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Fast-Growing EV Market Buoys Taiwan`s Electronic Component Makers


With Apple Car entering the electric vehicle market and bolstering the overall attention and investments in this fast-growing, lucrative industry, Taiwanese electronic parts suppliers that have played the long-term strategy in the past four to five years are finally seeing results. In the past d

Next 3 Years Critical for Taiwan`s EV Industry: TAITRA


As the world ushered in the electric vehicle era, governments worldwide had rolled out regulations easing out fuel-powered vehicles. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), seeing the possibilities in the industry, has named the year 2035 as the benchmark for Taiwan's EV market and

Smart Lighting Systems Spur on Utilizing New Tech


A growing global lighting industry, economy, population, and urbanization are all closely tied to energy consumption demand. For example, stable economic growth and urbanization will prompt office buildings, factories, service industry, and residential buildings. Increasing night-time activity is a

ITRI and Synopsys` AI Chip Design Lab Launches Soft Opening


ITRI and Synopsys Inc. announced on October 21 that they jointly established the AI Chip Design Lab at ITRI headquarters in Hsinchu to help Taiwan’s semiconductor industries gain an advantage in the age of AI and 5G technology. The aim is to incentivize more businesses to invest in device-end AI ch

US National Hardware Show Postponed to May 11-13 in 2021 Due to COVID-19


■ Kuo Fang-lin Global Hardware Industry Trends According to market research and advisory company TechNavio’s data, the global hand tools market is slated to expand to USD$125.5 billion in market value by 2022. Moreover, North American and European markets make up over half of that market valu

Learning from Other Small Countries, Taiwanese Companies Should Set Their Sights on the Global Market 2020


The advancement of technology in a country does not depend on its national power, land area or population size. It is about how the government drives tech policies and how the society aspires for tech applications. The Czech Republic is a small but highly industrialized nation at the heart of Europ

2019 Retrospect in Auto Industry in globe


A harsh economic situation swept through the global automotive market in 2018, largely due to slowing market demand and political competition among the world's superpowers, as well as decreasing confidence from consumers, leading to the first decline in five years in the industry. More importantly

59,000+ buyers visit twin lighting fairs and Eco Expo Asia Survey: lighting market steady; potential seen in smart products


Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 21st Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), the fourth Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and the 14th Eco Expo Asia concluded with more than 59,000 buyers from 135 countries and regions visiting the

Evolution of Self-Driving Cars Disrupts Industry Ecosystem


With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, many countries are actively investing in the smart production of self-driving vehicles, including Germany’s Audi efforts to convert car driving into a mobile, entertainment driving experience; Japan’s Toyota launching the e-Palette, an unmanned e

Latest Bluetooth Tech Updates Geared for Smart Lighting, Cities and Wireless Devices


Founded in 1998, Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is a non-profit trade association that oversees Bluetooth® technology. As it supports more than 34,000 member companies, the Bluetooth SIG promotes collaboration among its members to create new and enhanced specifications, extend technology, d

What Taiwanese companies can do next in AIoT


Taipei - In the age of AIoT, companies may be wondering how they are able to do business in a digitalized age that gears towards big data analysis, especially among small-and-medium enterprises, where funding and scale are factors that put them against bigger companies with larger resource pools.

Megvii Technology Founder Interview Part 2: Face++ AI Facial Recognition sets eye on Asia, starting with Taiwan


Tang Wenbin, founder and CEO of Megvii Technology, will be visiting Taiwan next week, but accepted an overseas interview with Economic Daily News on Sept. 6. This is the second installment of the interview. Aiming for a complete application; forming a city’s “brain” Q: What are the goals and

Taiwan Int’l Lighting Show Leads the Way for Taiwan Lighting Industry


Jointly organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (MOEA), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), 2018 Taiwan International Lighting Show, with 114 global companies manning 420 booths, just ended another successful year on April 28th. Th

CENS and THTMA to Jointly Promote Taiwan’s Outstanding Hardware Firms at IHF 2018


With over 2,700 exhibitors from 55 countries and 80 percent of them coming abroad, International Hardware Fair Cologne 2018 (IHF 2018), held on March 4 through 7 in Cologne, Germany, again lives up to its reputation as the world’s most influential show for the global hardware industry. A wide ar

u-blox Unveils Latest High Precision Positioning Technology Platform


To provide a total solution of high precision positioning for autonomous cars and virtual reality (VR), u-blox, a Swiss company that creates wireless semiconductors and modules for consumer, automotive and industrial markets, has launched its latest high precision positioning technology platform, u

Taiwan Tech Firms Show Off Innovative Tech Products at MWC 2018


Held annually at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress (MWC), is the most influential trade fair for mobile industry. This year’s MWC, running from February 25 through 28 and themed “Creating a Better Future”, attracted nearly 110,000 visitors as well as over 2,300 exhibitors fro

Ternary Battery to Become Mainstream Product for EV Production


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 mak

ARTC Demonstrates Newly Developed Self-driving Vehicles


With support of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of Ministry of Economy Affairs (MOEA), Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) demonstrated its newly developed “general self-driving vehicle” and “pick-up self-driving vehicle” in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park located in Lukang, cen

Tesor of Taiwan Launches BT-25HD/4.0 Smartphone Fingerprint Wireless Relay Immobilizer


In response to the continuously climbing popularity of smartphones incorporated with biometric identification technologies for enhanced security, Taiwan-based Tesor Plus Corp., a specialized developer and supplier of car security alarms, immobilizers, smartphone remote controls and ADAS (advanced d

ITRI Works on High Value-added Applications of Smart Lighting Technology--Government-funded R&D body releases spectrum-adjustable LED lighting module and LED-based indoor positioning system this year


In view of smart lighting showing strong potential to lead growth of the global lighting industry in the next decade, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institute, released its spectrum-adjustable LED lighting modules and LED-based indoor positioning

World’s Largest Lighting Marketplace Opens In Hong Kong--Exhibitors at HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair and the Outdoor and Tech Light Expo Increase Over 10% year-on-year


Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 18th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) opened today and continues through 30 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). To encourage cross-sector business opportunities, the HKTDC ha

Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 Draws Some 136,000 Visitors from Over 170 Countries--Five-day show hosts a record 4,820 exhibitors


The central theme at the world's largest showcase for the independent aftermarket in 2016 was ‘Tomorrow's Service & Mobility’. A record 4,820 exhibitors from 76 countries took part, including leading players from industry, workshops and retail, and they offered an impressive demonstration of the wa

Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 to Remain the Leading Trade Fair for Global Automobile Trade and Industry


Automechanika Academy – the name is nowadays a synonym for high-grade, future-oriented lectures and events. This year, too, Messe Frankfurt has spared no effort with improvements being made not only to the exhibition concept but also to the accompanying lecture and professional-development programm

Taiwan Int`l Lighting Show to be Staged Alongside LED Taiwan 2016--2-in-1 event to host over 200 exhibitors from nine countries during its 4-day run


This year, the Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS), to take place April 13-16, will be staged alongside LED Taiwan 2016 to offer a more complete sourcing platform that enhances convenience, enabling global lighting buyers to browse under one roof virtually everything related to LED lighting,

Conference on Emerging Market for Taiwanese Machinery Brands in AEC Via Manufacturing Expo 2016 was held on Thursday March 17th, 2016 at Le Meridien Hotel, Taipei


Taiwan is a key trading and investment partner of Thailand for quality manufacturing equipment and Manufacturing Expo 2016 to be held 22-25 June, 2016 at BITEC, Bangkok is a great opportunity to expand this market into Thailand and AEC and to build networking opportunities to ASEAN countries. In

TPV Chairman Hsuan Sheds Light on Taiwan`s TFT-LCD Industry, Corporate Past and Present--Global oversupply of TFT-LCD panel to endure due to China`s planned economy


Jason Hsuan, Chairman and CEO of TPV Technology Ltd., the world's largest contract assembler of LCD monitors and the distributor of its own brands of AOC and Envision, recently summed up the dilemma of the oversupply problem of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels due to new

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 to Feature New Position, New Exhibits and New Look--Globally top-3 ICT trade fair to serve as coliseum for global ICT startups with impressive innovations.


COMPUTEX TAIPEI is set to open from May 31 to June 4, 2016. As the ICT industry has been developing, expanding and transforming from just computers and accessories to IoT and endless innovations for the past few years, this year’s COMPUTEX TAIPEI will impress visitors with various new features to r

Hong Kong Creates World’s No.1 Lighting Trade Fair with 2-in-1 Event--Four-day event draws 2,727 exhibitors and about 50,000 buyers


A total of 2,727 exhibitors form countries drew nearly 50,000 buyers to the 17th Autumn Edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (LFAE) and the inaugural World of Outdoor Lighting & Lighting Accessories (WOLLA), making the two-in-one trade event the world’s biggest lighting marketplace,

ECCT: Adapting to International Standards Will Help Taiwan`s TPP Bid


The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) suggests in its 2016 Position Papers that the Taiwan government should revamp its regulations and statutes to international standards to help its bid to enter the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. With the title “Decision Time: Taking Coura

ChinaPlas 2016 to Provide Close-up Look at Advancement of E&E Products through Polymer Technologies--High-performance materials & automated, precision processing driving innovation


Electrical and electronics (E&E) products are becoming smaller, more interconnected and increasingly demanding in terms of performance requirements. Designers continue to cram additional electronic features into the slim, compact form factors of these packages. This often makes them run hotter w