Taiwan’s tech news
December 2022 headlines
Taiwan’s technology news headlines in December of 2022 spanned items and subjects including the country’s semiconductor industry, tech partnership with Slovakia, the recent NFT-Taipei event, and more. Hit the links to read each article online, in full.
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- Taiwan: A brief look at the recent DevDays Asia 2022 event, Microsoft’s largest developer conference in Asia, held in Taipei this year
- Startup Island Taiwan podcast discusses TSMC and Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, started 40 years ago at a soy milk restaurant
- Taiwan and Slovakia ink 3 MoUs, aiming to boost trade, startup exchanges, and collaborations on nurturing talent for the semiconductor sector
“Taiwan and Slovakia have seen a warming of relations in recent years, and both sides hope to expand their collaborations on semiconductors, electric vehicles and the space industry, Tsai said.”
- Taiwan’s EchoX takes 2 awards at major innovation fairs in Japan, showcasing services including web3 membership CRM platform and NFT minting
- NFT-Taipei event, the largest NFT festival in Asia, is set to run December 9-18, with speakers including Vitalik Buterin
- Taiwan’s TSMC confirms it will build two chip manufacturing plants in Arizona, more than tripling TSMC’s original investment to $40BN
- Taiwan bans TikTok, Douyin and Xiaohongshu from public sector devices as it has been listed as ‘a product that endangers national information and communication security’
- Can Taiwan’s engineers help solve Silicon Valley’s talent shortage? Startup Island Taiwan podcast discusses the possibilities.
- Taiwan: 700 private surveillance cameras containing chips made by a subsidiary of Huawei found to be transmitting online due to security vulnerabilities
- Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, subsidiary of Foxconn, to sell off minority stake in Tsinghua Unigroup, China’s semiconductor giant
- Taiwan: Foxconn may face fine over ‘unauthorised’ investment in China-based chipmaking firm, Tsinghua Unigroup
“The stake was not greenlighted by Taiwan’s government, which has to greenlight all outbound investments. Taiwanese law allows the government to restrict investment “based on the consideration of national security”. Semiconductors are crucial due to their geopolitical importance.”
- Taiwan: Gov’t launches investigation into TikTok over allegations that the platform is operating illegally on the island via an affiliate company
- Taiwan’s TSMC reportedly in advanced talks about setting up its first European plant in the German city of Dresden
- Taiwan Semiconductor begins production of its most advanced chips in-country, chips with 3-nanometre technology, at the same time as tripling investment in Arizona plant
- Taiwan’s Gogoro to pilot battery swapping and smart scooters in the Philippines in 2023, with gov’t also announcing removal of import duties on EVs and parts for the next 5 years
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