Sat, 4 Jul 2015 04:18:37 +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 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 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon Group`s Chinese Affiliates to Launch EVs in China Starting 2016 Yulon Group of Taiwan, the original carmaker in Taiwan that began life as machinery maker and then automobile maker via partnership with Nissan, recently announced its two Chinese affiliates, including Dongfeng Yulon Mot... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48329.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 CPT and FlexEnable Showcase Truly Flexible AMOLED at SID Display Week 2015 At the recently ended multifunctional event "Display Week 2015" held by the Society for Information Display (SID), staged in San Jose, California from May 31 to June 5, 2015, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT), a maker of... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48324.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 China to Procure US$4.5 B. of TFT-LCD Panels from Taiwan in 2015: CVIA Vice President Bai Bai Weimin, vice chairperson of the China Video Industry Association (CVIA), recently announced that China has plans to procure US$4.5 billion worth of, or about 27 million, thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (T... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48325.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 New-car Sales in Taiwan Drops 6.1% YoY in May A total of 34,478 new cars were sold in Taiwan during May, down 6.1 percent year-on-year (YoY) and a minor 0.5 percent month-on-month (MoM) drop, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Transportation and Com... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48326.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Sales of New PTWs in Taiwan Up 6.8% YoY in May Driven by increased shipments of Taiwanese major vendors` new models, sales of new powered two-wheelers (PTWs) on the island rebounded by 6.8 percent in May from a year earlier, or year-on-year (YoY), and 6.6 percent fro... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48327.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 AUO`s 1.4" Full-circle AMOLED Display Wins 2015 SID Best in Show Award AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), recognized as a major maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels based in Taiwan, recently announced that its 1.4-inch full circle active matrix organic light-emit dio... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48322.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Connected Vehicle Systems to Exceed US$36 B. in Annual Revenue by 2025: Navigant Research The global automotive landscape and industry continue to change structurally and rapidly, with Google already road testing its driverless car, Tesla mass producing an upmarket electric sports car that would have been inc... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48323.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 5 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Annual PEV Sales in N. A. To Exceed 1.1 M. Units by 2024: Navigant Research After years of stagnation, demand for electric vehicles (EVs) has been rising fast as more drivers embrace the environment-friendly vehicles. With more than 133,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs, including plug-in h... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48317.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 5 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon Group Companies to Report Lucrative Earnings This Year: President Yao ulon Group, a major automobile manufacturing conglomerate in Taiwan, recently claimed that the group`s companies listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taimex) are expected to together generate profits of about NT$13 billi... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48318.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 5 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 AUO`s UHD 4K Smartphone Display Makes Debut at SID Display Week AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), a leading thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel maker based in Taiwan, debuted a 6-inch UHD (ultra high resolution) 4K (2160 x 3840) smartphone display at SID Display Week ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48319.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 2 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Global TV Panel Unit Shipments Expected to Grow 5% YoY: IHS Global TV TV panel unit shipments are expected to grow 5 percent year-on-year (YoY), reaching a record 265 million units in 2015; while the total panel area for TV display shipments is expected to increase 9 percent in 2... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48313.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 2 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Delta Electronics of Taiwan Ties Up with Partners to Tap Chinese EV Charging Market Delta Electronics Inc., a power electronics and energy management solution provider based in Taiwan with sales, R&D and manufacturing points worldwide, recently announced having tied up with different partners to joi... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48315.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 1 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 AIDC Has US$3.33 Bn. of Orders for Delivery Over 5 Years, Also Eyes Defense Market Anson Liao, chairman of Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), a state-owned aerospace firm in Taiwan that is also Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) listed, recently stated that the company received more than NT$40 bil... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48305.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 1 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TSE-listed Auto-parts Makers Report Solid Q1 Results Driven by increasing new-car sales worldwide, many Taiwanese Original Equipment (OE) auto-parts suppliers reported impressive operational results for the first quarter, with Ta Yih Industrial Co., reportedly the largest ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48306.html Quincy Liang / CENS Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 AUO and Innolux Announce Q1 Results AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) and Innolux Corp., recognized as the top-2 makers of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently announced their first-quarter operational results. AUO... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48294.html Quincy Liang / CENS Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Strong Global Demand Energizes Growth in Taiwan`s Automotive-electronic Production: ARTC Alongside the increasing global new-car sales, which have grown rapidly from some 70 million units in 2007 to some 86 million in 2014, global demand for various automotive electronics has also been increasing markedly, a... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48295.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Top-2 Bike Makers Giant and Merida Report Revenue Gains but Currency-exchange Loss in Q1 Both the top-2 Taiwan Stock Exchange (TAIEX)-listed bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., reported negative earning growths in the first quarter, due mainly to wors... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48263.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Teco of Taiwan Sees Revenue Generation for Wind Turbine Biz This Year Teco Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, one of the original makers of heavy-duty electro-mechanical equipment in Taiwan, recently reported that it sees the coming of revenue generation for its wind-turbine bus... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48264.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan-based Auto-parts Maker Y.C.C. Announces Acquisitions in China Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48268.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan’s Machinery Exports Down a Second Month in April--Recently rallying NT-dollar saps competitiveness of Taiwanese machinery Compiled by KEN LIU Taiwan’s machinery exports declined year-on-year for a second month in April due to a recently stronger NT-dollar relative to Japanese yen and South Korean won against U.S. dollar, according to... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48269.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Sales of Commercial e-Trucks and Buses to Total 805,000+ Between 2014 and 2023: Navigant Research With even erstwhile skeptics now seriously considering the various ominous predictions regarding greenhouse gas emissions` part in global warming and man`s role in exacerbating such phenomenon with potentially disastrous... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48270.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Quanta Chairman Lam Stands by NT$1 T. Revenue Goal Barry Lam, chairman of Quanta Computer Inc. of Taiwan, a globally major notebook PC contract supplier, recently said that his company`s operation in the second quarter will likely recover considerably, leading to a quart... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48271.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 National Development Fund`s New Investment Project to Help SMEs Taiwan`s government-run National Development Fund under the Cabinet recently mapped out a new investment project targeting to invest in strategic manufacturing industries. With total value of NT$10 billion (US$333.3 mill... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48272.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Mirle Automation Aims to Expand by Tapping Mainland China Market--Lam of Quanta gives maker a needed break in 1990 Compiled By KEN LIU Mirle Automation Corp. Chairman H. Sun humbly says that although his company, Taiwan’s No.1 automation-system provider, has built solid command of the local market, it will, if limited to playi... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48273.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Microsoft Announces Azure IoT Suite Customers and Partners in Taiwan Software developer Microsoft of the U.S. launched its Azure IoT Suite and set up the Azure IoT Solutions Open Lab in Taiwan recently, having also recently announced its Azure IoT Suite customers and partners on the islan... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48274.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 MediaTek`s new MT6735 Chip to be Adopted by Major Chinese Cellphone Vendors MediaTek Inc. of Taiwan, a well-known fabless semiconductor company, recently announced the mass production of its latest cellphone chip MT6735, which is also installed in several smartphone models under brands, such as ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48275.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Roundtop Takes on Undersellers with Customized Machine Tools--Product differentiation and constant R&D enables the maker to stand out in price-slashing competition Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48276.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taichung Plastics Processing Show Adds Dedicated Aircraft-processing Zone--The new zone to underline Taiwanese machine-tool makers’ growing involvement in global aircraft industry Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48278.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 iST Taiwan Sets up JV with DEKRA Germany for Automotive Testing & Certification Integrated Service Technology Inc. (iST) of Taiwan, according to Linkedin was founded in 1994, based in Hsinchu, Taiwan that is a lab-service company specializing in the development of IC product testing and analysis, fa... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48279.html Quincy Liang / CENS