Startup News Asia’s monthly round-up of key Taiwan technology headlines, curated from online news outlets in August 2022.
Headlines here span technology news from Taiwan in August, touching on fields including electric vehicles, cyber-attacks, drone defense systems and – of course – semiconductors. Items featured are hyperlinked headlines – just one click and you’re reading the Taiwan technology news that interests you the most.
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- Taiwan digital minister Audrey Tang: Cyberattacks on Taiwan government units on the day of Pelosi’s arrival surpassed 15,000 gigabits, 23 times higher than the previous daily record
- Taiwan: 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan sets trade show date for April next year, showcasing the electric vehicle and self-driving car ecosystem
- Apple has reportedly asked Taiwan suppliers to label products as produced in China in effort to avoid disruption resulting from US House Pelosi’s visit to Taipei
- Taiwan: Audrey Tang to lead new Ministry of Digital Affairs, aiming to boost digital infrastructure and data-driven collaboration, push private sector data-sharing for public benefit and more
- Taiwan: National security officials urge Foxconn to drop $800M stake in China’s Tsinghua Unigroup chipmaker, over combined absence of approvals and national security concerns
- Taiwan: Digital Affairs ministry adds Web3 tech to guard websites against China cyberattacks, incorporating InterPlanetary File System
- “Should the Taiwanese chip industry be destroyed due to war or embargo…global production would fall to early 2000s levels for perhaps 15 years…”
- Taiwan: New Ministry of Digital Affairs to formally begin operation on August 27th – The Diplomat provides an overview of the ministry’s intentions and challenges
- Taiwan preps to deploy domestically-developed drone defense system, and other related systems, in bid to counter and deter hostile drone incursions from China
- Taiwan’s CTBC Bank partners Malaysia’s Soft Space for tap-on-phone payments system for taxi fares in Taiwan using near-field communication tech
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