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.
With its current capacity fully booked throughout the second quarter of this year, Goodway Machine Corp., a Taiwanese leading supplier of CNC (computer numerically controlled) turning machines and machine tools, expects its revenue to grow month by month during the period, according to the firm.
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After two years of declines since 2012, the global market for LED capital equipment will rally this year, again with China driving the biggest demand fueled by investments by chipmakers from Taiwan and China itself, according to Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI).
The U.S.-... Full Story
Uni-President Securities Group’s investment arm estimates in 2014 Taiwan’s LED makers to see revenue from backlight sales rise to the levels set in 2011 and recover their share of LED lighting market from Chinese competitors by offering better quality.
The institution points out that in the firs... Full Story
Hiwin Technologies Corp., a Taiwan-based maker of precision components for machinery, has announced NT$2 billion (US$67.3 million) in after-tax net income, or NT$7.96 per dilute share, last year, making it the most profitable machine-tool maker on the island, with the earnings up 0.62% from 2012, ... Full Story
Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT), a Taiwan-based aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul firm affiliated with the Evergreen Group, a conglomerate of air transportation and ocean shipping, has reached an agreement with U.S.’s GE to set up a joint venture to repair aircraft engines in T... Full Story
According to market consultancy IC Insight, which tracks the semiconductor industry, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Intel Corp., and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) are predicted to account for 51.8% of total semiconductor industry capital expenditures (capex) this year.
Samsung an... Full Story
Taiwan’s leading LED makers reported year-on-year revenue growths ranging from 20% to 51% in February, with chipmaker Epistar Corp. and packager Edison Opto Corp. having revenue for Jan.-Feb. close to the Q1, 2013 levels.
Citing the hefty growths, industry executives point out the market is pick... Full Story
LED packager Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. announced NT$1.9 billion (US$64.3 million), or NT$3.5 per share, in after-tax net income from 2013 operations, making it the most profitable LED maker in Taiwan, with such figures in line with market expectations and surging from 2012’s NT$1.3 per share.... Full Story
With smart handheld devices increasingly popular with consumers to have broadening applications, the Internet of Things (IOT) is expected to emerge as one of the world’s most profitable industries to drive the semiconductor sector in the future, said Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor M... Full Story
Formosa Epitaxy Revenue Hits New High in March
F.R. Chien, chairman of LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI), believes that the company’s monthly revenue hit a new historic high in March this year, with sales recording quarterly increases.
Chien bases this performance on several factor... Full Story
With some local surface treatment factories officially ordered to shut down due to the violation of environmental protection laws in Taiwan’s southern metropolis of Kaohsiung, where more than 80% of Taiwan's fasteners are made, domestic fastener manufacturers are doing everything they can to repair... Full Story
Hiwin Technologies Corp., a Taiwan-based maker of key components for precision machinery, targets consolidated revenue up to US$1 billion for this year with its subsidiaries. Company chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Eric Chuo, is confident of achieving the goal for several advantageous d... Full Story
Taiwan's leading machine-tool makers scored February revenue growth ranging from 10% to over 100% year on year mostly thanks to market recovery worldwide.
The manufacturers include Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd., Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co., Ltd., Hiwin Technologies Corp., Goodway Mac... Full Story
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill (B/B) ratio of 1.00 worldwide in February 2014 with received orders totaling US$1.29 billion, according to Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI), a U.S.-based consortium of international suppliers ... Full Story
All the chief executives of Taiwan’s top-4 LED makers unanimously expressed optimism for the business, touting their companies will fetch fatter profit this year than last year.
After earning NT$3.51 per share in after-tax net income last year, chairman Robert Yeh of Everlight Electronics C... Full Story
With the global economy on the mend, Taiwan’s machinery exports for the first two months of this year totaled US$2.854 billion, up 7.5% from the same period of last year, according to the latest statistics by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
MOEA pointed out that exports to the U.S., Southe... Full Story
Google Inc. has ventured into the promising segment of wearable electronic devices by unveiling a new platform, Android Wear, in late March. This is likely to bring lucrative benefits to a number of Taiwanese electronics manufacturers that are included on Google’s hardware partner list, though comp... Full Story
Taiwan’s semiconductor industry is likely to generate revenue totaling NT$2.09 trillion (US$69.9 billion) this year, up around 11.1% from last year mostly thanks to steady demand from makers of PCs and smartphones, according to Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) and Industrial Economi... Full Story
LED packager Edison Opto Corp. aims to increase its annual revenue to the NT$10 billion (US$333 million) range in three years and boost market value of company shares to NT$10 billion as mid-term goal, in addition to considering more acquisitions.
The company saw its revenue for the first two mo... Full Story
Taiwan’s machine-tool makers made better-than-expected earnings in 2013 on average mostly due to income from currency exchanges.
Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd. saw both revenue and earnings for last year hit fresh historical highs, with after-tax net income of some NT$130 million (US$4.3 million),... Full Story
Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) Chairman Hsu Hsiu-tsang predicts the island’s machine-tool exports to rise at least 10% year on year, to US$4 billion this year, as long as the American market and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market maintain stable growths.
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Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd. (GSEO) says it has shipped around 40,000 LED streetlights in Taiwan and China combined in 2013, when its LED business could turn a profit for the first time in eight years.
Last year the company generated revenue of NT$9.5 billion (US$318.5 million), sinking 1... Full Story
By STEVE CHUANG
Although 2013 was a year of declining exports for most Taiwanese machinery suppliers, makers of packaging machines finished the year with robust growth.
The latest statistics published by the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry show that exports of Taiwan-made food and ot... Full Story
By STEVE CHUANG
After a disappointing year in 2013 when Taiwanese machinery industry’s overall exports dropped amid a sluggish global economy, most domestic extrusion machine manufacturers are generally seeing market demand recover this year, hence their more upbeat outlook.
According to the ... Full Story
By KEN LIU
Kamioka Corp., a leading CNC machine-tool maker that was founded in Taiwan in 1965, has recently added a number of innovative computerized machine tools to the lineup of its products featuring high cost-performance (C/P) ratios.
Among these new products are a CNC vertical mac... Full Story
By CARMEN LO
The ignition system is one of the key components in a gas-powered engine. It also sets the bar for the overall powertrain performance, especially in terms of horsepower, fuel efficiency and emissions. Developing reliable and high-performance ignition systems is consequently a perennia... Full Story
Machine-tool maker Goodway Machine Corp. and its subsidiary, Awea Mechantronic Co., Ltd., made more money than expected last year.
Goodway and the subsidiary together generated after-tax net income of NT$534 million (US$17.8 million), or NT$4.04 per share, for 2013, topping the NT$3.5-3.8 per sh... Full Story
Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced earlier that its definitive antidumping duties on imports of stainless steel from China and South Korea will be levied for five years retroactively from August 15, 2013, when the imposition of provisional duties in the same case began.
According to th... Full Story
By JENNY WU
Bearings are among the most common and most important of all automobile components, serving vital functions in transmissions, engines, drive-shafts, and other systems and parts. Though individual bearings are relatively small in size, they have a huge relationship to vehicle reliabil... Full Story
MediaTek Inc. plans to increase the number of its R&D staff to 11,500 worldwide this year from 2013’s 9,500, aiming for the No.2 spot in the global handset-IC design industry from No.3 it snatched last year.
Qualcomm International Inc. leads currently while Broadcom Corp. is the No.2 in this fie... Full Story