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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.


Argosy Sees Pay-off of Its Investment in Connectors for Automotive Application

Feb 23, 2018

The Taiwan-based Argosy Research Inc., a company principally engaged in the manufacture, design and maintenance of computer peripheral products and components, has seen the pay-off of its R&D for connectors for automotive application in the form of considerable orders received from globally known automakers, and planned to launch more new products in the near future. Argosy claimed that it has...


Rise of Autonomous Vehicles Likely to Trigger Massive Demands for Auto Lens

Feb 22, 2018

As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, many auto makers have poured considerable resources into R&D of autonomous vehicles, which, in turn, is very likely to trigger massive demands for auto lens, a core part to support the technology of autonomous driving system, in the coming years. Compared to a smartphone lens, an auto lens features a ...


Toyota Likely to End This Fiscal Year with Impressive Performance

Feb 22, 2018

Benefiting from the depreciation of Japanese yen and significant growth in domestic sales, Toyota Motor Corporation, a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer, has seen its revenue steadily surge since the last season of last year. On this growth trajectory, the firm is very likely to end this fiscal year with a record high in net profits. As of the end of last year, Toyota scored oper...


Taiwanese Firms Form EV Strategic Alliance to Jointly Explore Overseas Market

Feb 14, 2018

Aiming to assist Taiwanese electric vehicle (EV) makers to build a solid ground in the global market, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a Taiwanese semi-official export promoter, initiated the founding of Taiwan Electric Vehicle Alliance (TEVA), and has received positive response from local companies which have a shared goal of boosting Taiwan’s presence in the global EV supply ...


Nissan to Put Aside RMB60 Bn. to Develop Chinese Auto Market in Upcoming Five Years

Feb 14, 2018

In response to a diplomatic thaw between Japan and China, Nissan Motor Company, a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer, has resumed its grand investment projects in China, announcing to pour RMB60 billion (US$9.4 billion) into the R&D, production and sales of electric vehicles (EV) in the country in the upcoming five years, according to local news agencies. With the investment, Nissa...


Gogoro's eScooter Penetrates Japanese and Spanish Markets

Feb 13, 2018

To emulate its success achieved in Berlin and Paris, Gogoro, a Taiwan-based venture-backed company that develops and sells electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure, plans to expand its eScooter-sharing network in Spain and Japan, in a bid to achieve a more comprehensive sharing network for global users. Spain, as the third European country for Gogoro’s network expanding program, i...


FFG to Kick Off Corporate Restructuring Plan This Year

Feb 13, 2018

After scoring impressive consolidated revenue of NT$70 billion (US$2.3 billion) last year, Fair Friend Group (FFG), the third-largest machine tool maker in the world, will kick off a corporate restructuring plan this year, to merge its 37 brands in Asia, Europe and the U.S., as well as 50 manufacturing bases, into one company, announced Jimmy Chu, chairman of FFG, at the year-end party held on Fe...


Ternary Battery to Become Mainstream Product for EV Production

Feb 12, 2018

As China has promulgated a series of policies and regulations in favor of new energy cars, a high-nickel ternary battery, which is seen as a necessity for the next-gen cars, is gradually becoming the mainstream in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. A ternary battery is widely accepted by EV makers for high energy density, long cycle life, comparatively high security and relatively low product...


Overall Output of Taiwan's Manufacturing Sectors Expected to Grow in 2018

Feb 09, 2018

As Taiwan’s Industrial Production Index for 2017 just showed the strongest year-on-year (YoY) growth of 2.9 percent ever in history, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) expects overall output of the island’s manufacturing sectors to continue to grow this year. MOEA's statistics department reported, Industrial Production Index of Taiwan last December reached 113.42, up 1.2 percent from a year a...


Vietnam Is Well On Its Way to World's Major Auto Maker

Feb 09, 2018

With ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries having cut their import duties on merchandise originating and traded within the bloc from around 30 percent to zero since the beginning of 2018, ever more automakers have actively set up their production in Vietnam, to bring significant changes to the fast-growing Southeast Asian auto market. Before the removal of the tariffs...