Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:49 +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, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Panel Suppliers to Benefit from Rising 4K2K TV Sales in N. America TV vendors are rolling out more affordable large-size 4K2K TV sets in North America ahead of the busy Christmas shopping season. Growing demand for the ultra high definition (UHD) sets is expected give a boost to Taiwane... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47330.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Shipments of OE Embedded Telematics Systems to Hit 54.5 million in 2020: Berg Insight Global shipments of original equipment (OE) embedded telematics systems on passenger cars are forecasted to grow from 8.4 million units in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.6% to reach 54.5 million units... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47331.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 KYMCO Aims to Sell 1.2 Million PTWs Worldwide in 2014 J.B. Ke, the new president of Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd. (KYMCO brand), the largest powered two-wheeler (PTW) manufacturer and exporter in Taiwan, recently claimed that KYMCO aims to produce and sell 1.2 million PTWs glo... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47332.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Luhai Seals Takes Top Spot in Global Tire Valve Market Not too many people know that 12 out of every 100 tire valves in the world are made by the Taiwan-based Luhai Group, the world`s largest maker of such product with factories in Taiwan, China (Xiamen and Kunshan), and Ind... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47342.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 PC Shipments in APEJ Drop 5% YoY in Q3: IDC Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47354.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Contract Assembler TPV Expects to Ship 16 M. LCD TVs in 2014 TPV Technology Ltd., a major contract LCD TV assembler headquartered in Taiwan, is expected to ship some 16 million LCD TVs in 2014, while the firm`s annual TV-panel procurement from Taiwanese suppliers is estimated to h... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47359.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Export Order Value Hits Record High of US$43.3B. in September Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47328.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Radiant Now Sole Backlighting Supplier for Apple`s iPad Air 2 Due to higher technical threshold of Apple`s new iPad Air 2 tablet PC, Radiant Opto-electronics Corp., a major supplier of flat panel display (FPD) backlighting modules based in Taiwan, has become the sole supplier, acco... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47318.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Hotai Aims to Sell 13,000 Imported Lexus Cars in Taiwan This Year With its imported Lexus luxury cars proving to be highly popular in Taiwan, Hotai Motor Co.,Ltd., agent of Toyota and Lexus models and the long-term No. 1 auto vendor in Taiwan, recently hiked its Lexus sales target for ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47310.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Proposal to Allow Foreign Laborers in Taiwan to Renew Contract Without Exiting Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47311.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Sanyang and Korean Kia Sign 4-year Deal to Assemble Cars in Taiwan Sanyang Industry Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, maker of automobiles and powered two-wheelers (PTWs), signed a cooperation agreement, effective August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2018, with Korean automaker Kia Motor Corp. to assemble veh... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47312.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Some 102,000 Retired in Taiwan in 2013 to Exceed 100,000 the First Time Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47313.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s ARTC and China`s SMVIC Sign MOU for E-scooter Standards & Testing Technicians of the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), a transportation vehicle testing and R&D body in Taiwan, and Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (SMVIC), a national-level integrated motor veh... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47314.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Tax Revenue Estimated to Exceed Goal by NT$90B. for 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47303.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Hotai Still the Most-profitable Auto Vendor in Taiwan in H1, 2014 Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., Taiwan`s agent of Toyota and Lexus and a major car vendor in Taiwan in the past 12 years, recently announced operational results for H1, including net earnings of NT$4.75 billion (US$158.2 million)... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47305.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon Targets Selling 60,000 Luxgens in Taiwan and China in 2014 Yulon Group of Taiwan, a major carmaking and sales conglomerate on the island, recently said sales of its own Luxgen U6 crossover in Taiwan and China are promising, according to Yulon chairman Chen Kuo-rong. Yulon lau... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47306.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Kenda to Step up Development in ASEAN Yang Yin-ming, chairman of Kenda Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., a major tire maker headquartered in Taiwan, recently said the company plans to accelerate business deployment in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47307.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Wages in Taiwan Edge up 0.6% in 2013 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47308.html Judy Li / CENS 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