Apple Inc. placed order at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to make the so-called A6 processor chips, the Apple Daily reported today, without citing where it got the information. The Taiwanese chipmaker will start shipment at the end of the first quarter, according to the report.
Hong Kong billionaire Jimmy Lai’s sale of his Taiwan newspaper and magazine collapsed amid protests that the NT$16 billion ($536 million) deal would silence a critical voice on China and give the buyers too much control of the island’s media.
Formosa Plastics Group may form a joint venture with Ningbo government to build an ethylene plant in the Chinese city, the Apple Daily News reported, without saying where it got the information. The proposal may be sent to the Chinese state council for approval next month, the Taipei- based newspaper said.
Five Taiwan insurance companies including the subsidiaries of Cathay Financial Holding Co. and Shin Kong Financial Holding Co. applied for a combined $2.3 billion quota to invest in China’s stock and bond market, the Apple Daily News reported, without saying where it got the information. The companies may get the official approvals in June, the newspaper said.