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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.

IMTS 2014 in Chicago Exceeds Taiwanese Exhibitors' Expectations

The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 (IMTS 2014) of Chicago, held Sept. 8-13, brought Taiwan’s exhibitors some US$50 million of orders on-site, suggesting bright market outlook for the island’s machine-tool makers at least in Q4, 2014 and Q1, 2015. The Taiwanese exhibitors includ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/30

Quanta Computer's Consolidated Revenue Hits 9-Month High of NT$81.215 Bn. in August

Mainly driven by strong back-to-school demand for notebook PCs, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer Inc., world’s largest laptop original design manufacturer by shipment, recorded a 9-month high in Aug. consolidated revenue of NT$81.251 billion (US$2.708 billion) since December, up 4.3% month-on-month (M... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/23

Hon Hai's Consolidated Revenue Up 5% to NT$275.084 Bn. in August

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., world’s largest EMS (electronics manufacturing service) firm by size, reported consolidated revenue of NT$275.084 billion (US$9.169 billion) for August, up 5% month-on-month but down 1.9% year-on-year (YoY), according to the firm’s latest financial report. H... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/23

Taiwan's Photovoltaic Makers Stay Upbeat Anemic August Revenues

Regardless of steep sales decrease in August, Taiwan’s photovoltaic manufacturers remain upbeat about market outlook in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014. Most of the island’s solar-cell makers saw revenues drop to nearly one-year low this August due to increased inventory backlogs caused by Ameri... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/22

Precision Parts Maker Hiwin's August Revenue Hit 33-Month High

Hiwin Technology Co., Ltd., a major, Taiwan-based maker of precision components for machines, reported consolidated revenue of NT$1.4 billion (US$47.6 million) for August, up 5% from the previous month and 33.6% year on year to hit a 33-month high. Industry executives ascribe the striking gr... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/22

China Airlines and EVA Air Report Encouraging Sales for August

Due partly to summer travel boom and partly to increased flights, China Airlines Ltd. and EVA Airways Corp. (EVA Air), Taiwan’s two major airlines, both posted rosy sales in August. China Airlines, with the island’s largest fleet, finished August with revenue of NT$13.704 billion (US$456.8 milli... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/22

Unity Opto Technology's August Revenue Hits All-Time High of US$30.4 Million

In August LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. saw revenue hit fresh all-time high of NT$912 million (US$30.4 million), surging 13.59% from the previous month and 59.45% year on year to set new high for the second month. Company executives ascribe the persistent growth mostly to t... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

TSMC Installs EUV Machines for 10nm Chipmaking

According to ASML Taiwan executives, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has outfitted itself with ASML’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine, which is crucial to the development of 10-nanometer process technology for semiconductor manufacturing. The Taiwan company is a subsi... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

Taiwan's YOKE Commands 65% of Global Market for Fall-Protection Equipment

Always focusing on improvements of product quality and safety, Taiwan-based YOKE Industrial Corp., a supplier of products for high-altitude workers under its own brand “YOKE”, has commanded about 65% share of the global market for such industrial equipment as the biggest branded vendor. YOKE sta... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

Taiwan's Acer Looks to Attaining Sales Goal of 10 M. Smartphones in 2015

Seeing gradual growth in its smartphone sales in Thailand, Malaysia and other emerging countries, Acer Inc., a Taiwan-based supplier of branded PCs and consumer electronics, looks to attaining annual sales of 5 million smartphones this year and 10 million units next year, according to S.T. Liu, hea... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

New Measures Devised to Tackle Taiwan's Tainted Cooking Oil Crisis

Taiwan's Minster-without-Portfolio B.H. Chiang and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) have separately announced new food-management measures to salvage the image of Taiwan’s food industry, which has been tarnished by various oil suppliers in Taiwan and HK importing fodder-grade oils of mixture... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

Asustek's Consolidated Revenue in August Hit 8-month High of NT$42.164 Bn.

Mostly driven by recovering global market demand for notebook PCs, Asustek Computer Inc., a globally top-5 branded PC supplier, saw consolidated revenue in August hit an 8-month high of NT$42.164 billion (US$1.405 billion), a 4.91% increase compared to July and 3.1% growth over last August, accordi... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/19

Ad Hoc Unit Set up to Build Taiwan into Asia-Pacific's E-Commerce Hub

Taiwan's Minister-without- Portfolio Yu-ling Tsai says she will lead an ad hoc unit to build Taiwan into a hub of creativity and capital-raising for e-commerce industry in the Asia-Pacific as well as for international Internet companies by creating a favorable environment for the industry. Tsai ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/17

ITRI Advises Taiwanese Firms to Focus on OS for Profitability amid IOT Boom

With applied technologies such as big data, cloud computing and wireless Internet access advancing, the Internet of Things (IOT) is increasingly deemed as the next ITC sector since the advent of smart devices to generate vast business opportunities for Taiwanese high-tech firms, especially given t... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/17

MIRDC Signs MOU with Zelenograd to Enhance Taiwan-Russia Cooperation on Semiconductor Equipment Industry

Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institute, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zelenograd, a scientific industrial district in Moscow, Russia, to enhance bilateral cooperation on development of the semiconductor equipment industr... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/16

Garment Maker Makalot's Aug. Revenue up 23% to NT$2.035 Bn.

Taiwan-based Makalot Industrial Co., Ltd., a sizable contract manufacturer of apparel for global brand vendors, scored revenue of NT$2.035 billion (US$67.83 million) in August, sharply up 23% month-on-month (MOM), or 30% year-on-year (YoY), to hit a 10-month high, mostly driven by customer restocki... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

MIRDC Shows Microprecision Manufacturing Tech at Taipei Int'l Mold & Die Industry Fair 2014

A government-backed R&D institute of metalworking technology in Taiwan, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) showcased micro metal parts, dies and molds developed with its “microprecision manufacturing technology” at the Taipei International Mold & Die Industry Fair 2014, held Au... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

Projector Shipments to Taiwan Surge 6.7% YoY in Q2: IDC

Mainly driven by the educational segment, projector shipments to the Taiwanese market surged by 6.7% year-on-year (YoY) to 21,269 units in Q2, 2014, according to the latest report issued by International Data Corp. (IDC), a global market research firm. IDC’s report indicates that large IT equipm... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

TECO's Green Energy and High-efficiency Motor Businesses Continue Humming

Following years of developing its green energy products and high-efficiency motor businesses, TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established Taiwanese supplier of household appliances, motors and electrical machinery, has seen the efforts gradually pay off to enjoy sustainable development. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/15

New LED Lighting Standards On Tap for Chinese Market
New rules with give a boost to both the industry and the market

By CARMEN LO LEDs are becoming an increasingly popular light source throughout the world because of their lower power consumption, higher luminous efficiency, smaller size, longer life, faster response, lower driving voltage, higher shock resistance, and many other advantages over conventional l... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/12

Global Shipments of Wearables to Double to 47 M. Units in 2015: IEK

With Apple, Google and other globally prestigious brand vendors to explore the segment for wearable electronic devices with differing products more aggressively, global shipments of such products are forecast to double to 47 million units by 2015 from an estimate of 23 million units this year, acco... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/11

Taiwanese Suppliers Develop High-speed, Versatile Packaging Machines to Tap Promising Markets
One maker's OPP labeling machine has 600 bottle-per-minute capacity

By STEVE CHUANG According to Visiongain, a British market research firm, the global flexible packaging market has reached some US$143.83 billion, mostly driven by growing sales of consumer products in emerging nations. In the next decade, the firm forecasts the global market will likely peak, gi... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/10

Chunghwa Telecom-Intel Agreement to Extend Cooperation to IOT-based Services

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., a major telecom in Taiwan, and Intel Corp. recently signed an agreement to extend cooperation to offer services based on Internet of Things (IOT) and software defined networking (SDN) from cloud computing. Such agreement provides the island’s telecoms with less expens... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

Taiwan's Companies Apply for Fewer Patents for a Fifth Quarter

According to Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the volume of patent applications submitted by Taiwanese companies declined by 8.14% in the second quarter--the fifth quarterly drop in a row. The Hon Hai Group, the world’s largest contract manufacturer ... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

Taiwan's PCB Trade Group Targets 37% of Global Market by 2020

The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA) announced the goal of capturing 37% of the global printed circuit board (PCB) market by 2020 in light of aggressive moves by rivals in China and South Korea. The Taiwan industry has been globally No.1 since 2000, when its production revenue doubled f... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

Ansteel Group to Buy into E United Group's Stainless Steel Mill in China

Ansteel Group, China’s fifth-largest steel and iron supplier by size, will reportedly acquire a 60% stake in Lianzhong Guangzhou Stainless Steel Corp., a stainless steel maker fully owned by Taiwan-based E United Group, a conglomerate of steel, realty and medical businesses, for at least NT$15 bill... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

Taiwanese Shippers Expect Improving Business Starting in September

After generally experiencing sluggish demand for container shipping services in the first half (H1) this year, Taiwanese shippers will likely see improving sales starting in September. One positive sign of improving market is that the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement group composed of 15 glo... Full Story

Published: 2014/09/09

 
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