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DPP Government Needs Municipal Cooperation in Promoting Green Power

12 Sep

In order to materialize the vision of nuclear-free homeland by 2025, the Tsai Ing-wen administration has targeted raising the share of green power to 20%. The “alliance for pushing energy transformation,” organized by dozens of NGOs, however, expressed concern recently that most municipal governments appear to remain largely unprepared for the initiative. (more…)

Taiwanese Tech Giants Join Apple’s 3D Sensing Manufacturing Squad

23 Aug

Apple’s development of 3D sensing highly interests the market. A list of companies joining Apple’s 3D sensing supply chain has been revealed in a recent report, which includes quite a number of Taiwanese firms, including TSMC, Largan Precision, Foxconn, Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, GSEO, Xintec, and VisEra. (more…)

WCIT 2017, the Drive for DIGI+ Innovative Economy

4 Aug

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2017), also known as the Olympics of the ICT industry, is to be held from September 10-13 at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). (more…)

Amendment to One Fixed Day off and One Flexible Rest Day Policy Leaves Allowable Overtime Hours Unsolved

20 Jan

Most of the amendments to the “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day” policy have taken effect in late 2016 and early 2017. (more…)

One More Captain To Jump The Ship; Shang-Yi Chiang, Former TSMC COO, To Join SMIC As Independent Director

26 Dec

It was rumored on the 20th of December that Rick Tsai, the former CEO of TSMC and Chairman of Chunghwa Telecom, would join China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, which caused a sensation, yet later got denied by Tsai himself. Just a day after that, SMIC, one of China’s leading wafer OEMs, announced that it had recruited Shang-yi Chiang, the former COO of TSMC, to serve as Independent Non-executive Director. This is the second bombshell that has hit the industry this month.

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Mix Taiwan Creativity x Techniques : Share As You Live, Build Upon What You Share

20 Dec

The startup environment in Taiwan has been thriving over the past few years. Business incubators and accelerators are sprouting fast; young entrepreneurs long for funding, while investment companies seek future sparks. Apart from matching startups with investors, it is crucial for startups to gain enough funding as the first step. Yet, before all starts, the core is to visualize their creativity and the right technique is the key. (more…)

MediaTek Dedicates IoT Platform to Dengue Fever Prevention in Southern Taiwan

20 Dec

Taiwanese IC designer MediaTek announced Dec. 15 to dedicate its Internet of Things (IoT) platform to public health in jointly establishing a dengue fever prevention lab with the Tainan City government and the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). (more…)

Xiaomi’s Mi Box Gains a Following in Taiwan

14 Dec

Xiaomi announced it has sold more than 15,000 units of its Mix Box TV streaming device in Taiwan since launching the device on November 10. The Mi Box uses the Android TV system, a big-screen operating system that Google launched. (more…)

ASUS Remains Most Valuable Taiwanese Brand in 2016

1 Dec

For the fourth straight year, ASUS retains the title as Taiwan’s most valuable brand in 2016, according to a study on the value of Taiwan’s international brands, conducted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. (more…)

China’s Unigroup May Drop Deals with Taiwanese Companies as Government Approval Deemed Unlikely

30 Nov

As the government of Taiwan is seen unlikely to approve Beijing-backed Tsinghua Unigroup’s plan to acquire stakes in Powertech Technology Inc. (PTI) and ChipMos Technologies Inc. (ChipMos), two major IC packaging and testing companies, the Chinese company does not rule out the possibility to drop the deals and seek other channels of cooperation, Chinese media reported. (more…)