Taiwan Industry Updates
European Union (EU) has decided to investigate photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers from Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia to see if they had helped China’s solar-panel makers evade price and quantity limits, by supplying solar cells, it imposes on China's exports.
Taiwanese manufacturers fear being penalized with tariffs of over 47.6% on exports to EU upon being found guilty of conspiracy.
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German automaker Volkswagen AG (VW) recently announced its plan to set up a fully-owned subsidiary in Taiwan to handle all sales work. VW's original Taiwanese agent, Taikoo Motors Ltd., an established car vendor in Taiwan with 50%-plus control of VW's distributors on the island, will not relinquish selling VW imports in Taiwan, but further expand partnership with the German automaker in other ov... Full Story
Exports of metal furniture from Taiwan have held steady despite market fluctuations, underscoring the global competitiveness of the domestic industry.
Metal is more flexible than many other furniture materials, such as wood, rattan, glass, and plastics, making it well-suited to making furniture a variety of shapes. Metal parts are also commonly used to complement other materials in furniture.... Full Story
By QUINCY LIANG
To present R&D achievements in recent years to global visitors, as well as attract more participants in joint development of automotive technologies, the Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC), a key automotive industry alliance formed by domestic research institutes and private makers, showcased many advanced, innovative and globally competitive products at this year'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