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    1. July 10, 2014

      TSMC: the chips are up

      Are we there yet? On Thursday, Taiwanese semiconductor maker TSMC announced record monthly sales, beating analysts’...

    2. January 22, 2014

      ASML: the silicon moat

      After reading limpish earnings reports from a succession of companies (Shell, Intel, UPS, IBM and so on), it is a great...

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    1. January 13, 2014

      Acer outlines software and service plan

      The two top executives of PC maker Acer wore matching pink shirts and nearly identical hair cuts and glasses as they...

    2. October 17, 2013

      Demand concerns chip away at TSMC

      Welded to the ceiling of TSMC’s semiconductor factory in south Taiwan is what looks like the world’s most high-tech, and...

    3. October 16, 2013

      ASML: keeping the faith

      Hope may have been nothing but paint on the face of existence for Lord Bryon, but in the stock market it packs a punch....

    4. October 4, 2013

      Tailor made

      The popular image of the lawyer may be as more executor than innovator but it is exactly in times of crisis, such as the one...

    5. July 18, 2013

      Slowing smartphone growth clouds TSMC’s future

      Strong demand for smartphones has helped contract chipmaker TSMC overcome the crash in computer sales that has tripped up...

    6. July 18, 2013

      TSMC: chip chop

      Had you put money into TSMC, the Taiwanese chipmaking giant, three years ago, it would have doubled by now. The same funds...

    7. May 16, 2013

      Intel: upwardly mobile

      One reason technology companies stumble – as Clayton Christensen observes – is that their products’ performance improves...

    8. beyondbrics

      April 22, 2013

      TSMC: bucking the trend

      Tech companies may be having a torrid time of it lately, with everyone from IBM to Apple disappointing investors recently....

    9. April 22, 2013

      Semiconductor equipment market shrinks

      The market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment shrank by 16 per cent in 2012 amid a glut of memory chips and continued...

    10. beyondbrics

      April 19, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Pervez Musharraf arrested at Islamabad home * First-quarter growth at Rexam subdued * Emerging Stocks Advance Most in 15...

    11. beyondbrics

      April 18, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Emerging market ‘softening’ hits Nestlé * China warns of human bird flu transfer * Pakistan court orders Musharraf’s...

    12. April 18, 2013

      Chinese smartphone sales boost TSMC

      Strong sales of smartphones and tablets, notably in China, boosted profits at TSMC and helped the Taiwanese contract...

    13. April 11, 2013

      Gulf investors add spice to Taiwan chips

      For years, the contract chipmaking industry has been dominated by two Taiwanese companies, TSMC and the smaller UMC, which...

    14. April 9, 2013

      Taiwan: Time to change gear

      Taiwan is one of Asia’s great success stories. Its 23m people have more purchasing power than the Japanese or the British,...

    15. January 17, 2013

      Intel hit by downturn in core PC market

      Intel’s profits fell 15 per cent as revenues and margins declined in 2012, with the world’s biggest chipmaker by sales...

    16. January 17, 2013

      TSMC / ASML: alphabet soup

      Pity that Scrabble does not permit company acronyms. Imagine all the points that could be racked up by TSMC and ASML. The...

    17. January 17, 2013

      Fall in orders takes gloss off ASML

      ASML, the world’s largest maker of computer chip manufacturing equipment by revenues, reported new orders in the fourth...

    18. December 2, 2012

      Sustainability focus delivers for First State

      A consistent investment approach and a focus on “sustainability leaders” has helped the £257m First State Global Emerging...

    19. FT Tech Hub

      November 30, 2012

      Apple exec Bob Mansfield sells $20m worth of stock

      Bob Mansfield, a longserving Apple executive responsible for engineering hardware such as the Macbook Air and iMac, cashed...

    20. October 19, 2012

      Asian techs hit by disappointing US earnings

      Asian markets took a breather as earnings misses by Google and Microsoft in the US drove the region’s technology shares...

    21. October 17, 2012

      ASML – seeking the light

      Vertical integration is becoming a theme at ASML, the Dutch maker of computer-chip manufacturing equipment. Three months ago...

    22. August 31, 2012

      Renesas in takeover talks with KKR

      Renesas Electronics, the ailing Japanese semiconductor manufacturer, has been considering selling a controlling stake in...

    23. August 29, 2012

      KKR starts talks to buy Renesas

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is in preliminary talks to take over Renesas Electronics of Japan through a Y100bn ($1.27bn) share...

    24. August 23, 2012

      Tech stocks – weather alert

      It’s been a sunny summer rally – the S&P 500 has returned 11 per cent since June 1 – and technology companies have been at...

    25. July 19, 2012

      Chipmakers – on the edge

      Everyone wants to be part of the next generation. It is always so much cooler. That is, unless they have to pay for it to...

    26. July 19, 2012

      Smartphone boom boosts TSMC revenue

      Revenue at TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker by market share, has been boosted by a boom in smartphones and...

    27. July 19, 2012

      Tech boost for Asian equity markets

      Asian stocks made strong progress on Thursday, boosted by overnight gains on Wall Street thanks to robust earnings from...

    28. July 18, 2012

      ASML sales of €1.2bn hit expectations

      Shares in ASML, the world's top maker of equipment for manufacturing computer chips, rose after the company reported sales...

    29. July 10, 2012

      TSMC and Samsung in talks over ASML stake

      TSMC and Samsung are in talks with ASML over taking an up to 10 per cent stake in the Dutch semiconductor equipment maker,...

    30. July 10, 2012

      ASML: when the chips are down

      Every company should nurture its suppliers, and every supplier should value its customers. But sorting out how to encourage...

    31. May 28, 2012

      Renesas Electronics: no renaissance

      Even experts admit that it is hard to keep up with the cutting edge of the chipmaking world. Not so, alas, for corporate...

    32. May 28, 2012

      Renesas unveils restructuring plan

      Renesas Electronics, the struggling Japanese manufacturer of automotive microcontrollers, on Monday unveiled the first of...

    33. April 27, 2012

      Letter from Lex: Pharmachines

      Drugs and machines do not usually mix well, but the results in the pharma and TMT sectors this week were far from...

    34. April 26, 2012

      Asian chipmakers

      Chipmakers are not all hewn from the same block. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is planning record investment to...

    35. April 19, 2012

      Qualcomm supply snags set to hit sales

      Qualcomm, the world’s largest mobile phone chipmaker by revenue, warned on Wednesday it was losing sales of its latest...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 31, 2012

      Challenges for Taiwan's growth tzar

      Blame it on Europe and the US. Taiwan’s economy grew by just 1.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011, far below...

    37. January 22, 2012

      Intel’s chip plans bloom in Arizona desert

      It is more Silicon Desert than Silicon Valley. Rising out of an arid Arizona plain is the semiconductor industry’s most...

    38. January 18, 2012

      TSMC predicts boost for PC-related chips

      Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world’s biggest contract chip maker by revenue, said it expects a strong...

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