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  • Taiwan's rising chip-testing provider plans expansion

    TAIPEI -- Chunghwa Precision Test Tech, an up-and-coming Taiwanese semiconductor testing company, is looking to raise capital and expand headcount this year, thanks to strong demand from global customers."We will grow our staff from some 800 to clos

    March 27, 2017 07:46 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains on week even as Trump jitters weigh

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks managed modest gains this week, helped by advances in heavyweights after earnings, even as uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies dampened sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index edged 0.02%

    March 24, 2017 10:35 pm JST
  • Brazilian meat scare sweeps across Asia

    HONG KONG/SEOUL -- The scandal over tainted meat from Brazil is shaking up Asian markets that have come to depend on the South American country's plentiful exports. Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China have each suspended imports, while South Korean

    March 23, 2017 11:59 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index little changed as Trump caution weighs

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks were little changed Thursday despite a rebound on Wall Street as markets remained cautious about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to pass major economic reforms.The Nikkei Asia300 Index was 0.01% higher at 1

    March 23, 2017 09:52 pm JST
  • China pushes domestic chip development

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI -- China's global acquisitions to fill technology gaps may have ground to a halt, but the country's quest to boost its semiconductor sector continues.Chinese officials and tech executives agree that foreign regulators are increasing

    March 23, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • Corporate Taiwan trying to wean itself off China

    TOKYO -- The recent chill in relations between China and Taiwan is giving Taiwanese companies the impetus to rely less on their huge communist neighbor and search for opportunities in other Asian countries.The shift gives Japanese companies a chance

    March 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan's MediaTek picks ex-TSMC exec Rick Tsai as co-CEO

    TAIPEI -- MediaTek, the largest mobile chip supplier to China, announced Wednesday it had appointed former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. executive Rick Tsai as co-chief executive and board member.Tsai will assume his chief executive duties

    March 22, 2017 07:18 pm JST
  • Apple touch module supplier joins up with Chinese rival O-film

    TAIPEI -- TPK Holding, a key touch module supplier for iPhones, Macbooks and iPads, said Tuesday it had reached agreement with its longtime Chinese rival Shenzhen O-film Tech to invest in each other, develop new technologies together and to share cu

    March 22, 2017 12:05 am JST
  • TSMC advances to all-time high on Apple share spike

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (TSMC) surged Tuesday to a record high, triggered by the spikes in the share prices of Apple, the key partner of the world's largest contract chipmaker.The TSMC share price at one point rose to 3.500

    March 21, 2017 05:00 pm JST
  • Wistron to benefit from Apple's supply chain diversification

    TAIPEI -- Wistron, an up-and-coming iPhone assembler, is counting on new smartphone business from Apple to lift it out of the continuing slump in the PC market.The smaller rival to Hon Hai Precision Industry and Pegatron said that it expects smartph

    March 20, 2017 11:26 pm JST
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    Sharp President Tai drops hints on successor

    OSAKA -- Sharp President Tai Jeng-wu is searching inside and outside the company for a Japanese person to step into his shoes.Tai formally took the helm of the Japanese electronics maker in August last year. He is the right-hand man of Terry Gou, ch

    March 18, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Global chip sector needs open markets to grow

    SHANGHAI -- The future growth of the local chip industry could be undermined if some countries limit market access amid a surge in protectionist sentiment across the world, President and Chief Executive Ajit Manocha of Semiconductor Equipment and Ma

    March 16, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • China faces resistance in acquisition of foreign chipmakers

    SHANGHAI -- China's shopping spree could be over.Executives at Chinese tech companies say that China's acquisitive forays into foreign chip sectors are now meeting resistance due to increasing wariness of overseas authorities and companies. "We need

    March 16, 2017 12:30 am JST
  • Premium iPhone 8 will come with curved OLED screens: source

    TAIPEI -- The most expensive handsets in the upcoming iPhone 10th anniversary range will feature advanced organic light-emitting diode screens that have curved edges, to be solely provided by Samsung Electronics, a source familiar with the design sa

    March 15, 2017 10:45 pm JST
  • Sharp to produce smartphone camera parts at Kameyama plant

    OSAKA -- Sharp will start producing parts for smartphone cameras at its plant complex in Kameyama, President Tai Jeng-wu told The Nikkei Tuesday.The Japanese company will double production capacity of such parts, including the contribution of a part

    March 15, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • China's top chipmaker downplays rivalry with US

    SHANGHAI --The technology sector in China is still not sophisticated enough to compete with the U.S. in the global chip market, the chairman of China's top contract chipmaker said on Tuesday."The Chinese chip sector is still very weak in its prelimi

    March 15, 2017 12:50 am JST
  • Apple contractor Pegatron shifts from Chinese labor to automation

    TAIPEI -- iPhone assembler Pegatron, a smaller rival to Hon Hai Precision Industry, will more than double its capital spending on making products for other companies this year to boost automated production and save on labor costs in China."We will i

    March 14, 2017 11:50 pm JST
  • Panel, chip demand push up Taiwan tech sales in February

    TAIPEI -- Sales of major Taiwanese tech companies rose in February on robust demand for panels and semiconductors.Eighteen out of the 19 Taiwanese tech companies monitored by Nikkei Asian Review enjoyed a hike in their revenue in February, with Asus

    March 14, 2017 09:45 pm JST
  • Sharp plans shift toward merit-based bonuses

    OSAKA -- Sharp will move toward a more performance-based compensation system in the fiscal year that begins next month as the Japanese company intensifies its turnaround efforts under Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxcon

    March 14, 2017 03:34 am JST
  • China urges Taiwan to open itself to more mainland investment

    BEIJING -- China's minister of industry and information technology on Saturday urged Taiwan to be more open to mainland investment. He said this would strengthen ties and put the two sides on a path toward unification."We are very open to investment

    March 11, 2017 11:21 pm JST