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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.

Kuozui Amis to Export 100,000 Locally Assembled Toyotas in 2014

Kuozui Motors Ltd., an assembler of Toyotas and largest exporter of cars in Taiwan, hit a record export volume of more than 81,000 units in 2013, which is also the highest-ever in local automotive industry. Another local automaker, China Motor Corp. (CMC), assembler of Mitsubishi and own CMC br... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Hao-Guo Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Auto door and window handles, manual/electric window regulator, door locks, hinges etc.

Established in 1985, Hao-Guo Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a veteran company specializing in developing and making aftermarket (AM) auto door and window handles, manual and electric window regulators, and other hardware such as door locks, door hinges, engine hood locks etc. The firm promises to live ... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Hon Yu Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
Auto accessories, scuff plates, bumper protectors etc.

Founded in 1975, the ISO/TS 16949-certified Hon Yu Auto Parts Co., Ltd. has been an innovative developer and maker of various auto accessories, including interior scuff plates (kick plates), bumper protectors, fog lamps, stainless steel scuff plates, and scuff plates with electro-luminescent (EL) a... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Howell Auto Parts & Accessories Ltd.
Automotive performance-tuning parts, chromed parts and accessories etc.

With more than 20 years of experience and know-how, Howell Auto Parts & Accessories Ltd. is a veteran company specializing in designing, developing and making automotive performance-tuning parts, chromed parts and accessories. With strong design and development capability, the firm claims not to... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Ying Han Industrial Co., Ltd.
Mirror covers with LED indicators, LED bumper lights

Founded in 1999, Ying Han Industrial Co., Ltd. specializes in developing and manufacturing high-quality, stylish and innovative automotive mirror covers with light-emitting diode (LED) indicators and accessories, as well as LED bumper lights, aerodynamic body kits etc., for major Japanese and Korea... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Yuan Rong Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
Performance-tuning parts and accessories, LED mirror covers

Yuan Rong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. is a young and dynamic company dedicated to designing, developing, and manufacturing high-end automotive performance-tuning parts and accessories. The company was set up in 2005 and manufactures a variety of LED mirror covers, car mirrors, BMW grilles, BMW body mol... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Yungli Traffic Equipment Co.
Auto fog, spot, auxiliary, driving, working lamps etc.

Established in 1988, Yungli Traffic Equipment Co. , Ltd. is a veteran developer and manufacturer of wide-ranging auto lamps including head lamps, auxiliary lamps (spot, driving, and off-road driving lights) for both the aftermarket (AM) and original equipment (OE) market. The ISO 9001:2000-appro... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/16

Goodway to See Revenue Growth Month by Month in Q2

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. ... Full Story

Published: 2014/04/11

SEMI: LED Capex to Recover in 2014 on Promising Lighting Market Outlook

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

Published: 2014/04/10

Local Investment Institution Issues Upbeat Forecast for Taiwan's LED Industry

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

Published: 2014/04/10

Hiwin Tops Taiwan's Machine Tool Peers in 2013 Earnings

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

Published: 2014/04/10

Taiwan's EGAT and American GE Sign JV to Repair Aircraft Engine

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

Published: 2014/04/09

Samsung, Intel, TSMC to Account for Over Half of Semiconductor CapEx in 2014

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

Published: 2014/04/08

Revenues Surge in Jan.-Feb. at Taiwan's LED Makers

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

Published: 2014/04/07

Everlight Tops Taiwanese LED Peers in 2013 Earnings

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

Published: 2014/04/07

TSMC Chairman Morris Chang: IOT to Drive World's Semiconductor Industry in Future

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

Published: 2014/04/03

Formosa Epitaxy Revenue Hits New High in March

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

Published: 2014/04/03

Taiwan Fastener Makers Seek to Fix Supply Chain Following Forced Closure of Surface Treatment Plants

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

Published: 2014/04/02

Hiwin Sets Ambitious Revenue Goal for 2014

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

Published: 2014/04/02

Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers Have a Banner February

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

Published: 2014/04/02

SEMI Statistics Show Chip Industry Expands for 5th Straight Month in Feb. 2014

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

Published: 2014/04/01

Taiwan's LED Industry Executives See Promising Outlook

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

Published: 2014/04/01

Taiwan's Machinery Exports Show Promising Growth in First 2 Months of 2014

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

Published: 2014/03/31

Google's Android Wear to Benefit Taiwanese Hardware Partners

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

Published: 2014/03/28

Organizations Forecast Taiwan's Semiconductor Industry Revenue to Exceed NT$2 Trillion at Yearend

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

Published: 2014/03/28

Edison Opto Pledges Ambitious Goals for its LED Business

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

Published: 2014/03/27

Forex Incomes Boost Earnings of Taiwan's Machine Tool Makers

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

Published: 2014/03/27

Machine Tool Industry Leaders in Taiwan See Promising Exports in 2014

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. A... Full Story

Published: 2014/03/26

GSEO Reports Strong LED Shipments

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

Published: 2014/03/26

Taiwan's Packaging Machine Manufacturers Follow Differing Growth Strategies in 2014
Manufacturers buck the doldrums affecting other sectors of Taiwan's machinery industry

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

Published: 2014/03/25

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