Ralph Jennings


How a Taiwan maker of cheap chips beat US curbs on Huawei

How a Taiwan maker of cheap chips beat US curbs on Huawei

(ATF) TAIPEI: MediaTek, a $553-million Taiwanese company known for making low-cost smartphone chips, is expected to dodge impacts from US curbs on Chinese tech giant Huawei by playing up its diverse client roster and a growing focus on Asian markets where cheap phones are the norm.The listed company sells to ...

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World’s biggest chipmaker expected to absorb loss of Huawei business

World’s biggest chipmaker expected to absorb loss of Huawei business

(ATF) TAIPEI: After more than a year of drumroll, the world's biggest chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, must totally stop selling semiconductors to the embattled Chinese tech hardware giant Huawei Technologies, if it wants to retain valuable business ties with American companies such as Apple.That’s the upshot of US rules ...

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Domestic tourism offsetting the loss of foreign visitors in Asia

Domestic tourism offsetting the loss of foreign visitors in Asia

(ATF) At Taiwan’s preeminent scenic spot Sun Moon Lake, all but a few hotel rooms along the eastern shore had filled on a typical Saturday in August. Tourists came by ferry after ferry throughout the day to look for beds with views of the mountain-rimmed reservoir that gives the locale ...

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Foxconn expanding iPhone production in India

Foxconn expanding iPhone production in India

(ATF) A move by Foxconn Technology, the world’s largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, to increase Apple’s iPhone production in India will help both companies reach a large, crucial market as the Modi government dangles incentives.Foxconn plans to expand a $1 billion electronics factory in the southeastern Indian town of ...

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Taiwanese institutions ease Covid-19 shock by sticking with fixed income  

Taiwanese institutions ease Covid-19 shock by sticking with fixed income  

Taiwan's major institutional investors are holding or fortifying positions in their long-preferred asset class of fixed-income this year to reduce the economic shocks from Covid-19 containment measures around the world.Insurers in Taiwan invested more in bonds than any other overseas asset class in the first quarter, while banks had come ...

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MacBook order a boost for TSMC

MacBook order a boost for TSMC

(ATF) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company dimmed its 2020 sales outlook in April as the world coronavirus pandemic hit consumer spending. Later the company better known as just TSMC reportedly quit producing for Huawei – a Chinese tech giant embroiled in the Sino-US trade dispute – to follow rules that would ...

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Taiwan exports 'mask micro-factories'

Taiwan exports 'mask micro-factories'

A consortium of Taiwanese medical mask makers is exporting technology and equipment to help countries as far away as the United States make the protective gear on their own amid disruptions in the international supply chains for finished masks.The consortium organised by Taiwan’s government – which nationalised mask-making in February ...

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