Sunday, October 26, 2014
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Morris Chang said Saturday that he will continue to raise his stake in the world's largest contract chip maker due to strong confidence in the company's competitive edge over its peers.
Flat panel maker AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達光電) has been fined US$24 million for participating in a price-fixing conspiracy, and the amount will be reflected as a loss in their third-quarter financial statement, the company said Friday.
The National Development Council (NDC, 國發會) and Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (中華電信) held a License Charter Ceremony for the nation's first government-owned cloud computing data center, in Taipei, Friday.
The Telecommunication and Transportation Foundation (TTF) and the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE, 永續能源基金會) will jointly hold the Second International Green and Smart Mobility Forum at Conference Hall, Institute of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Communications on Monday, Nov. 3, according to a TAISE press release.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Taiwan High Speed Rail's (THSR) board of directors meeting passed a proposal lowering ticket prices and changing the way fares are adjusted, in hopes of improving the company's finances.
Integrated circuit designer (IC) MediaTek Inc. (聯發科技) said recently that the sale of the iPhone 6 will not impact the company's performance, as its chips are utilized in budget phones that are tailored for a different market segment.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密工業), the world's largest contract electronics maker, is planning to set up a display plant in China to produce high-end screens for smartphones, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In opposition to a nay to Bitcoin automatic teller machines (ATM), the local financial regulator greenlit the Oct. 28 public listing of Alchip Technologies (世芯科技), which specializes in Bitcoin-affiliated business.
The chairman of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE,台灣證券交易所) said Friday that the local market has been impacted by both internal and external negative factors to trend lower on thin turnover, as many investors stayed on the sidelines.
Shares in Taiwan fell Friday as investors feared further volatility on Wall Street after a doctor in New York who recently returned from West Africa was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, dealers said.