The Taiwanese unit of Samsung Electronics was fined for a smear campaign against rivals on local online forums including hiring bloggers to mislead consumers.
Based in Taipei, Chiu Yu-Tzu looks at trending issues in Taiwan's enterprise technology industry.
Based in Taipei, Chiu Yu-Tzu has been a journalist covering Asia's tech hardware hub Taiwan since mid-1990s. Currently, she contributes news reports about policies, technology industry, R&D updates, among others, to New York-based IEEE Spectrum, Washington D.C.-based Bloomberg BNA, and other media outlets.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co reports its third-quarter net profit hit a new-high of US$1.77 billion due to boosted demand for consumer electronics devices. It also forecasts higher capital expenditure in 2014 of at least US$10.6 billion.
Operator of the convenience store chain in Taiwan adds 7-inch tablet and multimedia device to its range of product offerings manufactured by Foxconn, with plans to add smartphones and notebooks by year-end.
Analysts say the Taiwanese smartphone maker may remain profitable in 2013 after it announced plans last week to sell its remaining shares in Beats Electronics for US$265 million.
Nation's dynamic free society and apparent addiction to all things social offer a high potential growth market for social media companies including Facebook and Twitter.
Increasing global demand for cheap smartphones in emerging markets, including China, is expected to result in a third-quarter growth for Taiwanese suppliers in the ecosystem.