• TAIPEI, Nov 17- Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry. Sparking the boom in budget smartphones is MediaTek, now a $23 billion go-to chip designer favoured by margin-conscious phone...

  • Why family firms matter to emerging economies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Family-run firms constitute up to 90 percent of the world’s economy and it’s in developing and emerging countries where they are most important.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 31- Taiwan's president said in remarks published on Friday that the island needed the United States to help it develop an indigenous submarine programme. "We are still discussing this issue with the United States," President Ma Ying- jeou told The New York Times, reaffirming Taiwan's commitment to construct diesel-electric submarines to replace...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 27- Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to build its own submarines, with an initial design to be completed by the year-end, after lengthy delays in getting eight vessels under a 2001 U.S. defence deal and as China's navy expands rapidly. While major obstacles remain, such as overcoming significant technical challenges and what would almost certainly be...

  • South China Sea: Lots of oil, lots of uncertainty Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    The area is expected to hold billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, but energy firms are tentative about the region.

  • BEIJING/ TAIPEI, Oct 9- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, said on Thursday it had resolved a strike by about 1,000 workers at one of its factories in China, and that production from the plant was unaffected. Hon Hai, also known by its trading name Foxconn Technology Group, said the workers at its Chongqing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders cited terms of GT Advanced's deal with Apple that involved building an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Oct 8- The financial implosion of Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc this week offers a dramatic illustration of how the iPhone maker can put the screws to suppliers willing to take a short-term risk for future riches. Analysts and industry insiders, however, attribute GT Advanced's apparent cash-flow problems to the...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 7- Taiwan's September exports expanded only half as much as expected, data showed on Tuesday, as weakness in some industrial sectors and stagnant demand from the euro zone offset the dividends from new product launches by Apple Inc. Exports in September grew 4.70 percent from a year earlier, the island's Ministry of Finance said, versus expectations...

  • HK protests could last for another 1-2 weeks: Pro  Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    Willy Lam, Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, discusses how long the protests could continue and explains what the event means for Taiwan.

  • *Taiwan gov't investigating phones' data transmission to China. The government began performing independent tests on Xiaomi phones after reports in recent months that some models automatically send user data back to the firm's servers in mainland China, Gin-Shian Lou, a director at Taiwan's National Communications Commission, said on Wednesday.

  • The link between illegal fishing and piracy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

    Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

  • SHANGHAI/ DONGGUAN, Sept 11- About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency reported.

  • SEOUL/ TAIPEI, Sept 10- Apple Inc may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs.

  • Place your bets in these 2 Asian markets  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    Kunal Ghosh, Emerging Market Portfolio Manager of Allianz Global Investors, outlines the factors that will drive the stock markets in India and Taiwan.

  • Hackers target this Asian country the most  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:12 PM ET

    Research reveals that Taiwan is one of the most heavily targeted Asian countries for hackers. Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro, explains why.

  • Watch out for tech stocks in these Asian markets  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:10 PM ET

    Andrew Sullivan, Head of Sales Trading, Hong Kong, Espirito Santo, says South Korean and Taiwanese technology stocks look attractive amid a pickup in the sector.

  • IPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:51 AM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    Apple suppliers are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone ahead of next month's expected launch.

  • Remain cautious on Acer shares: Expert  Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:10 PM ET

    With the absence of a supercycle in the PC industry, robust growth in earnings will be unlikely for Acer moving ahead, says Vincent Chen, Head of Greater China Technology Research at Yuanta.

  • Taiwanese protest trade deal with China  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Taiwanese protesters are worried that a trade deal will hurt businesses and increase political influence from Beijing, says Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science at City University of Hong Kong.