Progress: An 8-inch silicon wafer from 1993 on display at the ITRI Exhibition hall. (Photo: Matthew Fulco)

Allowing Chinese investment in the sector could give Beijing immoderate influence over Taiwan’s most prized industry, yet shunning it could undermine competitiveness.   The semiconductor sector is one of the last areas of the global consumer electronics supply chain where Taiwanese firms retain an edge over their Chinese competitors. Taiwanese integrated circuit (IC) makers have…

taipei-restaurant-north-china-cuisine

Three Taipei restaurants to bear in mind when hankering for the food of northern China. Photos by Matthew Fulco Over the years it has become harder to find authentic northern Chinese restaurants in Taipei. Restaurant founders who arrived in Taiwan with Chiang Kai-Shek and the Kuomintang government more than 65 years ago have nearly all…

Volkswagen will recall nearly 18,000 cars in Taiwan affected by the company’s diesel emissions scandal from January 1, the German automaker’s Taiwan branch announced in November. News of the scandal broke in September when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that diesel-powered Volkswagen cars sold in the United States were equipped with illegal software…