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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電), the world's largest wafer foundry operator, got a boost Friday morning from its record high net profit in 2014 and upbeat outlook for 2015, dealers said.
Shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) moved higher Friday morning after the smartphone camera lens supplier on Thursday reported a record high net profit for 2014, dealers said.
Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay US$415 million in a second attempt to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging they formed an illegal cartel to prevent their workers from leaving for better-paying jobs.
A unit of the big Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay about US$14.4 million to settle U.S. civil charges of failing to give investors full information about its so-called “dark pool” trading system.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Citi-United Way Fundraising Campaign launches charity bus service
To celebrate the auspicious Year of the Sheep in 2015, Citibank Taiwan and United Way of Taiwan (UWT) launched a charity bus service in Taipei from January 16 to January 18.
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯電), the second largest contract chip maker in Taiwan, is planning to launch trial production of chips made on the advanced 14 nanometer process, the company's newly developed production technology, the Commercial Times reported Thursday.
China's top smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. (小米) announced a 5.7-inch smartphone Thursday in Beijing that will soon hit Taiwan stores, amid competition in China's domestic market from Apple Inc.'s iPhone Plus and other phone tablet hybrid handsets of similar size.
Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone.
Worldwide DRAM sales growth for 2015 is expected to be more moderate than a year earlier as market demand and supply has been tilting toward a balance, according to market information advisory firm Gartner.
Online shopping site Chunghwa Benefit One, a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT, 中華電信), introduced the nation's first paid membership program yesterday, which will supposedly sell merchandise for 15 percent less than other online retailers.
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