Fri, 29 May 2015 20:10:36 +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 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 Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Hotai Motor Reports Record Quarterly Earnings in Q1 Thanks to several positive factors, Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., agent in Taiwan of Toyotas and Lexus as well as the continual No. 1 auto vendor in Taiwan by sales volume, saw earnings hit quarterly record in the first quarter.... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48280.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Hon Hai Invests in Online Learning Game Software Developer BoniO The Hon Hai/Foxconn Group of Taiwan, recognized as a world-leading EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider, recently poured US$6 million into BoniO Inc., an educational game software developer on the island. ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48281.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwan Secom, Tatung Tie Up in Smart Appliance Biz Taiwan Secom Co., Ltd., a major security service provider engaged in protecting homes, businesses, industrial parks and offering mobile emergency-care products, recent tied up with Tatung Co., Ltd., one of the original m... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48283.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 GSA Technology Launches New Expansion Plans in Taiwan and China--Rotary table and turret maker targets becoming top-3 and to go public in 3 years Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48284.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Four Taiwanese TFT-LCD Makers` Capex for 2015 Hit 4-year High--The spending to lay solid foundation for them to explore the increasingly bullish market for high-definition display panels Compiled by QUINCY LIANG Reportedly holding optimism toward the market, four major Taiwanese makers of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels have decided to invest about NT$79.5 billion (US$2.65... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48285.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Automotive TPMS Suppliers Make Headway Locally, in China and U.S.A. With more nations legislating safety regulations regarding the adoption of automotive tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), such market continues to expand, in both the pre- and after-market segments. Proper ti... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48286.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Fair Friend Group Forms "F-Team" to Consolidate Resources to Take on S. Korean and Japanese Rivals--Team consists of 7 subsidiaries and 14 subcontractors Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48288.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Export of Taiwan`s Machine Tools in 2015 to Drop on Stronger NT-dollar--Local makers want to see NTD-greenback rate of 33:1 Compiled By KEN LIU Chairman Eric Chuo of the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA), as well as chairman of the precision mechanical parts maker Hiwin Technologies, is anxious that the i... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48289.html Ken Liu / CENS Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Tailift of Taiwan and Toyota to Set up Forklift Venture in Singapore--JV forecast to boost Tailift’s consolidated revenue to US$1.61 Bn. by 2020 Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48254.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Yulon Announces New Luxgen Turbo U6 Eco and Targets Record Sales Volume in 2015 The Yulon Group of Taiwan, one of the original and now major carmakers on the island that began making cars in 1956 with technological transfer from Willys and then Nissan, recently unveiled its new U6 Turbo Eco Hyper as... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48240.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Winners of 2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards Show Taiwan`s Moving Up to Upper Global Value Chain--How value is generated by innovation is increasingly the concern among local inventors By QUINCY LIANG The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) recently announced the 10 winners of the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold Award at a ceremony in Taipei. The ceremony was joined by a number of VIP... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48242.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 6 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 PTW Registrations in EU Down Modest 0.2% YoY in Jan.-March: ACEM Some 250,080 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first three months of 2015 in the European Union (EU), down a modest 0.2 percent compared to the 250,460 units registered during the same period of 2... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48214.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 6 May 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Notebook PC Contract Assemblers Expect Shipment Increase During Labor Day Break To make the most of business opportunities in the coming extended Labor Day holidays in China (from May 1st), most major personal computer (PC) vendors have in-turn launched new notebook PC models, including Acer, Asus, ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48215.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 P.M. Mao Pays Visit to Local E-scooter Makers CMC, Gogoro Premier Mao Chi-Kuo recently led a group of ranking government officials to visit China Motor Corp. (CMC) and Gogoro Inc., two major electric-scooter (e-scooter) makers in Taiwan, to encourage the development of the dome... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48205.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Machine Tool Exhibitors at CIMT in Beijing Upbeat About Landing Ample Orders from Mainland Firms Compiled By KEN LIU Taiwanese exhibitors at the 14th China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT), held Apr. 20-25, 2015 at China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, were generally upbeat about prospects t... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48199.html Ken Liu / CENS Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiwanese Companies Gradually Building Presence in Global Market of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Likely the result of the unspoken rule in business "keep up or fall behind" in the wake of the demonstration of various new-generation Advanced Driving Assistant Systems (ADAS) at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48195.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 KYMCO Aims to Ship 535,000 PTWs Globally in 2015: Chairman Ko Allen Ko, having taken the helm as chairman of Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd. (KYMCO) in late 2014, recently said the motor scooter maker aims to ship 534,700 powered two-wheelers (PTWs) and other types of vehicles in 2015, ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48188.html Quincy Liang / CENS Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Relatively Cheaper Yen and Won Hurt Taiwan’s Q1 Machinery Exports Compiled by KEN LIU In the first quarter, Taiwan’s machinery exports rose a moderate 4 percent, contrasting machine-tool exports` drop of 2 percent from the same period of last year mostly due to the continual imp... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48189.html Ken Liu / CENS Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Cheng Shin of Taiwan to Set Up Tire Factories in Indonesia and India At a recent shareholder meeting, Taiwanese tire maker Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd. announced that it will soon kick off plant-construction plans in Indonesia and India, as well as decide a capacity-expansion project ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48191.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Excetek Technologies to Diversify Into 3D Printing Equipment Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48181.html Ken Liu / CENS Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 AAA Showcases Highly-integrated Automotive Infotainment Platform at 2015 AutoTronics Taipei Among the many exhibits seen at the 2015 Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show (AutoTronics Taipei), a high-profile international automotive-electronic trade show held in Taiwan yearly April 8-11, the one from... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48184.html Quincy Liang / CENS Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Goodway Marks 40th Anniversary with "Tri-Pronged Strategy" to Boost 2015 Consolidated Revenue Compiled By KEN LIU Edward Yang, the founder and chairman of machine-tool maker Goodway Machine Corp., announced the firm`s “tri-pronged strategy” to help achieve its goal to boost consolidated revenue 32.9 percen... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48185.html Ken Liu / CENS Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 CSC of Taiwan Likely to Slash Nominal Steel Prices for June Amid Market Doldrums Compiled by STEVE CHUANG With the recent collapse in international prices of iron ore causing a domino effect in the global steel market, along with downsizing of U.S.’s shale gas and cruse oil exploration industries ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48177.html Steve Chuang / CENS Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 AUO Debuts UHD 4K Quantum-Dot Curved LCD TV Displays at CITE 2015 in Shenzhen AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), reportedly the second-largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, debuted new products and technologies at the China Information Technology Expo (CIT... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48163.html Quincy Liang / CENS Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 MOEA`s Ind. Development Bureau Holds Meeting to Show Local EV Industry`s Advancement Despite the very low penetration of electric scooters in Taiwan, where some 19 million motorbikes ply on roads, the Taiwanese authorities continue to help and promote the development of the electric vehicle (EV) industry... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48164.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 8 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Gogoro of Taiwan Shows off Smartscooter in Flagship Store for Launch This Summer Setting the stage to start selling its first electric scooter (e-scooter) dubbed Smartscooter in Taiwan soon, Gogoro Inc., a young and innovative Taiwanese company targeting to transform energy distribution and managemen... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48159.html Quincy Liang / CENS Wed, 8 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Hon Hai to Focus on Connected EV Platform Sans Vehicle Assembly: President Lin Not long after representing Hon Hai Group, recognized as the largest EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider based in Taiwan, to participate in a tactical partnership agreement signing with Chinese partners Ten... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48161.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 VW Group Targets Raising Sales Volume of its Four Brands in Taiwan With the recent inauguration of a wholly-owned subsidiary in Taiwan, Volkswagen Group of Germany targets to further boost sales volume of four of its brands on the island, including the eponymous line of cars, Volkswagen... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48152.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Some Positive Results Posted by Taiex-listed Auto-parts Makers for Jan.-Feb. Driven by increasingly stronger demand in traditional high season (snowy winter in North America and Europe typically sees higher rates of road accidents to fuel demand for auto body parts as fenders and bumpers), severa... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48154.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Taiex-listed Bike & Parts Makers Report Revenue Gains in Jan.-Feb. Both of the high-profile Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex)-listed bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan, Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Merida Industry Co., Ltd., as well as the reportedly world`s largest bicycle chain supplier... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48155.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Connected Embedded Navigation Shipments to Grow at CAGR 31.6% in 2015-2020: ABI Research Embedded navigation shipments will receive a much-needed boost with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.6% between 2016 and 2020 as more and more consumer vehicles are sold with some form of embedded connectivity ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48143.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 Quanta of Taiwan to Contract Assemble New VAIO Phone Quanta Computer Inc. of Taiwan, recognized as the top notebook PC contract assembler globally, has reportedly won a contract assembly order from Japanese personal computer (PC) vendor Vaio Corp. for its first smartphone ... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48144.html Quincy Liang / CENS Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0800 TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2015 Presents Innovations in Cycling Designs A total of 209 product innovations from 15 countries competed for the jury`s favor at the the Fourth Taipei Cycle d&i Awards at the 28th Taipei International Cycle Show (Taipei Cycle 2015), held from March 18 to 21 i... (Full Story) ]]> http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_48146.html Quincy Liang / CENS 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