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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.

TV Panel Makers' Sales Targets for 2015 (millions) (Source: DisplaySearch)

Panel Makers Target 261 M. LCD TV Panels in 2015: DisplaySearch

Feb 03, 2015

A recent survey indicated that all LCD TV panel makers are increasing sales targets for 2015, based on confidence from strong demand for LCD TV panels, increasing variety of TV models, and aggressiveness of leading brands like Samsung VD, LG Electronics, and Sony, according to DisplaySearch, a leader in display market research and consulting. Peter Su, analyst of DisplaySearch, pointed out th...

A high-end bicycle made by Merida. (photo from Internet)

Taiwanese Bicycle Makers Giant and Merdia Hit Record Revenues in 2014

Feb 02, 2015

Both Taiwan's top-two bicycle manufacturers, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., hit record-high revenues in 2014, with Giant Group's consolidated revenue outstripping NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) for the first time in company's history. Giant, recognized as the world's largest bike maker, had revenue of NT$4.48 billion (US$149.4 million) for December, 2014, up 18.9 pe...

Horizon's president, John Lu

Taiwan's Yacht Industry Sailing Well toward Promising Sea

The island remains world's No.6 yacht maker in 2015

Feb 02, 2015

By STEVE CHUANG If success of Taiwan’s IT (information technology) and electronics manufacturing industries is a consequence of the government’s heavy push at development of the industries, prosperity of the island’s yacht industry must be an industrial miracle, because the luxury goods industry has been faring well in the global market for over 40 years but without a sound domestic market and...

Liu Chin-his, president of Rechi, targets to be the world's third-largest compressor maker with a new factory. (photo from UDN)

Rechi to Start Construction of Compressor Factory in China by Year-end

Nov 26, 2014

Rechi Precision Co., Ltd., Taiwan's largest and world's fourth-largest supplier of compressors for air conditioners by shipment, recently announced building a new factory for NT$3 billion (US$100 million) in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province of China, to start by the end of 2014. Liu Chin-hsi, president of Rechi, said his company will try to start up the new facility as early as the end of 2015, whic...

According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide sales of e-bicycles may grow from 31.7 million annually in 2014 to 40.3 million by 2023.

More Than 40 M. E-bikes to be Sold by 2023: Navigant Research

Nov 21, 2014

Due to increasing urbanization that breed growing acceptance of electric bicycles for personal transport, worldwide sales of e-bicycles, including throttle-control and pedal-assist models, are expected to grow from 31.7 million in 2014 to 40.3 million by 2023, according to a new report from Navigant Research. While e-bicycles are still an emerging market in North America, where they are largel...

Three major Taiwan-listed, bicycle-sector companies report record results for the first three quarters.

Taiwan-listed Makers of Bicycles and Chains Report Record Jan.-Sept. Results

Nov 20, 2014

Three major, Taiwan-listed bicycle-sector companies hit record earnings in the first three quarters, including Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Merida Industry Co., Ltd., and KMC Chain Industrial Co. Merida says in the first three quarters demand from major export markets such as the U.S. and Europe for high-end mountain and road bikes was quite strong, leading to higher average selling pric...

LCD Panel Maker Business Plans (2013-2015)

TV Panel Shipment Growth Expected to Slow to 3% in 2015: NPD DisplaySearch VP Hsieh

Nov 20, 2014

Global shipments of TV thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels are expected to rise to 257 million units in 2015, a paltry 3% gain over the forecasted 249 million units to be sold this year, according to David Hsieh, vice president of NPD DisplaySearch Greater China. Hsieh recently issued the forecast on the NPD DisplaySerach blog based on the business plans of TV pane...

A high-end smartphone panel produced by AUO, the second-largest maker of TFT-LCDs in Taiwan (Photo from AUO)

Taiwan's FPD Production to Grow by 1.6%-3.1% in 2015: IEK

Nov 14, 2014

Taiwan's annual flat panel display (FPD) production is expected to grow by 1.6% to 3.1% in 2015, helped by shipments of larger sized panel and efforts by local FPD makers to boost sales of higher-priced and higher-margin products, according to the Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK) under domestic Industrial Technology Research Institute. The FPD industry in Taiwan face two major h...

Duan Xing-jian, chairman of Innolux, the largest maker of TFT-LCD panels in Taiwan. (Photo from UDN)

Innolux to Double Capital Spending in 2015

Nov 14, 2014

Innolux Display Corp., the largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, reported that it had net earnings of NT$7.36 billion (US$245.3 million) for the third quarter, a 144% sequential, or quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), increase, and a 974% year-on-year (YoY) growth, a record high for the past 17 quarters. The company said that its equipment utilization r...

Jerry Shen, CEO of Asustek Computer Inc., a major PC and mobile-device vendor headquartered in Taiwan. (photo from UDN)

ASUS Maps out 4 Biz Development Directions: CEO Shen

Nov 12, 2014

Jerry Shen, CEO of Asustek Computer Inc. (ASUS), a global personal computer (PC) and motherboard vendor headquartered in Taiwan, says that his company emulates Apple Inc. of the U.S., trying to constantly pursue the best and outdo itself. In the era of Internet of Things (IoT), he stresses, ASUS will continue to cultivate more talents in both hardware and software and invest more resources in dev...