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  • Apple to use OLED screens in new iPhones next year: Sources

    TAIPEI Apple is planning to use organic light-emitting diode displays in all new iPhone models, starting in the second half of 2018, according to two industry sources.One said that Apple is tentatively looking at releasing three new models next year

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia is a growing force in global industry, survey shows

    TOKYO Asian companies are a growing force in industry, taking the largest global market share in 27 out of 57 product and service categories last year, according to a major annual survey.Asian players are strong in information technology and electro

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn, Apple and the partnership that changed the tech sector

    PALO ALTO, U.S. For Apple, Hon Hai Precision Industry is not just a subcontractor. It is a business partner. And though both sides are taking steps to reduce their mutual dependence, their fortunes remain very much entwined.Their ties deepened in 20

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foxconn's top-down management style has Sharp looking up

    OSAKA Sharp has finally regained its edge. Since finding shelter last August in the welcoming arms of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, the bottom line of the once-ailing Japanese electronics company is l

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Terry Gou knows how to keep politicians happy

    BEIJING Terry Gou knows what politicians want to hear. On May 26, the founder and chairman of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, caught up with Chen Min'er, the Communist Party secretary for Guizhou Province

    July 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Taiwan says Chinese carrier sails into its defence zone

    TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone early on Wednesday morning on its way back from Hong Kong and is being monitored, Taiwan's defence ministry said, adding there was no cause fo

    July 12, 2017 12:53 pm JST
  • OLED stocks getting added boost from iPhone

    TOKYO -- Global stocks tied to OLEDs are rising on the news that Apple will adopt the next-generation displays for upcoming iPhone models, though the gains are mainly concentrated in South Korea and Taiwan.Reports have surfaced since the weekend ind

    July 12, 2017 03:43 am JST
  • Formosa Plastics sees oil bottoming out, lowers price target

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's largest industrial conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group on Monday said it expects oil prices to rebound in the second half of 2017 after falling global crude hit its April-June net profit."Global crude oil price is likely to reboun

    July 10, 2017 11:01 pm JST
  • Taiwan High Speed Rail wants global bids for new train cars

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan High Speed Rail will call on rolling-stock manufacturers worldwide to bid for its upcoming purchase of new train cars, the company revealed this month.Japanese businesses have hoped to secure projects worth up to 100 billion yen ($8

    July 9, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    Foxconn seeks to raise its own profile after working for others

    TAIPEI -- When a Nikkei Asian Review reporter approached Founder and Chairman Terry Gou of Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn Technology Group, outside of the hotel in Osaka where he was staying in early June, he appeared cau

    July 9, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Japan's ties with Taiwan at a turning point under China pressure

    TAIPEI -- As China tries to isolate Taiwan diplomatically out of anger with the island's pro-independence government, Taipei is seeking to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral trade pact.Taiwan's expectations for Japan's help in joining t

    July 8, 2017 02:59 pm JST
  • Exclusive

    Apple to use OLED screens in all new iPhones launching in 2018: sources

    TAIPEI -- Apple is planning to use advanced organic light-emitting diode displays in all new iPhone models launched from the second half of 2018, according to two industry sources.One said that Apple is tentatively looking at releasing three new mod

    July 6, 2017 08:30 pm JST
  • ASEAN's manufacturing index comes in flat as demand wanes

    HONG KONG After five months of expansion, Southeast Asia's manufacturing activity turned flat in June, with the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index standing at the boom-or-bust line of 50.Indonesia, Myanmar and Malaysia experienc

    July 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • ASEAN manufacturing snaps 5-month growth streak

    HONG KONG -- Southeast Asian factory activity snapped a five-month streak of expansion in June, with the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index standing at 50 -- right on the boom-or-bust line.Indonesia, Myanmar, and Malaysia experien

    July 5, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Taiwan hub key to global success for game developer Akatsuki

    TOKYO -- Most Japanese venture companies tend to confine themselves to the comfort of the domestic market. But smartphone game developer Akatsuki has boosted sales worldwide by setting up an office in Taiwan to drive global operations.Behind the str

    July 5, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Tingyi shares rise on acquisition news

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Tingyi Holding rose for the first time in three trading days on Monday after the Taiwanese food manufacturer announced it would acquire stakes in a joint venture between Tingyi and Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings.The comp

    July 3, 2017 05:23 pm JST
  • Taiwan manufacturing PMI rises to 53.3 in June

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 53.3 in June from 53.1 in May.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points toward contraction."Encouragingly, production, total new wo

    July 3, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Interview

    Foxconn's Terry Gou still wants Toshiba's memory unit

    NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan -- Chairman Terry Gou of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, told the Nikkei Asian Review on Saturday that he was still keen to acquire the memory chip business of embattle

    July 1, 2017 07:40 pm JST
  • Beijing's crackdown on Hong Kong is alienating Taiwan

    HONG KONG/TAIPEI -- The governing principle of Hong Kong, summed up in the phrase "one country, two systems," was originally proposed by China to persuade Taiwan to accept rule by the mainland. Hong Kong was supposed to show how this creative princi

    July 1, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Trump turns from carrot to stick ahead of second China summit

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- By sanctioning a Chinese bank and deciding to sell arms to Taiwan, U.S. President Donald Trump is cutting short his honeymoon with Beijing in hopes of securing greater cooperation against North Korea's nuclear development."We w

    July 1, 2017 05:16 am JST