Taiwan Industry Updates
By QUINCY LIANG
As in many other sectors, Taiwan was once a world-class supply base of auto tuning parts and accessories, offering quality, reasonably-priced products under OEM/ODM basis to international brands, but in recent years, the global auto-accessory market has been overwhelmed by underselling Chinese suppliers.
Such cut-throat rivalry has forced Taiwanese makers to move upmarket, d... Full Story
Supply surplus has led to continued price falls of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) TV panels in March, including the stiffest decline range of US$5 to US$8 for over-46-inch products; while prices of information technology (IT)-application panels remained stable in February, according to WitsView Technology Corp.
The falling TV-panel prices are expected to affect the profi... Full Story
While the global economic climate has improved a bit in 2013, China’s growth has remained sluggish. This weakness, coupled with the short-term impact of the government’s revision of regulations to cool off the overheated real estate market, has confronted China’s furniture manufacturers with declining sales and profits. The industry seems destined to either stagnate or shrink, and the result will... Full Story
By JUDY LI
The furniture and handicraft industries have played an important role in Indonesia’s economic development, and are a major source of jobs there, supplying employment (directly or indirectly) for more than three million people. Both industries have a very long value chain that intersects with several other sectors, producing a large multiplier effect which benefits the artisans who s... Full Story
By KEN LIU
Founded only last year, Green Ideas Technology Co., Ltd. focuses on the development of smart lighting control systems for LED lights and solar-powered LED streetlights. Recent field tests carried out by the company prove that its dedicated control system can send signals to all of the 120-some streetlights on the National Taipei University campus, whether in building blocks or at ro... Full Story