Friday, August 29, 2014
The board of directors of Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯電), the world's No. 3 contract chipmaker, on Thursday approved a plan to form a chip production joint venture with Japan's Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd.
A Taiwanese skipper imprisoned in Tanzania for about five years on charges of poaching has finally returned home, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
“Taipei Factory II,” a three-part film co-produced by Taiwan and Italy, will have its world premiere at the 71st Venice Film Festival Aug. 31.
Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思樺) yesterday stated that a new regulation to classify students who are applying to schools using the exam-free admissions policy is currently being developed for the ease of admissions distribution.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩科技) said Thursday that it is aiming to be the top smartphone maker in the local market for the rest of the year as the company will boost its inventory from September.
With growing competition in the 4G market, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT, 中華電信) yesterday announced its new 4G data plan deals, increasing allowed data use while lowering prices, hoping to attract more customers.
Asustek Computer (華碩電腦) was unseated by Lenovo Group (聯想集團) as the world's third largest tablet vendor in the second quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Taiwan.
Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Thursday as investors locked in gains they built up a session earlier amid fears over a possible technical pullback, with the index moving closer to the 9,500-point mark, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, shedding NT$0.020 to close at NT$29.965 as foreign funds kept flowing into the country, boosting demand for the local currency, dealers said.
Oral-B Braun yesterday unveiled the groundbreaking P-7000 Platinum Black electric toothbrush that combines Oral-B's world leading expertise in dental care and Braun's renowned German precision craftsmanship for the Asian market with a launching event featuring singer-actor Vanness Wu (吳建豪) in Taipei.