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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.


US, Europe, Japan-focused supply of EV SiC and GaN on tight demand: III</h2>

US, Europe, Japan-focused supply of EV SiC and GaN on tight demand: III

Jul 06, 2022

Institute for Information Institute's (III) MIC estimates that the global electric vehicle scale will reach 9.221 million units this year, with an annual growth rate of more than 48%. The supply of key components like third-generation semiconductors silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) is tight, and the delivery time is still at a high of 42 weeks. Above, the SiC supply chain is still ...


EVs introduce huge increase of electricity in next decade: Is Taipower ready? </h2>

EVs introduce huge increase of electricity in next decade: Is Taipower ready?

Jul 05, 2022

The era of electric vehicles has arrived; according to the 2050 net-zero emission road map of the National Development Council, 30% of newly sold vehicles will be EV in 2030, and the proportion will increase to 60% in 2035. In 2040, 100% of newly sold cars will be electric vehicles. In the next 20 years, the policy will strongly promote electric vehicles on the road. However, the biggest concerns...


Gas price and interest rate hikes challenge automotive brands</h2>

Gas price and interest rate hikes challenge automotive brands

Jul 04, 2022

Propelled by the Ukraine-Russian war, gas prices have soared, tightening up consumers’ spending capacity and driving up prices in other areas amid inflation. Earlier this year, automotive brands had been optimistic regarding sales and production would rise with the predictions of parts and chip shortages easing up, but the reality in the past few months proved the contrary. News outlets have b...


Top auto transmission system maker views future optimistically</h2>

Top auto transmission system maker views future optimistically

Jun 30, 2022

Shen Guo-rong, chairman of the auto transmission system manufacturer Hota Industrial, said today that there is no doubt about the chances of economic growth in the second half of the year, however, it is still necessary to observe the variables of the chip shortage. It is estimated that the shortage situation in August will stabilize. As for the electricity price adjustment, it has little impact ...


Next gen EV solutions from TECO on display at Hannover Messe</h2>

Next gen EV solutions from TECO on display at Hannover Messe

May 31, 2022

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world-renowned industrial show Hannover Messe has finally returned after a two-year hiatus, having kicked off on Monday. TECO Group, together with a European affiliated company Motovario S.p.A., a major Italian reducer manufacturer, jointly exhibited three major themes: "Carbon Neutral Solutions", "Smart Mobility Solutions" and "Smart Manufactur...


Auto parts suppliers brace for order surge post lockdowns</h2>

Auto parts suppliers brace for order surge post lockdowns

May 16, 2022

Auto parts and components were affected by the COVID-prompted lockdowns in various Chinese cities, leading to expected losses in revenue and profit in the first quarter. However, after May, various regions have gradually reopened and resumed work, and auto factories have stepped up the pace of delivering orders. Laster Tech Group and Yingli-KY are among the suppliers optimistic about the performa...


EV-related revenue to bolster new growth records: Chroma Corp.</h2>

EV-related revenue to bolster new growth records: Chroma Corp.

Apr 29, 2022

Measuring instrument maker Chroma Corporation reported significant growth due to the company's increased investment in electric vehicle applications at its earnings call and estimated that combined revenue trends for turnkey applications could remake company history in the future. Chroma Corp. said that 54% of Q1 revenue came from measuring instruments and automated inspection equipment, follo...


Q1 sees record electric-powered vehicles and scooter license registrations</h2>

Q1 sees record electric-powered vehicles and scooter license registrations

Apr 28, 2022

The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics' latest statistics report, electric vehicle sales are seeing a significant uptick. In Q1, 20,000 new license plates for electric-powered scooters and vehicles were added to the market, with 17,000 for scooters and 3,000 for vehicles, respectively. From a YoY perspective, the growth marks a 67.2% increase, primarily fueled by electric sc...


First EV bus total solution exported to Japan this week from RAC</h2>

First EV bus total solution exported to Japan this week from RAC

Apr 21, 2022

RAC Electric Vehicles cooperated with Japan's Sumitomo Corporation to develop, design, and assemble electric buses that comply with Japanese regulations, officially exported to Japan this week. These electric buses will undergo demonstration runs in Japan. RAC Electric Vehicles representative said this project was especially noteworthy, as it is considered the first MIT electric commercial ve...


Lithium iron phosphate batteries to dominate EV market in 2024: TrendForce</h2>

Lithium iron phosphate batteries to dominate EV market in 2024: TrendForce

Apr 19, 2022

Impacted by the rising prices of raw materials for electric vehicle power batteries, in the first quarter of this year, many global new energy vehicle brands, including Tesla, BYD, Weilai, Ideal, and Volkswagen, are forecasted to raise the sales prices of EVs. TrendForce says power batteries are the core components that make up the highest cost of EVs and reducing the cost of power batteries w...