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  • Samsung turns to LG as supplier of LCD panels

    SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will procure liquid crystal display panels from LG Group, the first full-fledged partnership between the two longtime South Korean rivals.LG Display will soon begin supplying panels 40 inches and larger to Samsung, a sou

    July 21, 2017 03:45 am JST
  • Apple suppliers TSMC, lens maker Largan feeling earnings heat

    TAIPEI Closely watched barometer of global electronics demand Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker and a key Apple supplier, has warned that its third quarter is not turning out to be as strong as expected.

    July 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The shipping industry turns to megamergers to stay afloat

    TOKYO Less than a year after South Korea's Hanjin Shipping went bankrupt, consolidation among Asian marine shippers is gathering pace as business conditions continue to deteriorate.On July 9, Cosco Shipping Holdings, parent of the world's fourth-lar

    July 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Apple joins top suppliers in Qualcomm countersuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (Financial Times) -- A group of Apple's largest Asian suppliers is countersuing Qualcomm alleging anti-competitive behaviour and breaches of contract, as the chipmaker sues Apple for patent infringement in Germany, opening yet more new

    July 20, 2017 12:18 am JST
  • Foxconn's top-down management style has Sharp looking up

    OSAKA -- Sharp has finally regained its edge. Since finding shelter last August in the welcoming arms of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, the bottom line of the once-ailing Japanese electronics company i

    July 18, 2017 09:16 pm JST
  • Nanya forecasts continued tight DRAM supply

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's leading memory chipmaker Nanya Technology on Monday said the supply of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips would continue to be tight in the second half, driven by demand for data center servers, dual cameras in handsets, ot

    July 17, 2017 11:10 pm JST
  • Terry Gou knows how to keep politicians happy

    BEIJING -- Terry Gou knows what politicians want to hear. On May 26, the founder and chairman of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, caught up with Chen Min'er, the Communist Party secretary for Guizhou Provi

    July 17, 2017 12:05 pm JST
  • Asian startup investment finally tops US tally

    PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Asian startups received $19.3 billion in investments in the April-June period, overtaking American ventures for the first time as rising stars like Chinese ride app provider Didi Chuxing guzzled up capital.Investment in Japanese a

    July 14, 2017 04:05 pm JST
  • Apple supplier TSMC dampens Q3 hopes

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker and a key Apple supplier, said on Thursday that its third quarter was not proving as strong as expected, with inventory correction offsetting healthy demand fro

    July 14, 2017 01:26 am JST
  • Taiwan's tech sales grow 5% in June, thanks to Apple appetite

    TAIPEI -- Major Taiwanese tech companies increased sales to Apple in June even though suppliers are shipping components later than they had in the past few years.Overall sales of the 19 tech companies monitored by Nikkei Asian Review rose 5.21% in J

    July 13, 2017 07:08 pm JST
  • South Korea, Taiwan, China lead surging chip investment

    TOKYO -- Global chipmaking leaders South Korea, Taiwan and mainland China likely will drive investment in semiconductor manufacturing equipment to an all-time high this year, with Samsung Electronics and others scrambling to fill roaring demand for

    July 13, 2017 11:13 am JST
  • Gadget assembler Foxconn harbors big-brand ambitions

    TAIPEI Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry, seemed caught off guard and unprepared to talk outside his hotel in Osaka in early June when approached by a Nikkei Asian Review reporter.But Gou soon loosened up, taking the oppo

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Apple to use OLED screens in new iPhones next year: Sources

    TAIPEI Apple is planning to use organic light-emitting diode displays in all new iPhone models, starting in the second half of 2018, according to two industry sources.One said that Apple is tentatively looking at releasing three new models next year

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia is a growing force in global industry, survey shows

    TOKYO Asian companies are a growing force in industry, taking the largest global market share in 27 out of 57 product and service categories last year, according to a major annual survey.Asian players are strong in information technology and electro

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn, Apple and the partnership that changed the tech sector

    PALO ALTO, U.S. For Apple, Hon Hai Precision Industry is not just a subcontractor. It is a business partner. And though both sides are taking steps to reduce their mutual dependence, their fortunes remain very much entwined.Their ties deepened in 20

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn's top-down management style has Sharp looking up

    OSAKA Sharp has finally regained its edge. Since finding shelter last August in the welcoming arms of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, the bottom line of the once-ailing Japanese electronics company is l

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Terry Gou knows how to keep politicians happy

    BEIJING Terry Gou knows what politicians want to hear. On May 26, the founder and chairman of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, caught up with Chen Min'er, the Communist Party secretary for Guizhou Province

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • OLED stocks getting added boost from iPhone

    TOKYO -- Global stocks tied to OLEDs are rising on the news that Apple will adopt the next-generation displays for upcoming iPhone models, though the gains are mainly concentrated in South Korea and Taiwan.Reports have surfaced since the weekend ind

    July 12, 2017 03:43 am JST
  • Formosa Plastics sees oil bottoming out, lowers price target

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's largest industrial conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group on Monday said it expects oil prices to rebound in the second half of 2017 after falling global crude hit its April-June net profit."Global crude oil price is likely to reboun

    July 10, 2017 11:01 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    Foxconn seeks to raise its own profile after working for others

    TAIPEI -- When a Nikkei Asian Review reporter approached Founder and Chairman Terry Gou of Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn Technology Group, outside of the hotel in Osaka where he was staying in early June, he appeared cau

    July 9, 2017 12:00 pm JST