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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 Innotech Expo Showcases 4 Smart Fields </h2>

Taiwan Innotech Expo Showcases 4 Smart Fields

Sep 25, 2020

The 2020 Taiwan Innotech Expo, hosted by the Economic Ministry (MOEA) Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), kicked off on Sept. 24, presenting advanced technology of the government's 5+2 Industrial Transformation Plan in the four fields of "Smart Machinery," "Smart Healthcare," and "New Agriculture." Concentrating on "healthier, automatic, IoT, and integrating the real and virtual," the expo s...


CIECA and ECCT Seeks to Deepen Industry Relations Amid Global Pandemic</h2>

CIECA and ECCT Seeks to Deepen Industry Relations Amid Global Pandemic

Sep 24, 2020

The "Taiwan & EU Business Networking Reception," hosted by the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), focused on strengthening industry relations amid a global pandemic, with industries and countries wrangling with the impacts of a post-COVID-19 era. Among the reception attendees, the European Economic and Trade Office...


6G to Arrive in 5 Years: Quanta Chairman</h2>

6G to Arrive in 5 Years: Quanta Chairman

Sep 22, 2020

AI will transform from a "centralized cloud computing" to a "decentralized edge cloud computing" model, Quanta Chairman Barry Lam said on Sept. 21 at the AI on Chip Taiwan Alliance (AITA) members summit. Lam laid out expectations that a smart, connected society built on 6G will appear in five years, making technology development in the next decade "incredibly exciting." The Quanta chairman spo...


Global Economy Performed Better than Expected, Prompts Forecast Revision: OECD</h2>

Global Economy Performed Better than Expected, Prompts Forecast Revision: OECD

Sep 17, 2020

The OECD revised its initial forecast of a struggling global economy amid an unprecedented health crisis, saying global economies are coping better than expected. OECD's initial figures released this June showed the economy could shrink by 6% this year. However, a recent report indicated the OECD had revised the global economy forecast shrinking by 4.5% this year. The Paris-based agency presen...


4 Taiwanese Firms Gets Gov't OK to Expand Total Approx NTD$7 billion-Investments</h2>

4 Taiwanese Firms Gets Gov't OK to Expand Total Approx NTD$7 billion-Investments

Sep 11, 2020

Another four Taiwanese firms were green-lighted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs to expand investment to move overseas back to the island on Thursday. Two firms slated to move factories back to Taiwan are Chenbro Micom and Sander Electronic; the other two are set to keep operations on the island, including China Petrochemical Dev and golf-ball maker Launch Technology. Together, the firms ar...


ITRI and Czech Republic Embark on New Chapter in Technology Diplomacy</h2>

ITRI and Czech Republic Embark on New Chapter in Technology Diplomacy

Sep 03, 2020

An 89-member Czech delegation led by Senate President Miloš Vystrčil made a visit to ITRI today in Hsinchu, where the delegation will learn about ITRI’s accomplishments in biomedical and pandemic prevention technologies, groundbreaking innovation-oriented R&D, and industrialization of research results. ITRI is the only R&D organization that Senate President Vystrčil has visited during his stay, w...


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Digital Healthcare & Technology at the Heart of Las Vegas CES 2020

Jul 14, 2020

■ Hubert Chih The number of healthcare exhibitors at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas increased significantly by 23% from 2019. According to the analysis and report by the CES organizer, digital healthcare and technology were the focus in the healthcare exhibition. In addition to the continued expansion of healthcare coverage, the reduction of healthcare costs, the improvement of effectiveness and th...


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National Cheng Kung Univeristy Invents COVID-19 Protein Chip with High Sensitivity and Specificity

Jun 19, 2020

At present, nasopharyngeal specimens are often collected for nucleic acid detection if patients suspected of SARS-CoV-2 infections. This nasopharyngeal swab not only causes discomfort to the subjects, but also increases the risk of infection to the medical practitioner. According to the Shenzhen Hospital Research in China, only 59% of people were diagnosed by the first nucleic acid test. Therefor...


Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel</h2>

Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel

May 29, 2020

Five years after Taiwanese startup Gogoro debuted with a slick electric scooter at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the company has now unveiled the Eeyo 1 and Eeyo 1S, its first forays into the booming e-bike market. Gogoro’s founder and CEO Horace Luke explained that the Eeyo e-bike is intended for e-bike commuters who want a quick, lightweight e-bike that offers a premium experience ove...


Global Trade Decreased by 2.5%</h2>

Global Trade Decreased by 2.5%

May 27, 2020

In the first quarter of this year, global trade volume reached the largest contraction in more than a decade, and it is estimated that the decline will continue to expand in the next few months. With the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic and the tension between the United States and China blocking global supply chains, multinational companies trying to break through are thinking about how to shorte...