Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:20:35 +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 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 ASUS Launches More Stylish & Personalized ZenWatch 2 Smartwatch Asustek Computer Inc. (ASUS brand) of Taiwan recently launched the ZenWatch 2, a stylish and personalized wearable device powered by Android Wear and produced in partnership with Google. The watch is part of the PC vendo... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48444.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Southern Taiwan Science Park Achieves Record High Export Value in H1, 2015 Despite recent reports of the decreasing exports out of Taiwan over the past five months straight, the Southern Taiwan Science Park`s (STSP) accumulated export value in the first six months hit a same-period record high ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48447.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Small/Medium LSUVs Win 20% of Taiwan`s Luxury-car Segment Driven by auto vendors` aggressive new-model launches, a total of 7,135 small/medium (or compact) luxury sport utility vehicles (LSUVs) were sold in the first six months in Taiwan, up 279.6 percent from the same period o... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48448.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s Porsche Sales Up 100%-plus in H1, 2015 Driven by regional consumers` considerable buying power and eagerness to drive the coveted sports cars, sales of Porsches in the Asia Pacific and Taiwan both hit impressive figures in the first half of 2015, according to... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48449.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Toyota RAV4 Continues to Stand Out in Taiwan`s Booming SUV Segment In conjunction with the falling fuel prices, and similar to the global market trend, sales of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Taiwan have been rapidly increasing to become the fastest-growing model segment on the island... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48451.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Volvo to Invest US$100 M. in Taiwan for Sales Expansion Volvo Car Taiwan Ltd., the first wholly-owned local subsidiary of the foreign carmaker Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) of Sweden, recently announced to kick off another investment project on the island to introduce more new ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48439.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Flexible Display Revenue to Comprise 15% of Total Display Market in 2024: IHS Flexible displays are not only spawning a spate of applications and revolutionizing the display market, but also an increasingly important segment of overall display market revenues, according to a new report from IHS In... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48442.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Ford Lio Ho President Urges Taiwanese Telematics Firms to Tap Global Supply Chains Fully living up to his role as president of Ford Lio Ho Motor Co., the Taiwanese subsidiary of American automaker Ford Motor, Thomas Fann has been closely observing the development of telematics and its impact on the glo... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48428.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Sizable Used-car Market Draws Attention from Auto Vendors in Taiwan In Taiwan, over 700,000 used cars are bought and sold per year, compared to about 400,000 new cars sold a year, creating a market of about NT$300 billion (US$10 billion). Eyeing the growing domestic used-car marke... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48431.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Norway`s EV/PHEV Share of EV Market Leads: IHS Automotive Among major industrially advanced nations where consumers tend to pay more attention to environmental-protection issues, Norway continues to lead the global electric vehicle/plug-in hybrid vehicle (EV/PHEV) market, accor... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48426.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Global TV-panel Shipments Forecast to Slow Down in Q3: WitsView Global shipments of LCD TV panels in June fell 0.5 percent month-on-month (MoM), but increased 7.9 percent year-on-year (YoY), to total about 22.6 million units; while accumulated TV-panel shipments in the first six mont... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48427.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Advantech-LNC`s Robot Controllers Tap into Chinese Automotive Supply Chain Advantech Co., Ltd., recognized as the largest industrial computer maker in Taiwan, recently said the company has tapped into the supply chain of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), reportedly the largest automo... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48418.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Sales of New PTWs in Taiwan Hit 30-month High in June As result of major vendors` successful efforts in lowering inventory level at their distributors, sales of new powered two-wheelers (PTWs) in Taiwan continued a recovering trend in June by increasing 9.99 percent in June... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48414.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TWSE-listed Yulon and Hotai Report Record High June Revenues Driven by robust sales of new-car models, two Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)-listed automotive companies, including Yulon Motor Co. (maker of own Luxgen line and assembler of Nissans) and Hotai Motor Co. Ltd. (Taiwan`s age... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48415.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Volkswagen Taiwan Launches 1st Full-sized Sedan after March Introduction Volkswagen Taiwan, the wholly-owned subsidiary on the island of Volkswagen Group of Germany and the 28th overseas sales subsidiary directly controlled by the German headquarters, recently launched its first full-sized im... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48393.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TWSE-listed Bicycle-sector Companies Report Upbeat H1 Results Thanks to strong demand from Europe, where gasoline prices are sometimes double or more of those in North America, and the U.S., several suppliers in the bicycle sector listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) reported... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48394.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TWSE-listed Auto-parts Makers Report Solid H1 Results Driven by several positive factors that have increased order volumes from customers worldwide, many Taiwanese Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)-listed auto-parts suppliers reported impressive operational results for the firs... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48395.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TFT-LCD Panel Suppliers to Reduce Output in Q3 to Pare Inventory The lackluster demand for information technology (IT) panels, especially from the notebook PC segment, has been increasing inventory pressure on thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) suppliers. Lacking cl... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48396.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan`s ITRI Develops Pioneering Tech to Recycle Waste Liquid-crystal Taiwan`s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recently announced its partnership with the domestic Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has led the world to develop technology to recycle scrap liquid ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48399.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Projector Shipments in Taiwan Down 11.4% in Q1: IDC Taiwan Some 19,926 projectors were sold in Taiwan in the first quarter of 2015 (Q4, 2014: 21,898 units), down 11.4 percent year-on-year (YoY) and 9.0 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), according to statistics released by IDC Tai... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48400.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 New-car Sales in Taiwan Hit 10-year Same-period Record in June Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48401.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Major Taiwanese Auto-parts Exporters Eye Better Operations in H2 Several negative factors have impacted Taiwan`s auto-parts exports to the United States, the largest market for the items, in the first half, but some positive ones have emerged and are expected to energize local auto-pa... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48402.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Machine Tool Trade Leader Urges Developing Homegrown Sensors, Servos and Drivers--Better trade liberalization between Taiwan and China is also crucial for the industry’s sustainable development Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48403.html Ken Liu / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Kenda Announces Capacity Expansions in ASEAN, Taiwan and China Yang Yin-ming, chairman of Kenda Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., a major tire maker headquartered in Taiwan, recently announced that his company will simultaneously expand tire production capacity in Association of Southeast Asia... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48405.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Joining TPP Will Upgrade Cost Competitiveness of Taiwan-made Vehicles and Parts: BOFT Aiming to accelerate, facilitate Taiwan`s joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Board of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs recently invited representatives from the local automotive i... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48406.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Tesla`s Rising Global Sales and Diversification to Benefit Taiwanese Parts Supply Chain Citing a Green Car Report of July 2, 2015, Tesla, the Silicon Valley premium electric carmaker, delivered 11,507 Model S luxury electric cars from April 1 through June 30. That is its highest quarterly total thus far, an... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48412.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Petrochemical Makers Diversify Product Applications to Build Business In recent years and amid crude oil prices beyond own control coupled with relatively modest-sized domestic market as well as intensifying rivalry, several Taiwanese petrochemical manufacturers have been vigorously divers... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48413.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Tablet Shipments Experience Largest Q1 Decline Since 2009 Inception: ABI Research For branded media tablets, or tablet PCs, the year 2015 is off to a rocky start. For the first time since inception, the popular consumer item experienced its largest quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline to date of 35 percen... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48388.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 MediaTek of Taiwan Rumored to Merge IC Designer Nvidia of U.S. Market rumors being reported in media say that MediaTek Inc. of Taiwan, recognized as the largest cellphone chipset supplier in Asia, may merge leading graphic IC design company Nvidia Corp. of the U.S. to jointly tap th... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48389.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Cathode-material Maker CAEC Eyes New Market in U.S. Changs Ascending Enterprise Co., Ltd. (CAEC), a supplier of lithium-iron phosphate oxide (LiFexMyPOz) cathode materials, and a Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)-listed firm, recently claimed that it will copy its successful J... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48379.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 ABS Required on New PTWs Sold in Taiwan from 2019 The Taiwanese government`s recent announcement to require all new motorcycles and scooters produced sold on the island from 2019 to be equipped with either an anti-lock brake system (ABS) or combined brake system (CBS) i... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48380.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Kao Fong Draws up Plan to Fend off Strengthening Mainland Chinese Machine-Tool Competitors--Chairman sees China as Taiwan`s foremost machine-tool rival in only 3 years Chairman David Shen of Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd., a leading machine-tool maker under the Hota Group in Taiwan, forecasts mainland China to transform into Taiwan’s foremost competitor on the global machine-tool market ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48381.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Merida of Taiwan Targets Markets in U.S., Europe and China The board of Merida Industry Co., Ltd., a leading assembled-bicycle manufacturer in Taiwan with its own eponymous brand marketed globally, recently announced that incumbent chairman and president Michael Tseng has been r... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48373.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Everlight Electronics of Taiwan Develops Niche LEDs to Differentiate From Chinese Competitors--It is part of its ambition to consolidate leading status as world’s No.1 LED packager Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. Chairman Raymond Yeh says his company, currently the world’s No.1 light emitting diode (LED) packager by volume, is developing several products that he thinks will differentiate its market... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48374.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Acer and Asus Join Different Alliances to Develop IoT Biz With increasingly fierce competition among the six major IoT (Internet of Things) alliances, Taiwan`s two high-profile personal computer (PC) vendors, Acer Inc. (Acer brand) and Asustek Computer Inc. (Asus), have each ch... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48376.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Tong Yang to Start up World`s Largest Auto-parts Electro-plating Line in Taiwan by Year-end Tong Yang Industrial Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, recognized as the world`s largest maker of aftermarket (AM) plastic body-parts and a major original equipment (OE) supplier to international automakers, is scheduled to inaugurat... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48357.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Gogoro to Start Vending Electric Smartscooter in Taiwan Late July Gogoro of Taiwan has a website that promises grand visions of changing the world by developing technologies to enable energy usage via Big Data and smart technologies, but is mainly promoting its Smartscooter, a register... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48358.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Worldwide Large-sized LCD Panel Shipments to Slide a Bit This Year: IDC Taiwan Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48342.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Worldwide 4K TV Panel Shipments Grow Nearly 400% YoY in Q1: IHS Global shipments of 4K, or UHD (Ultra High Definition), LCD TV panels grew nearly 400 percent year-on-year (YoY) to reach 4.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, with volume barely dropping from the seasonally st... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48343.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TSMC’s Chang: H2 Revenue to Exceed that in H1 Despite Gloomy Market Outloook--Apple’s order for A9 processors with TSMC is among factors behind the chairman’s optimism Compiled by KEN LIU Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), recognized as the world’s No.1 pure silicon foundry, Chairman Morris Chang projects its revenue for the second half of this year to outperform tha... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48344.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Precision Machinery Association Leader Urges Devaluing NT-dollar to Sharpen Competitiveness--Relatively strong NT-dollar has dampened Taiwan’s exports Compiled by KEN LIU W.H. Wang, chairman of the Precision Machinery Development Association R.O.C. (PMDA R.O.C.), is pleading with the Taiwan government to allow the NT-dollar-to-greenback rate to fall to 33-to-1 t... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48345.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Kao Fong`s 7-year Restructuring Pays off with Record Revenue in 2014 --The “235” strategy proves effective in boosting the firm’s operating efficiency and profits Compiled by KEN LIU Seven years of restructuring beginning in 2007 has finally paid off for machine-tool maker Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd., the owner of the brand "KAFO", whose revenue tripled from NT$490 million... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48346.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Innolux to Eye Better Profitability in 2015: Chairman & CEO Duan Responding to the supply tension of large-sized (larger than 10-inch) thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) TV panels in the overall market, Duan Xian-jian, chairman and CEO of Innolux Corp. of Taiwan, re... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48347.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Design Excellence Honored at COMPUTEX d&i Awards Five Gold Award winners of the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2015 were honored during the official opening of the 2015 COMPUTEX TAIPEI (Taipei International Information Technology Show) held in early June. COMPUTEX TAIPEI is o... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48349.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Aleees to Launch Parallel Power-Supply E-bus by Year-end Aleees Eco Ark Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, a company dedicated to developing LFP-NCO (Lithium- Ferrous-Phosphate Nano Co-crystalline Olivine) batteries and electric vehicles (EVs), recently said it is scheduled to launch a pure... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48350.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Acer Announces Tie-up with Int`l Partners to Tap IoT Opportunities Maverick Shih, president of the BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud) Business Group at Acer, a major personal computer (PC) vendor headquartered in Taiwan, recently announced a tie-up with three international partners to jointly ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48351.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Chain Maker KMC to Complete Group Biz Integration by 2016, Eye Other Markets: Chairman Wu KMC Chain Industrial Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, the chain maker set up in Tainan, southern Taiwan in 1977 with its own KMC line of bicycle chains as well as affiliates in the USA and EU, is likely to benefit from share subscri... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48352.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Stronger NT-dollar Weakens Taiwan’s Machine Tool Exports--The repeatedly mentioned issue has become a hurdle in industry’s pursuit of NT$1 trillion revenue target for this year Compiled by KEN LIU While Taiwan’s machinery exports overall increased 2.3 percent year on year in the first five months of this year, to US$8.43 billion, the machine-tool export was down 6.7 percent due to strength... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48353.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Epistar’s Lee Upbeat About Corporate Future Regardless of Weak Share Price--The chairman looks with favor at potential of the agricultural lighting segment Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48354.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Yamaha Taiwan Launches Crossroad-like BM`S R Scooter to Drive Sales in Summer--Catering to local younger riders proves to be a savvy marketing strategy by the motorbike brand Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co., subsidiary of Yamaha Japan and the No. 2 powered two-wheeler (PTW) vendor on the island by sales volume, recently announced its restyled or remodeled scooter, BM`S R, which is designed to further... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48355.html Quincy Liang / CENS