A bi-weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taipei’s TOPICS TSMC begins recruitment for Arizona fab The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) began posting job listings on LinkedIn in early November for its planned 5nm fab in Arizona. Positions at the fab fall into at least 10 categories,…

A bi-weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taipei’s TOPICS Sales of iPhone 12 predicted to set record Apple’s newest offering, the iPhone 12, went on sale in Taiwan on October 23. Taiwan’s three largest telecoms operators – Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, and Far EasTone – have indicated…

Formosa Plastics founder Wang Yung-ching failed at building a car business, but his failure laid the groundwork for the country’s successful Tesla supply chain. What are Taiwan’s advantages in the electric vehicle age? The global automotive industry is experiencing a paradigm shift, sending Tesla’s stock price soaring and big Taiwanese manufacturers scrambling to expand their…

A bi-weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taipei’s TOPICS Smart Manufacturing Alliance Established On October 6, two of Taiwan’s foremost industrial associations, the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) and the Taiwan Electric and Electronics Manufacturing Association (TEEMA), announced the formation of the Taiwan Smart Manufacturing Alliance…

A bi-weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taipei’s TOPICS Bicycle Manufacturers See Major Change of Fortunes in Second Half As markets in the West have successively reopened, skyrocketing demand for bicycles and components has left manufacturers in Asia scrambling to keep up. Orders are backed up through…

Strong demand for the service could help offset the hit to Uber’s ride-hailing business as a result of the pandemic.  The two aspects of Uber’s operations in Taiwan show the very different effects that the coronavirus pandemic can have on business.  With few foreign tourists around since Taiwan closed its borders to non-residents on March…

Starting a business is no easy task, especially if, like Z&A Managing Director William Zyzo, you’re a foreigner in Taiwan with a background in the humanities. Nevertheless, he has found joy in the challenges of launching and consistently revamping his management solutions company in his adopted home of Taipei. A dedicated lifelong learner, William has…

A bi-weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taipei’s TOPICS FarEasTone and APT Sign 5G Deal FarEasTone (FET), Taiwan’s third largest telecom operator by market share, and Asia Pacific Telecom Co (APT) announced in early September that they will begin partnering to provide 5G services on Taiwan’s 3.5GHz…

Combining on-site and online participants, exhibitors, and speakers, BIO Asia-Taiwan 2020 introduced hundreds of new biotech and biomedical developments, including many related to COVID-19. In a visual demonstration of how well Taiwan has controlled COVID-19, the island hosted Asia’s first major industry gathering since the onset of the pandemic, a biotech conference and exhibition appropriately…

Companies are trying to figure out how best to respond to new and unique challenges, while staying vigilant about the unexpected. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, wreaking havoc on economies throughout the world, companies are struggling to come up with ways to keep business operational, as well as employees and clientele safe. Taiwan,…