TSMC growth surges on

TSMC has wrapped up yet another stellar quarter. The chipmaker’s profit rose 18 percent year-on-year to NT$39.6 billion ($1.3bn). As usual, strong demand for smartphone and tablet chips helped boost TSMC’s profitability.

Samsung's knuckles rapped over HTC affair

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission is looking at allegations that Samsung paid students to attack rival HTC’s smartphones online.

Taiwanese invent super fast chip

A team of Taiwanese researchers led by Edward-Yi Chang, a professor from the Nationa Chiao Tung University, has managed to build a new type of high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) with the highest oscillation frequency ever.

China puts USA in semiconductor shade

China has managed to overtake the US in semiconductor manufacturing and according to SEMI’s latest report, the trend is more than likely to accelerate, reports Quartz. 

AUO claims high resolution OLED screen

Taiwanese display company AU Optronics will debut its 5-inch FHD OLED panel at China Optoelectronics Display Expo 2013 (CODE 2013) in Shenzhen, which it claims is the world's highest resolution FHD OLED.

Samsung targets Taiwan manufacturers

Samsung is taking a page out of the Chinese communist playbook, as it apparently wants to kill Taiwanese competitors like Hon Hai and TSMC.

Component suppliers face pressure from Dell to cut costs

A decline in sales of PCs is affecting multinationals like Dell but that is also putting pressure on Taiwanese manufacturers to cut their costs. Last week a large number of well known Taiwanese ODMs (original design manufacturers) reported poor results for February.  The Taiwanese bourse requires listed companies to file their results monthly.

San Andreas fault could pose wider risk than thought

The 'stable' zones thought to inhibit nearby earthquakes may actually make them worse, a new study shows, implying that California's San Andreas fault may be much more dangerous than believed.

Earthquakes triggered by tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclones could be triggering earthquakes, say scientists studying last year's temblors in Haiti and Taiwan.

Google takes down Android Market in Taiwan

The Android Market does not fall in line with Taiwan consumer protection laws.

Chinese hackers breach Yahoo e-mail accounts

A number of Yahoo e-mail accounts belonging to journalists and human rights activists in China and Taiwan were reportedly "compromised" during an attack that took place earlier this week.