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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.


Taiwanese EV parts suppliers eye critical parts amid accelerating industry pace</h2>

Taiwanese EV parts suppliers eye critical parts amid accelerating industry pace

Apr 12, 2021

With the electric vehicle (EV) trend sweeping across the globe, Taiwanese suppliers are focusing on certain key components as potential business opportunities, including Hon Hai, Hota Precision, Tong Yang Industrial, TECO Electric & Machinery, Hiwin, ASE Technology Holding, and passive component suppliers. Many suppliers in the industry are leveraging the current climate as a result, with Hon...


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Taiwanese tire maker halts U.S.-bound exports ahead of anti-dumping ruling

Apr 06, 2021

The U.S. anti-dumping probe on vehicle tire imports from a number of countries, including Taiwan, is set to wrap up next month, though tire supplier Nankang Rubber Tire had jumped the gun to announce that the company will cease exports to the U.S. Industry experts regard Nankang Rubber Tire's latest move to likely lead to a more optimistic outcome in terms of the investigation ruling but noted...


Feb. Manufacturing Index Reads Stable Growth: TIER</h2>

Feb. Manufacturing Index Reads Stable Growth: TIER

Mar 31, 2021

February's manufacturing forecast index shone green, representing stable growth, reported the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER). The outlook index changed from yellow-red, showing fast growth, to maintaining stable growth. The latest outlook indicates fewer working-days in February due to the Lunar New Year holidays, leading to lower indexes in February compared to January and weak...


Chip shortage puts Taipei AMPA and EV trends into the spotlight</h2>

Chip shortage puts Taipei AMPA and EV trends into the spotlight

Mar 30, 2021

Amid a global crisis of auto chip shortages, the accelerating trend of adapting electric vehicles (EV) and self-driving cars, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is gearing up to kick off Taipei AMPA and Autotronics Taipei on April 14 at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1. TAITRA is hosting this year's Taipei AMPA and Autotronics Taipei as a hybrid expo, debuting the firs...


The Future is Here: New Technologies in the Auto Industry</h2>

The Future is Here: New Technologies in the Auto Industry

Mar 26, 2021

In December 2020, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung said at a summit event that due to the pandemic, continual urbanization, and aging society in the more rural areas, transportation applications of emerging technologies like self-driving vehicles, UAVs, and smart logistics, have become more mature over the years. Yet, the upcoming challenges will likely revolve around the integration of the ...


 Digitalization, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving</h2>

Digitalization, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving

Mar 26, 2021

In the "Global Digital Automotive Trend Report" released by PwC Taiwan in mid-January, the firm indicated that the automotive industry is now at a crossroad, anticipating that significant synergy will buoy the automotive IoT and electric vehicle (EV) markets in the next decade. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that is still ongoing since 2020, the report pointed out that the development of sel...


TrendForce: Auto LED industry to hit US$3 billion in 2021</h2>

TrendForce: Auto LED industry to hit US$3 billion in 2021

Mar 26, 2021

TrendForce's research signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the global auto market in the first half of 2020, has also affected the automotive LED industry. With the gradual recovery of overall sales in the second half of the year and the rapid development of new energy vehicles, the output value of automotive LEDs in 2020 will reach US$2.572 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 3.7%. ...


EV could become Taiwan's next best chance: Pegatron</h2>

EV could become Taiwan's next best chance: Pegatron

Mar 17, 2021

The fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) industry is likely to reach only 10% of market share by 2025, Pegatron Chairman Tung Tzu-hsien revealed but expressed optimism regarding Taiwan's potential for a more significant role in the sector. Tung pointed out Taiwan had not successfully integrated into the traditional automotive sector but could leverage into the EV parts, modules, to complete vehi...


Self-driving car types to evolve with incoming trends: expert (EDN Opinion)</h2>

Self-driving car types to evolve with incoming trends: expert (EDN Opinion)

Mar 10, 2021

Tesla's declining prices indicate that the autonomous vehicle sector is entering the second stage in terms of product development, in which companies would roll out less expensive products to increase market share, writes distinguished professor Lu Hsi-peng in this week's opinion commentary published on Economic Daily News. He is teaching at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technolog...


TrendForce: NEV 2021 Sales Could Hit 3.9 Million Units</h2>

TrendForce: NEV 2021 Sales Could Hit 3.9 Million Units

Mar 03, 2021

NEV saw record-high sales in the final two months of 2020, TrendForce reported, signaling a yearly growth of 4.3% with 2.9 million units sold. Judging the current trends, TrendForce expects to see sales figures hit 3.9 million units this year. However, such forecasts are still up in the air as the shortage of automotive chips has made producing vehicles difficult. For the BEV market, Tesla...