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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.

Global Wearable Device Shipments to Surge 137% in 2015: MIC

With global branded vendors such as Apple, Samsung, and Sony introducing a continuous string of wearable electronic devices to the market in 2014, global shipments of such products are expected to skyrocket by 137% to 74 million units in 2015, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Insti... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/31

WiseChip of Taiwan Ventures into OLED Lighting

WiseChip Semiconductor Inc., reportedly the world’s No.2 manufacturer of passive matrix organic light emitting diode (PMOLED), has recently diversified into manufacturing OLED lights emitting a candle in color rendering index (CRI) and correlated color temperature (CCT). Licensing the lighting t... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/30

Fair Friend of Taiwan Breaks Ground to Build Plant in Zhengzhou, China

The machine-tool manufacturer, Fair Friend Enterprise Group, broke ground on Oct.18 to construct a plant in the Zhengzhou Airport Economic Experimental Zone (ZAEZ) in Henan Province, China as part of its goal to lead the global machine-tool sector by 2020 with estimated revenue of US$8.3 billion. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/30

IBM and HDR to Set up Shop at Taoyuan Aerotroplis in Northern Taiwan

According to informed sources, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and HDR Group of the USA have decided to set up shop at Taoyuan Aerotroplis, a proposed urban development at the Taoyuan International Airport in northern Taiwan, to tap smart-traffic and healthcare segments. The news br... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/30

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers Propose Plan to Target Local Aircraft Parts Market

Spearheaded by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and coordinated by Goodway Machine Corp., around 10 of Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers plan to organize a consortium by the end of this year to develop high-end machines for the island’s aircraft-parts industry, to potentially genera... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/30

Taiwan's CSC Pretax Profits Hit 3-year High of NT$2.966 Bn. in Sept.

Taiwan-based China Steel Corp. (CSC), the biggest steelmaker on the island by size, scored pretax profits of NT$2.966 billion (US$98.86 million) for September, up 3% month-on-month (MoM) and 32.64% year-on-year as a three-year high, according to its latest financial report. In addition to strong... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/29

TSMC's Capex to Hit All-Time High in 2015

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) plans to spend over US$10 billion in 2015 on advanced process technology projects to outdo Intel Corp., marking its all time high capital expenditure after budgeting US$9.5 billion for 2014. The silicon foundry will mostly use the money to boost its ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/29

Taiwan's ITRI Plans to Develop Locally-sourced 3D Printing Material and Equipment

Taiwan's government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) plans to organize a 3D printing consortium by the end of this year with the aim of developing locally-sourced equipment and materials technologies for Taiwan’s emerging 3D printing industry. The consortium is scheduled to... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/28

Austek's ZenPhone Sees Popular Response in Japan and Europe

Industry executives estimate Asustek Computer Inc. to ship around four million ZenPhone-branded smartpones in Q4, up 33% from Q3 thanks to penetration of markets in Brazil, Japan and Europe. In Q3 the top markets for ZenFone were Taiwan, Southeast Asia, China, India, and Russia. Although the... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/27

Advantech's Consolidated Revenue Hits NT$9.171 Bn. in Q3

Advantech Corp., Taiwan’s largest supplier of rugged and industrial PCs and embedded systems by shipment, chalked up consolidated revenues of NT$9.121 billion (US$304.03 million) in the third quarter of this year, just 1.6% less than the company's all-time quarterly high of NT$9.278 billion (US$309... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Foxconn of Taiwan and China's 21Vianet Partner on Cloud Biz

Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd., Taiwan’s largest manufacturing conglomerate by revenue, has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with 21Vianet Group, Inc., China’s largest provider of carrier-neutral Internet center services, to tap the global market for Internet data center and cloud infrastr... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Taiwan Govt. Approves Project to Boost 4G Industry Output Value to NT$1.5 T. by 2016

With smart city applications increasingly causing a buzz in the global ICT (information and communication technology) industry, the Taiwanese government has approved a broadband service and industrial development project designed to boost output value of the island’s 4G sector to NT$1.5 trillion (U... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers Post Strong Sales in Q3

Taiwan’s leading machine-tool makers reported strong sales in Q3 this year mostly thanks to increasing demand from China, the United States and European Union. Goodway Machine Corp. had consolidated revenue of NT$1.9 billion (US$64.9 million) in Q3, roughly equal to that of Q2, with NT$2.3 bill... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Taiwan's Top-3 Telecom Jan.-Sept. Earnings Top Targets

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd., and Far EasTone Telecom Co., Ltd. saw earnings in Jan.-Sept. top their targets. Chunghwa, Taiwan’s No.1 telecom carrier by revenue, earned NT$30.5 billion (US$1.01 billion), or NT$3.94 per diluted share, in after-tax net income, inching up 0.... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Teco's New Wind Turbine Factory to Start Up at End of October

Taiwan-based Teco Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., a supplier of motors and household appliances, expects to continue gaining steam from its wind turbine business, as its new factory of such products in Hunan Province, central China, will start up at the end of October to tap China’s wind power mark... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Tex-Ray Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Base to Focus on Functional Apparel

The Taiwan-based Tex-Ray Industrial Co., a contract clothing manufacturer, is building a second factory at its manufacturing base in Vietnam as part of its strategy to expand its operations into functional apparel for outdoor activities. The new factory was scheduled to begin operating in August... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

USITC Tentatively Rules Taiwan's CSC to Pay Antidumping Duty of 27.54% for NOES Exports to U.S.

Following months of investigation in an antidumping lawsuit filed by Taiwan's steelmakers with the United States International Trade Commission against foreign suppliers of non-oriented electrical steels (NOES), the United State Department of Commerce ruled on October 8 that Taiwan’s China Steel Co... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/23

Chun Zu Aims for Annual Revenue of NT$1 Bn. in 2014

Benefiting from Taiwan’s thriving fastener industry, which could finish this year with export value exceeding US$4 billion, Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co., Ltd., a leading Taiwanese supplier, aims for annual revenue of NT$1 billion (US$33.34 million) in 2014, according to chairman, Bruce Sun. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/22

Rechi Steps Up Output Expansion to Keep Up with Brisk Growth

To keep up with brisk growth, Rechi Precision Co., Ltd., world’s fourth-biggest supplier of compressors for air conditioners by shipment, has stepped up output expansion across Taiwan and China. Recently its board approved an investment of US$20 million in the first-phase construction of a fac... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/22

Rechi to Achieve New High of NT$17 Bn. in 2014 Revenue

The Taiwan-based Rechi Precision Co., the world’s fourth-largest supplier of compressors for air conditioners by volume, is widely expected by institutional investors to achieve a new high of NT$17 billion (US$566.67 million) in consolidated revenue this year, with its compressor shipments likely t... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/22

Taiwan's September Machinery Exports Miss Industry Executives' Expectations

Both Taiwan’s machinery export and machine-tool export in September missed growths expected by industry executives probably due to lagging shipments, according to president of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), J.C. Wang. In September, the island shipped US$1.65 billion of mach... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/22

Taiwan Golf Club Makers Diversify to Overcome Market Slump

To assure sustainable development as market demand cools down, Taiwan’s top three contract suppliers of golf clubs--the Advanced International Multitech Co., O-Ta Precision Industry Co., and Dynamic Precision Industry Corp.--are moving in different directions in search of diversification. Their eff... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/22

Hon Hai's September Revenue up 51% MoM to NT$415 Bn.

Fueled by strong shipments of iPhone 6, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., world’s largest EMS (electronics manufacturing service) firm by size and Apple Inc.’s major contract manufacturer of iPhone, saw consolidated revenue for September surge 51% month-on-month to NT$415.412 billion (US$13.84 ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

Taiwan's Manufacturing Turnover for H1, 2014 up 3.8% YoY

With the US Fed Reserve delaying QE for some time to allay jitters in global markets, the new Indian prime minister promising to reform labor structure to boost its own economy, coupled with sub-US$85 per barrel oil prices and China pumping new liquidity into its economy, global economic prospects ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

TSMC's 16nm FinFET Tech Shows Supremacy Over Intel and Samsung

Industry executives believe that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has proven its mettle, by outdoing Samsung and even Intel by successfully rolling out semiconductor industry’s first 16-nanometer Fin Field-Effect Transistor (FinFET) processor designed on the ARM architecture. The T... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

UMC to be Taiwan's First to Buy into China's 300mm Wafer Fab

United Microelectronics Corp.’s (UMC) board of directors has approved buying into a 300mm wafer fab planned by the Xiamen Municipal Government and an electronics enterprise owned by the Fujian Provincial Government. To submit the application to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs sometime arou... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/21

TSMC September Revenue Hits New High

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) announced consolidated revenue of NT$74.8 billion (US$2.4 billion) for September, rising 8% from the previous month to hit new all-time high and top market expectations, also up 35.1% year on year. In Q3, the company generated consolidated revenue of... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/20

Lenovo Targets Ambitious Laptop PC Shipments

The Lenovo Group Ltd. plans to ship 31.3 million, 34.4 million and 37 million laptop PCs in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively, in a bid to solidify its global position in the field, according to its Taiwanese contract suppliers. In 2013 the China-based Lenovo shipped around 31.5 million laptops... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/20

Google to Expand Cloud Data Center in Taiwan

Search engine giant Google Inc. plans to add one more facility to its cloud data center on the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park built on reclaimed land off Changhua County in central Taiwan. With Google declining to elaborate on the planned facility, local industry executives estimate needed inv... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/17

MediaTek of Taiwan Joins Intel-led IOT Camp

MediaTek Inc. and Acer Inc. have recently announced joining the Internet of Things (IOT) alliance initiated by Intel. The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) competes against the Qualcomm-headed AllSeen Alliance, Google-led Tread Group, and Apple-dominated HomKit for global leadership in setting up ... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/17

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