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.
- Auto Parts and Accessories
- Machinery & Machine Tools
- Hardware & Tools
- Lighting & LEDs
- Electronics and Computers
- General Items
Globally leading chip vendors are choosing between Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), generally recognized as the world's leading pure silicon foundry of Taiwan, and Globalfoundries Inc. (Its own website: GLOBALFOUNDRIES is based in Silicon Valley with manufacturing operations in Dresde... Full Story
With major high-profile brands as Adidas, Nike and Under Armor continuing to pump ample dollars into star-studded promotions, with the former two brands also selling various sports-leisure wear, as well as steadily growing popularity of outdoor recreation globally, demand for sports and leisure sh... Full Story
Taiwan-based Innolux Corp., the island’s top-2 display panel maker by shipment, ended Q1 of this year with impressive performance, hence further improving its financial health to lay sound foundation for more sustainable development amid thriving market demand for large-sized, high-definition displ... Full Story
Fabless house MediaTek Inc. has released the Helio X20 microprocessor, which is reportedly the world’s first mobile processor with the Tri-Cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores (Deca-core).
The company, recognized as the No.1 mobile-chip supplier in mainland China in terms of output ... Full Story
Hiwin Technologies Co., Ltd. Chairman Eric Chuo says the company will launch in June bath-assistant robots for home-care, healthcare applications and robotic arms to be integrated into a high-speed milling-grinding combo it has designed.
Chuo says the bath-assistant robots are designed to lessen... Full Story
The Taiwan government-funded Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research (CIER) raised its forecast of Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 3.56 percent year-on-year for 2015 from the previous 3.50 percent.
The CIER’s latest forecast is higher than the International Monetary Fund's (IMF... Full Story
Market consultancy DRAMeXchange forecasts contract prices of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) to fall 14 percent sequentially in the second quarter, to be steeper than the 11-13 percent drop in the first quarter.
The consultant ascribes the Q2 price contraction mostly to weaker-than-expected ... Full Story
Everlight Electronic Co., Ltd. Chairman Robert Yeh has announced having raised NT$5 billion (US$161.29 million) as the initial capital for a 3-year expansion plan that calls for some NT$10 billion (US$322.58 million).
To raise such initial capital for the expansion, the company issued convertibl... Full Story
With seasonal booms having just begun to hit global petroleum and plastic industries, Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group, a maker of intermediate materials for plastics with diverse investments including healthcare that is one of the oldest industrial conglomerates on the island set up in 1958, is... Full Story
Wellpool Co., Ltd., reportedly Taiwan’s biggest manufacturer of calcium-silicate boards (often referred to as drywall) held by the Goldsun Group of Taiwan, projects to ship up to one million boards in the second quarter, up from 900,000 boards it had delivered in the first quarter.
Industry exec... Full Story
MediaTek Inc., reportedly Taiwan’s most profitable IC design house also recognized as mainland China’s biggest wireless-chip supplier, earned after-tax net income of sub-NT$5 per share in the first quarter, its worst profit result in eight quarters, due to underselling competition from China's home... Full Story
Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd., recognized as a leading light-emitting diode (LED) packager in Taiwan, had consolidated revenue of NT$936 million (US$30.19 million) in April, increasing 8 percent from a month earlier and 17 percent from the same month of last year to hit fresh all-time high.
Th... Full Story
Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. recently broke ground to construct its second factory at the Luzhu Science Park in the Southern Taiwan Science Park as part of its plan to be a globally top-20 machine-tool maker by 2020 by building high-end machines for the automotive and aircraft industries.
Th... Full Story
Growth of the global market for tablet PC may have peaked, based on the continuously declining shipments seen by market research institutes. According to the latest report by International Data Corp. (IDC), a U.S.-based market research firm, global tablet PC shipments totaled only 47.1 million unit... Full Story
Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers say the recently rallying NT-dollar weakens their exports, which have been weaker so far in the second quarter relative to that in the first quarter.
These leading manufacturers include Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd., Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co., Lt... Full Story
Compiled by STEVE CHUANG
With the recent collapse in international prices of iron ore causing a domino effect in the global steel market, along with downsizing of U.S.’s shale gas and cruse oil exploration industries due to record-setting low oil prices, Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC), the... Full Story
Compiled by STEVE CHUANG
In response to the persistently growing global automotive industry, ever more Taiwanese fasteners have actively ventured into the segment as a savvy strategy to secure more sustainable development, with some focusing on introducing advanced heat treatment standards to be... Full Story
Ernst & Young Global Ltd. (EY) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark A. Weinberger, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, suggests that Taiwan join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to enhance opportunities with which the nation can build its economy.
Weinberger points out... Full Story
Taiwan’s overall monitoring index fell three points in March from a month earlier to the 16 month low of 21, to show "yellow-blue" to signal economic slowdown to be the first for 2015, according to the National Development Council (NDC) of the Taiwan Cabinet.
The NDC points out such result indic... Full Story
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Morris Chang says in the company’s 2014 annual report that the world’s No.1 pure silicon foundry can serve as the vital supplier of the fundamental building blocks of the semiconductor’s “Next Big Thing”, or the next breakthrough which he refer... Full Story
The Taiwan-based Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), according to Globalsecurity.org, began life in the late 1960s when Taiwan's aerospace industry emerged in response to the implementation of national security and self-reliant defense policies mandated by the Taiwan authorities, also th... Full Story
Genesis Photonics Inc. forecasts its sales of flip-chip LEDs to jump to account for 25-30 percent of total revenue in the second quarter from first quarter’s 10 percent or so mostly due to adoption of such chips by makers in South Korean high-end liquid-crystal display (LCD) TVs as backlights and r... Full Story
Gartner Inc., recognized as a world leading market consultancy, forecasts global semiconductor revenue to increase 4 percent year on year, to US$354 billion by 2015, down 5.4 percent in growth it had projected in the first quarter.
Gartner’s research vice president Bryan Lewis attributes such do... Full Story
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, generally recognized as the world’s No.1 electronics contract manufacturer, has verified recent reports regarding its partnership with NEC of Japan on setting up cloud-computing business in mainland China and elsewhere in Asia, albeit declining to provide details.
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According to deputy director of the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone (SFTZ) administration, Zhu Min, the SFTZ is building the “Taiwan Merchandise Center” as a platform to enable Taiwanese small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to display merchandise and engage in trade and investment.
With the SFTZ s... Full Story
Mainly driven by growing demand for mobile and video advertising, Taiwan’s digital advertising market is expected to further expand 22.82 percent to NT$19.869 billion (US$630.76 million) in 2015 from 2014, according to the Taipei-based Digital Marketing Association (DMA), an advertising agency grou... Full Story
Apparently immune to seasonal factors, Taiwan-based Largan Precision Co., Ltd. (whose share price leads the Taiwan market), reportedly the world’s largest supplier of camera lenses for smartphones by market share, finished the first quarter of this year with impressive EPS (earnings per share) of N... Full Story
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), recognized as the world’s No.1 pure silicon foundry, again was Taiwan’s No.1 R&D spender last year with such outlay totaling NT$56.8 billion (US$1.83 billion), according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Throughout last year, the island’s ... Full Story
Overall revenue or turnover posted by Taiwan’s business sectors, which include according to the government wholesale, retail and food services, totaled NT$1.17 trillion (US$37.14 billion) in March, edging down by 0.7 percent year on year (YoY), according to the latest report issued by Ministry of E... Full Story
Fueled by the robust electronics and chemical industries, Taiwan’s industrial production index (IPI) grew 6.49 percent year on year (YoY) to 111.56 in March, according to the latest report issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Meanwhile the report shows the index of production output by... Full Story