Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:43:44 +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, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 CIER Edges up Taiwan’s 2014 GDP Growth Forecast to 3.15% Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46757.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Acer and Asus to Launch Multifunctional NBs to Take on Microsoft`s US$99 Models Microsoft Inc. of the U.S. plans to launch several new mobile devices at competitive prices by the year-end, including a tablet PC with Microsoft operating system (OS), and notebook PCs priced only US$99, and a notebook ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46760.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Large-sized TFT-LCD Prices Continue to Rise in July: WitsView The prices for large-sized (larger than 10-inch) thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels have risen in the past four months since April, and will continue to surge in July, including on average US$1 ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46761.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Three Major Footwear Makers Report Promising H1 Results Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46764.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Asus` Q1 Lead in Business Desktop PC Continues in Taiwan Asustek Computer Inc., the vendor of "Asus" branded personal computers (PCs), had 30%-plus share in Taiwan`s business desktop PC market in Q1, 2014, maintaining its lead in the segment, according to IDC Taiwan. Asus h... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46748.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Tablet PC Quarterly Shipments Fall for First Time in Q1, 2014: NPD DisplaySearch Global shipments of tablet PCs declined year-on-year (YoY) for the first time in the first quarter of 2014 to 56 million units; many brands reported weak tablet PC shipment results in the period due in part to delayed la... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46750.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Stricter Regulations Boost Taiwan’s Green Building Materials Industry--Island manufacturers jump onto the green-is-good bandwagon By KEN LIU Beginning on July 1 this year, nine types of institution—colleges, libraries, medical organizations, social welfare institutes, government offices, railway stations, civilian airports, mass rapid transit st... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46751.html Ken Liu / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Yields Global Lead in 4K2K TV Panels to S. Korea in Q2, 2014: WitsView Taiwan`s lead as thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel supplier in 4K2K, or UHD (Ultra High Definition), TV panels was taken over by South Korean rivals in Q1, 2014, according to a recent market rep... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46753.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Jobless Rate Hits 14-year Low of 3.92% in June, 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46754.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Forex Income from Tourism Hits Record High of US$12.3B. in 2013 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46727.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 3MEN`s MeNbike Pedal-assisted E-bikes Eases Uphill Riding 3MEN Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, an electronics company with expertise in automation who refocused on e-vehicle drive systems, recently debuted its MeNbike e-bicycles, equipped with power-assistance to ease uphill ri... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46729.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Assembled-bike Exports Drop 2.5% YoY in H1, 2014 The Taiwan Bicycle Exporters` Association (TBEA) recently said that weaker demand from the European Union (EU), the U.S. and China sapped Taiwan`s assembled-bicycle exports in the first half (H1) of the year by 7.87% yea... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46732.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Auto-parts Maker TYG Reports H1 EPS of NT$1.45 Tong Yang Industrial Co., Ltd. (TYG), a major auto-parts maker in Taiwan, recently announced self-audited pretax earnings of NT$89.96 million (US$3 million) for June, as well as cumulative pretax earnings of NT$881 milli... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46734.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Export Order Value Hits Record High of US$220.46B. in H1 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46735.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 All Taiwan-listed Auto Makers and Vendors Post Revenue Growths in H1, 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46719.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Airlines See Revenue Peak in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46722.html Steve Chuang / CENS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Banks Plan to Set up Subsidiaries in China Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46723.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Global Notebook PC Shipments to Grow by 10% in 2nd-half: Digitimes Reserach In the first quarter of 2014, global shipments of notebook PCs hit the highest quarterly record since the second quarter of 2012, and demand is generally expected to remain strong in the second half of the year thanks to... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46724.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 ITRI Wins 2014 R&D 100 Awards for 7th Consecutive Year The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a technology innovation and invention body in Taiwan, once again proves its prowess by winning two of the 2014 R&D 100 Awards, given to the 100 most technologicall... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46725.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 TTRI Develops Mobile Energy Pack with Fully-foldable Fabric Ultra-capacitor Technology The Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI), a textile technology R&D body on the island, recently showcased an innovative weather-proof bicycle energy pack enabled by its fully-foldable fabric ultra-capacitor techn... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46726.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Academia Sinica Slightly Raises Taiwan’s 2014 GDP Growth to 3.3% Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46704.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Giant and Merida Report Promising Results for H1, 2014 Driven by rising demand from consumers in the U.S. and Europe, both of the major bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan posted double-digit growths in June revenues. Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd., reportedly the world`s larg... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46706.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 H1 Profits of Taiwanese Banks in China Double Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46707.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 IST Reports Record Highs of Monthly Revenue in Last Two Months Integrated Service Technology Inc. (IST) of Taiwan, a testing-service provider in Taiwan, recently reported record highs in monthly revenue in the past two months, with registered revenue of NT$168 million (US$5.6 millio... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46709.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Tainan Enterprises Expand Operations to Fill Orders from New Clients Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46710.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Mazda Opens New Subsidiary in Taiwan, Aims for 5% Share by 2018 Japanese automaker Mazda Motor Corp. recently announced the launch of a newly-established auto sales company in Taiwan, Mazda Motor Taiwan (MMT), a 100%-owned subsidiary. MMT will plan and implement branding and sales st... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46711.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s 15 FHCs Post Profits Exceeding NT$160B in H1 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46713.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Tax Revenues Hit Record High of NT$1.088 Trillion in H1, 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46714.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Banks Target Vietnam and Myanmar to Expand Operations in Southeast Asia Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46715.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 TSE-listed Auto-parts Makers Report Encouraging Results in June Driven by increasing new-car sales worldwide, listed auto-parts makers in Taiwan reported encouraging results for June and H1. Hota Industrial Manufacturing Co., Ltd., an Original Equipment (OE) transmission gearbox a... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46716.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Two Gov’t-linked Taiwanese Banks Approved to Run Second Branches in China Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46718.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Two Taiwanese Industrial Computer Makers Report Lucrative Results for June Two major industrial-computer makers in Taiwan, Flytech Technology Co.. , Ltd. and Advantech Co.,Ltd., recently announced lucrative results for June. Flytech chalked up consolidated revenues of NT$408 million (US$13.6... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46701.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese TFT-LCD Panel Suppliers Report Shipment Spike in Q2 Thanks to increased shipments of large-sized (larger than 10-inch) products, the Innolux Display Corp., the largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently reported that ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46703.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 CTBC Bank Leads Taiwanese Peers in Asian Footholds after Tokyo Star Merger Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46695.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s FSC to Adopt "Global Quota Control" to Offset Market Saturation Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46697.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s CPI up 1.64% YoY in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46698.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Forex Reserves Again Hit Record High of US$423.45B. in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46699.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Teco to Set Up Premium Efficiency Motor Plants in China, Japan and Germany To further expand global business, Teco Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd., an established maker of electro-mechanical products in Taiwan, recently announced plans to set up three motor factories in China, Japan and Germ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46700.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Shipments of Advanced Battery Cells Surged 10% to 6.7 B. Units in 2013 One of the most important factors transforming the global automotive industry is vehicle electrification. Electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly driving up demand for lithium-ion power cells, and gradually eating market sha... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46689.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s IT Spending to Grow 3% in 2014: Gartner Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46691.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Export Value Up 5th Straight Month to US$26.8B. in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46692.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 21st Taiwan-France Industrial Cooperation Consultation Meeting Seeks More Cooperation & Business Opportunities A Taiwanese delegation led by M.J. Wu, Director General of Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), recently attended the 21st Taiwan-France Industrial Cooperation Consultation Meet... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46681.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 FITs from 10 More Chinese Cities Allowed to Tour Taiwan Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46683.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Banks Encouraged to Tap Market in India Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46685.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan May See US$2B. Drop in Exports to China due to Potential Sino-Korea FTA Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46686.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Act Proposed to Offer Tax Breaks to SMEs to Raise Wages Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46649.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 AUO Reports Q2 Consolidated Revenue of NT$102 B., up 8.8% from Q1 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), a major maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently announced self-audited consolidated revenue of NT$34.1 billion (US$1.14 billion) for June 2014, ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46653.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Hon Hai Supplies Mexican Gov`t with 7 M. 23.6-inch LCD TVs Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co. Ltd. of Taiwan, a major global EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider, recently won a 3-year order from the Mexican government for 7 million 23.6-inch LCD TVs. The supplier ha... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46656.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Epistar, FOREPI Overcome Rivalry with Merger Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46637.html Ken Liu / CENS Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Global Tablet PC Shipment to Grow Less than 5% in 2014: WitsView Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46640.html Quincy Liang / CENS