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Apple opens first store in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101...

4 Jul 2017

SPAIN

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets...

3 Mar 2015

TAIWAN

Mobile demand boosts Taiwan's exports by 10.6%

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's export orders in June rose 10.6% year-on-year to a 17-month high, largely boosted by continuing strong demand for electronic products, government statistics showed.

22 Jul 2014

TAIWAN

Taiwan's HTC swings back to profit in Q2

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC said it has swung back to profit in the April-June quarter thanks to a boost from sales of a new flagship handset, but...

8 Jul 2014

TAIWAN

HTC pins its hopes on M8 to make money

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Once a star of the intensely competitive smartphone sector, Taiwan's HTC has seen its fortunes collapse - but the success of its latest model provides a glimmer of hope for the company.

9 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Smartwear may make people healthier

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: A new generation of wearable technology is promising not only to log data about users' health but to predict and avert crises, from drivers falling asleep at the wheel to runners wearing themselves out in a marathon.

6 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Intel backs the long-term survival of PCs

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: US computer chip company Intel declared its faith in the future of the personal computer in a landscape that is increasingly dominated by super-slim tablets and mobiles.

4 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Asus launches new 'five-mode' hybrid laptop

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Leading Taiwanese technology firm Asus unveiled a hybrid device which combines a laptop, tablet and mobile phone in what is being hailed as a "world first".

3 Jun 2014

TAIWAN

Taiwan's TSMC makes chips for new iPhone

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has started producing chips to be used in Apple's next iPhone, reports said on Wednesday, 5 March, as speculation swirls that US firm could be offloading rival Samsung as a supplier.

6 Mar 2014

TAIWAN

Taiwan's HTC forecasts first-quarter loss

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's struggling smartphone manufacturer HTC forecast a first-quarter net loss of up to Tw$3.1bn (US$102.4m) due to weak sales of new flagship products.

12 Feb 2014

TAIWAN

HTC, Nokia reach settlement on patent lawsuits

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's smartphone manufacturer HTC said it signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Finnish phone company Nokia to end all pending patent litigation between them.

11 Feb 2014

TAIWAN

Taiwan's HTC designer indicted for leaks to China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwanese prosecutors on Friday indicted a chief designer and five employees at leading smartphone maker HTC for allegedly leaking crucial trade secrets to China and breach of trust.

30 Dec 2013

TAIWAN

Google opens first data centres in Asia

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: US search engine company Google opened its first data centres in Taiwan and Singapore to cater for demand in Asia and said it would double its planned investment in Taiwan to US$600m.

12 Dec 2013

TAIWAN

Taiwan probes HTC staff over secrets theft

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwanese prosecutors are investigating allegations that three employees at leading smartphone maker HTC stole trade secrets to sell to Chinese firms, reports said on Saturday.

2 Sep 2013

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