Tag Archives: The Economist

Serial disrupter

MediaTek has burst into the market for smartphone chips TAIWAN has a paradoxical claim to fame. The island of 23m people is home to many leading information-technology companies—few of which are well known abroad. Most of the world’s personal computers … Continue reading

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TransLucent

Alcatel-Lucent’s new boss promises his rescue plan will be the last MICHEL COMBES was frank. “Alcatel-Lucent has been almost permanently in restructuring,” he said. There have been “so many plans, so many presentations.” This time, promised Mr Combes on June … Continue reading

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Taiwan politics – Ma the bumbler

A former heart-throb loses his shine WHEN he was first elected in 2008, Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, offered Taiwanese high hopes that the island’s economy would open a new chapter. He promised ground-breaking agreements with China to help end Taiwan’s … Continue reading

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MediaTek and mobile-phone chips ─ Fabless and fearless

Aug 6th 2009 | HSINCHU, TAIWAN How a Taiwanese firm became one of the world’s fastest-growing chipmakers MOST technology firms fall into one of two brackets: those that sell individual components, such as Intel, a chip giant, and those that … Continue reading

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