Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:21:33 +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 Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 T... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48008.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48011.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan-made Controllers to Debut as Theme in Booth at TIMTOS 2015 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48023.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 al... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48024.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 c... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48007.html Steve Chuang / CENS Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 lubric... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47981.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 offerin... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47987.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 transmis... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47988.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47989.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 recov... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47990.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 ne... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47951.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 i... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47953.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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. ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47956.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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, recent... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47958.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 especial... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47959.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47960.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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.... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47963.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47945.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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, ha... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47946.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47949.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 hi... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47950.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47903.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 expre... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47906.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47909.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 econom... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47912.html Steve Chuang / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 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 rep... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47914.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese TFT-LCD Panel Makers Urged to Focus on Niche Products Paul Peng, president of AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), reportedly the second-largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently said the 2015 global TFT-LCD market is expected to... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47915.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TITMOS 2015 in Taipei to Set New High in Turnout Compiled by KEN LIU The Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) 2015, staged March 3-8, is projected to draw over 1,000 exhibitors from 17 nations to occupy 5,400 booths this year, setting new high and uns... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47916.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TTE`s 2015 Parking Sensor Shipments to Double on 10-year OE order from GM Tung Thih Electronic Co., Ltd. (TTE), a major original equipment (OE) automotive-electronics supplier to international automakers listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) and a major supplier of automotive parking senso... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47918.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 3 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s NCKU Announces Initial Success with Flying Horse No. 1 Hydrogen-Li-Battery Hybrid Scooter With reportedly the highest density or distribution per-unit-area of motor scooters globally, Taiwan continues to develop green-energy powered two-wheelers (PTWs) to reduce carbon footprint of the ubiquitous commuter veh... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47894.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 3 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Panel Makers Target 261 M. LCD TV Panels in 2015: DisplaySearch A recent survey indicated that all LCD TV panel makers are increasing sales targets for 2015, based on confidence from strong demand for LCD TV panels, increasing variety of TV models, and aggressiveness of leading bran... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47895.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 3 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Skoda Taiwan Targets to Double Annual Sales to Over 5,000 Cars Over Next 3-5 Years Skoda, a Czech brand under the German auto conglomerate Volkswagen, recently announced to set up the fully-owned Skoda Taiwan subsidiary on the island to take over the agency in Taiwan originally owned by Taikoo Group. ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47896.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 3 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon Nissan of Taiwan Targets 10% Sales Growth in 2015 Yulon Nissan Motor Co., a joint venture between Taiwan`s Yulon Group and Japanese automaker Nissan, and Taiwan`s agent of Nissan and Infiniti, recently announced its 2014 new-car sales up by about 10%. In 2015 the compan... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47897.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Hotai and Yulon of Taiwan Post Record Revenues in 2014 Two Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)-listed automotive companies, Hotai Motor Co. Ltd. and Yulon Motor Co., Ltd., posted record high revenues in 2014, driven by a nine-year high new-car sales volume in the domestic automobile... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47879.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Bicycle Makers Giant and Merdia Hit Record Revenues in 2014 Both Taiwan`s top-two bicycle manufacturers, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., hit record-high revenues in 2014, with Giant Group`s consolidated revenue outstripping NT$60 billion (US$2 billion... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47880.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 CSC of Taiwan Adjusts Downward Nominal Steel Prices by 2.27% for March, Delighting Downstream Manufacturers Compiled by STEVE CHUANG Responding to a downward trend of international steel prices, China Steel Corp. (CSC), Taiwan’s largest steelmaker by size, has decided to continue reduce its nominal prices of domestically so... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47882.html Steve Chuang / CENS Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Yacht Industry Sailing Well toward Promising Sea--The island remains world`s No.6 yacht maker in 2015 By STEVE CHUANG If success of Taiwan’s IT (information technology) and electronics manufacturing industries is a consequence of the government’s heavy push at development of the industries, prosperity of the island’s ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47883.html Steve Chuang / CENS Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Hon Hai of Taiwan Posts 2014 Revenue of NT$4.21 T., Up 6.5% YoY Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co. Ltd., recognized as Taiwan`s largest manufacturer and one of the world`s biggest EMS (electronics manufacturing services) providers, recently announced 2014 consolidated revenue of NT$4.21 tril... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47884.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Kenda to Expand PCR-tire Capacity and Set Up Global R&D Center in Taiwan Motivated by the potential to take advantage of the U.S. government`s investigations of Chinese tire makers for dumping and subsidizing products, Kenda Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., a major tire maker in Taiwan, has plans to s... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47885.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TAMI Chairman in Taiwan Forecasts 10% Rise in Exports of Machinery by Local Makers Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47887.html Ken Liu / CENS Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 2015 Taipei AMPA to Kick Off on April 8--Five-in-one mega show expected to attract 8,000 professional buyers A total of five transportation vehicle-related trade shows will be held simultaneously in Taipei during a four-day session, providing global buyers with a one-stop-shopping sourcing venue for vehicle-related products and... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47855.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 CMC Launches Lighter E-scooter Bobe with Portable Li-ion Battery Pack To meet increasing demand among short-distance urban commuters in major cities of Taiwan, China Motor Corp. (CMC), the maker of its own line of e-moving electric scooters based in Taiwan, recently launched the e-moving B... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47856.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s ARTC Develops ADAS-based Autonomous Parking System Taiwan`s Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), a key transportation vehicle testing and R&D institute, recently reported having developed an autonomous parking system based on existing Autonomous Driving A... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47845.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s 2014 PTW Sales Basically Unchanged From Previous Year Driven by strong sales in December, sales of new powered two-wheelers (PTWs) in Taiwan totaled 667,390 units in 2014, slightly down 0.1% from the previous year (667,973 units sold), according to statistics compiled by th... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47846.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Mercedes, Volvo & BMW Continue to Dominate ADAS Market: ABI Research Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and BMW continue to be the top-three players in the consumer Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) market. They outperform competitors either in terms of the degree and significance of their inn... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47848.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Hon Hai Takes 10.53-percent of China Harmony to Set up JV to Develop EVs Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co. Ltd., a major EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider based in Taiwan, recently announced to invest about NT2.4 billion (US$80 million) in China Harmony Auto Holding Ltd., a Chinese a... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47850.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Compressor Maker Rechi to Challenge Annual Shipments of 15 M. in 2015 Rechi Precision Co., Ltd., Taiwan`s largest and the world`s fourth-largest supplier of compressors for air conditioners by shipments, recently claimed that it aims to ship 15 million compressors and about one million bru... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47825.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan to Stop Subsidizing High-priced, Big-displacement Hybrid Cars Taiwan`s Ministry of Finance (MOF) recently promulgated a rule to stop subsidizing hybrid cars unable to meet any one of four criteria: sub-NT$1 million (US$33,333) retail price, sub-3,000c.c. engine displacement, sub-19... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47826.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TYC Group Completes Global Division-of-Labor Plan Consisting of Three Firms TYC Brothers Industrial Co., Ltd., a leading auto-lamp maker in Taiwan, recently said it has completed a global division-of-labor plan whereby three companies will handle individual business deployments in major markets.... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47827.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese FPD Makers Continue Developing Automotive Application Market While increasing number of Taiwanese companies in the flat panel display (FPD) industry continue to develop business in the rapidly expanding automotive application market, the latest report released by the international... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47828.html Quincy Liang / CENS