A motorcycle speeds past Foxconn’s building in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
Foxconn

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

A motorcycle speeds past Foxconn’s building in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Reuters

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

China is betting on this chip design standard to fight US tech curbs

A group of Chinese semiconductor companies have unveiled close to a dozen new chips based on the RISC-V open-source architecture.

2 Dec 2022 - 9:30PM

Chinese video games dominate in Google Play’s list of top apps

One third of the video games recognised by Google Play in its annual list of top apps were developed by studios in China, a sign of their popularity overseas despite a hostile market environment at home.

2 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM
China hopes that an alternative chip design architecture can help it shake off its reliance on chips based on Intel and Arm designs. Photo: Shutterstock

China is betting on this chip design standard to fight US tech curbs

A group of Chinese semiconductor companies have unveiled close to a dozen new chips based on the RISC-V open-source architecture.

2 Dec 2022 - 9:30PM
Video gaming

Chinese video games dominate in Google Play’s list of top apps

One third of the video games recognised by Google Play in its annual list of top apps were developed by studios in China, a sign of their popularity overseas despite a hostile market environment at home.

One third of the video games recognised by Google Play in its annual list of top apps were developed by studios in China, a sign of their popularity overseas despite a hostile market environment at home.

2 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM
Electric & new energy vehicles

China’s Nio cuts waiting time for its EVs as production returns to normal

The electric car start-up has slashed the waiting time for its cars to be delivered, the latest sign that it has overcome supply chain problems and is back on track to pursue high growth in the world’s largest automotive market.

The electric car start-up has slashed the waiting time for its cars to be delivered, the latest sign that it has overcome supply chain problems and is back on track to pursue high growth in the world’s largest automotive market.

2 Dec 2022 - 5:15PM

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s bank fraud charges to be dismissed

With no information that Meng violated a deal struck with US prosecutors in 2021, the US has moved to dismiss the case as agreed.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:45PM
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s bank fraud charges to be dismissed

Vietnam’s answer to Tencent eyes overseas expansion

VNG Corp is accelerating efforts overseas starting with video games and plans to move into artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:23PM
Vietnam’s answer to Tencent eyes overseas expansion

China’s Nio cuts waiting time for its EVs as production returns to normal

The electric car start-up has slashed the waiting time for its cars to be delivered, the latest sign that it has overcome supply chain problems and is back on track to pursue high growth in the world’s largest automotive market.

2 Dec 2022 - 5:15PM

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s bank fraud charges to be dismissed

With no information that Meng violated a deal struck with US prosecutors in 2021, the US has moved to dismiss the case as agreed.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:45PM

Vietnam’s answer to Tencent eyes overseas expansion

VNG Corp is accelerating efforts overseas starting with video games and plans to move into artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

2 Dec 2022 - 12:23PM
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China’s semiconductor industry on edge as US sanctions slow growth and demand

China’s semiconductor industry was once galvanised into action by US sanctions, but tighter restrictions on top of an industry downturn could push some chip-related firms into bankruptcy.

12 Nov 2022 - 3:21PM

Chinese chip maker CXMT hits out at anti-globalisation in semiconductor sector

ChangXin Memory Technologies chief executive Zhu Yiming has warned that rising anti-globalisation sentiment is harmful to innovation in the global semiconductor industry.

ChangXin Memory Technologies chief executive Zhu Yiming has warned that rising anti-globalisation sentiment is harmful to innovation in the global semiconductor industry.

28 Nov 2022 - 4:27PM

China calls for ‘open’ chip industry in rebuke to US export controls

The Hefei Initiative urged global chip industry players to promote free trade and investment, and deepen cooperation in a ‘friendlier’ ecosystem.

The Hefei Initiative urged global chip industry players to promote free trade and investment, and deepen cooperation in a ‘friendlier’ ecosystem.

17 Nov 2022 - 9:06PM

China’s chip output records biggest monthly decline in October on weak demand

October saw the largest single-month decrease in semiconductor manufacturing output on the mainland since records began in 1997.

October saw the largest single-month decrease in semiconductor manufacturing output on the mainland since records began in 1997.

15 Nov 2022 - 9:00PM
Illustration: Henry Wong/SCMP

China’s semiconductor industry on edge as US sanctions slow growth and demand

China’s semiconductor industry was once galvanised into action by US sanctions, but tighter restrictions on top of an industry downturn could push some chip-related firms into bankruptcy.

12 Nov 2022 - 3:21PM

Chinese chip maker CXMT hits out at anti-globalisation in semiconductor sector

ChangXin Memory Technologies chief executive Zhu Yiming has warned that rising anti-globalisation sentiment is harmful to innovation in the global semiconductor industry.

ChangXin Memory Technologies chief executive Zhu Yiming has warned that rising anti-globalisation sentiment is harmful to innovation in the global semiconductor industry.

28 Nov 2022 - 4:27PM

China calls for ‘open’ chip industry in rebuke to US export controls

The Hefei Initiative urged global chip industry players to promote free trade and investment, and deepen cooperation in a ‘friendlier’ ecosystem.

The Hefei Initiative urged global chip industry players to promote free trade and investment, and deepen cooperation in a ‘friendlier’ ecosystem.

17 Nov 2022 - 9:06PM

China’s chip output records biggest monthly decline in October on weak demand

October saw the largest single-month decrease in semiconductor manufacturing output on the mainland since records began in 1997.

October saw the largest single-month decrease in semiconductor manufacturing output on the mainland since records began in 1997.

15 Nov 2022 - 9:00PM
Tech | OPINION
When Twitter was set up, its founders considered a few names before settling on a word popularised in English by the poet Chaucer and meaning a short, inconsequential burst of information like that birds transmit in a chirp. Photo: AFP

Language Matters | From Chaucer via Jitter and Twitch, how Twitter got its name

Twitter’s founders considered calling the service Jitter and Twitch before settling on its current name – but deciding what to call posts on the platform was trickier.

29 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM

Opinion | One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

6 Oct 2022 - 3:30AM
One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

Opinion | Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

5 Oct 2022 - 8:30AM
Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent

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