Taiwan

Apple Tells Suppliers to Follow China Labelling Laws on Taiwan Exports: Report

Apple is urging suppliers to make sure that all shipments from Taiwan to China follow Chinese customs regulations to avoid processing delays at the border — reports Nikkei Asia. As political tensions between China and Taiwan continue to rise, the former has started strictly enforcing a long-standing rule that requires Taiwan-made imports to be labelled...

Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Warns Plants Would Shut Down if China Invades Taiwan

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Limited's microprocessor factories would become "not operable" if China were to invade its home country, company Chair Mark Liu said in a recent interview with CNN (via CNBC). Liu warned that chipmaking is not an isolated operation and relies on global supply chains. "Nobody can control TSMC by force....

Apple Supplier TSMC Building 4 More Chip Fabs in Taiwan for Around $40 Billion

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is building four new chip fabrication plants in Tainan, Taiwan, after having just completed another four facilities in the area — reports Nikkei Asia. The new facilities will house TSMC's new 3-nanometer process nodes, with each costing around $10 billion USD. "Look around. We're in a rush to...

New COVID-19 Surge in Asia Now Affecting Global Chip Supply Chain

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal documents rampant COVID-19 outbreaks across Asia, and how they are not only delaying global shipping but also worsening an already bad shortage of semiconductors across the world. As economies across the planet make their way to recovery, a COVID-19 outbreak at one of the world's busiest freight ports...

Taiwan Government Accepting Apple Pay Applications from Banks

According to a new report by DigiTimes, Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission has started collecting applications from banks for providing Apple Pay services in the country. The source claims that users in Taiwan will be able to sign up for Apple’s mobile payments service by the end of 2016. The source adds that Taiwan's leading banks are expected to...

Apple Makes Preparations To Open Its First Apple Store in Taiwan

Various new job listings spotted by Reuters confirm Apple’s move to open its first retail store in Taiwan. The listings appeared a month after the technology giant raised $1.38 billion in a bond offering. Apple was looking for "a leader for personnel training plans for the Taiwan Apple Store" alongside various other retail positions in...