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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.


Sept. Exports Breaks Records Due to Huawei and Peak Season </h2>

Sept. Exports Breaks Records Due to Huawei and Peak Season

Oct 08, 2020

Due to Huawei's order transfers and increased demand during peak season, Taiwan's export expanded to USD$30.71 billion in September, just behind August this year, and marks the second-highest performance in recent years, as a 9.4% yearly-increase. Finance Ministry statistics show in Q3 that export value reached USD$90.08, breaking single quarter records as a year-on-year 6% growth, surpassing ...


Sept. PMI Marks 3rd Consecutive Growth in All Six Sub-Indexes: CIER</h2>

Sept. PMI Marks 3rd Consecutive Growth in All Six Sub-Indexes: CIER

Oct 06, 2020

Taiwan's September PMI rose another 1.7 to 57.7, the most recorded since March 2018, and marked a third consecutive month of growth. For NMI, Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) reported a 55.6, marking a four-month expansion; however, it fell short of August's 59.4, signaling a slowing down-rebound. Among the six sub-indexes, the Electrical & Machinery Equipment industry saw better...


Functionality and PPE in Spotlight at Upcoming TITAS Expo on 10/13</h2>

Functionality and PPE in Spotlight at Upcoming TITAS Expo on 10/13

Sep 30, 2020

The upcoming Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS) is entering its 24th edition, with 803 booths, 356 exhibitors from 11 countries, including Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, the U.S., Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China. Innovation, environmental-awareness, and products gearing towards the post-pandemic market are the focal points at TITAS. The five ...


Samsung's Potential Mini/Micro LED Partnership with Taiwanese Firms</h2>

Samsung's Potential Mini/Micro LED Partnership with Taiwanese Firms

Sep 28, 2020

The world's leading memory chip and smartphone maker Samsung Electronics is looking for potential display technology partnerships in Taiwan, specifically for mini/micro-LED industry applications. Local media Economic Daily News reported Samsung was partaking in a private project with LED driver IC supplier Macroblock Inc., a move signaling the Korean group's further ambition in the mini/micro-...


Strong Global Trade Rebound for Two-Consecutive Months: CPB</h2>

Strong Global Trade Rebound for Two-Consecutive Months: CPB

Sep 28, 2020

Since July, global trade volume continues to rebound, signaling economies' restarting in a bid to make up the worldwide lockdown this spring due to the pandemic. In a report released by the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the CPB World Trade Monitor in July grew 4.8% compared to June, the largest increase since the bureau began compiling statistics in 2000. This is slightl...


Digitalization Essential for Business Survival: APEC Finance Ministers</h2>

Digitalization Essential for Business Survival: APEC Finance Ministers

Sep 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of membership economies, which has become an essential factor in a company's survival, reported in a unified statement released by finance ministers of representing APEC member countries. Convened under the chairmanship of Malaysian Minister of Finance Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, APEC finance ministers assembled over a virtual confe...


Taiwan Innotech Expo Showcases 4 Smart Fields </h2>

Taiwan Innotech Expo Showcases 4 Smart Fields

Sep 25, 2020

The 2020 Taiwan Innotech Expo, hosted by the Economic Ministry (MOEA) Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), kicked off on Sept. 24, presenting advanced technology of the government's 5+2 Industrial Transformation Plan in the four fields of "Smart Machinery," "Smart Healthcare," and "New Agriculture." Concentrating on "healthier, automatic, IoT, and integrating the real and virtual," the expo s...


CIECA and ECCT Seeks to Deepen Industry Relations Amid Global Pandemic</h2>

CIECA and ECCT Seeks to Deepen Industry Relations Amid Global Pandemic

Sep 24, 2020

The "Taiwan & EU Business Networking Reception," hosted by the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), focused on strengthening industry relations amid a global pandemic, with industries and countries wrangling with the impacts of a post-COVID-19 era. Among the reception attendees, the European Economic and Trade Office...


6G to Arrive in 5 Years: Quanta Chairman</h2>

6G to Arrive in 5 Years: Quanta Chairman

Sep 22, 2020

AI will transform from a "centralized cloud computing" to a "decentralized edge cloud computing" model, Quanta Chairman Barry Lam said on Sept. 21 at the AI on Chip Taiwan Alliance (AITA) members summit. Lam laid out expectations that a smart, connected society built on 6G will appear in five years, making technology development in the next decade "incredibly exciting." The Quanta chairman spo...


ICCM Taiwan-France Remote Online Talks Touch on 5G, ICT, Smart Sectors Amid Pandemic</h2>

ICCM Taiwan-France Remote Online Talks Touch on 5G, ICT, Smart Sectors Amid Pandemic

Sep 18, 2020

The 27th Taiwan-France of the Industrial Cooperation Consultation Meeting (ICCM) convened over an online conference on Sept. 16, revolving around industry talks on collaborating over aerospace, green energy, and smart transportation, ICT, IoT, and smart machinery. Between the Ministry of Economic Affairs Industrial Development Bureau Director-General Leu Jang-Hwa and General Director Thomas Co...