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  • Taiwan president warns China against military aggression

    TAIPEI(Reuters) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday China's military ambitions are becoming more apparent and tension between Taiwan and the mainland must not be resolved through military force.Tsai has faced increasing hostility from Ch

    December 29, 2017 06:39 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as technology stocks recover

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, as technology companies recovered from losses triggered by concerns over demand for Apple's iPhone.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.8% to 1,407.51. Index heavyweight Samsung Electr

    December 28, 2017 09:11 pm JST
  • TSMC will snatch Qualcomm orders from Samsung in 2018

    TAIPEI/SEOUL Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will snatch some Qualcomm modem chip and core processor orders away from its biggest rival Samsung Electronics in 2018, according to industry sources.The race is intensifying among semiconductor bu

    December 28, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • MediaTek eyes US expansion, looking beyond China and smartphones

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's MediaTek, the world's no.2 mobile chip provider after Qualcomm, said it would expand its footprint in the U.S. and seek growth beyond smartphones and China, its largest market in 2018.The remarks by Rick Tsai, co-chief executive o

    December 27, 2017 09:54 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains as energy stocks rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced Wednesday, led by energy companies as U.S. crude oil prices rallied to their highest level since June 2015.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.2% to 1,396.72. H-shares of CNOOC added 1.8%, Petr

    December 27, 2017 08:21 pm JST
  • Apple, suppliers drop on report of weak iPhone X demand

    BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Shares in Apple Inc and several of its Asian suppliers fell on Tuesday after a report by Taiwan's Economic Daily and comments from some analysts suggested iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the fir

    December 27, 2017 07:53 am JST
  • Taiwan calls Chinese drills a major threat in defense report

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan raised alarms over China's growing military presence in a biennial defense white paper published for the first time under President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday, with a particular focus on Beijing's stepped-up military drills in the West

    December 27, 2017 02:35 am JST
  • Foxconn unit setting up cloud service with help from Nvidia

    TAIPEI -- The Taiwanese telecom affiliate of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry is partnering with Nvidia to offer a cloud computing service on the island.The move comes as the world's largest contract electronics maker, better known as

    December 26, 2017 09:41 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as Singapore rig builders, Apple suppliers decline

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell Tuesday, weighed by losses in Singaporean rig builders following a corruption probe. Apple suppliers declined amid concerns over slowing demand for the iPhone X.The Nikkei Asia300 Index dropped

    December 26, 2017 08:08 pm JST
  • Taiwan's Wistron teams up with China's Nio on electric cars

    TAINAN, Taiwan -- Leading Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Wistron, a prominent iPhone assembler, announced Monday that it would team up with Chinese automaker Nio to target the rapidly growing electric car market in China."We are supplyi

    December 25, 2017 09:58 pm JST
  • Youth in Taiwan embrace Taiwanese language and independent mind-set

    TAIPEI -- At a recent concert in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung by the popular rock band Fire EX, hundreds of fans sang along with the group, "Dawn is about to break, and we are no longer afraid."The song -- titled "Island Sunrise" -- was wri

    December 23, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index posts weekly gains on US tax optimism

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Friday to end the week higher, as global markets cheered the passage of a U.S. tax reform bill by Congress.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,397.39 on Friday, climbing 1.4% for the wee

    December 22, 2017 08:47 pm JST
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    TSMC 'will snatch Qualcomm orders from Samsung in 2018'

    TAIPEI/SEOUL -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will snatch some Qualcomm modem chip and core processor orders from its biggest rival Samsung Electronics next year, according to industry sources.TSMC's apparent win of Qualcomm orders shows th

    December 22, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index edges lower, dragged by South Korean stocks

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower, weighed by losses in South Korea after heavyweight Samsung Electronics posted its biggest single-day drop this month.The Nikkei Asia300 Index ended 0.1% lower at 1,388.Samsung Electr

    December 21, 2017 09:08 pm JST
  • Taiwan keeps policy rate unchanged at 1.375 pct, as expected

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan's central bank left its policy rate unchanged on Thursday, as widely expected.The policy rate will remain unchanged at 1.375 percent, the central bank said in a statement.

    December 21, 2017 07:04 pm JST
  • Applied Materials see self-driving cars drive NAND flash demand

    TAIPEI -- Demand for NAND flash memory, used to store data in a wide range of electronics, can increase 25 times by 2020 if autonomous car adoption reaches 1% over the next three years, according to Applied Materials, the world's largest semiconduct

    December 20, 2017 11:21 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 little changed after Wall Street pulls back

    NEW DELHI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan ended little changed on Wednesday after U.S. equity indexes retreated from record highs overnight.The Nikkei Asia300 fell 0.03% to 1,389.34.Wednesday's tepid trade in Asia came as investors appea

    December 20, 2017 08:34 pm JST
  • Chat app Line shares its Japan platform with China's Mobike

    TOKYO -- Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike hopes to push further into Japan through a partnership with Line that was announced on Wednesday.Line, whose chat app is ubiquitous in Japan and a few other spots in Asia, will acquire up to 20% of Mobike

    December 20, 2017 05:56 pm JST
  • Apple's Chinese suppliers catapult to a new level

    TAIPEI -- In early December, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook toured a Shanghai factory owned by Luxshare ICT, a Chinese company that has risen from obscurity in the last decade to become a key supplier to the U.S. tech giant. Reflecting later on what

    December 20, 2017 04:50 pm JST
  • Cover story

    How the iPhone reshaped Asian tech

    TAIPEI -- In 2006, Hon Hai Precision Industry was about to take on a major role in an epochal shift in consumer electronics, though few of the Taiwanese company's employees could have imagined what was about to hit them. At the time, the company, be

    December 20, 2017 04:50 pm JST