Why Taiwan Towers Over Chip Industry

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They way computers think is undergoing a profound change and that is a really big opportunity for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ((TSM) -Get Report), an Asia microprocessor contracting company.

At the AWS re:Invent conference on Tuesday managers revealed AWS Trainium, a custom made computer chip for running high performance tasks at data centers. The future of computing is here.

Goodbye Intel ((INTC) -Get Report). Hello made to order.

That assessment may seem a bit extreme. Intel is the world’s largest vertically integrated semiconductor company. The company still designs, makes and markets the brains for most of the world’s personal computers and data centers. It’s a robust business that generated $71.9 billion

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TDRI Leads to Launch Design Collaboration between Taiwan and Japan for Emergency Kits and Disaster Prevention Teaching Aids

TAIPEI, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To Taiwan and Japan, which are both island regions, and Turkey that has just been hit by a severe earthquake, disaster prevention has always been an important and highly regarded issue. Both Taiwan and Japan have extensive experience and professional know-hows in the area of disaster prevention, but the public still finds disaster prevention knowledge difficult and hard to understand. “Although disaster prevention is an important issue, a prevailing problem is that ‘its communication is difficult,'” said Vice Director Hirokazu Nagada of Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO).

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https://en.prnasia.com/mnr/TDRI_KIITO_202011.shtml

Emergency kit designed by Xiaobei Grocery Store and DHH Studio

 

Tzu Chi Foundation cooperates with S. Select Lab to design an emergency kit that can also promote disaster prevention knowledge

Thus, Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) and KIITO have launched an international cooperation, where TDRI leads eleven teams, New Taipei City Government, disaster prevention education agencies, and Japanese advisors, for joint research and design development. The teams have developed promotion solutions of five emergency kits

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Taiwan Design Expo in Hsinchu: City as Exhibition Space, Design as Part of Life

TAIPEI, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Executed by the Taiwan Design Research Institute, Hsinchu city has recently hosted the Taiwan Design Expo. The Expo broke spatial format to convert the entire city into the exhibition space. Citizens were invited to enter the city and the exhibition venues, which were also the sites of renovation. With the theme “Check in Hsinchu“, Hsinchu presented two main exhibition venues, six pedestrian routes, and 12 pavilions, along a single axis, and introduced Hsinchu’s unique technological features into design, using magical lights and data to lead people onto a journey through which the 300-year-old ancient city becomes a city of digital technology. The expo also designed and created the “Hsinchu Monsters” in various corners of the city to attract people into the small alleys in the old downtown area, hoping to generate experience and consumption; wandering through those alleys, the visitors not only

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WHO drops censorship of words ‘Taiwan’ and ‘China’ on social media after backlash | World news

The World Health Organisation has removed social media filters which were censoring the words “Taiwan” and “China” from its Facebook page after an online backlash, but said the blocks were because of an “onslaught” of cyber attacks.

The about-face comes amid intense criticism over China’s continued blocking of Taiwan – which has gone more than 215 days without a local case of Covid-19 – from participation in meetings of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly.

This week internet users began reporting the WHO’s Facebook page would not allow comments that included the word Taiwan. The Guardian’s attempts to post comments found it was also blocking the word “China”. Posters began replacing characters in the word to get past the censors, including “ⓉⒶⒾⓌⒶⓃ ​ ⒸⒶⓃ ⒽⒺⓁⓅ”, or using the island’s former name, “Formosa”.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said the block ran contrary to the neutrality the WHO should be upholding,

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WHO drops censorship of words ‘Taiwan’ and ‘China’ on social media after backlash | World Health Organization

The World Health Organisation has removed social media filters which were censoring the words “Taiwan” and “China” from its Facebook page after an online backlash, but said the blocks were because of an “onslaught” of cyber attacks.

The about-face comes amid intense criticism over China’s continued blocking of Taiwan – which has gone more than 215 days without a local case of Covid-19 – from participation in meetings of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly.

This week internet users began reporting the WHO’s Facebook page would not allow comments that included the word Taiwan. The Guardian’s attempts to post comments found it was also blocking the word “China”. Posters began replacing characters in the word to get past the censors, including “ⓉⒶⒾⓌⒶⓃ ​ ⒸⒶⓃ ⒽⒺⓁⓅ”, or using the island’s former name, “Formosa”.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said the block ran contrary to the neutrality the WHO should be upholding,

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