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  • New iPhones highlight waning clout of Japanese parts makers

    TOKYO -- New iPhone models no longer excite Japanese parts makers as much as before, as their dominance as Apple suppliers has been eroded over the years with the rise of South Korean and Taiwanese rivals.The U.S. tech giant unveiled new iterations

    September 15, 2017 02:15 pm JST
  • Battle between Samsung, TSMC set to intensify

    TOKYO -- For Samsung Electronics, Japan forms an important part of its aggressive push into the foundry business and its aim to hold a 25% share of that market in five years.The South Korean technology group -- the world's top chipmaker by sales in

    September 14, 2017 08:30 pm JST
  • Foxconn plans new smartphone hub in China

    TAIPEI -- Hon Hai Precision Industry will pour more than 37.5 billion yuan ($5.74 billion) into a smartphone plant and other investments in the Chinese city of Nanjing, under a deal achieved by Wednesday, as the Taiwanese company aims to strike a ba

    September 14, 2017 12:32 am JST
  • Taiwan's tech sector soared in August thanks to new iPhones

    TAIPEI -- Apple and its new gadgets helped to push the combined sales of 19 tech companies monitored by the Nikkei Asian Review to 896.3 billion New Taiwan dollars ($29.8 billion) in August.It was the highest monthly figure this year and represented

    September 13, 2017 09:41 pm JST
  • Vietnam's FPT sells stake in trading arm, continues IT push

    HO CHI MINH CITY -- Information technology group FPT agreed Tuesday to sell a 47% stake in its trading arm to Synnex Technology International, the latest move by the Vietnamese conglomerate to scale back trading activities in order to focus on high-

    September 12, 2017 11:56 pm JST
  • Japan tech show getting special taste of India this year

    TOKYO -- High-tech businesses from India will bask in the spotlight of their own themed section at a major exhibition in Japan this year, set up with the aim of fostering cooperation between the two countries in information technology.The India Show

    September 12, 2017 06:30 pm JST
  • Asustek calls in zombie fighter to breathe life into its phones

    TAIPEI -- When the South Korean zombie flick "Train to Busan" opened in Taiwan late last year, Asustek Computer chief executive Jerry Shen was one of the many who rushed to see it. As it turned out, he saw the future face of his struggling smartphon

    September 11, 2017 10:23 pm JST
  • SoftBank's Pepper robot faces tougher sell in Taiwan

    TAIPEI -- SoftBank Group's Pepper is popping up here and there in Japan, but it may take a bit more time for the humanoid robot to gain a foothold in Taiwan.Perobot, the Taiwanese agent that handles sales of Pepper for the Japanese tech company on t

    September 9, 2017 09:15 pm JST
  • Foxconn says Toshiba Memory bid includes Apple, SoftBank

    TAIPEI - Key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn Technology Group, is offering 2.1 trillion yen ($19.6 billion) for the memory unit of embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corporation with support from Apple, Kingston and Soft

    September 8, 2017 02:40 pm JST
  • Taiwan HTC down 8% as August sales plunge

    HONGKONG -- HTC, a Taiwanese smartphone maker, extended a losing streak on Thursday, plummeting to 63 Taiwan dollars (US$2.09) at one point, down T$5.5, or 8.02%, from Wednesday. It was the stock's lowest level in about 2 and a half weeks. It finish

    September 7, 2017 04:59 pm JST
  • Taiwan gets a big boost from its first self-developed satellite

    TAIPEI Taiwan's space industry received a big boost after the successful launch of its first self-developed satellite.Hours after the Formosat-5 earth observation satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, senior Taiwanese of

    September 7, 2017 10:00 am JST
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    Western Digital offers compromise on Toshiba Memory deal

    TOKYO -- Western Digital has put forward a new offer for Toshiba's flash memory arm that would give the American company less of a direct voice in management in exchange for a larger share of chip output, sources told the Nikkei. Under the new propo

    September 6, 2017 03:53 am JST
  • Foxconn to float yen-denominated bonds

    TOKYO -- Hon Hai Precision Industry is expected to issue yen-denominated bonds for the first time in about three years.The Taiwanese manufacturer is set to float a total of about 30 billion yen ($273 million) in bonds. It seeks to benefit from incre

    September 5, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • Sharp promotes pricy TV as Foxconn tries to build US panel plant

    TAIPEI/TOKYO -- Sharp on Thursday unveiled a new, pricy high-resolution TV in key markets at a time that its parent iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry is seeking to build a facility in the U.S. to churn out panels for this premium line of T

    August 31, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Taiwan's blackout spooks Apple suppliers

    TAIPEI Apple suppliers in export-reliant Taiwan are expressing concerns about the island's power supply after a massive blackout, raising further questions over whether President Tsai Ing-wen's administration is capable of meeting the investment dem

    August 31, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • TSMC chief urges Taiwan to ensure power supply after blackout

    TAIPEI -- Chairman Morris Chang of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the sole supplier of the key chip for Apple's upcoming iPhones, urged the Taiwanese government Wednesday to provide local companies with a steady supply of electricity."The g

    August 31, 2017 12:43 am JST
  • Ethylene prices climb in Asia amid supply squeeze

    TOKYO -- Prices of ethylene, a base ingredient for the everyday plastic polyethylene, are rising in Asian markets as plant stoppages crunch supply amid a spike in demand, especially from China.The compound has sold for around $1,300 per ton in late

    August 30, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • Asian shares retreat, yen climbs as North Korea fires missile over Japan

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks broadly retreated Tuesday while the yen and gold strengthened among assets perceived as safe havens after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, reigniting geopolitical worries.South Korea's benchmark Kosp

    August 29, 2017 02:51 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index declines on Samsung, Chinese automakers

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower on Monday, weighed by losses in index heavyweight Samsung Electronics and Chinese carmakers.The Nikkei Asia300 Index declined 0.1% to 1,295.20. Samsung Electronics fell 2% in Se

    August 28, 2017 08:12 pm JST
  • Taiwan to build space industry on its world-class semiconductor capabilities

    TAIPEI -- Senior Taiwanese officials said on Friday that the island was hoping to bolster efforts in building its own space industry, hours after U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX helped successfully launch the island's first self-developed satel

    August 26, 2017 12:10 am JST