Thursday, August 28, 2014
Shares of Lextar Electronics Corp. (隆達電), one of Taiwan's leading light-emitting diode chip suppliers, soared Wednesday morning after the company announced that U.S.-based Cree Inc. had agreed to acquire a stake in the Taiwanese company, dealers said.
Burger King is buying Canada's Tim Hortons coffee-and-donuts chain in an US$11.4 billion deal that raised concerns about another U.S. company moving abroad for tax advantages.
The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.
Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default last month, is no longer authorized to operate in the South American country, the government said Tuesday.
New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday posted a 45-percent increase in annual profit and said it expects to benefit from the fuel efficiency of 787-9 Dreamliners it is adding to its fleet.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The head of the Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions said Tuesday the probe includes the way the U.S. technology giant distributes its media player and browser.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) plans to release a variant of its first smartband, designed specially for Asian markets, according to an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
HTC Corp. (宏達電) confirmed it will launch the world's first Android smartphone using an octa-core 64-bit processor on Sept. 4, trying to steal spotlights ahead of the annual IFA electronics trade show in Germany.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC, 台積電) is holding a charity summer camp titled “Love, Hope and Rebuild” from Aug. 25 to 27 for children who went through the Kaohsiung gas explosions.
Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for US$970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.