Asian Women: High Achievers in Hi-Tech

Lisa Su, currently CEO and President of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), has an impressive versatility that allows her to be both an electrical engineer and a successful businessperson. Born in Tainan, Taiwan, Su emigrated to the US aged three, later studying at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), majoring in Electrical Engineering. Her focus..

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..

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..