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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.


Rising prices squeeze Taiwanese manufacturers </h2>

Rising prices squeeze Taiwanese manufacturers

May 10, 2021

From the end of 2020 to Q2 this year, the price of electronic components increased across the board, squeezing electronic end-product-related companies as costs for packaging materials, plastics, and shipping costs rose. For instance, in the mobile phone industry, raw material and transportation quotations have also soared. While the manufacturer’s parts list (BOM) is under pressure, end product ...


Display industry prices to maintain hike into Q3</h2>

Display industry prices to maintain hike into Q3

May 03, 2021

Display maker AU Optronics' earning conference reported a strong performance in the second quarter, with order visibility long into the end of the year. Innolux Corp. had also recently pointed out that display panel sales would be tight throughout the year. Industry analysts say display prices would rise in Q3, though whether the trend would continue into Q4 requires observation. Due to the pa...


Taipei AMPA to kick off this Wednesday </h2>

Taipei AMPA to kick off this Wednesday

Apr 12, 2021

One of the world's biggest auto parts shows -- Taipei AMPA is kicking off on April 14 to April 17 concurrently with Autotronics Taipei at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1. There are around 400 exhibitors showcasing in 11 exhibition areas, with over thousands of OEM and aftermarket parts, auto electronics, electric vehicles, and vehicle IoT solutions. These trends reflect the "ACES" moveme...


CIER: March PMI sees slight decline, marks continuing 5-month growth</h2>

CIER: March PMI sees slight decline, marks continuing 5-month growth

Apr 01, 2021

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released Taiwan's PMI score for March on April 1, arriving at a 62.7 on its report card, and marking a five-month consecutive expansion momentum above 60.0. Though, March would also signify a two-month consecutive slight decline in terms of expansion, a drop of 0.5 index points. Under CIER's PMI index, all five categories saw uptick trends, includ...


Booming display panel industry preps for 2021 Touch Taiwan</h2>

Booming display panel industry preps for 2021 Touch Taiwan

Mar 29, 2021

The display panel industry is not only looking optimistic in recent months, but suppliers are also gearing up for 2021 Touch Taiwan, the only UFI-certified touch panel and optical film exhibition in the world, slated for opening on April 21 to 23 at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1. AUO Chairman Paul Peng recently revealed that their newest product launch would be much different from what ...


TrendForce:估2021年車用LED產值將逼近30億美元</h2>

TrendForce:估2021年車用LED產值將逼近30億美元

Mar 26, 2021

根據TrendForce研究顯示,2020年上半年疫情衝擊全球車市,連帶影響車用LED產業。隨著下半年整體銷量逐漸回溫、及新能源車高速發展的推動,2020年車用LED產值達25.72億美元,年減3.7%。 展望2021年,在頭燈與車用面板需求帶動下,預估2021年車用LED產值將有機會達到 29.26億美元,年增13.7%。而新車種持續導入LED照明,將持續拉動車用LED滲透率的上升。 TrendForce分析師吳盈潔表示,2020年車用LED廠商營收排名中,由歐司朗光電半導體(OSRAM Opto Semiconductors)、日亞化學(Nichia)、Lumileds連續兩年拿下全球前三大,三者市佔率合計高達71.9%。 其中,歐司朗光電半導體憑藉其優異的產品質量,讓歐美系高階車款與新能源車皆視其為首選,成為推升其全球車用LED照明2020年營收成長的主要原因。 ...


Be Part of a Child's Future by Investing in Ergonomic Desks and Chairs</h2>

Be Part of a Child's Future by Investing in Ergonomic Desks and Chairs

Mar 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has rekindled investment and focus on suitable working spaces at home in times of quarantines and lockdowns. As students have no other choice but to return home, many families have found that existing home spaces often do not have the necessary desks or chairs to provide better learning environments for their children. News reports see students studying from their bed, atten...


A virtual function on the TIMTOS Online virtual tour helps viewers tour the online expo. (Photo courtesy of TAITRA)

TIMTOS Online sees approx. 60,000 visits in first two days despite going virtual

Mar 18, 2021

TIMTOS 2021 Online has accumulated 57,535 visits in the first two days since its opening on March 15. Many online and offline events were hosted concurrently, bolstering viewership and visitation. Organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) says aside from the two-day virtual procurement sessions, this year's edition also featured live streaming events called "TIMTOS Factory ...


March 31st Machinery Procurement Session Open for Registration</h2>

March 31st Machinery Procurement Session Open for Registration

Mar 09, 2021

Taiwan's government agencies and organizations are slated to host an online global machinery procurement session on March 31 in Taichung. The machinery industry is experiencing a rebound as global pandemic restrictions ease up. As of publication, the procurement session hosted by the Economic Ministry Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) reported 230 b...


Taiwan is experiencing a record-breaking drought that has the world concerned over water shortages in water-intensive sectors, such as the semiconductor industry. (Photo courtesy of UDN)

Economic Ministry eases concerns over water shortages

Mar 09, 2021

The Economic Ministry has prepared three measures in the face of a record-breaking drought to ensure water usage until the end of May. The concern comes as the globe grapples with chip shortages. According to Economic Minister Wang Mei-hua on Monday, the drought so far has not impacted chipmaker TSMC. Other water-intensive sectors such as textile factories and agriculture farming are feeling t...