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  • Taiwan DRAM maker gives pay rise to keep staff from China

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's leading memory chipmaker Nanya Technology on Wednesday said it would give hundreds of engineers a pay rise so as to not lose them to aggressive competitors in China, including Beijing-backed Tsinghua Unigroup and Hefei Chang Xin N

    April 26, 2017 11:42 pm JST
  • Taiwan's opposition party faces uphill climb

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's leading opposition Kuomintang faces a steep climb to recovery, diminished in the legislature and distrusted for its friendly stance toward China as it nears a May 20 vote to elect its new leader.There are about 480,000 voting memb

    April 26, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Amid hype, iPhone suppliers scramble to ready new parts

    TAIPEI -- The production of iPhone's 10th anniversary range has hit a snag as suppliers struggle to perfect key components including display, wireless charging and printed circuit boards, people familiar with the company said.Apple is set to release

    April 25, 2017 08:50 pm JST
  • Chinese, Americans, French venture farther distances in Japan

    TOKYO -- East Japan Railway and NTT Data jointly conducted a survey on how foreign travelers to Japan move around while they are in the country. The companies hope data gleaned from the survey will be used to rejuvenate small towns across Japan. The

    April 24, 2017 03:40 pm JST
  • Asian currencies get modest boost following French vote

    TOKYO -- Asian currencies received a small boost against the dollar and Tokyo stocks rose on Monday, as the first round of France's presidential election eased investor concerns over a Brexit-like shock.Centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round o

    April 24, 2017 12:30 pm JST
  • AI now and tomorrow

    Is your job robot-ready?

    TOKYO -- Robots are making people redundant, and you may be next.Once a flight of fancy, we are now in an age where workers of all stripes, including professionals and white-collar workers, could be on the receiving end of pink slips thanks to robot

    April 22, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Toshiba shares soar on reported Hon Hai plan for US plant

    TOKYO -- Toshiba shares soared in morning trading in Tokyo on Thursday, after a Japanese media report that Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, plans to build a plant in the country as part of its buyout bid for Toshiba's memory busine

    April 20, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Sharp's corporate culture undergoing massive change

    TOKYO -- Radical changes in personnel management are impacting Sharp's corporate culture. Parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry of Taiwan -- better known as Foxconn -- is paying no heed to traditional Japanese management practices as it pushes d

    April 20, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • India's Flipkart karts in $1.4bn from Tencent, eBay and Microsoft

    NEW DELHI India's e-commerce boom has triggered an intense battle for supremacy, with the top two players pulling no punches and deep-pocketed global investors swooping in.The homegrown Flipkart, India's largest e-tailer, on April 10 announced it ha

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Toshiba keeps fighting, but its future looks grim

    TOKYO Toshiba's problems just won't go away. The company failed to get its auditor's approval of a delayed earnings report. The sale of its prized memory chip business is faltering. And wary creditors are casting doubt over future funding. It's defi

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Calvin Koh

    Asian sports could spark global virtual reality breakthrough

    The sandy shores of Copacabana Beach were thousands of miles away for most sports fans, but many were able to soak up the atmosphere at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games thanks to 300 hours of virtual reality coverage, from beach volleyball to the op

    April 18, 2017 08:57 pm JST
  • Exclusive

    Foxconn eyes involving Sharp in Toshiba chip unit bidding

    OSAKA -- Hon Hai Precision Industry, now the parent of Japanese electronics giant Sharp, is considering including the Japanese unit in its bidding team attempting to buy Toshiba's spun-off chipmaking unit, The Nikkei learned Tuesday.Hon Hai, also kn

    April 18, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • South Korea, Taiwan face 'high-income trap'

    TOKYO -- In South Korea, a recent series of rallies drew thousands of outraged citizens and led to the impeachment and ouster of President Park Geun-hye. In the upcoming presidential election to fill the vacated post, an opposition candidate is seen

    April 17, 2017 12:10 pm JST
  • Sharp mulls jumping back into IT equipment business

    OSAKA -- Sharp President Tai Jeng-wu said Saturday the company is considering re-entering the information technology hardware business, including personal computers.The Japanese electronics manufacturer is weighing the possibility selling PCs and ot

    April 16, 2017 01:00 am JST
  • Tussle over Toshiba chip unit heats up as field thins

    TOKYO -- Though Toshiba has begun narrowing down the candidates to acquire its memory unit, no favorite has emerged, and the remaining players are doing all they can to gain an edge.About 10 enterprises participated in the first round of bidding for

    April 15, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • TSMC sees weak 2Q but strong 2H boosted by new iPhones

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker, on Thursday said the second quarter ending in June would be a weak one, due to a slowdown in China and inventory correction in the smartphone, computer and con

    April 13, 2017 11:10 pm JST
  • Harsh rules running ride apps off the road in Southeast Asia

    JAKARTA -- New government regulations and outright crackdowns on drivers are threatening to choke the growth of ride-hailing apps in Southeast Asia.Going viralThe apps, a prime example of the sharing economy, were expanding rapidly in the region up

    April 13, 2017 11:34 am JST
  • The ADB forecasts the slowest Asian growth since 2001

    MANILA Asia's growth will fall to its slowest pace since 2001 this year amid policy uncertainty in advanced economies and an outflow of capital, according to the Asian Development Bank.In its 2017 Asian Development Outlook, released on April 6, the

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China slowdown drags on Taiwan tech sales in March

    TAIPEI -- Sales at Taiwan's major tech companies decelerated sharply in March, pressured by a slowdown in Chinese smartphone makers and an unfavorable foreign exchange rate for the export-reliant electronics sector.Total revenue of the 19 tech compa

    April 12, 2017 09:12 pm JST
  • Taiwan's Pou Sheng shakes off January scandal with solid March sales

    HONG KONG -- Taiwanese sportswear retailer Pou Sheng International, a subsidiary of the world's largest contract footwear supplier Pou Chen, saw its share price jump following the announcement of robust consolidated monthly revenue for March.Althoug

    April 12, 2017 06:07 pm JST