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Looking in-depth at the latest developments in production, sales, product design innovation, and technology advancements, as well as overall supply capabilities of Taiwan’s major export industries, these reports focus on machinery, auto parts, hardware, furniture, lighting and hardware etc. to keep global buyers and readers informed and better prepared to do business with Taiwan suppliers.

Rechi's Cumulative Compressor Sales to Reach 100 M. Units in June

Following decades of development, Rechi Precision Co., Ltd., Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of compressors mainly for air conditioners by shipment, is very likely to see cumulative sales recorded since its establishment in 1989 reach 100 million units in June, when a celebration will be held at the ... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/23

South Korea Likely to Eclipse Taiwan in Machine Tool Export in 3-5 Years

C.C. Wang, president of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), warns that the island will lag South Korea in machine tool exports globally in three to five years if the Legislature fails to approve the service trade pact Taiwan has signed with China. He notes that without such appr... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/23

Hiwin's Q1 Revenue Rises 26% YoY

Hiwin Technologies Corp. has announced Q1 consolidated revenue of NT$3.01 billion (US$100.4 million), increasing 26.9% from NT$2.37 billion (US$79.1 million) year on year, including NT$1.08 billion (US$36.1 million) for March, up 23.53% from the previous month and 30.98% year on year. Company ch... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/18

Strong Q1 Sales Drives Taiwan's Machine Tool Industry Ahead in 2014

Most of Taiwan’s machine-tool makers predict strong sales to continue into the second half of this year after recording encouraging performance in the first quarter due to brisk demand from China’s makers of vehicle parts and molds as well as the rallying demand in America and Europe. They say t... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/18

Taiwan's Machinery Exports Rise 9.1% YoY in Q1

In the first quarter of 2014, Taiwan shipped US$4.6 billion worth of machines, up 9.1% year on year, according to the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), which represents over 2,000 machinery makers across the island. The export revenue included the US$1.8 billion generated in March... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/18

TSMC Reports Strong March Revenues

Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has announced consolidated net revenue of NT$49.9 billion (US$1.6 billion) for March, surging 6.7% from a month earlier and 13.2% year on year, which are slightly better than expectations. The March result helped swell the compa... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/18

TSMC Solar and Sunshine PV Both Plan Capacity Expansions

While TSMC Solar Ltd., a subsidiary of foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), said it will triple output capacity to 120 megawatts of solar modules in the third quarter from current 40 megawatts, Solartech Energy Corp.-held Sunshine PV Corp. is working on a plan to boost capac... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/18

TSMC's Chang Sees Next Window of Opportunity for Semiconductor Industry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Chairman Morris Chang believes the semiconductor industry’s next window of opportunity lies in Internet of Things (IOT), wearable devices, and intelligent home systems, with such opening only accessible to manufacturers that have developed three advanced te... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/18

Kuozui Amis to Export 100,000 Locally Assembled Toyotas in 2014

Kuozui Motors Ltd., an assembler of Toyotas and largest exporter of cars in Taiwan, hit a record export volume of more than 81,000 units in 2013, which is also the highest-ever in local automotive industry. Another local automaker, China Motor Corp. (CMC), assembler of Mitsubishi and own CMC br... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Hao-Guo Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Auto door and window handles, manual/electric window regulator, door locks, hinges etc.

Established in 1985, Hao-Guo Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a veteran company specializing in developing and making aftermarket (AM) auto door and window handles, manual and electric window regulators, and other hardware such as door locks, door hinges, engine hood locks etc. The firm promises to live ... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Hon Yu Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
Auto accessories, scuff plates, bumper protectors etc.

Founded in 1975, the ISO/TS 16949-certified Hon Yu Auto Parts Co., Ltd. has been an innovative developer and maker of various auto accessories, including interior scuff plates (kick plates), bumper protectors, fog lamps, stainless steel scuff plates, and scuff plates with electro-luminescent (EL) a... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Howell Auto Parts & Accessories Ltd.
Automotive performance-tuning parts, chromed parts and accessories etc.

With more than 20 years of experience and know-how, Howell Auto Parts & Accessories Ltd. is a veteran company specializing in designing, developing and making automotive performance-tuning parts, chromed parts and accessories. With strong design and development capability, the firm claims not to... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Ying Han Industrial Co., Ltd.
Mirror covers with LED indicators, LED bumper lights

Founded in 1999, Ying Han Industrial Co., Ltd. specializes in developing and manufacturing high-quality, stylish and innovative automotive mirror covers with light-emitting diode (LED) indicators and accessories, as well as LED bumper lights, aerodynamic body kits etc., for major Japanese and Korea... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Yuan Rong Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
Performance-tuning parts and accessories, LED mirror covers

Yuan Rong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. is a young and dynamic company dedicated to designing, developing, and manufacturing high-end automotive performance-tuning parts and accessories. The company was set up in 2005 and manufactures a variety of LED mirror covers, car mirrors, BMW grilles, BMW body mol... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Yungli Traffic Equipment Co.
Auto fog, spot, auxiliary, driving, working lamps etc.

Established in 1988, Yungli Traffic Equipment Co. , Ltd. is a veteran developer and manufacturer of wide-ranging auto lamps including head lamps, auxiliary lamps (spot, driving, and off-road driving lights) for both the aftermarket (AM) and original equipment (OE) market. The ISO 9001:2000-appro... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Goodway to See Revenue Growth Month by Month in Q2

With its current capacity fully booked throughout the second quarter of this year, Goodway Machine Corp., a Taiwanese leading supplier of CNC (computer numerically controlled) turning machines and machine tools, expects its revenue to grow month by month during the period, according to the firm. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/11

SEMI: LED Capex to Recover in 2014 on Promising Lighting Market Outlook

After two years of declines since 2012, the global market for LED capital equipment will rally this year, again with China driving the biggest demand fueled by investments by chipmakers from Taiwan and China itself, according to Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI). The U.S.-... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/10

Local Investment Institution Issues Upbeat Forecast for Taiwan's LED Industry

Uni-President Securities Group’s investment arm estimates in 2014 Taiwan’s LED makers to see revenue from backlight sales rise to the levels set in 2011 and recover their share of LED lighting market from Chinese competitors by offering better quality. The institution points out that in the firs... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/10

Hiwin Tops Taiwan's Machine Tool Peers in 2013 Earnings

Hiwin Technologies Corp., a Taiwan-based maker of precision components for machinery, has announced NT$2 billion (US$67.3 million) in after-tax net income, or NT$7.96 per dilute share, last year, making it the most profitable machine-tool maker on the island, with the earnings up 0.62% from 2012, ... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/10

Taiwan's EGAT and American GE Sign JV to Repair Aircraft Engine

Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT), a Taiwan-based aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul firm affiliated with the Evergreen Group, a conglomerate of air transportation and ocean shipping, has reached an agreement with U.S.’s GE to set up a joint venture to repair aircraft engines in T... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/09

Samsung, Intel, TSMC to Account for Over Half of Semiconductor CapEx in 2014

According to market consultancy IC Insight, which tracks the semiconductor industry, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Intel Corp., and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) are predicted to account for 51.8% of total semiconductor industry capital expenditures (capex) this year. Samsung an... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/08

Revenues Surge in Jan.-Feb. at Taiwan's LED Makers

Taiwan’s leading LED makers reported year-on-year revenue growths ranging from 20% to 51% in February, with chipmaker Epistar Corp. and packager Edison Opto Corp. having revenue for Jan.-Feb. close to the Q1, 2013 levels. Citing the hefty growths, industry executives point out the market is pick... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/07

Everlight Tops Taiwanese LED Peers in 2013 Earnings

LED packager Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. announced NT$1.9 billion (US$64.3 million), or NT$3.5 per share, in after-tax net income from 2013 operations, making it the most profitable LED maker in Taiwan, with such figures in line with market expectations and surging from 2012’s NT$1.3 per share.... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/07

TSMC Chairman Morris Chang: IOT to Drive World's Semiconductor Industry in Future

With smart handheld devices increasingly popular with consumers to have broadening applications, the Internet of Things (IOT) is expected to emerge as one of the world’s most profitable industries to drive the semiconductor sector in the future, said Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor M... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/03

Formosa Epitaxy Revenue Hits New High in March

Formosa Epitaxy Revenue Hits New High in March F.R. Chien, chairman of LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), believes that the company’s monthly revenue hit a new historic high in March this year, with sales recording quarterly increases. Chien bases this performance on several factor... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/03

Taiwan Fastener Makers Seek to Fix Supply Chain Following Forced Closure of Surface Treatment Plants

With some local surface treatment factories officially ordered to shut down due to the violation of environmental protection laws in Taiwan’s southern metropolis of Kaohsiung, where more than 80% of Taiwan's fasteners are made, domestic fastener manufacturers are doing everything they can to repair... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/02

Hiwin Sets Ambitious Revenue Goal for 2014

Hiwin Technologies Corp., a Taiwan-based maker of key components for precision machinery, targets consolidated revenue up to US$1 billion for this year with its subsidiaries. Company chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Eric Chuo, is confident of achieving the goal for several advantageous d... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/02

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers Have a Banner February

Taiwan's leading machine-tool makers scored February revenue growth ranging from 10% to over 100% year on year mostly thanks to market recovery worldwide. The manufacturers include Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd., Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co., Ltd., Hiwin Technologies Corp., Goodway Mac... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/02

SEMI Statistics Show Chip Industry Expands for 5th Straight Month in Feb. 2014

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill (B/B) ratio of 1.00 worldwide in February 2014 with received orders totaling US$1.29 billion, according to Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI), a U.S.-based consortium of international suppliers ... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/01

Taiwan's LED Industry Executives See Promising Outlook

All the chief executives of Taiwan’s top-4 LED makers unanimously expressed optimism for the business, touting their companies will fetch fatter profit this year than last year. After earning NT$3.51 per share in after-tax net income last year, chairman Robert Yeh of Everlight Electronics C... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/01

 
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