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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.


Hon Hai reported to further EV ambitions with Formosa Plastics</h2>

Hon Hai reported to further EV ambitions with Formosa Plastics

May 31, 2021

Hon Hai and Formosa Plastics Group were reported to be going through discussions over electric vehicle (EV) cooperation, specifically over the most critical technology in the emerging EV industry that's also gaining popularity in its field: solid-state batteries. For solid-state batteries, Hon Hai has developed a market standing through its subsidiary Guangyu, and through it, has also investe...


Taiwan's economy showed third-straight month of growth in April: NDC</h2>

Taiwan's economy showed third-straight month of growth in April: NDC

May 28, 2021

Taiwan's economic fundamentals remained strong in April, according to the National Development Council's (NDC) index gauging the economic climate, which flashed a "red light" for the third consecutive month. The index's monitoring indicators reflect the existing economic situation. It moved up a point to 41 in April, reported the government's top economic planning agency on Thursday. It would...


COVID, water shortages test Taiwan and unveil vulnerabilities</h2>

COVID, water shortages test Taiwan and unveil vulnerabilities

May 26, 2021

As Taiwanese chip manufacturers are struggling to buoy the global semiconductor supply shortage, Taiwan is taking blows from all sides: the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic and the year-long drought that has hit multiple sectors: agriculture, commercial, and energy supply. While the government is working hard to contain the epidemic, the shortage of water and electricity has highlighted Tai...


Gov't to work with semiconductor industry in ensuring stable chip supply</h2>

Gov't to work with semiconductor industry in ensuring stable chip supply

May 19, 2021

Amid Taiwan's COVID-19 outbreak, the Economic Ministry addressed concerns over whether the current situation would impact the semiconductor industry, stating that the government will assist companies in ensuring protocols are in place in the case of employees contracting the virus. The Economic Ministry stated that protocols are in place to ensure a smoother transition for the global supply cha...


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 ...


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...