Foxconn Plans Brazil Factory for Apple Products

Foxconn wants to open a factory in Brazil to make Apple products, the South American country's government said Tuesday. The move would likely mean cheaper goods...

Gigabyte to Sell Dual-boot Windows-Android Tablet This Year

Taiwanese motherboard maker Gigabyte Technology will come out with two Android tablets later this year, including one that can also run Windows, and a Windows 8...

Gigabyte Prices Windows 7 Tablet PC to Match IPad in Taiwan

Gigabyte Technology has begun taking orders for its S1080 Windows 7 tablet in its home market of Taiwan, and expects to start sales in other parts of the world...

Japan's NTT Aims to Fix Quake-hit Undersea Cables by May

Seven segments of undersea data and telephone transmission cables that were damaged in the March 11 earthquake off Japan should be repaired by early May, an arm...

Quake Unlikely to Raise Prices, Say Taiwanese PC Makers

Taiwanese PC makers said on Thursday that product prices would hold steady this year despite disruptions to raw material supplies after the massive Japan...

Pickup in Lens Orders Points to More Tablets With Cameras

A Taiwanese producer of plastic lenses said on Wednesday its March revenues shot up because of a surge in orders from tablet PC makers, indicating that cameras...

Mitsubishi to Resume Making Chip Packaging Resin After Quake

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical will restart production of a resin vital for chip packaging early next month, at a factory that was damaged by the March 11 earthquake in...

Taiwan Pushes IT Sector to Target User Experience

Officials in Taiwan said on Wednesday they would work with the island's hardware-intensive IT sector over the next three years to design new ways for users to...

Demand for Tablets, Smartphones Creates Jobs in Taiwan

Semiconductor companies in Taiwan plan to hire thousands of new employees on the island this year to meet the fast-growing global consumer demand for smartphones...

IBM Expands Server Laboratory in Taiwan

IBM is expanding a laboratory in Taiwan to design high-end servers for the growing demands of corporate database users, the company said on Monday.

Asustek to Hold Netbook Shipments Flat as Tablet Sales Grow

Asustek Computer will hold production of netbooks at last year's levels as sales of tablets eat into the market for portable PCs, a company product specialist...

Acer to Lay off 10 Percent of China Staff

Acer, one of the world’s biggest PC makers, will lay off 10 percent of staff in China as its workforce there overlaps with that of local partner Founder...

Water Shortage Looms for Taiwan Science Park

Lower-than-normal rainfall around a major technology manufacturing area in Taiwan, the Hsinchu Science Park, has prompted the government to cut water pressure at...

HTC Focuses on Content With New Exec Appointment

High Tech Computer (HTC) named its first chief content officer this week, showing how the Taiwanese smartphone maker aims to push more deeply into content, in...

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Analyst: Japanese Quake Cuts Silicon Wafer Supply

The massive earthquake in Japan this month has suspended a quarter of the world's production of silicon wafers for semiconductors, hitting memory chips hardest...