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  • TSMC expects to beat Intel in server chip technology in 2017

    HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker with 55% of the global market, will be first to produce 7-nanometer chips, according to a senior executive, pulling the company ahead of Intel,

    May 27, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • World's biggest chip assembler consolidates in Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), the world's largest contract chip tester and assembler, is to acquire the remaining 67.71% of its smaller rival, Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), for $3.6 billion, the two companies said on

    May 27, 2016 12:23 am JST
  • HTC shares extend gains on virtual reality hopes

    HONG KONG -- Shares in HTC climbed again Thursday after Chairwoman Cher Wang expressed confidence that the Taiwanese smartphone maker's new head-mounted virtual reality device would start a retail revolution.HTC touched a roughly three-week high of

    May 27, 2016 12:00 am JST
  • Taiwan and China don't let politics stand in the way of deals

    TAIPEI The inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan's president is likely to highlight the political gulf between the self-governing island and China. It may also, ironically, bring into sharper focus their deepening economic ties across the Taiwan St

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan's Tsai charts a new course for relations with China

    TAIPEI China and Taiwan may be in for a period of chilly relations after Taiwan's new president, Tsai Ing-wen, took office on May 20.In her inaugural address, Tsai, 59, said she will strive to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. H

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Editorial: Tsai walking cross-strait tightrope

    Tsai Ing-wen, chair of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, has been sworn in as Taiwan's new president, marking the party's return to power after eight years in opposition. What happens in Taiwan has great significance for the economy

    May 26, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Minister says China is not Taiwan's silver bullet

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's weak economy is not about to recover simply by expanding economic ties with China, a senior minister in the new administration of President Tsai Ing-wen has told reporters -- suggesting that business dealings with the mainland are

    May 26, 2016 12:00 am JST
  • Foxconn's orders falling, chief tells Chinese premier

    GUIYANG, China -- The founder and chairman of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn Technology Group, told Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday that overall orders this year are sliding but also said the company is faring better this

    May 25, 2016 01:45 am JST
  • HTC carves out virtual reality unit

    GUIYANG, China -- Embattled Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is turning its nascent virtual reality business into a separate company under its full control, company Chairwoman Cher Wang told the Nikkei Asian Review on Tuesday.Wang was speaking after r

    May 24, 2016 10:20 pm JST
  • Economic slump may end up shackling Tsai

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's prolonged economic slump could change from a tailwind to shackles for Tsai Ing-wen, who became president on May 20.There are only three buildings on Yilan Science Park's site of about 71 hectares, located about 5km south of centra

    May 24, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan strikes new path away from mainland under Tsai

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's new government under President Tsai Ing-wen said Monday it has dropped charges against participants in anti-Beijing student protests, part of an effort to steer the country away from the old administration's coziness with the main

    May 24, 2016 03:46 am JST
  • Tsai policy lifts Taiwan stocks tied to Southeast Asia

    HONG KONG -- Taiwan investors flocked Monday to companies operating in Southeast Asia after President Tsai Ing-wen advocated closer relations with the region to wean the island off its dependence on cross-strait business.In her inauguration speech F

    May 24, 2016 01:11 am JST
  • Foreigners return to Taiwan stocks after inauguration

    HONG KONG -- Foreign investors snapped up a net 8.48 billion New Taiwan dollars ($260 million) in Taiwanese shares Monday, turning net buyers for the first time since April 27 after the island's new president was sworn in.The Taiwan Stock Exchange p

    May 24, 2016 12:20 am JST
  • Exclusive

    Foxconn to build new Huawei smartphone factory in western China

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is building a new factory for Huawei Technologies in southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou. While the Taiwanese assembler, known locally as Hon Ha

    May 22, 2016 02:00 am JST
  • Taiwan's new President: What our readers are saying

    After eight years of China-friendly policies under Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan inaugurated its new President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday. Her Democratic Progressive Party is pro-Taiwanese independence, but Tsai avoided controversial language and said she is see

    May 21, 2016 01:20 pm JST
  • Shift in Taipei-Beijing ties could ripple through East Asia

    TOKYO -- The inauguration of independence-leaning Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan's new president signals an end to the mostly stable ties Taipei and Beijing have developed over the past eight years, potentially threatening stability in East Asia.In her inau

    May 21, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Asia's millennials proving cautious consumers, investors

    HONG KONG -- In Asia, as in the U.S. and Europe, millennials are emerging as the new darlings of marketers, manufacturers and retailers who see them carrying the economy in the coming decades.But as Asian economies enter into a maturity phase, the r

    May 21, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Tsai seeks dialogue as ties with Beijing shift

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's new president called for dialogue between her administration and the Chinese government in Friday's inaugural address, though a reluctance to affirm the longstanding "one China" policy has raised eyebrows on the mainland.President

    May 21, 2016 04:33 am JST
  • New Taiwan leader pledges to keep peace and stability with China

    TAIPEI -- New Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday in her inaugural address that she will strive to maintain peace and stability in relations across the Taiwan Strait, while she avoided bowing to China's demand for her to explicitly recog

    May 20, 2016 09:30 pm JST
  • China up close

    Xi Jinping's Taiwan conundrum

    TOKYO -- Even Homer sometimes nods.Chinese President Xi Jinping, widely seen as an expert on Taiwanese affairs, may now know the meaning of this old expression. It has been half a year since his historic meeting with then Taiwanese President Ma Ying

    May 20, 2016 07:00 pm JST