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Historic RCEP Agreement Creates Powerful Asia-Pacific Trading Partnership
The scale and potential of this deal is immense. It is one of the biggest free-trade deals in history, covering 2.2 billion people and 30% of the world’s economic output. The partners include Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, plus the 10 member states of ASEAN, which include Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand…
Nvidia’s Potential Acquisition of Arm: More Questions than Answers?
Put simply, set against the backdrop of US-China tensions, amongst other global challenges, news of this deal has not just piqued the interest of specialist technology journalists, but has quickly sparked the imaginations of global commentators, broadcasters, and consumers alike. What we know Nvidia’s co-founder Jensen Huang clearly sees the extended value in the..
To the Stars and Moon and Back
The satellite was launched into orbit by a Long March 3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China’s Sichuan province. “Beidou” is China’s name for the “Big Dipper” or Ursa Major constellation, a traditional navigational aid for locating the North Star in the nighttime sky. China’s progressive development in aerospace The..
Taiwan Turns High-Tech Market Mayhem to its Advantage
On June 4, Taiwan announced a programme that would attract international enterprises to partner with local ones for joint investment in the R&D of next-generation technologies. The scheme is to be driven by government subsidies. Clearly it’s to be a classic win-win arrangement, with foreign companies benefitting financially, and Taiwan’s extensive network of electronics and..
China Starts to Un-lockdown, Production Lines Power Back On
By early April, it was clear that China had, however painfully, “flattened the curve”, and the worst of the crushing COVID-19 crisis in China was over. Now it was “back to work”, if only in fits and starts. In mid-April, The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) observed that, “China’s manufacturing sector appears to be..
Techworks Asia Clients Carry off Four CEM Editor’s Choice Awards 2019
Founded in 1995, China Electronic Market (CEM) was one of the first publications in China to focus on the electronics and semiconductor industries. It is held in high regard by China’s design engineering community and enjoys a wide circulation. The annual CEM Editor’s Choice Awards are much coveted, and entrants face intense competition. It’s with..
Wounded Wuhan: What Lies Behind the Name?
Located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers, Wuhan logically evolved into a port city, and it was duly earmarked for economic development at the end of the nineteenth century. A steelworks came into being, and steel remains an economic driver, thanks to good transportation links. Locally available steel then enabled the growth..
The Great Las Vegas Invasion: Techworks Clients Attend CES 2020
Whether you experience only fear and loathing in Las Vegas or love this somehow comfortable city that could adopt only Frank Sinatra as its spiritual father, Nevada’s paradise for high rollers is the annual home of CES®, originally a trade show intended only for the exploding consumer electronics scene, but no longer. Like some giant..