To the consumer, LCD Panels mean finished products such as this large flat-screen TV (Photo: Matthew Fulco)

Recent years have brought scant good news for Taiwan’s LCD panel makers. Once the vanguards of the industry, they have ceded that ground to South Korean and, increasingly, Chinese competitors. Yet the launch of 8K resolution television sets represents a glimmer of hope for the Taiwan panel-making industry. 8K resolution is currently the highest resolution…

In both technological capabilities and local implementation, Taiwan is taking the lead in “smart city” development. On October 19, the think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced that five communities in Taiwan were among the 21 recipients of the ICF Smart21 2017 awards. The prize recognizes communities that apply “information and communications technology (ICT) to create…

A representative demonstrates 5G service at the MOEA 5G forum. Photo: CNA

After arriving late to the 4G game, Taiwan is determined to capitalize early on the next generation of mobile communication technology. Taiwan has ambitious plans for 5G, a new mobile communication technology with faster speeds, greater capacity, and lower latency (transmission delays) than current network systems. Telecom industry watchers expect the official 5G standard to…

Taiwan's Big Data Challenge (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Can Taiwan leverage its hardware manufacturing acumen to tap opportunities in the ascendant big-data analytics market? The digitization of information since the advent of the personal computer has led to a massive accumulation of data, and that data buildup has accelerated with the development of high-speed Internet connections and connected mobile devices. Unlike data found…