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Vehicle Cameras Market Expected to Reach US$ 1.26 B. by 2020: Transparency Market Research

With road safety often compromised due to inclement weather, erratic driver behavior, drunk driving etc. that can result in sizable compensation handed out by courts after lawyers, defendants and prosecutors show proof, especially in rule-of-law nations, coupled with rapid development of various ty... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/06

Automotive HUDs to Exhibit CAGR of 27.3% by 2024: ABI Research

Head-up displays or HUDs in private or personal vehicles have long been exclusive to upscale cars, having been adopted from military aircrafts to easily display instrumentation on windshields without interrupting a driver's focus on road. Gradually carmakers are introducing HUDs in more popularly-p... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/05

Smartphone, Automotive Display Revenue Swelled in 2014 As Demand for Others Stalled: IHS

As smartphones cannibalized product sales in other small/medium flat-panel-display (FPD) categories in 2014, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest growth category, according to IHS. Based on the latest information from the IHS Technology Quarterly Small/Medium Shipmen... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/05

Industry Execs Predict 10% Rise in Taiwan's Machinery and Machine Tool Exports in 2015

Compiled By KEN LIU Industry executives predict both Taiwan’s exports of machinery and machine tools to rise 10 percent this year from last year based on strong exports in January 2015 due to sustained growth in demand from global automakers and aircraft builders. According to Chairman S.... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/04

Major Auto Vendors in Taiwan Continue Tapping Used Car Biz Amid Upbeat Sales

Sales of new cars in Taiwan continued to increase in 2014 to some 424,000 units, a 9-year high, with total number of used cars sold on the island exceeding that of new ones. Eyeing the growing used car market in Taiwan, two major auto vendors, Hotai Motor Co. Ltd. and China Motor Corp. (CMC)... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/02

Projector Sales in Taiwan Up 2.2% YoY in Q4, 2014: IDC Taiwan

Some 21,898 projectors were sold in Taiwan in Q4, 2014, up 2.2 percent year-on-year (YoY) and 3.0 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), according to statistics released by IDC Taiwan, local subsidiary of the global provider of market intelligence. Ray Lin, associate market analyst, PC & Peripher... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/02

Taiwan-made Controllers to Debut as Theme in Booth at TIMTOS 2015

For the first time, Taiwan-made controllers will be the theme at the Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) 2015, to be staged March 3-8, as the island’s machine-tool industry attempts to enhance product value when the market increasingly becomes more challenging globally. Backed by the... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/02

New Tech and Retro Chic in the Spotlight at EICMA

Global buyers and media descended on EICMA to see the latest and greatest from the powered two-wheeler (PTW) industry during the annual show's 2014 run from November 4 to 9 in Milan, Italy The show brought together all of the PTW majors at a 280,000-square-meter venue with both outside and insid... Full Story

Published: 2015/03/02

Taiwan's 2014 Fastener Production Again Sets Record High Volume
Production volume in 2014 exceeds new high of 1.812 million tonnes for second straight year

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG With TV news reports that certain parts of the USA have seen home prices rise sizably since last year, in particular those in San Francisco, and the Greek debt deal tentatively extended, and car sales stateside increase due to falling gas prices, some say the global econ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/25

CPC and Taiwanese Partners to Set up JV to Produce Lubricants in Vietnam

CPC Corp., reportedly Taiwan's largest petrochem and fossil energy company, recently announced a partnership with local petrochem company Excel Corp. and petrochem logistic firm Uni-Shine Chemical Corp. to produce lubricants and solvents in Vietnam. With total investment of NT$1.58 billion (US$52.6... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/17

BMW's Taiwanese Agent Pan German to Go Public by 2017

Driven by yearly rising sales and market shares of upscale imported cars in Taiwan, Pan German Motors Ltd., the island's agent of German brands BMW, Porsche and Mini, recently announced plans for initial public offering (IPO) in Taiwan by 2017. Industry sources say Pan German has been repo... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/17

OE Auto Parts Maker Hota Eyes Record Revenue of NT$5.1 B. in 2015

Hota2015.0215/Industry News, TTG April 2015/1 Caption/QL OE Auto Parts Maker Hota Eyes Record Revenue of NT$5.1 B. in 2015 Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based original equipment (OE) supplier of transmission parts to international vehicle manufacturers, recently announced being ver... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/17

Taiwanese Tire Makers Coping Well with U.S. Antidumping Duties on China-made Tires

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) recently announced its preliminary decision to impose antidumping duties on China-made passenger and light truck tires that went into effect January 27. With the official publication of the decision, nearly 70 manufacturers and importers of the subject tires an... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/17

Worldwide New-cars Sales Forecast to Reach 88.6 M. Units in 2015: IHS Automotive

With 2015 off to a good start, IHS Automotive, part of IHS Inc., forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 million, an increase of 2.4 percent over 2014, continuing an unbroken five-year run of sales recovery and growth from the low point set in the aftermath of the global financial ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/17

Yulon Nissan Targets 12.5% of Taiwan's Market Share in 2015

Tsai Wen-rong, president of Yulon Nissan Motor Co., agent of Nissan and Infiniti and No.2 auto vendor in Taiwan by sales volume, recently expressed optimism about Taiwan's automobile market in 2015, predicting overall new-car sales in Taiwan to increase to about 440,000 units, of which Yulon Nissa... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

E-scooter Battery Swapping Station Project Achieves Initial Success in Taiwan

To further promote the popularity of electric scooters in Taiwan, the Environment Protection Administration (EPA) under the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) mapped out an e-scooter battery-swapping system demonstration project in late 2013, and commissioned the Taiwan EV Development Association (TEVDA) to ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

Yulon Group Targets Selling 90,000 New Luxgens in Taiwan and China in 2015

Driven by the introduction of the Luxgen U6 crossover, sales of new Luxgens in Taiwan and China hit record highs in 2014, and are expected to continue challenge new records in 2015, according to Yulon group of Taiwan. Luxgen is a self-developed line under Yulon, one of the oldest carmakers in Ta... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

Pihsiang of Taiwan and Sonluk of China to Partner in New-energy Battery Biz

Pihsiang Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (PHET), a C-LiFePO4 lithium-ion cell maker in Taiwan, and Ningbo Sonluk Holding Group Co., Ltd., reportedly China's largest maker of alkaline batteries and a world's top-three, recently signed a cooperation agreement to develop new-energy business. The ag... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

Giant and Merida Especially Optimistic About European Sales This Year

After reporting record revenues in 2014, the recognized top-two Taiwanese bicycle manufacturers, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., are very optimistic about their 2015 operations, with especially strong sales in Europe. Giant, reportedly the world's largest bicycle mak... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

FPD Area Demand Grows Rapidly: IHS

Worldwide display panel shipments for all flat panel display (FPD) applications grew 9 percent from the previous year, or YoY (year-on-year) to 168.9 million square meters in 2014; and total FPD display area demand is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent from 2012... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

AUO Reports 6-Year High Net Profits for 2014

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), recognized as the second-largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently announced unaudited consolidated financial results for Q4, fiscal 2014. It had consolidated revenue in Q4, 2014 of NT$105.45 billion (US$3.52 bill... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/16

Major Taiwanese Tire Makers Cheng Shin and Kenda Announce Investment Projects for Indonesia

Eyeing high potential and booming tire markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the two major Taiwanese tire manufacturers, Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. and Kenda Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., will soon kick off construction of factories in Indonesia. Cheng Shin recently announ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/12

Bicycle Makers Giant and Merida Report Record High Revenues in 2014

Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., recognized as the top-two bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan, recently announced improved 2014 results. Giant, reportedly the world's largest bicycle maker, had consolidated revenue of NT$4.48 billion (US$149.4 million), up about 19 perce... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/12

Global PC Shipments Drop 0.2% in 2014 to 315.9 M. Units: Gartner

Worldwide personal computer (PC) shipments totaled 83.7 million units in Q4, 2014, a 1 percent increase from the same period of 2013, or year-on-year (YoY), to show a slow but consistent improvement following more than two years of decline, according to Gartner Inc. "The PC market is quietly st... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/12

Hotai Motor Hits Record Revenue 5th Straight Year in 2014

Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., Taiwan's agent of Toyota and Lexus in Taiwan, recently announced consolidated revenue of NT$160.2 billion (US$5.34 billion) for 2014, up 9.29 percent from the previous year to set again a record high for the Taiwan-listed automotive company the fifth consecutive year. Some... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/12

Tainan Furniture Museum Looks at an Industry in Transition
Tainan Furniture Museum has teamed up with Yung Shing subsidiaries to arrange a variety of cultural programs and exhibitions

By Michelle Hsu The Tainan Furniture Museum, transformed from an idle furniture factory of Yung Shing Furniture Company, is the first private eco-themed furniture museum in Taiwan. Based in southern Taiwan, the museum's mission is to display and educate the public about Taiwan's furniture indust... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/09

IPC Maker Advantech President Expresses Confidence in Market Over Next Five Years

Advantech Co., Ltd., reportedly the largest maker of industrial PCs (IPC) in Taiwan, recently said that IPCs have become a key ingredient in the IOT (Internet of Things) and Smart City, with its president Chaney Ho expressing confidence in IPC market growth over the next five years, and a 16 percen... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/09

Sales of Alternative-energy Vehicles to Rise in Industrially-advanced Nations

A clear and necessary development trend in global automotive industry in recent years, without doubt, is that all industrially advanced countries, vehicle manufacturers, and eco-conscious consumers have been increasingly eyeing and adopting alternative-energy vehicles that are touted as saviors of ... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/09

Taiwan Performs Well in 2014 International Trade Amid Growing Threats

Compiled by STEVE CHUANG Amid growing threats as continuous devaluation of Asia’s major currencies against the greenback and intensifying rivalry from Korea, China and other emerging countries, as well as tepid economies in the EU periphery, Taiwan still scored robust international trade figure... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/09

Taiwanese Auto-parts Makers Report Upbeat 2014 Results

Driven by higher new-car sales in Taiwan and China, as well as depreciating NT dollar against greenback that enhanced the island's export competitiveness, several Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)-listed auto-parts makers reported promising results for 2014. Industry sources say Q4, 2014 saw the NT-d... Full Story

Published: 2015/02/09

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