Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The output value of mobile devices and telecommunications equipment dropped in the first quarter due to product launch delays, but the trend is expected to turn around in the second quarter, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Local and foreign heavyweights from the information and communications technology (ICT) industry are expected to give lectures at the annual Computex Taipei, Asia's largest computer trade show, according to the organizers.
Taiwan's HTC Corp. yesterday launched a new version of its flagship HTC One smartphone specifically for the Japanese market, in cooperation with a major mobile telecommunications carrier there.
The value of the displays produced by Taiwan's flat panel sector is expected to grow in the second quarter because of the growing popularity of smartphones, a government report said yesterday.
Taiwan could see heavy rainfall until May 23, with the arrival of the strongest weather front since start the of plum rain season, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Asia's flood-prone megacities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for their booming populations, experts said Sunday.
Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano was shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume was thinning Saturday and no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby.
A Russian capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other small animals returned from a month's mission in orbit on Sunday with data scientists hope will pave the way for a manned flight to Mars.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Mountaineering officials say 64 climbers, including a Saudi Arabian woman, have successfully scaled Mount Everest from Nepal's side of the mountain.