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Taiwan's Drought Shows Climate Change’s Direct Threat to Tech

Taiwan's Drought Shows Climate Change’s Direct Threat to Tech
Taiwan is known for being one of the rainiest locations on the planet, thanks to its subtropical climate in the north and central areas, and tropical climate in the south. During the summer and autumn, typhoons are frequent, as are monsoons. However, last year was a different story. For the first time in 56 years, Taiwan saw no typhoons in 2020, and so far this year, rainfall has been 40 percent less than normal. Most of the country's reservoirs are now below 20% capacity, with water levels in some dipping below 10%. Among them is the Baoshan second reservoir, a...

Taiwan's Electronic Component Exports Fall in First Three Quarters

Taiwan's Electronic Component Exports Fall in First Three Quarters
Taiwan’s exports of electronic components, its biggest category of exports, declined by 1% during the first three quarters of 2019, according to recent data from the island’s finance authority. The island’s electronic components exports amounted to 80.9 billion US dollars during the first nine months of 2019, accounting for one third of its total exports. The export of ICs saw a 2% rise during the period, totalling $71.8 billion. Other components, including printed circuit, LED, solar panels and capacitors and resistors, suffered a 20% decrease in total exports. Solar panels and capacitors and resistors suffered the steepest decline of 71%...

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