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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.

Healthier and Sustainable Furniture: Trends of 2021</h2>

Healthier and Sustainable Furniture: Trends of 2021

Jan 29, 2021

In the furniture and related industries, the growing trend to adopt greener, healthier, and more sustainable practices have accelerated in recent years, as consumers become more conscious about their purchases' impact on their health and the environment. Even companies are looking for ways to lift employee morale by investing in improving the office environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has made...

ARTC, NPTU, and company representatives pose in front of a PA self-driving prototype bus in Pingtung. Photo credit: ARTC

ARTC's successful self-driving WinBus paves way for smart roads in S. Taiwan

Jan 20, 2021

Taiwan's indigenous SAE Level 4 self-driving bus WinBus, spearheaded by the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), was built on support from a government project framework under the Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Industrial Technology. Thanks to Taiwan's smart driving laboratory testing grounds, WinBus became the first self-driving vehicle to hit the road in Taiwan last year. Th...

Fast-Growing EV Market Buoys Taiwan's Electronic Component Makers</h2>

Fast-Growing EV Market Buoys Taiwan's Electronic Component Makers

Jan 18, 2021

With Apple Car entering the electric vehicle market and bolstering the overall attention and investments in this fast-growing, lucrative industry, Taiwanese electronic parts suppliers that have played the long-term strategy in the past four to five years are finally seeing results. In the past decade, the IT industry has plateaued, leading NB and PC-related connectivity parts to seek out green...

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5G Era to Accelerate Smart and Autonomous Vehicles

Jan 07, 2021

At the Taichung "Dadu Mountain Cross-Industry Innovation Summit," Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung said with the advent of the 5G era, the possibilities of smart transportation has become endless thanks to 5G capabilities of wider broadband, low latency, and high connectivity. The Transportation Ministry has set up a division overseeing transportation technologies, including 5G applicatio...

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Electronics Maker Pegatron Eyes EV with U.S. Factory Plans

Dec 07, 2020

Taiwan-based electronics maker Pegatron Corp.'s move to enter the electric vehicle industry will likely consider servicing their biggest client Tesla by setting up a factory in the U.S. Pegatron Chairman Tung Tzu-Hsien, making his remarks representing the Taipei Computer Association director at an Information Technology Month event, has continually expressed his optimism regarding the EV indus...

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AUO Chairman Mulls Over Potential SEA Production

Dec 03, 2020

Panel maker AUO Chairman Paul SL Peng revealed on Dec. 2 that he is evaluating to set up specific factories in the Southeast Asian region, citing the U.S.-China trade war as the main backdrop. The trade war has created a "single world with two systems," Peng said, as the global production chain has continued to "regionalize" and become shorter. AUO is considering its clients' movements and cou...

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EUV Demand Bolsters Taiwanese Suppliers as Samsung Seeks to Gain on TSMC

Dec 02, 2020

Demand for EUV equipment has increased as Samsung is seeking to catch up to TSMC, buoying suppliers like Gudeng Precision and Marketech (MIC). MIC is regarded by local media as the potential winner here, as the firm currently supplies EUV mask package boxes for both TSMC and Samsung. Gudeng has acquired ASML-certification for its EUV mask package boxes, making up at least 70% of the market...

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Localized Railway Parts and Maintenance Sees Results Under THSR

Dec 01, 2020

The Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) has sought to localize rail parts production, reporting substantial results in recent years, according to local media on Tuesday. Much of Taiwan's railroad industry has relied on importing parts. THSR's initiative would help lower procurement and import costs by keeping production and procurement within Taiwan. THSR reported a successful collabo...

ITRI is working with the Taichung City Government and Taiwanese firms to develop self-driving public buses. (Photo courtesy of ITRI)

ITRI Teams Up with Taichung Gov over Taiwan's 1st Self-Driving Bus Testing Grounds

Dec 01, 2020

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has teamed up with Taichung City Government and several local firms to set up Taiwan's first testing grounds for self-driving buses. The testing grounds have also prompted the first commercial operations of the self-driving buses, accumulating around 700 travelers through the process. These firms include THI Consultants Inc., Green Transi...

Yulon China-Motor to Partner with Gogoro Over Battery Platform</h2>

Yulon China-Motor to Partner with Gogoro Over Battery Platform

Nov 27, 2020

China Motor Corporation (CMC) announced a partnership between its parent company Yulon Group and Taiwan's leading electric scooter maker Gogoro on Thursday. According to CMC's General Manager Chen Zhao-wen, the partnership entails equipping its eMoving electric scooter series with the Gogoro Network smart battery swapping platform by the end of 2021. eMoving would target the current three diff...