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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.


Gas-guzzling Pick-up Trucks Still Remain Prime Option in U.S. Market

Dec 06, 2017

Despite the fact that an electric vehicle has become a buzzword in the global auto industry while Tesla, an American electric automaker, energy storage company, and solar panel manufacturer based in Palo Alto, California, has been regarded as one of the most promising investees among investors and brokers in Wall Street, large-sized, gas-guzzling trucks still remain relatively popular with consum...


Taiwan Evaluates Possibility of Phasing Out Gasoline-powered Vehicles

Nov 30, 2017

To deal with the mobile source pollution caused by conventional gasoline-powered cars, Lai Ching De, Taiwan’s Premier, said the governmental sectors are drafting the plans and a proper timeline to promote the use of only electric vehicles on the island. Being aware that the policy will bring significant impacts to the society and related industries in Taiwan, the government, which is now collecti...


Oil Companies, Automakers Team Up to Save Internal Combustion Engine

Nov 29, 2017

Forced by growing worry about the increasingly strict emission standards for cars and the rise of electric vehicles to together jeopardize the continued existence of internal combustion engines, big oil companies and giant auto makers are teaming up to stave off the death of such a component which has been used for over a century in the global automotive industry by taking advantage of their secr...


Rise of Smart Speaker to Become Tailwind for Taiwanese Suppliers

Nov 28, 2017

As smart speakers have become the most heavily promoted products by several global well-received companies including Apple Inc., an American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, and the well-known iPhone maker; and Amazon.com Inc., an American e-commerce and cloud computing company, many Taiwanese suppliers have witnessed a growing influx of ord...


Epistar's Chairman Suggests Taiwanese LED Makers Focus on Mini LED

Nov 23, 2017

Biing-Jye Lee, chairman of Epistar, a globally leading high-brightness LED epiwafer and chip manufacturer based in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, commented earlier that if Taiwan’s LED firms can work together to build a domestic ecosystem for the production of mini LEDs by making the good use of existing advantages including strong R&D capabilities and high-productivity clusters in Taiwan’s LED indust...


Primax to See Payoffs of Its Investment in Auto Electronics

Nov 23, 2017

Li-Shen Liang, chairman of Primax Electronics Ltd, a well-known Taiwan-based international company engaged in the production of PC peripherals, mobile device components and etc., noted that following information & communication, and electro-acoustic products, the firm’s auto-electronics will soon start to contribute to profits as the third growth engine for its performance. After witnessing it...


Taiwan's Export Orders in Oct. Remain on Uptrend for 15th Consecutive Month

Nov 22, 2017

Taiwan’s export orders received in October amounted to US$ 46.6 billion (NT$ 1.39 trillion) for a surge of 9.2 percent over last October, a single-month high in history and representing the 15th consecutive month of growth, according to the latest statistics compiled by the statistic department of Taiwan’s MOEA (Ministry of Economic Affairs). Li-Chen Lin, director of the statistics department,...


AAPEX2017 Again Lived Up to Its Solid Name as Most Influential Exhibition for Auto Aftermarket in North America

Nov 21, 2017

Held annually at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, the U.S., AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) has ended another successful year and unveiled future trends of the continuously growing auto aftermarket and car servicing industries through a great deal of innovative products brought by exhibitors. AAPEX 2017, running from October 31st through November 2nd, hosted over 2,200 exhibitors, mostly ...


Taiwan's Biotech Industry Likely to Receive Significant Investment from European Countries

Nov 20, 2017

Looking at the great growth potential of Taiwan’s bio-technology industry, Henri Lenferink, the mayor of Leiden, a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland, led a delegation to Taiwan earlier, discussing cooperation opportunities with Taiwan Bio Industry Organization (TBIO) in the fields of bio-medical big data science, bio-medicine development, and genetic testing. On anot...


Baidu of China to Start Mass Producing Unmanned Buses in 2018

Nov 20, 2017

Robin Li, a Chinese Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Baidu, the country's most popular web service company headquartered in Beijing, confirmed earlier that the company will start mass production of self-driving buses in late July, 2018. In addition, after joining hands with multiple Chinese auto makers like BAIC Group, and Chery Automobile, Baidu also plans to launch autonomous cars betwee...