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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

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AI's Unstoppable Surge: Quanta Computer Chairman's Perspective

Oct 03, 2023

On September 27, Barry Lam, Chairman of Quanta Computer, addressed the rapid escalation of AI computing power, stating that it is doubling every three months, a pace even faster than Moore's Law, which doubles every two years. Additionally, Lam refuted the rumor that "Microsoft canceled lots of AI orders from Quanta" and emphasized that Quanta has consistently received substantial orders. Duri...

The Taiwanese team from MoEA (Dr. CH Chang, Officer), ITRI (Dr. PA Ting, Director General), and TAICS (Mr. Bright Tai, Deputy Secretary General), gathers with Dr. Mikko Uusitalo, the project lead of the European flagship Hexa II, in front of the Taiwan Booth. (Credit: Ministry of Economic Affairs)

Seizing 6G Business Opportunities: MOEA Visits Sweden to Strengthen Taiwan-EU 6G Collaboration

Jun 17, 2023

The Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has led the largest-ever 6G delegation from Taiwan to visit Sweden from June 6 to 9. The visit was to participate in the 2023 EuCNC & 6G Summit, the prestigious conference supported by the European Commission. The delegation is comprised of a total of 14 entities, including Chunghwa Telecom, Compal Electroni...

Europe's 6G-IA and Taiwan's TAICS ink MoU on Future 6G, bridging the gap between research, standards and industry </h2>

Europe's 6G-IA and Taiwan's TAICS ink MoU on Future 6G, bridging the gap between research, standards and industry

Jun 01, 2023

(Taipei, Taiwan) The Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) and the European Union (EU) DG CONNECT co-hosted the “2023 EU-Taiwan 6G SNS Joint Workshop” at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) today. The purpose of the workshop is to share the vision for 6G and advanced research and development. Furthermore, Europe’s 6G Smart Networks ...

Chinese National Federation of Industries Chairman Miao Feng-chiang. (Photo credit: UDN)

Industrial associations urge CPTPP entry

Aug 31, 2022

Chinese National Federation of Industries Chairman Miao Feng-chiang said on Tuesday that if Taiwan can join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), it will bring win-win opportunities to countries in the region. This is because Taiwan's industries are willing and able to participate in the CPTPP, and Taiwanese industries are eager to accept challenge...

ITRI announced its collaborations with TSMC and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University on the development of magnetic memory technology. (Photo credit: ITRI)

ITRI Partners with Industry and Academia in Joint Announcement of Leading-Edge Magnetic Memory Technology

Jul 11, 2022

ITRI has announced its collaborations with industry and academic partners on making advancements in magnetic memory technology. It has worked with semiconductor manufacturing leader TSMC in the development of Spin Orbit Torque Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (SOT-MRAM) array chips. Meanwhile, it joined hands with National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) to develop magnetic memory tec...

Economic recession? PMI outlook for next six months could fall past 40%</h2>

Economic recession? PMI outlook for next six months could fall past 40%

Jul 08, 2022

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the June Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) last week, indicating a 53.6%, a slight increase of 0.1 percentage points from the previous month, and the outlook for the manufacturing industry for the next six months fell by another 6.9 percentage points to 37.1%. This marks a continued two months of contraction, the fastest ...

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May exports rebound, signals continued growth into June

Jun 21, 2022

The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced today that export orders for May amounted to USD$55.43 billion, which not only hit a new high for the same month in previous years but was also corrected for the first time after the 25th consecutive month of growth in April. It is expected that export orders will continue to flourish in June. The Statistics Department of the Ministry of Economic Affair...

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Chip shortages continue to hamper automotive imports

May 04, 2022

With chip shortages still hampering the global automotive sector, major car manufacturers expect a shortage of cars, leading to significantly decreasing imported numbers. The total sales volume in the market is currently at 35,200 units, an annual decrease of 7%. The TOYOTA and LEXUS brands under Hotai Motors have reached 12,500 units, the MITSUBISHI and CMC brands of China Motor Corporation ...

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Delayed container ship production could worsen shipping in 2023

May 03, 2022

The new regulations on shipping carbon emissions are set to come into effect next year, and with the number of global container ships over 20 years old will reach 8.2%, experts warn there will be a wave of elimination of old ships starting as early as this year. However, the supply and production of these ships have been hampered by China's strict zero-COVID policy and the Russian-Ukrainian wa...

Phihong Technology is one of Taiwan's biggest EV charging pile suppliers. Photo credit: EDN

Industry giants team up to meet EV charging pile demand

Apr 25, 2022

The demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is seeing a significant boom as EV sales grow. As such, companies across different sectors are teaming up in cooperation to accelerate the EV movement, including TECO and Phihong Technology. Under the two companies' newest initiative, the plan is to expand new production capacity into North America, with the aim to begin test product...