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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.


Taiwan's Tech Industries Are On Roll</h2>

Taiwan's Tech Industries Are On Roll

Oct 24, 2017

For different reasons, Taiwan’s technology-related industries, including electric vehicles and auto electronics parts, smartphone components, and artificial intelligence solutions, are generally on a roll, as reflected by the robust revenues posted by many of listed companies in the Taiwan bourse for the third quarter of this year, to hopefully continue to serve as growth engines for Taiwan’s eco...


Five Golds Given Among 48 Winners of TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards 2016</h2><p class='subtitle'>Full-carbon wheel for disc brakes among Gold Award winners</p>

Five Golds Given Among 48 Winners of TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards 2016

Full-carbon wheel for disc brakes among Gold Award winners

Apr 28, 2016

After considerable deliberation by an international jury panel, 48 entries were announced as winners of the prestigious TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2016; while among them, five products were granted the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i gold awards, and the special “Gold Award – Young Enterprise” was given to startups showing outstanding achievements. Makers and designers could until Dec. 31, 2015 submit products fo...


Taiwan Talents Win Record Number at iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 by Taking 175 Awards, including 5 Golds</h2>

Taiwan Talents Win Record Number at iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 by Taking 175 Awards, including 5 Golds

Apr 28, 2016

Designers from Taiwan again bring home encouraging news to perhaps further confirm the undeniable fact that the relatively small island contains a sizable pool of talent in design. A record number of awards at the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 has been won by Taiwanese designers. iF DESIGN AWARD is widely recognized globally as the “Oscars” of the design world, of which the 2016 edition saw Taiwanese ...


Worldwide New-car Sales (2006-2015) (Source: Markline, ARTC)

Global New-car Sales Up 2.3% to 88 M. in 2015

China's new-car sales up 4.7% in 2015 to 24.6 million units for new record

Apr 27, 2016

Continuing an uptrend in growth from 2013, when about 80 million units were sold, sales of new cars worldwide increased by 2.3 percent to reach a new record high of 87.28 million units in 2015, driven by robust demand from major markets like the U.S. and Western Europe; while sales in China, the world's largest automobile market continued to rise slightly, according to the Automotive Research & T...


Global market demand for luxury yachts (with length exceeding  80 feet) has gradually risen over the last few years (photo courtesy of Horizon Yachts).

Taiwan's Yacht Builders Not Popping Champagne Corks Despite Advancing to Globally No. 4 in 2016 Rankings

Taiwan's ban on cross-border navigation of watercrafts also dampens growth of sector locally

Jan 21, 2016

While recent TV news platforms as CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg having aired stock market turmoil globally, with crude oil and iron ore prices continuing to plunge to impact major mining firms as BH Billiton and even the financial health of Saudi Arabia, coupled with global economic growth as well as China's being forecasted to slow in 2016, which inevitably rattles investor sentiments as well as botto...


Cowealth Chairperson Q.Z. Wang.

Cowealth's Medical Equipment Leasing Plan Targets Even China's County Cities by 2018

Taiwanese firm the first of its kind to tap China market some 18 years ago

Jan 18, 2016

The Cowealth Group of Taiwan, a publicly held vendor of medical equipment who was the first Taiwanese firm to have entered the mainland Chinese market some 18 years ago, is determined to promote its products across prefectural cities by 2016 and county cities by 2018 after having supplied such products across provincial capitals in mainland China in 2015. Company chairperson, Q.Z. Wang, is san...


Rosy market outlook prompts many Taiwanese medical instrument makers to expand output (photo courtesy of UDN.com).

Taiwanese Medical Instruments Makers Carrying out Output Expansion amid Strong Global Market Demand

British firm predicts market to reach US$398 Bn. by 2017

Jan 12, 2016

In response to consistently strong market demand for medical instruments globally, some Taiwanese firms in the line have been aggressively expanding production capacity at home and overseas, to be better prepared for shipment growth amid such boom that is expected to continue for the next few years. The increasingly upbeat prospect of the global market for medical devices and instruments is wi...


Tony Lo, chairman of TBA and president of Giant Manufacturing, recognized as Taiwan's largest assembled-bicycle maker. (photo from Wheelgiant)

Taiwan's Bicycle & Parts Exports Continue to Increase Despite Volatile Global Ecomomy in 2015

Jan 05, 2016

Taiwan's assembled-bicycle and parts exports contrasted against the frequently reported volatility, uncertainty in the global economy across TV news platforms as CNN, BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg, all of which held their breaths as global stock markets began their first trading day of 2016 by tanking as if uncontrollably, which apparently was triggered by reports of discouraging PMI figures out of Chi...


The concept of TSMC's Open Innovation Platform. (photo from Internet)

TSMC Remains No. 1 Among Top-20 Most Innovative Companies in Taiwan 2015

Nov 09, 2015

The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) recently announced survey results related to the top-20 Most Innovative Companies in Taiwan 2015, of which technology companies continue to account for the lion's share. This regular survey, kicked off in 2011, is organized by the IDB and implemented by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The rankings are derived bas...


High-end bicycle chains made by KMC, recognized as the world's largest bicycle-chain maker based in Taiwan. (photo from KMC)

TWSE-listed Bicycle Makers Report Encouraging Results for Q1-Q3

Nov 04, 2015

Thanks to cyclist-friendly weather in major export markets such as Europe and the U.S., many Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)-listed assembled-bicycle and parts makers reported record-high revenues in the first three quarters of 2015, with institutional investors predicting also these companies to likely achieve whole-year revenue records. Merida Industry Co., Ltd., recognized as the second-larges...