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
Taiwan’s export orders hit a 22-month low of US$35.79 billion in May, contracting 5.9 percent from the same month of last year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), whose senior officials of the Department of Statistics blame mostly reduced orders from mainland China and Hong Kong ... Full Story
With global branded vendors, such as Apple, Samsung and Sony, continually bringing their wearable electronic devices to the market in 2014, global shipments of such products are expected to sharply surge by 137% year-on-year (YoY) to 74 million units in 2015, according to Market Intelligence & Cons... Full Story
Chairman and Co-founder Chi Hsieh of Microelectronics Technology Inc., an affiliate of the Hon Hai Group, said Hon Hai has set up a team of 200 specialists and will invest approximately NT$4 billion (US$129.03 million) over five years to develop fifth-generation (5G) technologies and patents in coo... Full Story
The Tongtai Group will soon acquire an Austrian machine tool maker after a number of overseas acquisitions that are part of the plan to increase revenue to NT$10 billion (US$322.58 million) this year. To realize the full takeover, the Taiwanese machine-tool maker has recently set up the Austrian su... Full Story
Hiwin Technologies Corp., recognized as Taiwan’s No.1 manufacturer of ball screws and linear guideways for mainly machine tools as well as industrial robots, announced posting consolidated revenue of NT$1.46 billion (US$47.22 million) in May, rising 4.9 percent from the previous month and 24 perce... Full Story
The ongoing COMPUTEX Taipei trade show that began June 2 saw senior officials from Taiwan and the United States--Taiwan Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Bill Cho Shi-chao, and Charles H. Rivkin, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs--jointly announce at the opening... Full Story
At a conference held on June 4, the Taiwan Cabinet or executive ministry laid out ambitious productivity goals for the island’s industries included in its “Productivity 4.0” project, an automation plan that emulates the German version to take advantage of robotics and Internet or connected technolo... Full Story
According to Taiwan’s light emitting diode (LED) industry executives, Epistar Corp.’s red LED chips have been integrated into Apple Watches, which also measure blood pressure and heart rate.
Executives of Epistar, according to Wikipedia is Taiwan's largest maker of LEDs and the world's largest f... Full Story
The National Development Council (NDC) of Taiwan’s Cabinet or executive ministry announced the island’s economy had been on a downtrend throughout this April based on the council’s nine major business indicators that showed “blue” to point to a slowing of the general indicator.
The “blue” signal... Full Story
In a letter to shareholders, the Hon Hai Group Chairman Terry Guo confirms that the world’s No.1 contract electronic manufacturer will continue investing in the development of the integration of robots with cloud computing, mobile communications, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart network... Full Story
Industry executives say Apple has contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to make its A9 processors using 16nm process instead of the 14nm process being promoted by the Samsung-Globalfoundry camp in consideration of relatively better performance of the TSMC processor.
They justi... Full Story
The Taiwan Cabinet plans to roll out the Taiwanese version of “Industry 4.0 Plan” this June just shortly after such plan had been publicized on TV to be part of China's official program, with the aim to help the island’s industries to double per-capita output and triple per-capita income in 10 year... Full Story
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