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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.


AIDC, the largest aircraft maker in Taiwan, has strong capability in aviation parts manufacturing, and is expected to benefit from GE's increasing procurement on the island. (photo from UDN)

Taiwanese Delegation to N. America Shows Promise to Attract More Foreign Investments

Aug 31, 2015

Lien Yu-ping, Director General of the Department of Investment Services (DOIS) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), recently said that a Taiwanese delegation to attract investment from North America has shown promising results, having inked investment letters of intent (LOI) with various American and Canadian companies, including GE, S-Cubed, Alvogen, etc. She estimates that future inve...


Shih Mu-piao, president of Chunghwa Telecom of Taiwan.

Internet-of-Things to Take Off Starting in 2016: CHT President Shih

Aug 05, 2015

Amid ample reports of the vigorous, promising development of Internet of Things (IoT), various global market research institutes forecast that by 2020 around a total of 25 billion to 50 billion IoT terminal devices worldwide will be in use, while the year 2016 is expected to be the time for the global IoT market to take off. Shih Mu-Piao, president of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT), repo...


Many international players, like the Daimler Group, are  aggressively innovating solutions for smart urban mobility. (photo from Internet)

Smart Urban Mobility Infrastructure & Services Market to Exceed US$25 B. in 2024: Navigant Research

Jul 31, 2015

With high-profile firms as Tesla, Google and Uber developing new technologies as autonomous cars amid the growing trends of Smart City, automotive telematics, Internet of Things (IoT) etc., new forms of smart mobility are helping cities solve traffic congestion and reduce emissions. A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for smart urban mobility infrastructure and servi...


IPO says that Internet of Things (IoT) has become the major field for most Taiwanese patent applicants. (photo from Internet)

Hon Hai Tops Local Invention-patent Application Volume in Q2, 2015

Jul 29, 2015

Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co. Ltd., the Taiwan-based major EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider, topped all local counterparts in the number of patent applications in the second quarter of 2015 in Taiwan, with the company's applications submitted during the period focusing mainly on Internet of Things (IoT) and robot-related fields, according to statistics released by the Intellectual P...


A 12-inch wafer plant operated by Taiwan's largest semiconductor company TSMC in STSP. (photo from Internet)

Southern Taiwan Science Park Achieves Record High Export Value in H1, 2015

Jul 28, 2015

Despite recent reports of the decreasing exports out of Taiwan over the past five months straight, the Southern Taiwan Science Park's (STSP) accumulated export value in the first six months hit a same-period record high of NT$221.65 billion (US$7.39 billion), with accumulated first-half revenue in the park expected to challenge a new high of NT$350 billion (US$11.67 billion), according to the STS...


The sizable used-car segment has drawn attention from  local auto vendors. (photo from UDN)

Sizable Used-car Market Draws Attention from Auto Vendors in Taiwan

Jul 24, 2015

In Taiwan, over 700,000 used cars are bought and sold per year, compared to about 400,000 new cars sold a year, creating a market of about NT$300 billion (US$10 billion). Eyeing the growing domestic used-car market, automobile vendors have been aggressively developing such sales channels by tapping the ample supply of cars sourced from new-car distributors and affiliated car-leasing compan...


L.Y. Kuo, president of Taiwanese controller maker Advantech-LNC, a subsidiary of leading industrial-computer maker Advantech. (photo from Advantech-LNC).

Advantech-LNC's Robot Controllers Tap into Chinese Automotive Supply Chain

Jul 21, 2015

Advantech Co., Ltd., recognized as the largest industrial computer maker in Taiwan, recently said the company has tapped into the supply chain of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), reportedly the largest automobile manufacturer in China, through its subsidiary Advantech-LNC Technology Co., Ltd. L.Y. Kuo, president of Advantech-LNC, pointed out that his company has kicked off smal...


A high-end model specifically designed for female cyclists under Giant's "Liv" sub-brand. (photo from Giant)

TWSE-listed Bicycle-sector Companies Report Upbeat H1 Results

Jul 16, 2015

Thanks to strong demand from Europe, where gasoline prices are sometimes double or more of those in North America, and the U.S., several suppliers in the bicycle sector listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) reported buoyant results, including record revenues in the first half. Both the top-2 assembled-bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan by volume sold, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Me...


Projector Shipments in Taiwan (Q1, 2014-Q1, 2015) (Source: IDC Taiwan Quarterly Projector Tracker, Q1, 2015)

Projector Shipments in Taiwan Down 11.4% in Q1: IDC Taiwan

Jul 16, 2015

Some 19,926 projectors were sold in Taiwan in the first quarter of 2015 (Q4, 2014: 21,898 units), down 11.4 percent year-on-year (YoY) and 9.0 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), according to statistics released by IDC Taiwan, the local subsidiary of the global provider of market intelligence. Ray Lin, associate market analyst, PC & Peripherals Group of IDC Taiwan, attributes the sales decli...


The FORDBID SRT PVC upholstery made by Taiwanese petrochemical maker CGPC. (photo from Internet)

Taiwanese Petrochemical Makers Diversify Product Applications to Build Business

Jul 16, 2015

In recent years and amid crude oil prices beyond own control coupled with relatively modest-sized domestic market as well as intensifying rivalry, several Taiwanese petrochemical manufacturers have been vigorously diversifying product applications, so as to further create business opportunities. Formosa Plastic Corp. (FPC), recognized as the largest petrochemical maker in Taiwan, has been eyei...