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Taiwan Likely To Overtake South Korea On Global Production Of Semiconductors


Taiwan known for its manufacturing and production of semiconductors likely to pass South Korea in the No.2 spot behind US according to the Industrial technology Research Institute (ITRI). Taiwan has a global market share of 20% and the total semiconductor production could reach NT$2.64 trillion.


Although a dip of 3% of the world market, the memory chip sector still contracting even further. US would occupy the 40% of global market share and Taiwan likely to replace South Korea in the 2nd spot with 20%.

Intel set to have leap over Samsung to regain the top spot and to set on 3rd spot is TSMC per revenue reports. Competition on semiconductor production now competitive in the entry of Chinese manufacturing.

An almost flat rate 0.9% growth rate had been forecast at the start of the year 2019 for the semiconductor sector of Taiwan while a growth of 6.4% in year 2018.
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ASE Ready For Volume Production Of Its AIP Technology


Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) under ASE Technology Holding ready to roll and will have a volume production of its Antenna-In-Package (AIP) technology that are going to use for 5G mmWave applications and several Internet-of-Things devices.


The production will have its maximum volume by the 2nd half of 2019 of ASE’s manufacturing site located in Kaohsiung that are ready for 5G backend devices, according to sources.

ASE is using its in house technology and is looking of orders if 5G mmWave products from both local and international market, chip providers and system vendors. It will be the first industry to provide and OSAT capable backend solutions for 5G mmWave applications.

Meanwhile, Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing Company (TSMC) also aggressively expanding its own AIP technology for the new generations of 5G era which were ready to fan out for applications like 5G video streaming and virtual reality (VR) wireless communication.
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Taiwan Increase Demands Of Needed Workers For Manufacturing Sector


The manufacturing sector of Taiwan have ramped up its demand on workers with an increase of 11% rather than the first 2 months of this year according to the Ministry of Labor’s Workforce Development Agency of Taiwan.


The effort of the technology firms that expand their investments to 5G technology. With the increasing demand of 5G, migrant workers also in the list for hire specially in the chip manufacturing of semiconductor, computer, optoelectronics and electronics sector.

The demand for internet and communications devices also on the rise that boost the needed manpower.

Beginning 2020 the influx of manpower will totally increase as the companies prepare their production line this year as the 5G technology will bring a lot of job opportunities.
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Accton and Unimicron Gears Up For 5G Technology; To Increase Manpower


With the on-going booming of 5G technology, Taiwan firms Accton Technology Corp and Unimicron Technology Corp are gearing up for a maximum production which also plans to have additional manpower.

A sum of around 1,000 workers are needed for both companies are needed as Accton Technology located in Hsinchu City which is one of the leading internet communication providers need maintenance engineers and operators for their surface mount technology (SMT).

Unimicron Technology located in Hsinchu and Taoyuan ready to hire additional manpower which the company is known for its printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing.

Taiwan firms ready to recover for the low percentage of jobless that starts in Q4 of 2018 up to Q1 of 2019 as adjustments are made to recover.
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Taiwan Hiring: Male and Female Factory Workers For Tai-Technology Electronics

Company Name:TAI-TECH Advanced Electronics Co., Ltd.

Overview:
Tai-Tech Technogies ensures that its Products can satisfy customer required Spec, Service can satisfy customer requirements, company internal "Operation" and "Service" can meet former project to ensure the needs of the project and really Make Self-quality Assurance. TAI-TECH Advanced Electronics Co., Ltd. Established, Capital NT$ 27.5 million, Main Products: Multilayer Chip Bead / Inductor.

Company Address:No.1 You 4th Road, Youth Industrial District, Yang-Mei, Tao-Yuan City, Taiwan


Qualifications:
-Male & Female, 20-30yrs old
-at least 2yr Vocational Graduate
-5'5 and above height for male
-5'1 and above height for female
-with or without work experience
-for first timers only

Agency:
Visit Sky Bourne Intrernational agency office at 1679 Dian St., Brgy San Isidro, Makati City. Mondays thru Fridays (9am to 6pm). 

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Taiwan Hiring: Male and Female Factory Workers For Tong Hsing Electronics

Company Name: TONG HSING ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES. LTD.

Overview:
Tong Hsing Electronic Industries Limited is a world leader in micro module foundry services. We specialize in the development and manufacture of micromodules and custom semiconductor packages. Since 1975, Tong Hsing has held to the principle of providing best solutions for the company and its customers, devoting our energies to become our customers' best business partner by offering substantial benefits in the form of competitive pricing, timely delivery, and quality products.


Qualifications:
-Male and Female, 20 to 30yrs old
-Height: 160cm above for male and 150cm and above for female
-Weight proportional to height
-2 years Vocational graduate and above
-accept first timer and ex Taiwan
-with working experience in machine operation, in electronics industry or inspection
-No tattoo
-No colorblind

Agency:
Visit Grand Placement & General Services agency at following address:
A)2nd Flr, 1636 F, Agoncillo St., Malate, Manila. 
B) 2nd Flr, Causing Lozada Bldg., M.J. Cuenco st., Cebu City, Cebu.

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Hiring: Factory Workers For Inventec Solar Energy In Taiwan

Company: Inventec Solar Energy Corporation

Brief Introduction:
Inventec Solar Energy Corporation established by Inventec Group and WIN semiconductor as a joint venture was founded in 2010. The company specialized in research and development and manufacturing of multi-crystalline silicon solar cells. Inventec Solar completed its registration on October 28, 2010, and the registered capital amounted to 200 million US dollar.

Location:  
Daxi Township, Taoyuan County 335, Taiwan


Qualifications:
-Female, 20-40 yrs old
-Height must be 155cm and above
-Weight proportional height
-At least Bachelor's/ College Degree
Fresh Graduates are welcome to apply
-With or without experience
-Ex-Taiwan / First timer are welcome to apply 

Requirements:
Passport
NSO Birth Certificate
With UMID / Stub (with application at least 3 months for stub)
and bring other supporting documents

Agency: MELAKOM GLOBAL SERVICES INC

Manila Address:  G/F, Goodwill Bldg, 1662 Leon Guinto St Malate Metro Manila
Contact Tel no. :516-3457
or call and text 0917-8856-638 /0917-8718-381 / 0918-9628-613

Cebu Address: LDM Bldg, Legaspi St. Cor. M.J. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
Contact: (032) 505-7142
or call 09817-8856-638 / 0917-8712-250/ 0918-9628-614 / 0932-8851-251
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10 Top Company Suppliers Of The Famous Apple Corporation In Taiwan Where OFW Works


Apple Corporation have released its top 200 suppliers, there are several companies in Taiwan that represents procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing and assembly. Apple as one of the leading brand worldwide definitely needs a lot of company suppliers to have the best quality products.

As one of the popular company and brand for Filipinos, here are the top 8 companies in Taiwan where there are at least a single working OFW that supplies Apple.


1. Hon Hai Precision Corporation (Foxconn)
Industry: IC manufacturing, assembly and packaging

2. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co
Industry: IC manufacturing, assembly and packaging

3. Pegatron Corporation
Industry: IC manufacturing, assembly and packaging

4. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Corporation
Industry: IC manufacturing, assembly and packaging

5. Amkor Technology Corporation
Industry: IC manufacturing, assembly and packaging

6. Catcher Technology Corporation
Industry: Metal, plastic casing and assembly

7. Yageo Corporation
Industry: Passive electronic components

8. Largan Precision Co Ltd
Industry: Camera lens manufacturer

9. Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corporation
Industry: Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

10.  NXP Semiconductor
Industry: IC manufacturing, assembly and packaging

Other honorable mentions with great company outlooks that are also Apple Supplier in Taiwan are Unimicron Corporation, Kinsus Interconnect, Micron Technology, TDK Corporation, Nanya Technology Corporation and Panasonic Corporation.
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Multiple PCB Companies In Taiwan Gearing Up For Mass Production Demand By Apple


Apple is about and expected to introduce the company’s new generation products of iPad and Airpods. Several printed circuit boards (PCB) companies in Taiwan are to supply the needs of flexible PCB and rigid-flex board needed by Apple.


Flexible printed circuit board firms Flexium Interconnect located in Kaohsiung and Zhen Ding Technology located in Taoyuan are gearing up for a mass production supply for new models of iPad devices.

Rigid-Flex circuit boards that will be used for the much waited AirPods 2 will be made by Compeq Manufacturing in Taoyuan and Unitech PCB Company in New Taipei / Yilan. The supply will boost revenue for all of the companies.

Earlier this year Flexium, Zhen Ding and Compeq seen their revenues decline due to weak demands, while Unitech grew its revenue by 5%.
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Taiwan Hiring: Froklift Operator For Sun Yarn Textile

Company:
Sun Yarn Textile Co Ltd

Company Overview:
SUN YARN textile co ltd. as established in 1969,located in ho-mei of chang-hwa hsien , The textile town of taiwan. We mainly produce 100% cotton and blended yarn for Denim, Curtains, Homme textile, etc. ,also highly devoted in functional yarn, for example tencel, viloft ,outlast and acrylic yarn. The company’s target is to have steady quality, punctual delivery and thoughtful service. 

Location:
Hemei Township, Changhua County, Taiwan

Qualification:
Male, 20yrs old and above
At least 2yrs vocational graduate
167cm above in height
Weight proprotional to height
No tatto
No lefthanded
With work experience is an advantage

Agency:
Visit and apply personalky at TCNIVERO International Manpower at Unit Q, Violeta Court, FB Harrison Rd., Pasay City, Manila. Bring necessary documents for applications.
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Needle Found In A Mcdonalds Hamburger As Customer Bleeds


A Mcdonalds customer from Chiayi County have rushed to the hospital after taking a bite on his hamburger. The beef hamburger from Mcdonalds in Beigang road, Chiayi branch have a very sharp metal object which is later described as a bent needle.

On his 3rd bite on his meal, he suddenly feel a very sharp object that lacerate his tounge. Employees of the fast food chain immediately send the customer to the nearest hospital.


The health department of the country is preparing to impose heavy penalty to the fast food for violating the Act of Governing Food Safety and Sanitation. The penalty or fine can reach from NT$60,000 (Php102k)  up to NT$200million (Php370million).

Initial investigation that an employee of the chain have used a steel brush in cleaning the containers and a bristle of the steel brush fell into beef patty that cause the said incident.

(pic credit to the customer)
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Taiwan Government To Phase Out Plastic Straws


Resident of Taiwan support the plan of their government to totally phase out plastic straws in the coming years according to Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan (EPA). This is part of the effort of Taiwan to protect and preserve the environment.



The ban on plastic straws in Taiwan will be implemented by July 1, 2019 in government sector, all public and private schools, shopping malls, departments stores, fast food stores and food court services. Taiwan needs to lessen its plastics waste as plastic straw is one of the common type of trash found in the bodies of water.

Majority has favored of phasing out plastic straws that show high percentage that agreed to it. If there were no conflicts, it will be officially to broadcast the implementation.

Along with plastic straws, PET bottles and plastic bags are part of the regulations that are placed for recycling, the phasing out of plastic straws will be implemented by phases and expect a to impose a complete ban in the next 10years.
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Taipei Ranked 8, London Tops For The List Of Mega Rich Residents


According to Knight Frank’s 2019 Wealth Report that have just released, London clinched the top spot for numbers of mega rich residents in City with individuals worth a minimum of US$30Million. Here is the current top 10 list of number of millionaire in each cities:


1. London (4,944)
2. Tokyo (3,732)
3. Singapore (3,598)
4. New York (3,378)
5. Beijing (1,673)
6. Paris (1,667)
7. Seoul (1,594)
8. Taipei (1,519)
9. Zurich (1,507)
10. Sao Paulo (1,352)

London has the most number of richest billionares including the members of the billionaire line of Rausing Family who owned several companies in Europre. London will still remain as the place for most richest resident until the end of 2019.

New York is on the only US city in top 10 of the most number of richest resident while several Asian cities has been the hub of billionaires which biggest number of cities in the list.
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Hiring: Production Operators For Accton Corp In Taiwan

Overview:
Accton’s strong R&D capabilities have stood the test of time. An impressive 30 years of constant design and development excellence has formed the backbone of the company as it has transformed and grown. Today, as a leader in the design of open hardware platforms for data center, carrier access, and campus networks, Accton is recognized by global top-tier players as world-class partner in the design and development of quality networking products.

Main Products:
Communication devices, LAN Cards, Ethernet, Router, Network products


Location:
Hsinchu Science Park,East Dist., Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Qualifications:
-Male and Female, 23-30yrs old
-150cm above in height, 40-60kg in weight for female
-160cm above in height, 65-85kg in weight for male
-at least 2yrs Vocational course and above
-with factory work experience(SMT,PCB)

Agency:
Visit and apply personally at Sky Bourne International agency at Dian St., Brgy San Isidro, Makati City, Manila.

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Taiwan Chip Industry Forecast For Lesser Growth


Chip industry of Taiwan have expected to have flat growth year nearly 0.9% in production value based on year-in-year growth, demands weaken amid trade uncertainty and lesser demands on smartphones.


Forecast report was according to Taiwan Semiconductor Industrial Association (TSIA), the chip industry to have a production value of NT$2.64 trillion, a 0.9% growth. The growth was trimmed down due to consumers have least interest in smartphones that weaken its demands.

The IC industry of Taiwan covers chip design, chip manufacturing, packaging and testing with the manufacturing sector covers 50% of the Taiwan’s total production value.

Even company heavyweights, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (TSMC) and chip designer MediaTek will be affected in the low percentage of chip production in Taiwan.
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Hiring: Pharmaceutical Workers For Bora Pharma In Taiwan

Overview:
Bora Pharmaceuticals has become one of the fastest growing and profitable pharmaceutical companies in Taiwan, serving patients in more than 20 countries through a fully integrated network of research, discovery, development, manufacturing and commercial capabilities. 

Products:
Antidepressant, antipsychotic, dementia, sedative, antihypertensive, atherosclerosis hypoglycemic drugs, antacids, ophthalmic agents, antiparkinsonism agents, antibiotics agents, osteoarthritis drugs health supplements

Location:
Zhunan, Miaoli, Taiwan


Qualifications:
-Male, 21yrs old and above
-College graduate
-160cm above in height
-weight proportional to height
-with work experince in any food or phramaceutical manufacturing

Agency:
Melakom Global Services Incorporated
Manila Branch: 1662 Leon Guinto St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines
Cebu Branch:
 LDM Bldg, Legaspi St. Cor. M.J. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines

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Taiwan Hiring: Factory Worker for Food Factory

courtesy of google search


Company: Hsinchun fa mi fen co. ltd
Product: Food processing company

Position: Factory Workers
Location: Taiwan

QUALIFICATIONS:
Female
25-30 years old
155cm above
at least High School Graduate
with food processing experience (MACHINE OPERATOR)
for first timer only
Not Colorblind
Not left-handed
No Tattoo
No vices
20/20 eyesight

*STRICTLY NO SWEATY HANDS*

IF INTERESTED, APPLY OR REPORT IMMEDIATELY.

You can drop by in their office from 9:00am-6: 00 pm Monday-Friday.

Agency: TENGLONG INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER CORP.

ADDRESS:
ROOM 401 MILLE BUILDING 335 SEN. GIL PUYAT AVENUE CORNER DOMINGA STREET PASAY CITY.

(LANDMARKS: besides BDO AND ON TOP OF MINISTOP)

MOBILE NUMBERS:
0917-119-1925 / 0908-862-8364
LANDLINE:
(02) 536-39-50

Please bring ANY of the documents:
Passport, UMID, DIPLOMA, TOR, F137, NBI, BC, POSTAL ID (Black), SSS ID, VOTERS ID, and Any valid ID

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Hiring: Production Workers For Corsair Inc In Taiwan


Overview:
The company has evolved from a pioneer in the high-performance DRAM market to a world leader in audio-grade computer components and peripherals. Its technology is groundbreaking and innovative, and is used in our high performance memory, ultra high efficiency power supplies, computer chassis, computer and CPU cooling solutions, and solid state storage devices. 

Location:
Taoyuan, Taiwan


Qualification:
-Male and Female
-20yrs old and above
-Vocational Graduate or College Graduate
-Male 170cm above in height
-Female 152 cm above in height
-Male 60-90kg in weight
-Female 45-60kg in weight
-Accept first timers and ex-Taiwan
-No tatoo, no colorblind

Agency:
Visit and apply personally at Grand Placement & General Services at Agoncillo St., Malate, Manila. Bring necessary documents.

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AU Optronics Working With Clients For Foldable Display Devices


AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) are working with their clients to offer flexible displays or the newly released foldable smartphones embracing the dual-screen as a major feature.

AUO known as display manufacturer of LCD panels for screen televisions, smartphones, monitors and others. The remarks came after South Korea’s Samsung and China’s Huawei technologies showcased their latest devices.

In the recent month, Samsung and Huawei unveils their foldable smartphone namely Galaxy Fold and Mate X respectively which highlight the folding capability of screens. Motorola is other company to follow suit.

With more clients joining the foldable screen for phones and tablets, working production may emerge more for AUO which will be a good news to its employees.

Recently, AUO face a quarterly loss due to oversupply of value added products which includes 85inch ultra high definition 8K display panels, flat panels for gaming PC that accounts for 50%of AUO’s revenue.
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Chunghwa Picture Tubes In Taoyuan To Layoff 2500 Employees


With its reorganization plan for its bankruptcy, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Co Ltd located in Taoyuan City plan to layoff around 2,500 employees. According to the company, it needs to reorganize its business content, gather some idle capacity and have to save on distribution, personnel, and costs. 


The plans have already submitted to Taoyuan City Government Department of Labor and told to assists employees to transfer jobs. Employees include both local and migrant workers.

The estimated count were 2500 local Taiwanese employees and migrant workers, as announced. The company has a total manpower of 4,500 with almost 70% of its manpower now being laid off.

Chunghwa Picture Tubes manufacture LCD and LED panel displays like then ones from Innolux and AU Optronics. It blames the over expansion of Chinese companies in China with same product type and the trade dispute.
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Taipei Agreed With Manila, Davao For Share Of Information On Fishery


Country capitals Taipei and Manila has agreed to share of information in fishery inspection and settle to improve the management of Davao port. The agreement was achieved in the Technical Working Group meeting by both Taiwan and Philippines.

Consensus was reached dealing to the issues relating to law enforcement cooperation in fisheries. The agreement involve improving mutual notification mechanism, sharing fishing boat inspections, assistance in fisheries development, exchanging aquaculture technologies, reducing post-harvest fish losses.

Improvement of Davao port fishery management also has been reached to agreements to block illegal fishing and through bilateral cooperation Taiwanese fishing vessels may unload their catches at the port.

Taipei and Manila will hold further more consultations in the future to continue in depth dialogue, forge consensus and act on measures to mitigate conflicts. Both countries hope to resolve conflicts and differences to create more mutual benefits.
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Taiwan Hiring: Production Workers For Sino-American Silicon Products Inc

Company: Sino-American Silicon Products Inc.

Company Overview:
Established in 1981, SAS (Sino-American Silicon Products Inc.) is the largest supplier of 3” ~ 12” wafers domestically at present, possessing complete production lines. SAS management team and entire staff shall devote in solar products expansion, quality improvement and customer satisfaction.

Location:
Yilan and Miaoli County in Taiwan

Products:
High value products include CZ/FZ/NTD Silicon ingots, Epi wafers , polished wafers , Antimony-doped wafers, etched wafers, TVS wafers, Arsenic-doped wafers, ultra thin wafers , deep diffusion wafers , solar ingot and wafers, cells, modules and Sapphire wafers.


Qualifications:
-Male, 20-30 yrs old
-Vocational graduate / 2yrs in college
-168cm above in height
-60kg above in weight
-No tattoo, Not left handed
-Not colorblind, Not nearsighted
-Accept First Timer (and Ex-Taiwan) 
-With or Without work experience

Agency:
Visit and apply personally at World Wiser International agency at 2nd flr DM Bldg., FB Harrison, Pasay City, Manila

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Taiwan Hiring: Textile Operator for Knitwear



Company: SHANG LUN KNITWEAR CO., LTD
UNIQUE SHINING KNITTING TECH CO., LTD

Position: MALE TEXTILE OPERATOR
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Qualifications:
* 20-30 YEARS OLD; MALE
* 170 CM ABOVE IN HEIGHT
* FIRST TIME TO WORK ABROAD
* 2- 4 YEARS COLLEGE GRADUATE
* WITH ANY RELATED FACTORY EXPERIENCE

REQUIREMENTS:
• PASSPORT ( 2 YRS VALIDITY)
• SSS UNIFIED ID
• PSA BIRTH CERT w/ RECEIPT
• YEARS COLLEGE DIPLOMA /TOR
• CERTIFICATE OF EMPLOYMENT
• PEOS CERTIFICATE
• E-REGISTRATION
• SSS CONTRIBUTIONS AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

NO PEOS NO OFW INFO SHEET NO APPLICATION FORM

Agency:
Visit and apply personally at Japan Maruko International Corporation
14th floor De Leon Center Bldg. 1151 MH Del Pilar St. Ermita Manila ( in front of Ermita Church)

For more info. Pls call:
Look for Ms. Lolit
Company mobile No. 09178081060/09985947863

All APPLICANTS must register or fill up the POEA
e-Registration, log in @http://eservices.poea.gov.ph/

MANPOWER POOLING ONLY /NO FEES TO BE COLLECTED/BEWARE OF ILLEGAL RECRUITERS


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Huawei Subsidiary HiSilicon Demands More Production Capacity To KYEC


Huawei's semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon have demanded King Yuan Electronics Co (KYEC) to provide 20-30% more production of the testing giant's available capacity, according to industry sources. HiSilicon is a global leading fabless semiconductor and IC design company that is dedicated to providing comprehensive connectivity and multimedia chipset solutions. 


HiSilicon continue to ramp up its orders placed under KYEC, adding that the orders are for state of teh art 5G base-station chips. HiSilicon is gearing up for initial 5G deployments in China that will focus on sub-6GHz frequencies.

Meanwhile, FPGA specialists Xilinx already has its chips in 5G has placed a state of volume production testing ing KYEC as the company has clear order capacity until the middle of the year.

Orders from nVIDIA and Intel continue in KYEC as its revenue continue to outgrow other testing companies. KYEC have expected to maintain stable revenue growth this year, driven mainly by growing revenues generated from orders for 5G base-station chips.


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Do you know where the word "FORMOSA" or Taiwan came from?



Do you know that the former name of Taiwan is Formosa?
Where did the name "Formosa" originate?

Let us start the geographical position of Taipei, the place is located in Taiwan's north, has an area of 271.8 sq. km, and situated in a basin. Rich in leisure and recreation, cultural arts, heritage sites, and other attractions, it enjoys a superb geographical position and traffic environment.

How about the climate?
Situated near the 25th parallel north, the city has subtropical island climate influenced by its basin location. The Taipei summers and autumns are hot and humid, the spring and winters cool and mild, and there is a clear differentiation between the four seasons. March to May generally marks the spring season, June to August summer, September to November Autumn and December to February winter.

What is the history of Taiwan?
In the 1500s Portuguese Maritimers, the first Westerners to espy Taiwan christened it Ilha Formosa, the "beautiful island." It was inhabited by numerous indigenous tribal peoples, then Han Chinese in great number from China's Fujian and Hakka from Guangdong provinces began to open land at the start of the 18th century. In the late 19th century Taipei was declared a prefectural capital and a walled city was built. Taipei became the island's leading center. Liu Ming-Chuan was declared Taiwan's first Governor and commenced a building program. This period was followed by the Japanese era and early Republican period after the Nationalist government moved to Taiwan. Now over 130 years old, the city has a population of 2.7 million.

How about transportations in Taipei?


Taipei has a comprehensive transportation network. The convenient MRT has five main lines and two branch lines, with 117 stations, and there are over 300 public-bus routes. It has four Taiwan Railways Stations and the railway network reaches all cities and counties. If you require rapid shuttling between Taiwan's north and south, the Taiwan High-Speed Rail network provides a lightning-quick option. The best watt get to Taoyuan International Airport from Taipei is on the newly-opened Taoyuan Airport MRT Songshan Airport, located in the city's heart, provides both domestic and international route services, giving visitors from around the world quick access to the city's core. 
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How to ride the Sightseeing bus around Taipei?



Do you want to explore the city of Taipei? Why not try to ride on the Sightseeing Bus to routes and destinations.

The sightseeing bus offers two different routes, the blue route, and the red route, both departing from Taipei Main Station, with 20 stops in total. The bus stops at landmarks and attractions including Taipei 101, National Place Museum, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Liberty Square, Ximending and Yongkang streets.

What are the free services while on board?
- include in-app audio/ video guide, wifi, USB charging and more.
-Hop on and off at any stop at your choice to organize your sightseeing day the way you like it.

Tickets and prices?

1. 4 hours pass (NT$300)
- tickets are valid within 4 hours, unlimited rides (before 18:00)

2. Day tour pass (NT$500) 
- Red route: 09:10-18:00
-Blue route: 09:20- 16:20
-unlimited rides within the day of activation

3. Night tour pass (NT$400)
-Red route(use time): 18:00-23:00
-unlimited rides within the day of activation

4. A one-day pass (NT$700)
-Unlimited rides, valid during the day of operation

5. Two-day pass (NT$1200)
-Unlimited rides, on two consecutive days, valid during operation hours

For detailed departure times, ticketing and other information please check the website www.tapeisightseeing.com.tw/en

or call (02)8791-6557 #6006
Service hours: 8:30-23:30

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Complete List and directions of Night Markets around Taipei



Are you planning to explore the night markets in Taipei? Well, here are the complete list of venues and how to get there.

Complete List and directions of Night Markets around Taipei.

1. Yansan Tourist Night Market
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Daqiaotou Station, walk toward Sec. 3, Yanping N. Rd, about 5 minutes

2. Xichang Street Night Market
Direction: From Exit 3 at MRT Longshan Temple Station, walk along Xichang St., about 5 minutes

3. Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market
Direction: From Exit1 at MRT Longshan Temple Station, walk toward Huaxi St., about 5 minutes

4. Wuzhou Street Night Market
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Longshan Temple Station, walk toward Wushou St., about 5 minutes

5. Guangzhou Street Night Market
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Longshan Temple Station, walk toward Guangzhou St., about 5 minutes

6. Nanjichang Night Market
Direction: From Exit 2 at MRT Ximen Station, walk toward Sec. 2, Zhonghua Road, about 25 minutes

7. Shilin Tourist Night Market
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Jiantan Station, walk straight ahead and cross Wenlin Road. about 5 minutes

8. Dalong Street Night Market 
Direction: From Exit 2 at MRT Yanshan Station, walk toward Dalong St., about 10 minutes

9. Shuangcheng Street Night Market
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Zhongshan Elementary School Station, walk toward Shuancheng st., about 5 minutes

10. Ningxia Tourist Night Market
Direction: From Exit 5 at MRT Zhongshan Sation, walk toward Ningxia Rd., about 8 minutes

11. Liaoning Street Night Market
Direction: From Exit 2 at MRT Nanjing Fuxing Station, walk along Liaoning St., toward Shongxing High School, about 4 minutes

12. Linjiang Street Tourist Night Market
Direction: From Exit 4 at MRT Xinyi Anhe Station, walk along Tonghua St., about 10 minutes

13. Jingmei Night Market
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Jingmei Station, walk toward Jingmei St., about 5 minutes

14. Raohe Street Tourist Night Market
Direction: From Exit 1 or Exit 2 at MRT Songshan Station, and walk toward Roahe St., about 3 minutes



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Complete list and directions of Metro Scenic Spots in Taipei Taiwan


Do you want to explore the Metro Scenic Spots in Taipei Taiwan?
In this article, we will provide a complete direction through riding MRT in different stations around Taipei, Taiwan.

What are the Metro Scenic Spots?

1. Taipei 101
Direction: From Exit 4 at MRT Taipei 101/ World Trade Center Station then have a walk then you will come out at near the ground floor of Taipei 101 building

2. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Direction: From Exit 5 at MRT Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station, when   you go out from the station it will 3 minutes wall to the right then you will find the memorial hall

3. Shilin Official Residence
Direction: From Exit 2 at MRT Shilin Station, about 10 minutes walk in the direction of Fulin road.

4. Taipei Zoo
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Taipei Zoo Station, this is the last station on this line then just walk straight and you will see the Taipei Zoo just near the station.

5. National Palace Museum
Direction: Take bus Red 30,304,255,8015, little 18 or 19 at Shilin Station, to the National Palace Museum stop.

6. Martyrs Shrine
Direction: From Dazhi Station, take bus 208 to the Martyrs Shrine stop

7. Longshan Temple
Direction: From Exit 1 at MRT Longshan Temple Station, Head north on Xiyuan Road for 5 minutes

8. National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall


Direction: From Exit 4 at MRT Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall station.
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Top 9 Scenic Spots in Taiwan for your traveling leisure

Are you planning to go around Taiwan and explore the best places? why not try our recommendation the 9 top Scenic spots in Taiwan.

Taiwan is a very beautiful island and has been named " Formosa". We recommend the following scenic spot for your traveling leisure.


1. Tamshui
There is nothing more famous, simple and plain old street with good food and a beautiful sunset view than Tamshui. The "Fisherman Wharf" is the best place to watch the setting sun and the "Fort San Domingo" is famous for its unique western-style bungalow. All these places you cannot afford to miss.

Specialty: Fish ball, Aki, Sour plum drink, fish crisp, Hard preserved eggs.

Direction: Take MRT Tamshui Line to Tamshui Station


2. Mount Yangming in Taipei
Mount Yangming is worth seeing throughout the year. Among the famous sightseeing places are Yangming National Park, Tatunshan, Chintienkang, and Bamboo Lake. Tourists like the spring's "flower season and the winter's "hot spring" in the most.

Specialty: Edible herbs, farm chickens, mountain harvested product

Direction:
a. Take the 260 bus at Taipei bust station
b. Take the red 5 bus at Jiantan MRT station

3. Taipei 101
Taipei 101 is Taipei's landmark skyscraper. The exterior resembles a stalk of bamboo as a symbolism of constant learning and growth and exhibits the rhythm of the Asian pagoda. The skyscraper provides world-class shopping boutiques gourmet cuisine and entertainment. Visitors may also visit the observatory at the 101 for a magnificent view of Taipei and beyond.

Feature: Festival Fireworks, the world's fastest elevator and the world's largest tuned mass damper aimed at withstanding typhoon winds and earthquake tremor.

Direction: Take the MRT Xinyi line to Taipei 101/ World Trade Center Station


4. Sun Moon Lake
The Sun Moon Lake is located in the middle of Taiwan, is the biggest fesh water lake as well as the most beautiful alpine lake in Taiwan. Demarcated by the Lalu Island, The Sun Moon Lake got its name from the unique terrains that look like the sun on one side and cresent moon on the other. It's romantic and inspiring scenery has been one of the best-known spots in Taiwan.

Feature: Sun Moon Lake features the only full range 3D tours in Taiwan. The Shue is the Wharf where you can take a boat tour to enjoy the lake view. Various hot spots on land such as Wenue Temple, Ci En Pagoda, Ita Thao (Formosan Aboriginal Culture village) and the 14 lake trails allow you to discover the beauty and the ecology. The cableway takes you high above for the magnificent way.

Specialty: President's fish (Aruzay Fish), Chili fish, Lake shrimp, Ailanthus Prickly-ash, Assam Tea, Mushroom, Water Bamboo

Direction:
Take Sun Moon Lake Line of  " Taiwan Tour bus Route" at Taichung Kancheng Station, Taiwan Railway Taichung Station or High-Speed Rail Taichung Station, or Nantou Bus to Sun Moon Lake, or take "Kuo Kuang Bus" (Taipei to Sun Moon Lake) at Taipei Train Station west wing- B block

5. Chia Yi Alishan
Alishan sunrise: Tashan strange rocks, 28 giant trees, Ogasawara hill, the water giant trees, Sianglin Arch Bridge, Ciyun view, the Shin Yi flow, the beautiful scenery of the sea, waterfall, Alshan Shienmu relics, have been well known. During March and April season the Alishan has more visitor.

Specialty: Fenqi Lake Railway lunch, love jade

Direction: Take the "Taiwan Good line" Alishan Line-a Line or the Taitai Chiayi Station take the "Taiwan good line"  Alishan line-B Line.

6. Tainan Prefectural City
Tainan Prefectural City is Taiwan's ancient capital having many state-level historical sites. Among them, the Confucian Temple, Fort Zeelandia, Eternal Fortress, Fort Provintia, etc. are the most well-known. Besides historial sites, Tainan's snack is especially worth trying!

Specialty: Dan-Tsu noodles, Yeem Mien, Shrimp roll, rice bowl glutinous cake, coffin bread, tofu pudding, ding bian cuo.

Direction:
a. Take the bus from Tainan Railway Station to various destinations
b. Take 88- Anping Line of "Taiwan Tour Bus Route" at Taiwan Railway Tainan Station.



7. Pingtung Kenting
Kenting is full of passion, having the south island characteristic and style. It is the best place to engage in aquatic activities. Many tourists come here for a visit during summers. They welcome you and your friends to come and cool off in the waters!

Specialty: Carageen, Yulai mushroom, harbor tea, taro glutinous cake, green bean noodle with duck.

Direction:
a. Take Pingtung public bus from Pingtung bus station.
b. Take Kenting Fast Line of " Taiwan Tour Bus Route" at Taiwan High-speed Rail Tsuoying Station.




8. Taitong Chihben
Located at Eastern Taiwan, Chiben is famous for its World-class hot springs. Besides enjoying the bathing, you can also watch the natural views of the mountain range, canyons, and waterfalls, etc.

Specialty: Tiger Lily, custard apple, roselle, chrysanthemum tea,

Direction: 
a. Take South Circle Railway to Chiben station
b. From Taitung City, take the Dintung public bus (mountain line) to Chihben




9.  Hualien Taroko Gorge
Taroko Gorge is famous for its breathtaking natural marvelous sight. It is located along eh road of Central Horizontal Highway with graceful scenes. Among the renowned tourist spots are Yanzihkou, Jiucyudong Trail, Tiansiang, Cingshui Cliff, Chang-Chun Shine, Bai-yang Trail, etc. We strongly recommended you to visit this place.

Specialty: Edible wild herbs, glutinous dumplings, mountain harvested products, Sunsue tea, sweet potato with taro filling.

Direction:
a. From Hualien Railway Station, Tae Hualien public bus to Tiansiang
b. Take Tarogo Line of "Taiwan Tour Bus Route" to Tiansiang at Taiwan High-Speed Rail Hualien Station.

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Types of workers leave in Taiwan that Migrant should know



If you are working in  Taiwan then you should know this kind of regulations!

Types of Employees Leave
1. Vacation Leave
-The employee is entitled to take vacation leave for not more than 14 days in a year with pay.

2. Special leave
- As of promulgation of Ministry of Labor and Implementation as of July 1, 2017, if the employee is working six (6) months and above then the employee is entitled to 24 hours to leave with pay.

3. Sick leave
- Any employee is entitled in this leave. The accumulation should not exceed 30 days in a year. Payment will be 50% of your basic salary.

4. Personal leave
-Employees are entitled to take Personal leave for not more than 14 days in a year without pay.

5. Marriage leave
-An employee is entitled to 8 days to leave with pay.

6. Maternity leave
- According to Article 50 of the Labor Standard Act. a pregnant employee can take maternity leave before and after the birth for a combination of 8 weeks.
How does the maternity payment compute?
-If an employee is employed for more than six months before her pregnancy then the compensation will full basic salary.
-If an employee is employed six months and below then the compensation will only be half of her basic salary.

7. Hospital leave (with the medical condition)
A. Non-Hospitalized- the leave should not exceed 30 days in a year.
B. Hospitalized- the leave should not exceed one year in two years.
The total combination of Hospital leave should not exceed one year in 2 years.

Reminders:
Seeking an emergency leave is upon the company's jurisdiction if how many days are allowed.

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Foreign workers no longer required to leave Taiwan when work permit expires.


Ministry of Labor promulgated an amendment to Article to Article 52 of the Employment Services Act on November 3, 2016. The new regulations eliminate the requirement for foreign workers to leave Taiwan for a minimum of one day on completion of a three-year work contract. Hereafter, employers can apply to the Ministry for an extension when a work permit expires and, on approval, foreign workers may continue to work without having to leave Taiwan.

1. Extending contracts on expiry
- Foreign workers and employers shall discuss whether to extend an existing work permit or the transfer to work for another employer 2 to 4 months before the original employment contract expires. In the event that both parties agree to extend the existing employment contract and the employer has a valid recruitment permit issued by the Ministry of Labor, said employer need only file an application for an extension and once the Ministry approves the application, the foreign worker can continue working in Taiwan.

2. No Contract Extension/ Transfer to New Employer

Question: If the employer and employee decide not to extend the employment contract, how should the employer deal with the matter?

Answer:
A. If a foreign worker does not want to continue working in Taiwan, the employer shall, in accordance with the present regulations, assist the foreign workers in returning home before the expiry date.

B. If the employee remains the willingness to work in Taiwan, the employer shall prepare an application form and the prescribed documents to the Ministry of Labor for applying the change of employer within 2 to  4 months before the expiry of the employment expired.

Step by step applications.
4 months before the contract expires
-Employer extend the contract on expiry or transfer to a new employer(no contract extension)
-The application should start 4 months before the contract expires

2 months before the contract expires
-Employer extends the contract on expiry or transfers to a new employer
-This will be the deadline application.

14 days before the contract expires
- No new employer to extend the contract or foreign worker no longer plans to work in Taiwan.
-Original employer prepares procedures for foreign worker returning home


3. Brokerage Fees
- When the original employer extends an employment contract or new employer wants to hire a foreign worker who is coming to the end of his/her existing work contract, the original employer or new employer is required to pay a registration fee and introduction fee(commonly know as brokerage fee) to the labor broker commissioned to deal with the matter,. The fee charged cannot exceed the foreign worker's first monthly salary. Brokers may only solicit a service fee from foreign workers.

4. Leave / Returning Home

A. A foreign worker who is applicable to the provisions of Labor Standards Act has continued to work for a certain period of time in the same employer or institution, should be given special leave in accordance with following provisions

a. 6 months- under 1 year: 3 days
b. Over 1 year - under 2 years: 7 days
c. Over 2 years- under 3 years: 10 days
d. Over 3 years- under 5 years: 14 days
e. Over 5 years- under 10 years: 15 days
f. Over 10 years, one extra day is added each year for a maximum of 30 days

B. For those foreign workers to whom the provisions of the labor standard Act do not apply, their employment contracts shall stipulate a set number of paid annual leave days.

C. The paid annual leave days of foreign workers accrued through the Labor Standard Act or employment contracts can be used to return to their countries of origin and they may set a date to return to work n their own terms, to which the employer shall agree.

D. In cases where enterprise operations or the urgent needs of those being cared for, employers may consult with foreign workers to set a date on which work will resume. If the consultation is failed, the employer shall remain to agree to let foreign workers return home in accordance with the date originally scheduled by the foreign workers.

E. Regulations governing categories of leave other than paid annual leave, such as marriage leave, bereavement leave, and personal leave are contained in the Labor Standard Ac, Gender Equality Act or the labor employment contract. Employers are required to pay employees for paid annual leave days, but not for personal leave.

If you have any questions concerning the amendment to Article 52 of the Employment Service Act or other inquiries about protecting your rights, please call the 1955 Foreign Workers' Hotline or visit the Ministry of Labor' Foreign Workers Right Protection website at https://fw.wda.gov.tw/

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What are your rights while working in Taiwan?



Are you a Migrant Worker in Taiwan? If yes, then you should know your rights while working in the country.

What are your rights as workers in Taiwan?

1. Wages
- Your wages are negotiated between you and your employer. However, if you are employed by a business unit which is covered by the Taiwan Labor Standard Act, your pay must not be lower than the minimum wage.

2. Working time and rest period
   A. Your working time and the rest periods are in accordance with the employment contract agreed between the employer and the employee. However, if you are employed by a business unit which is covered by the Taiwan Labor Standard Act, your working hours shall be 8 hours per day, not exceeding 40 hours per 1 week. Overtime shall be in accordance with the law.

  B. When working continuously for 4 hours, the worker should be given at least 30 minutes rest. However, flexibility may be exercised in cases of work shifts or non-stop production situations or during an emergency.

3. Legal Holidays, rest days and leave applications
-Holiday for the family category of foreign worker in accordance with the employment contract agreed upon by both the employer and employee. However, for construction, manufacturing, nursing, slaughter and fishing category are in accordance with the Labor Standard Act, you are entitled to have two rest day within 7 days, which one day as vacation leave and one day as off day. In addition, you must have a rest on the official holiday. Under the same employer or business unit, and you have worked continuously for a certain period, you will be entitled to a special leave in accordance with The Labor Standard Act.

The vacation leave and Holiday should be given to the employee, the employer cannot arbitrarily deprive this standard right.

4. Health Insurance
-All foreign workers who have Alien Resident Certificate in Taiwan region should join The National Health Insurance policy. This membership is applied and handled by the employer starting from your date of employment. By paying the National Health Insurance fee every month, you will be covered by the National Health Insurance and be entitled to medical benefits.

5. Labor Insurance
-If you are employed at a business unit with more than five workers or laborer in fisheries, your employer should submit your work permit approved by the Central Labor Authority or related business authority to the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor to be declared or to be covered by Labor Insurance on the day you report for work.

6. Arrival / Departure Services
- Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor has set up Foreign Workers Service Centers at Taiwan International Airports- Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airports to provide directions on guidance for arrival foreign workers, laws and regulations propaganda seminars, pick-up services as well as providing foreign workers, overseas foreign worker wage disputes and complaint services as well as providing foreign workers with temporary shelter services. Foreign
Workers who could not attend the propaganda seminar may view the propaganda through the help of employers or brokers, or simply watch the film online

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Kaohsuing Mayor explained his side after the uproar of huge Filipino Community in Taiwan



Kaohsiung, Taiwan (March 9, 2019)- The  Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) explained his side in using the word "MARIA."

The Mayor issued a statement Yesterday March 7, 2019, during the press conference. He explained the term he used was a metaphor and not meant to be discriminatory.


" the challenge is persuading Kaohsiung parents to accept the promotion of bilingual education, and he used the word "Maria" (瑪麗亞) as a metaphor for the responsible parents would likely have when communicating with them on the subject."

"if Kaohsiung invited Filipinos to teach English, the question would be how to overcome the "psychological obstacle of parents." 

He added "The Philippines actually has many great English teachers, but he said many parents respond to the notion of hiring Filipino teachers by saying, "Why don't you hire American, Australian, British? Why do you hire neighboring Filipinos?"

"we, of course, would like to go to the Philippines to recruit some excellent foreign language talent." He then went on to say that the Philippines already has a population of 90 million, and it has had decades of English education with "many great teaching talents."

when he used the word "Maria," it did not have "other meanings," rather, he said his meaning was that when promoting bilingual education, "would Kaohsiung parents accept it? He concluded that "This will take communication." Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu said -source Taiwan News


I leave to you guys if how you would understand and accept his explanation.  I thought it was an apology but it was just a plain explanation to the public after a huge of Filipino Community bashed him over his racist remark.


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A Filipino Crew suspect of killing Filipino and Indonesian has been arrested



Have you remembered The 255-tonne Wen Peng had 24 crew members onboard — three Taiwanese, 10 Filipinos and 11 Indonesians?
February 20, 2019, when the incident of killing one fellow Filipino and one Indonesian? and the suspect is a Filipino Migrant worker?
The Taiwan coastguard had sent a rescue vessel to the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka last Feb. 21, 2019.

The Filipino suspect had been arrested after coast guard personnel spent about 13 hours negotiating with the suspect, as the Wen Peng’s cabin door was locked from inside and the boat’s rails were electrified, the coast guard said.

Six crews are still missing, one Filipino and five Indonesian had been forced to jump into the sea and the rescue effort might be called off because the crews are missing for a long time and its over 72 hours. According to Fisheries Agency Deputy Director-General Lin Kuo-ping (林國平).

The rest of the crews were been rescued by the Taiwanese vessels Shang Feng No. 3 and Hung Fu No. 88.

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