yuan and sponsoring enterprises,...
Wednesday 3 January 2024
China's AI surge sparks cloud boom amidst challenges; Chinese government assesses major language models
The surge in demand for generative AI applications propels the cloud services market forward, notably led by Chinese AI enterprises within the Internet sector.
Wednesday 20 December 2023
Automakers commit to full EV subsidy after German government drops out
Several carmakers have decided to bear the cost of EV incentives after the German government terminated the program. Tesla, Volkswagen, Stellantis, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi all said...