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Tim Culpan

Tim covers the electronics industry from Bloomberg's Taipei bureau. He's been chasing down tips and questioning execs (in English and Mandarin) in Taiwan since 1999.

The new HTC One will be the first to feature the HTC UltraPixel Camera.

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The new HTC One will be the first to feature the HTC UltraPixel Camera.

HTC’s UltraPixel Cameras Are Becoming an Ultra Headache

It was supposed to be the feature that makes HTC outshine Samsung Electronics and Apple. Instead, the complications of producing a camera with what the company calls UltraPixels has forced HTC to delay the roll-out of its HTC One smartphone....

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"Terry" Gou Tai-Ming, chairman and president of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd., speaks in his office building at the Foxconn City complex in Shenzhen, China, in 2010.

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"Terry" Gou Tai-Ming, chairman and president of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd., speaks in his office building at the Foxconn City complex in Shenzhen, China, in 2010.

Foxconn Doesn’t Want to Be Confused With Foxconn, So It’s Changing Its Name

For years, the world has had trouble wrapping its head around that behemoth known to us all as Foxconn. Not helping matters has been the fact that Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group is actually a name given to a collection of...

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An air hockey app is demonstrated on Lenovo’s Horizon touchscreen PC at CES in Las Vegas.

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An air hockey app is demonstrated on Lenovo’s Horizon touchscreen PC at CES in Las Vegas.

Lenovo to Kids: Stop Texting at the Dinner Table

Turns out, there’s a reason why Lenovo released its hit-or-miss tabletop PC, the Horizon. According to CEO Yang Yuanqing, family patriarchs are increasingly frustrated with their kids constantly playing on their smartphones and tablets at the dinner table. Individual devices are making individual...

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HTC's Peter Chou urged employees in August to 'kill bureaucracy' and 'stay firm with the hero innovations.'

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HTC's Peter Chou urged employees in August to 'kill bureaucracy' and 'stay firm with the hero innovations.'

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s HTC’s Peter Chou!

Fresh off the high of ending a bruising legal battle with Apple (terms undisclosed), HTC’s Peter Chou may have had good reason to feel strong. It was the CEO himself, according to a company statement, who led settlement negotiations with...

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A customer inspects mobile devices at a kiosk selling Samsung products in Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, India.

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A customer inspects mobile devices at a kiosk selling Samsung products in Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, India.

A Spotlight Foxconn Is Willing to Share With Samsung

Foxconn doesn’t like to be compared with Samsung. Founder and Chairman Terry Gou has gone out of his way to tell audiences how the world’s biggest assembler of electronics is better and can defeat its South Korean rival on multiple...

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A group of protesters from SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour) demonstrate outside the Foxconn annual general meeting in Hong Kong.

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A group of protesters from SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour) demonstrate outside the Foxconn annual general meeting in Hong Kong.

Apple’s Labor Report Card, Not Yet Released, Already Doomed to Fail

Apple's latest round of inspections at Foxconn and other partners won't make anyone happy. We can predict the conclusion: things are better than some claim, yet more can be done. All sides involved will use this for their own ends.

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