Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The year's most innovative display products were honored yesterday ahead of next week's 2015 Touch Taiwan International Touch Panel and Optical Film Expo.
Chinese yuan-denominated deposits held by banks operating in Taiwan were lower at the end of July from a month earlier on rising awareness of the downside risks in China's economy, according to analysts.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. is developing a humanoid robot similar to Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank Corp.'s Pepper that is expected to debut next year at the earliest, according to company chairman Jonney Shih.
Shares of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp. fell below the NT$50 mark Tuesday morning as investors remained wary of the company's earnings outlook because of its gloomy third-quarter profit guidance, dealers said.
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達) and Innolux Corp. (群創), Taiwan's largest two flat-panel makers, saw their TV panel shipments drop in July due to limited capacity and slow orders, a local research firm said Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
As the index of Taiwan Stock Exchange hit a 21-month low on Monday, shares of blue chips Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) and MediaTek Inc. (聯發科) also fell to exceptional lows that have not been seen for a while.
The government is planning to spend NT$36 billion (US$1.12 billon) over the next nine years as part of its Productivity 4.0 project to elevate Taiwan's status in the global supply chain, President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) will kick off an international conference in August to promote the development of social enterprises in Taiwan and inspire local businesses to innovate, the ministry said Monday.
Taiwan-based Compal Electronics Inc. (仁寶) is more likely than rival Wistron Corp. (緯創) to generate earnings growth through participation in Apple Inc.'s supply chain, according to a research note issued by a foreign brokerage on Monday.
Taiwan won five golds, seven silvers and four bronze medals, along with 18 honorable-mention "medallions of excellence," at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, which is claimed to be the world's largest skilled trade and technology competition.