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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.


Buoyed by Smart Machinery, Taiwan's Machinery Industry Eyes NT$2 Trillion Mark by 2025</h2>

Buoyed by Smart Machinery, Taiwan's Machinery Industry Eyes NT$2 Trillion Mark by 2025

Jun 20, 2019

In 2017, the value of Taiwan machinery first surpassed the NT$1 trillion mark at NT$1.1 trillion. The export value of Taiwan’s machinery industry in 2018 amounted to US$27 .4 billion, exporting towards the island’s top three destinations: China, the U.S, and Japan. On the other hand, the production value reached a record high of NT$1.18 trillion, representing a 7.3%. This year, the Taiwan Assoc...


Robots Pave Makeover for Plumbing Industry</h2>

Robots Pave Makeover for Plumbing Industry

Jun 13, 2019

Dingfanpo in Changhua County of Central Taiwan is a globally well-known town, roughly 6 square kilometers, yet creating over 60 billion value, and raising many generations of locals. Under the impact of globalization, the labor-intensive plumbing industry began to move its factories overseas. Left behind are the second-generation of children who were raised under the glory days of the plumbing bu...


Global Automakers Ride the wave of CASE Trend</h2>

Global Automakers Ride the wave of CASE Trend

Jun 11, 2019

Traditional automakers are confronting a once in a hundred years change, with tech tycoons to entering the competition with its strong capital and advanced technology, leaving car industries suppliers with no alternative but to catch in the wave of CASE, namely the promising trend of future research and development in the auto industry. Such a heavy burden in R&D and strict environmental regulati...


Sluggish Global Manufacturing Industry Puts Pressure on Interest Rate Cuts</h2>

Sluggish Global Manufacturing Industry Puts Pressure on Interest Rate Cuts

Jun 10, 2019

With the trade war tension between China and the United States escalating, the economy of manufacture industry has been sluggish in May again. U.S. manufacturing activity growth is at its slowest since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected. On the other hand, the European Union Euro Zone has shrunk harshly, raising investors’ concern with global economic recession and further aggravating the pr...


ITRI Eyes Automotive Lighting Market with OLED Selections</h2>

ITRI Eyes Automotive Lighting Market with OLED Selections

Jun 10, 2019

The traditional lighting market is on the slump , but the adoption of LED clearly rose, rising at a compound annual growth rate of 15.5%. In addition to raising the feasibility of smart lighting, LED lighting will also bring about tremendous changes in the market’s business model, paving way for new business opportunities in the lighting industry. Apart from LED's point light source, the advan...


Evolution of Self-Driving Cars Disrupts Industry Ecosystem</h2>

Evolution of Self-Driving Cars Disrupts Industry Ecosystem

May 30, 2019

With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, many countries are actively investing in the smart production of self-driving vehicles, including Germany’s Audi efforts to convert car driving into a mobile, entertainment driving experience; Japan’s Toyota launching the e-Palette, an unmanned electric concept minibus and South Korea’s Hyundai Motor introducing the concept of autonomous drivin...


China Steel Corporation Plans to Change Pricing Next Year to Give Taiwanese Firms Leg-Up</h2>

China Steel Corporation Plans to Change Pricing Next Year to Give Taiwanese Firms Leg-Up

May 28, 2019

China Steel Corporation (CSC) plans to significantly reform their pricing policy, according to CSC Chairman Wong Chao-tung on May 22. Wong said the new policy is a response to capricious global economic and political trends, saying that CSC prices should be timelier and allow enough flexibility to quickly meet market changes. Set to come into effect next year, CSC plans to announce steel p...

CHINA STEEL MACHINERY CORPORATION


Microsoft teams up with Taiwan compaines, bursting into IoT</h2>

Microsoft teams up with Taiwan compaines, bursting into IoT

May 27, 2019

Taiwan's Microsoft announced that it launched the latest Azure IoT PnP on May 21st. In the first wave of 17 cooperative business, Taiwan's companies comprised 7 seats. Microsoft is actively transforming, setting up Microsoft Azure, assisting Taiwanese companies transforming together, and seizing the business opportunity in the global lot. Microsoft held DevDays Asia 2019 on May 21st, announci...


Economics Ministry Teams up with China Steel Corporation to Bolster Fasteners Industry</h2>

Economics Ministry Teams up with China Steel Corporation to Bolster Fasteners Industry

May 23, 2019

In a bid to help buoy domestic firms in light of the trade tensions between China and the U.S., the government has state-owned firm China Steel Corporation (CSC) to pull more resources in helping Taiwan’s fasteners industry. CSC Chairman Wong Chao-tung said on May 7 that CSC’s third quarter prices will play a pivotal role in bolstering industry competitiveness. Ministry of Economic Affairs...

CHINA STEEL MACHINERY CORPORATION


Taipei AMPA showcases electric and smart-enabled electric buses. (Photo courtesy of TAITRA)

Taipei AMPA Post-Show Report

May 13, 2019

The 2019 Taipei AMPA 6-in-1 show congregated at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 and 2. The shows wrapped up on April 28, having attracted roughly around 7,000 domestic and foreign buyers to the event to search and procure. This year’s show theme is an extension of the continual tech trends in the industry – “Motorization, Electrization and Intelligentization,” and the promotion of more matured n...