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Taiwan still calling the tune in the semiconductor industry

Editor’s note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country’s economic progress, Outlook also seeks to … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s place in the global economy

(CNN) It is home to roughly 23 million people, living on a small island the size of Portugal. But economically, Taiwan punches well above its weight. Its electronics and machinery sector accounts for nearly 50% of its exports, yet it … Continue reading

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從 MTK 和黑手機崛起看全球電子產業新的遊戲規則

台灣地區消費電子晶片廠商聯發科(MTK)已經讓所有人刮目相看。雖然包括筆者在內的很多人可能並不喜歡這家公司,卻不得不佩服它的創新和成功。它通過為黑手機(廣義上的白牌手機,包括三/五碼機和貼牌機等)提供全面解決方案在大陸市場上打敗國際半導體公司,成為中國手機晶片主要供應商,其產品也從中國大陸流行到亞非拉美市場。 不僅如此,它還收購了美國同行的相關業務進軍歐美市場,並且和藍色巨人 IBM 一起開發先進的超高速晶片組(基於毫米波技術),從中低端、區域市場型的 IC 設計公司轉變為全球性供應商,後勁十足。正是因為如此,盡管全球半導體類股票一片低迷,但收入排名全球第 7 的 MTK 卻是全球市值第二的 IC 設計公司。

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