A TSMC factory in Hsinchu, Taiwan

TSMC China Plant Gets Green Light Taiwan’s Investment Commission on February 3 approved plans by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to build a US$3-billion 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing, the largest investment by a Taiwanese chipmaker since the government eased restrictions on wholly owned semiconductor production facilities in China last August. The move by the…

Taiwan's January 2016 Trade Figures, year on year comparison

Gloomy Conditions Persist Final numbers for the fourth quarter of 2015 showed that the economy had contracted by 0.52% for the second consecutive quarter of negative growth, verifying pessimistic forecasts that Taiwan had officially entered recession. The third quarter decline was calculated at 0.80%. According to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS),…

Taiwan’s striking natural beauty is never far from its lively streets. Although 23.4 million people live on its 36,191 square kilometers (an area equal to Maryland plus Rhode Island), three quarters of Taiwan’s population live in just one eighth of the land area. This is why Taiwan has bustling cities, yet also stunningly wild mountain…