Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:45:46 +0800 http://www.cens.com Industry In-Focus | Taiwan Industry Updates of CENS.com Taiwan Industry Updates of CENS.com http://www.cens.com www.CENS.com www.CENS.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Primax Buys 30% in Taiwan`s Global Tek to Tap Auto-parts and Ind. Instrument Lines Primax Electronics Ltd., an electronics company in Taiwan, recently announced to acquire a 30% stake in Taiwan`s Global Tek Fabrication Co., Ltd. to offer machining of precision parts, for about NT$545 million (US$18.2 m... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47298.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Fubon Reigns as Taiwan’s Most Profitable FHC in First 9 Months Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47299.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Bicycle Makers Report Good Results in First 9 Months Strong peak-season demand is boosting the revenues of bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan. Thee Giant Manufacturing Co. Taiwan`s and the world`s largest maker of assembled bicycles, reported consolidate group revenues of ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47269.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Nexgen Launches 1st Taiwan-made 65-inch 4K2K Curved TV Nexgen Mediatech Inc. of Taiwan, a display product vendor in Taiwan, recently launched the island`s first locally produced 65-inch TV with 4K2K (UHD or Ultra High Definition) curved display. Globally marketing TVs wit... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47271.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Quanta Hits Record Monthly Revenue in Sept. Quanta Computer Inc. of Taiwan, a major notebook PC contract supplier, recently announced operation results for the first three quarters. Thanks to demand during Thanksgiving in Europe and the U.S., Quanta`s Septemb... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47272.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s PMI Hits 6-Month Low of 53.3 in September Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47274.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 TSE-listed Auto-parts Makers Report Record Results for First 9 Months Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47275.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan to Promulgate New Vehicle Fuel-consumption Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47267.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Export Value Declines 5.9% to US$26.4B in September Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47268.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 AUO Reports Q2 Net Earnings of NT$4.02 B. AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), a major maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, just announced September consolidated revenue of NT$35.62 billion (US$1.19 billion), up 0.3% month-on-mon... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47256.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Mazda to Transform Into a Pure-imported Car Brand in Taiwan Japanese automaker Mazda recently announced the kick-off of operations at its new national sales company in Taiwan, Mazda Motor Taiwan (MMT). MMT will plan and implement branding and sales strategies aimed at boosting sa... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47260.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s CPI Growth Marks 7-Month Low of 0.72% in September Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47262.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Yen Depreciation Prompts Taiwan Auto Dealers to Introduce More Models from Japan With an eye on the continued depreciation of the Japanese Yen against U.S. greenback, all major Japanese-car vendors in Taiwan plan to introduce more Japanese models to the domestic market to expand their product lines a... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47242.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Manufacturers Predicted to Win Nearly Half of the Global Automotive TFT-LCD Market Two major Taiwanese companies, Innolux Display Corp. and AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), the island`s first- and second-largest supplier of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, respectively, are expect... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47243.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Mirle`s Revenue from FPD Automation Equipment Increases by 50% This Year Thanks to the increasing use of robotic application systems in the flat panel display (FPD) industry, Mirle Automation Corp., a major Taiwanese supplier of automation equipment, recently reported that revenue generated f... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47248.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Audi Taiwan Targets to Triple Annual Sales Volume in Taiwan by 2017 A fully-owned subsidiary of the German carmaker Volkswagen has been set up recently in Taiwan to handle multi-brand sales on the island. Ryan Searle, president of Audi Taiwan, the core of the new VW Taiwan, says annual ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47249.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 ASUS Targets to Ship 600,000-plus ZenFones to India in Q4 To further ramp up smartphone shipments in Q4 and grab business opportunities during the Diwali Festival sales peak in India, Asustek Computer Inc. (ASUS brand), a major personal computer (PC) and smartphone vendor in Ta... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47250.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Hotai Raises 2014 Forecast of Overall New-car Sales in Taiwan Justin Su, president of Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., local agent of Toyota and Lexus, recently raised his forecast of overall new-car sales in Taiwan this year to 410,000 units, from 390,000 estimated previously. Taiwan`... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47252.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Forex Reserves Drop 18-Month Steepest to US$420.7B. in September Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47253.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Autonomous Vehicle Market Still Faces Challenges: ABI Research Being one of the hottest trends in the global automotive industry with many international companies having announced road tests in different nations, the development of autonomous vehicles still faces challenges ahead. ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47218.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Sales of New Cars in Taiwan up 20% YoY in Sept. 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Taiwanese consumers likely have never heard of the firm but its owner William Hsieh is k... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47217.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Thu, 9 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Global Notebook PC Shipments to Increase 3% in 2015: TRi Global shipments of notebook PCs are forecast to increase 3% to reach about 185 million units in 2015, with increased deliveries of about 10 million 11.6- to 12.5-inch models, and 9% increase in business model, according... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47210.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Samsung`s Higher Procurement to Drive up TV Panel Shipments by AUO and Innolux Driven by Samsung Electronics` expanding procurements of LCD TV panels, the two major Taiwanese thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel makers, Innolux Display Corp. and AU Optronics (AUO), are likely... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47203.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 ITRI of Taiwan Licenses Mitsui Chemicals to Use STOBA Li-ion Battery Tech for EVs Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), an industrial technology R&D body in Taiwan, recently signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui C... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47204.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 PBF`s New Kidney Drug Wins FDA Approval Panion & BF Biotech Inc. (PBF), a pharmaceutical company based in Taiwan, recently announced that its new drug Nephoxil (Zerenex in the United States) for treating kidney disease has won marketing approval from the U... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47208.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Automotive TFT-LCD Shipments to Increase 3% in 2014: NPD DisplaySearch Global shipments of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels for automotive monitors, on both the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket basis, are forecast to increase 30% year-on-year (YoY), reachi... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47198.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Acer Launches New Large-screen NB and Eyes Revenue Growth in Q4 Targeting double-digit sales growth in Taiwan`s domestic notebook PC market, Acer Inc., a major personal computer (PC) vendor in Taiwan, recently launched 13 notebook PC models with screen sizes larger than 15.6-inches. ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47199.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 "Giant Always Does Something Others Never Think Of": Chairman Liu King Liu, a Taiwanese bicycle tycoon and chairman of the Giant Manufacturing Co., the world`s largest bicycle manufacturer, has been a witness to and driver of the development and transformation of his industry in Taiwan... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47202.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Delta Thailand Eyes 50% Revenue Growth in 2015 Delta Electronics (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd., a Thai subsidiary of Delta Electronics Inc. of Taiwan, a major supplier of power supply systems, recently reported having won orders from international automakers in Europe ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47191.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Central Bank Governor Appeals for Price Cut of Japanese Imports Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47194.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Economic Monitor Flashes 6th Straight Green in August Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47195.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 ARTC Wins 2014 ITS World Congress Best Paper Award Taiwan`s Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), which plays a center role in the island`s transportation vehicle R&D and testing, recently announced the winning of several awards recognizing its achievement... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47185.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Innolux of Taiwan Leads Global TV-panel Shipments in Aug. Driven by peak-season demand, global shipments of large-sized (larger than 10-inch) thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels grew 3.6% month-on-month (MoM), or 0.8% year-on-year (YoY), to reach 70.67 ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47186.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Business Turnover Reaches NT$1.2 Trillion in August Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47187.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Industrial & Manufacturing Production Indexes up 2nd Highest on Record in August Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47188.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Syndicated Loans Hit 6-Year Quarterly Low of US$4.5B. in Q3 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47172.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Carmaker Yulon of Taiwan Sees Aug. Revenue Climb 26% YoY Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47173.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Largest Tire Maker Cheng Shin Aims World`s No. 8 Position Robert Lo, who in June 2014 took over as chairman of Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., the largest rubber-tire maker in Taiwan, recently stated that he aims to lead his company to annual revenues of more than US$5 billio... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47163.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Advantech Targets 60% of Taiwan`s Digital Healthcare Market by end of 2014 Advantech Co., Ltd., a major maker of industrial PC (IPC) in Taiwan, recently announced a goal to take a 60% share of Taiwan`s digital healthcare market by the end of 2014, and to set up strategic alliance with healthcar... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47164.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Giant and Merida Report 8%-plus YoY Revenue Increases in Aug. Both Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., the top-two bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan, reported 8%-plus year-on-year (YoY) revenue increases in the first eight months. Giant had revenue of NT$5... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47166.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon of Taiwan Starts Direct Selling of Luxgen BEV Locally Yulon Group, a major automobile manufacturing/sales conglomerate in Taiwan, recently started selling its own Luxgen line of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the domestic market. To make the BEV, the M7 EV+, more popul... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47168.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Smartphone Online Shoppers to Outstrip 50% by Year-end: Yahoo Taiwan Some 2.38 million in Taiwan shopped online using smartphones in the first half (H1) of 2014, up 30% year on year, to account for 44.6% of the total online shoppers in Taiwan, according to Yahoo Taiwan. A senior manage... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47154.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 CMC`s e-Scooter Market Share in Taiwan Exceeds 80% in Jan.-Aug. China Motor Corp. (CMC), an affiliate of Taiwan`s Yulon Group that locally assembles automobiles and produces e-scooters, recently announced its goal of shipping 5,000 e-scooters in 2014. CMC assembles Mitsubishi ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47155.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s August Jobless Rate Hits 14-Year Low for Same Month at 4.08% Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47157.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese TV-panel Suppliers to Raise Shipments to Korean and Chinese Customers Increasing demand from South Korean and Chinese TV vendors are expected to greatly benefit Taiwanese TV-panel suppliers to raise their revenues and profits. A senior manager of WitsView Technology Corp., a LCD market ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47158.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Chang Hong Takes Aim at LFPO Power Cell Market By QUINCY LIANG Chang Hong Co., Ltd. is positioning to become the the world`s largest producer of lithium iron phosphate oxide (LFPO) high energy-density power cells. Company chairman Chen Ming-der recently announced ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47144.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 ARTC-UTAC EMC Certification Tie-up Gives Taiwan`s Auto Electronics Sector a Boost By QUINCY LIANG Taiwan`s Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) recently announced its selection as the first overseas institute approved by the Union Technique de I`Automobile du motorcycle et du Cycle (UTAC) ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47145.html Quincy Liang / CENS