Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:57:10 +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, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 ARTC Conducts Real-vehicle Demonstration of Autonomous-drive Technologies By QUINCY LIANG Taiwan`s top transportation vehicle R&D and testing institution, the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), recently showcased a total of 13 technologies related to autonomous driving. Th... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47094.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Major Auto-parts Makers in Taiwan Aggressively Expand Production Capacity to Take More Orders Several Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)-listed auto-parts makers have completed production-capacity expansions to take foreseeable flooding orders in Q4, a peak season for the industry. Thanks to significant recovery of g... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47095.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Forex Reserves Slightly Down to US$423B. in August Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47100.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Exports Hit Record High of US$208.24B in First 8 Months Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47101.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Credit-Card Spending Predicted to Break NT$2 Trillion This Year Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47102.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Perng Awarded as “A” Central Banker for 10th Straight Year in 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47104.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Basic Monthly Wage Hiked to NT$20,008 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47093.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Total Shipments of Embedded Auto OEM Telematics Systems to Reach 8.4 M. by 2020: Berg Insight Besides hybrid propulsion systems and vehicle electrification, one of the most important advancements in global automotive industry is the rapidly increasing adoption of telematics. After many years of development, telem... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47088.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Drops 2 Notches to 14th in GCI for 2014: WEF Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47090.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Ranks 18th Happiest Among OECD Members in 2014: DGBAS Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47091.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s CPI Growth Hits 18-Month High of 2.07% in August Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47092.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 AUO Plans 6G LTPS Panel Factory in China AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), a major maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, plans to set up a low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT factory in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province of China i... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47077.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Francis Liang Replaces C.K. Wang as TAITRA Head Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47078.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Asensetek’s Handset-sized Spectrometers Provide Convenient LED Light Testing--New products help manufacturers provide proof of their quality By KEN LIU With manufacturers rushing to come out with LED lighting products that can differentiate them from their rivals, it is becoming increasingly important for them to prove the quality of the light their offeri... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47079.html Ken Liu / CENS Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Hon Hai to Keep Investing in EV Biz in Shanxi Province, China: Chairman Guo Hon Hai Group of Taiwan, a major EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider globally, will continue to invest in Shanxi Province of China to aggressively develop the EV (electric vehicle) business, said group chai... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47080.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Tire Maker Kenda to Start Construction of 2 Factories in China Kenda Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., a major tire maker in Taiwan, recently announced its scheduled start of construction of two tire factories in China by the end of the year, including the second factory in Kunshan (Jiangsu Pr... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47082.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Manufacturing PMI Hit 3-Month Low of 55.4 in August Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47055.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Daylight Tubular Device Adds Power to Green Lighting--New natural lighting systems save electricity and the environment at the same time By MICHELLE HSU Since around the beginning of this year, consumers may have noticed reports in newspapers and magazines about a “daylight tubular device” (DTD) which, as its name implies, works on the principle of eff... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47045.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Panel Makers, Research Institutes Unveil Eye-catching Technologies & Products at 2014 Touch Taiwan--Innovation seen as key to Taiwan`s survival in an increasingly crowded market By QUINCY LIANG Taiwan`s flat panel display (FPD) industry has a long history and enjoyed close attention and investment from both the government and private sectors. But in recent years, local FPD makers have been fa... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47046.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Wooden Lamps: Natural and Rustic Meet Stylish and Modern--Wood is re-emerging as one of the most fashionable materials in lighting product today By MICHELLE HSU Wood is one of the most ancient of materials. But until recently, it was rarely used in lighting products. Today`s new generation of energy-efficient lighting seems especially incongruent with wood due... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47047.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Annual PEV Sales in Major Markets to Grow to 1.8 M. Units: Navigant Research Faster or slower, expanding sales of electric vehicles (EVs) is an irreversible trend already, as environment protection, decreasing oil reserve, and sustainability of our earth can only be increasingly important. Whi... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47041.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Giant and Merida Report Promising H1 Operational Results Thanks to recovering demand from major markets the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan`s top-two bicycle manufacturers Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd. reported increased export volume, revenue and earning... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47043.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 International Lighting Market Continues to be Rosy--Taiwan`s LED suppliers hope auto-light niche will help upgrade their profit margins By MICHELLE HSU The outlook for the international lighting market is bright, and Taiwanese manufacturers are well positioned to take advantage of the rosy prospects. Many of the island`s lighting companies with their ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47036.html Michelle Hsu / CENS Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s New Car Sales Up 8.8% in Aug. with Imports` Share Hitting 40% New-car sales in Taiwan typically dips during the Ghost Month in August, except this year that climbed 8.8% from a year earlier, or year-on-year (YoY) to 23,183 units, according to statistics compiled by Taiwan`s Ministr... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47038.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Major Auto-parts Makers Optimistic About Q4 Tong Yang Industrial Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, a major maker of aftermarket (AM) plastic body-parts and original equipment (OE) parts supplier to international automakers, recently expressed optimism towards Q4 operations, th... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47032.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Cathay Financial of Taiwan to Invest in RCBC of Philippines Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47017.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Most Taiwan’s Employers Prefer Grads with Relevant Internship Training Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47020.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Over 60% of Taiwan’s Fresh Graduates and Discharged Draftees Still Looking for Work Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47021.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Outstanding Home & Construction Loans Equal 50% of Taiwan`s GDP in July Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47024.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Economic Monitor Flashes 6th Straight Green in July Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47025.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Industrial Production Index Hits New High of 112.26 in July Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47026.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Design Awards Differentiate Lextar from the Competition--The future is bright for this company`s innovative lighting solutions By KEN LIU In July this year the Taiwanese LED heavyweight Lextar Electronics Corp. won an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the United States for its intelligent "PANDORA"pendant. Michael Yang, manager ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47012.html Ken Liu / CENS Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Per-Capita GNW Hits Record High of NT$6.65M. in 2012 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47015.html Judy Li / CENS Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Top-2 Taiwanese TFT-LCD Makers Face Supply Tension Due to Strong Demand Both the top-two thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel makers in Taiwan are optimistic about favorable business climate in the second half (H2) of the year. Paul Peng, president of AU Optronics C... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47016.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Cheng Shin Announces Plans for New Tire Plants in Indonesia Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47001.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Navigant Research Predicts Buzzing E-motorcycles and E-scooters Market Worldwide from 2014 to 2023 Driven by rising gasoline prices and increasingly congested city streets, more consumers are turning to two-wheeled vehicles as electric motorcycles (e-motorcycles) and electric scooters (e-scooters). Although this marke... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47006.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s July Money Supply Forms "Golden Cross" for 22nd Month Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47007.html Judy Li / CENS Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 TIER Survey Shows Improving July Manufacturing and Service Sectors in Taiwan Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_47010.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Hon Hai Plans Investment in Automotive-related Chinese Firm Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd., one of the world`s leading providers of electronics manufacturing services and the largest private manufacturer in Taiwan, recently announced plans to invest in the Chongqing Yuanchuang... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46978.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Johnson Health Likely to Reap Harvest in Q3 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46979.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 After Nearly Two Years of Decline, Notebook PC Shipments Improve in Q2, 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46980.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Sees Growth in Both Income & Spending Budget for 2015 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46981.html Judy Li / CENS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Average Regular Monthly Pay Shows 4-Year High Rise of 4.11% in H1, 2014 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46984.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Export Order Value Again Hit Monthly Record High of US$38.18B. in July Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46971.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 J.N. Yang Promoted to Head Taiwan`s BOFT Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46972.html Judy Li / CENS Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Population Growth to be Negative by 2022 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46973.html Judy Li / CENS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Auto-parts Makers Diversify to Grow Some major auto-parts makers have been aggressively diversifying their product lines in pursuit of higher revenue. Hiroca Holdings Ltd., a Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)-listed company, is scheduled to soon tap into the 3C ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46957.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Hotai-Asus Partnership`s Toyota Smart Car System Realizes 1-Tablet-3-Locale Usage Targeting to meet requirements of "smart driving" nowadays, Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., Taiwan`s agent of Toyotas in Taiwan and a major auto vendor on the island, recently launched the Toyota Smart Car System, an advanced ve... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46960.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Innolux Advances to No. 2 Spot in Notebook PC-panel Market in Q2, 2014 Global shipments of large-sized (larger than 10-inch) thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in July dropped 5% month-on-month (MoM) to 68.21 million units, according to WitsView Technology Corp., a... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_46961.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0800 Tablet Shipments to Fall the 1st Time Since 2011: WitsView After enjoying high growth rates in the past five years in a row, worldwide shipments of tablet PCs are expected to fall annually the first time in 2014, while those of notebook PCs are forecast to rebound from the botto... 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