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.
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
Profits hit record highs at most of Taiwan’s leading makers of embedded PCs, or industrial PCs, last year mostly thanks to market recovery in the United States and Europe.
Advantech Co., Ltd., a major player in Taiwan, earned NT$7.26 per share while Ennoconn Corp., a subsidiary of the Foxconn Te... Full Story
Asustek Computer Inc.’s branded operation saw revenue hit record high of NT$421.3 billion (US$14 billion) last year after spinning it off from its contract-manufacturing service in 2011.
Its after-tax net income for 2013 was NT$21.4 billion (US$715 million), or NT$28.9 per diluted share, down 4%... Full Story
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) targets this year to inspire the island’s handset and emerging telecom-industry supply chains to invest over NT$12 billion (US$4 billion) in crucial 4G technologies, so as to sharpen manufacturers’ competitiveness to vie for the estimated NT$750 billion (US$... Full Story
Last year, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) earned NT$188.1 billion (US$6.2 billion), or NT$7.26 per diluted share in after-tax net income on consolidated revenue of NT$597 billion (US$19.9 billion), with net income rising 13.1% from the previous year to hit a new high along with the t... Full Story
Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) makers Nanya Technology Corp. and Inotera Memories Inc., both under the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), reported strong earnings and sales for Decembers 2013, mostly thanks to supply shortage after a fire at SK Hynix Inc.’s factory in Wuxi, China in September 2013,... Full Story
The Hon Hai Group Chairman Terry Gou recently announced the group will invest US$40 million over the next two years in R&D, automation, and expansion in Pennsylvania as the group's first step into the U.S.'s high-end manufacturing industries.
The investment shows the group's support for US Preside... Full Story
Both Rick Tsai and Jason Chen, two former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) executives, will take up top positions on Jan. 1, 2014 at Chugnhwa Telecom Co., Ltd. and Acer Inc., respectively.
While Acer announced on Dec. 23 to take on Chen as president and chief executive officer, Tai... Full Story
Top executives of Taiwan’s information-technology heavyweights will attend CES 2014, to be staged Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, U.S. as the world’s No.1 consumer electronics show.
While Chairman Terry Guo of the Hon Hai Group and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jason Cheng of Pegatron Corp., both contra... Full Story
While Taiwanese people aged 30-39 account for 76.2% of the island’s online shoppers in a survey, seniors aged between 60 and 64 have the strongest purchasing power of all the surveyed groups, according to the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC) of the Taiwan Cabinet.
The commi... Full Story
Despite touchscreen laptops having failed to revive the global PC industry as expected before, world’s major brands are still promoting such products actively, with Taiwan-based Asus shipping 1.651 million units to occupy 26.3% of the segment in the first half of 2013 to lead among its counterparts... Full Story
After declining in 2013, the global market for LCD TVs is expected to regain steam in 2014 mainly on optimistic economic outlook in developed nations, according to WitsView Technology Corp., a Taiwanese LCD market research firm.
WitsView estimates global LCD TV shipment at approximately 203 mil... Full Story
After witnessing lukewarm global market for PCs in the third quarter of 2013, International Data Corp. (IDC), a U.S.-based market research institute, has further cut its annual growth forecast of global PC shipment for 2013 to negative 10.1% from minus 9.7% announced earlier, the worst performance ... Full Story