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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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