China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five

Beijing will pump billions of dollars into semiconductor fabrication plants in a bid to overtake US, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Europe By Gordon Watts   Step inside the sterile world of a Fab and you are literally at the epicenter of creation. It is here where semiconductors, such as microchips, are ‘born’ and integrated … Continue reading China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five

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SE Asia patently behind in world markets

Despite high patent and intellectual property filings, no regional company or product has a leading global position By Alan Boyd If necessity is truly the mother of invention, Southeast Asians may need to devise a better strategy for exploiting their talent base in the marketplace. Patent applications from the region have risen more than 40% … Continue reading SE Asia patently behind in world markets