Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:19:30 +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, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Locally Developed CNC Controllers Brighten Taiwan’s Machine Tool Industry Compiled By KEN LIU Taiwan-made controllers stole the spotlight at the Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) this year, underscoring efforts by the island`s machine-tool industry to enhance product value... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48135.html Ken Liu / CENS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Only 20 Winners Among 331 Entries at 2015 Int`l Bicycle Design Competition Held in Taipei--Event recognized as key platform to promote young designers Compiled by QUINCY LIANG The International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC) is recognized as the launching pad that uses motivation-breeding competition to promote young talent in the international bicycle industry, ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48136.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Hiwin Buys Stake in Luren to Strengthen Robot Manufacturing Muscle Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48138.html Ken Liu / CENS Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Volkswagen Inaugurates Fully-owned Taiwanese Subsidiary and Postpones Production in Taiwan Volkswagen Group of Germany, selling 10.14 million vehicles in 2014 to follow Toyota`s 10.23 million to rank second globally according to statista.com, recently held a press conference in Taiwan to announce the inaugurat... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48139.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Giant of Taiwan Targets to Sell 7 M. Bikes in 2015 Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, one of the world`s largest manufacturers of bicycles, recently said it will raise the annual production capacity at its factory in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province of China from 1.5 mill... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48130.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TIMTOS 2015 in Taipei Creates US$2.1 Bn. in Potential Business Opportunities Compiled by KEN LIU The biennial 2015 Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS), held March 3 through 8 in the Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall, drew a total of 7,130 foreign buyers a... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48115.html Ken Liu / CENS Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Global EV Sales up 25% to 300,000 Units in 2014: ARTC Global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has been on an uptrend since 2013, during which some 225,000 units were sold, having rocketed sizably from only 6,000 in 2009. Sales of EVs last year continued to rise, with the vo... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48089.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taikoo Inaugurates Premium Used Car Sales Center in Taipei With an eye on the booming and lucrative used-car market in Taiwan, Taikoo Group, agent of various imported car brands, recently inaugurated a new used-car sales center in Taipei`s Neihu District. The approximately ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48083.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TAMI’s Hsu: Era of Smart Machinery is Arriving Chairman S.C. Hsu of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), having been impressed by smart manufacturing technologies at top machine-tool shows as IMTS of the United States and JIMTOF of Japan held in 2014,... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48060.html Ken Liu / CENS Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Promising Growth of Telematics Brings Bountiful Outlook for Taiwanese Electronic Firms The Mobile World Congress (MWC), held March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, underscored a new focus--telematics--in addition to different cellphone vendors` new top-end models and telecom technologies. Telematics has eme... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48061.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Asus Launches New ZenFone 2, Aims to Sell 25 M. Smartphones in 2015 Asustek Computer Inc. (Asus), a major vendor of motherboards, PCs and smartphones based in Taiwan, recently announced to start selling its new smartphone ZenFone 2, with a 5.5-inch model to retail from about US$199, and ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48063.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 CPT of Taiwan Ships Over 10 M. Automotive Panels in 2014 After years of business development, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd. (CPT), major supplier of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently announced having shipped more than 10 million au... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48067.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon Nissan to Launch New X-Trail SUV Ahead of Schedule in May Tsai Wen-rong, president of Yulon Nissan Motor Co., agent in Taiwan of Nissan and Infiniti and 2014`s No.2 auto vendor in Taiwan by sales volume, recently announced the advanced launch of its Taiwan-assembled Nissan X-Tr... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48054.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Total Shipments of Embedded Car OEM Telematics to Reached 54.5 M. in 2020: Berg Insight Berg Insight estimates that total shipments of embedded car OEM telematics systems reached 8.4 million units worldwide in 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.6%, the shipments are expected to reac... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48055.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 2014 Global New-car Sales Up 4% to Reach 82.5 M. Units: ARTC Continuing a growth trend from 2013, when about 80 million units were sold, sales of new cars worldwide increased by about 4% to reach some 85 million units in 2014, though regional markets showed ups and downs, accordin... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48056.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Newly-named Sanyang Motor Announces Biz Policies and Plans The new management team of Sanyang Motor Co., Ltd. (maker of SYM branded motor scooters in Taiwan and formerly Sanyang Industry Co., Ltd.) recently announced several developments at a press conference, including its new ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48046.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Sales of New PTWs in Taiwan Drop 15% YoY in Feb. Sales of new powered two-wheeler (PTW) in Taiwan declined 19.5 percent year-on-year (YoY) to about 41,700 units, according to statistics compiled by Taiwan`s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), to show ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48049.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Vehicle Cameras Market Expected to Reach US$ 1.26 B. by 2020: Transparency Market Research With road safety often compromised due to inclement weather, erratic driver behavior, drunk driving etc. that can result in sizable compensation handed out by courts after lawyers, defendants and prosecutors show proof, ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48043.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Automotive HUDs to Exhibit CAGR of 27.3% by 2024: ABI Research Head-up displays or HUDs in private or personal vehicles have long been exclusive to upscale cars, having been adopted from military aircrafts to easily display instrumentation on windshields without interrupting a drive... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48034.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Smartphone, Automotive Display Revenue Swelled in 2014 As Demand for Others Stalled: IHS As smartphones cannibalized product sales in other small/medium flat-panel-display (FPD) categories in 2014, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest growth category, according to IHS. Based o... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48038.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Industry Execs Predict 10% Rise in Taiwan`s Machinery and Machine Tool Exports in 2015 Compiled By KEN LIU Industry executives predict both Taiwan’s exports of machinery and machine tools to rise 10 percent this year from last year based on strong exports in January 2015 due to sustained growth in d... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48030.html Ken Liu / CENS 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