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Oxford Instruments to expand R&D staff at ITRI

Aug 10, 10:11

UK-based precision instrument maker Oxford Instruments on August 9 announced the expansion of its R&D staff stationed at the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology...

Finance director Adam Jaufurally for Plasma Technology under Oxford Instruments (second from right)

Broadcom to slash workforce in Taiwan

Jul 11, 15:40

Broadcom is set to cut its workforce in Taiwan by over 90% at the end of August, according to industry sources. The speculation has drawn the attention of several chipmakers such...

Spreadtrum to launch 5G chip as early as 2H18

Jun 15, 20:02

Spreadtrum Communications has assigned hundreds of staff to accelerate R&D of 5G chips, according to company ATP VP Yi Kang.

Yi Kang, ATP VP of Spreadtrum

Asustek reportedly to start wave of layoffs

Jun 14, 15:11

Rumors have circulated that Asustek Computer is looking to lay off a large number of employees as part of its business reorganization. The company noted that it is currently in the...

China market: Asustek adjusts marketing staff for own-brand products

Jan 18, 16:01

In a bid to enhance competition in the China market, Asustek Computer has recently replaced its sales managers in China for own-brand motherboards, graphics cards as well as LCD monitors...

LG mobile communications staff size down in 2Q16

Aug 18, 12:24

LG Electronics staff in its mobile communication department dropped from 7,321 at the end of the first quarter to only 7,016 at the end of the second, down 305 or 4.2%, according...

Quanta Computer denies reported layoffs

May 4, 15:32

Quanta Computer on May 3 firmly denied reports that the company will lay off 10-20% of employees in June, adding that a number of employees voluntarily resigned due to merging a business...

Pegatron notebook shipments weakening because of Toshiba order cuts

Mar 8, 15:14

The worldwide seventh largest notebook brand vendor Toshiba has been cutting its notebook orders recently, which is negatively impacting its largest ODM partner Pegatron Technology's...

Samsung considering unpaid leave for LED personnel, says paper

Jan 5, 15:54

Samsung Electronics is reportedly considering having its LED business staff take unpaid vacations due to weak performance, according to a Korean-language Edaily report citing...

GSEO cuts staff

Stockwatch - Jan 5, 15:51

Taiwan-based optical lens maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) has laid off 60 employees in Taiwan because of weak demand in the optical lens market. The employees were mainly dispatch...

Maanshan Electronics Expo to open on October 30

Oct 8, 16:09

Maanshan Electronic Expo will be hosted from October 30-November 1 in Maanshan, China and staff from the local government, the Maanshan Economic and Technological Development Zone...

Acer encouraging staff to transfer to BYOC business

Sep 29, 14:00

Acer has been encouraging its staff to transfer to the Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business and is planning to adjust its performance evaluation program to boost workers' willingness...

Mozilla Firefox OS R&D team in Taiwan loses staff

Jul 17, 10:30

Mozilla COO and Taiwan general manager Gon Li have resigned and set up a new company and recruited about 30 engineers from the Mozilla Firefox OS R&D team in Taiwan, almost suspending...

Google to help Taiwan banks nurture digital marketing talent

Mar 24, 15:23

Google has partnered with Taiwan's commercial and job banks to help them train digital marketing talent and the company is looking to nurture 2,000 marketing staff via a series of...

Acer sees executive changes

Dec 23, 14:54

Acer founder Stan Shih, after returning as the company's CEO, has been aggressively reorganizing its businesses and executives, and the company's senior corporate vice president and...

Shenzhen O-film expanding Taiwan team

Nov 12, 12:12

China-based touch panel maker Shenzhen O-film Tech is expanding its team of R&D personnel, engineers and marketing representatives in Taiwan, with the total number of staff to...

Taiwan LED firms to reportedly cut staff

Nov 28, 21:17

Weak demand is said to have caused Taiwan-based LED firms to consider reducing their workforces. Huga Optotech, Lextar and Everlight are reportedly considering cutting staff.

HP, Acer raise notebook shipment proportion from Chongqing to 60% in 2013

Sep 11, 01:20

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer have reportedly notified their upstream supply chain partners that they will raise their Chongqing, China, plants' shipment proportions to 60% in 2013...

Panasonic to cut most staff at headquarters, says report

Newswatch - Aug 3, 12:10

Japan-based Panasonic is considering reducing staff numbers at its headquarter from about 7,000 to only around 150 starting October 1, according to a Japanese-language Kyodo News...

Acer appoints new CFO

Jan 13, 12:20

Acer held a meeting on January 12 with the board of directors and approved the appointment of Eva Ho as the new chief financial officer (CFO) and spokesperson of Acer, effective on...

Dell to expand Taiwan Design Center staff for cloud computing business

Nov 4, 01:00

Dell on November 3 announced additional investment in Taiwan to mainly expand staff at its Taiwan Design Center from 600 members currently to 700 in an attempt to strengthen its ability...

TSMC to visit Apple for more talks

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sent a 60-member team, which includes staff from its IC design service partner Global UniChip, to Silicon Valley-based Apple...

TSMC groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 15

Foxconn refutes rumors of staff cuts

Sep 29, 01:20

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has denied recent market rumors that company chairman Terry Guo hopes to cut the company's workforce by 30% over the next five years...

Foxconn reportedly lays off CDMA R&D staff in Korea

May 27, 14:44

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly has laid off over 80% of its 280 employees from its CDMA handset design subsidiary Foxconn International Holdings Technology...

TSMC to ramp capacity at Fab 14, hire new staff

Feb 18, 11:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is currently equipping 12-inch tools at its Fab 14, Phase 4 facility located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). Designed...

TSMC responds to recent staff suicide

Aug 10, 11:18

A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) employee committed suicide by jumping off a building Saturday evening (August 7) due to stress at work, according to local Chinese-language...

ASML adds staff to meet surge in orders

Jun 14, 15:30

Lithography equipment supplier ASML has rehired 700 employees that were previously laid off, as well as recruiting several hundreds of new staff, to meet a big surge in demand for...

Siano opens new office in Shanghai

Jun 4, 14:36

Siano Mobile Silicon increased its presence in China's mobile TV market with the opening of a new office in Shanghai, China. The office will be led by Brian Fang, who previously worked...

Nokia reorganizes business structure

May 12, 09:51

Nokia will restructure its devices and services businesses into three units - Mobile Solutions, Mobile Phones and Markets - effective on July 1, 2010.

Macronix to invest up to NT$20 billion, hire staff for new 12-inch fab

Apr 19, 10:37

Mask ROM and NOR flash supplier Macronix International will invest NT$15-20 billion (US$478-638 million) in its newly-acquired 12-inch fab over the next two years, according to company...

BenQ cuts global staff by 3-5%, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 2, 12:29

A Chinese-language Apple Daily report is indicating that BenQ has laid off about 3-5% of its 1,700 employees worldwide.

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