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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.


Latest PCB Industry Report NTI-100 Shows Growing Asian Reach</h2>

Latest PCB Industry Report NTI-100 Shows Growing Asian Reach

Sep 23, 2020

Global PCB NTI-100 2019 Fabricators report from the research agency heavyweight N.T.Information showed companies with over USD$1 billion revenue have increased compared to 2018. The report, annually compiled by Dr. Hayao Nakahar, showed in 2019, 122 fabricators were listed reporting revenue over USD$1 billion, an increase of four companies compared to the 2018 list. The report also found more ...


Surgical Masks: the New Battleground for Textile Industry</h2>

Surgical Masks: the New Battleground for Textile Industry

Sep 22, 2020

With most of society worldwide becoming more and more accustomed to wearing masks in the post-pandemic era, it has become a must-have accessory, attracting domestic textile firms into production. Traditional textile firms, such as Eclat Textile, Makalot, Far Eastern New Century, Everest, Roo Hsing, and QVE, have begun making masks, reports say. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer consumers ...


Minth Group Chairman Jong-Hwa Ching. (UDN File Photo)

Leading Auto Parts Supplier Minth Group Eyes Investing in Taiwan Next Year

Sep 21, 2020

The world's leading auto parts and battery housing maker Minth Group's Chairman Jong-Hwa Ching revealed on Sunday that it would launch M&A investment plans into Taiwan next year, focusing on auto parts, vehicle batteries, and the semiconductor industries. Ching named investing in Taiwan as an advantage highlighted amid the trade tensions between the U.S. and China, and expressed optimism in de...


Taiwan's Bicycle Exports Struggle in First Half of 2020</h2>

Taiwan's Bicycle Exports Struggle in First Half of 2020

Sep 16, 2020

According to the Taiwan Bicycle Association, Taiwan's bicycle exports (including the entire product, electric bicycle, and parts) saw a decline from January to July this year. The Taiwan Bicycle Association's statistics show the entirety of export value was at USD$1.905 billion, a 4.29%-decline compared to the same period last year. The data was cited from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Bure...


Apple Event's Possible Tablet Reveal Benefits Taiwanese Suppliers</h2>

Apple Event's Possible Tablet Reveal Benefits Taiwanese Suppliers

Sep 15, 2020

Apple is slated to focus on its iPad lineup at its new product launch event on Wednesday, Taipei time. With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the implementation of online distance learning and teleworking, Apple has jumped on these trends to focus on rolling out or refreshing its existing tablets. Currently, a USD$299 10.2" iPad for educational and office purposes is slated for a reveal, wit...


ITRI Leads Laser Industry With New 2.5-500ns Nano-Second Pulse Laser Tech</h2>

ITRI Leads Laser Industry With New 2.5-500ns Nano-Second Pulse Laser Tech

Sep 14, 2020

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is leading the ten-billion-valued laser market by pushing innovative technologies. Thanks to the backing of the Economic Ministry's Department of Industrial Technology, ITRI serves its role to integrate the nationalization of Taiwan's production. Combining Taiwan's domestic supply chain and implementing a pilot run platform aims to bolster Taiwa...


Taiwan's machinery exports could see resurgence: TAMI</h2>

Taiwan's machinery exports could see resurgence: TAMI

Sep 09, 2020

Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) issued on Sept. 8th the newest machinery equipment export figures for the first eight months, which was at USD$16.63 billion, a 9% decrease compared to last year's results. In New Taiwan Dollars, that would equal to NTD$497.4 billion, a 12.3% year-on-year loss. Machinery export figures were valued at USD$2.15 billion in August alone, representing...


Auto AM Part Case Daimler vs Depo Could Decide Taiwan's Industry Future</h2>

Auto AM Part Case Daimler vs Depo Could Decide Taiwan's Industry Future

Sep 09, 2020

The infringement case against Taiwan's Depo Auto Parts Industry Co. Ltd. by Daimler AG over a headlight design in 2017, and the following ruling in favor of Daimler, could prove to be obstructive towards Taiwan's lucrative aftermarket (AM) auto parts industry. The court not only ruled Depo to pay damages of NT$30 million towards Daimler, but more importantly, it was restricted from manufac...


Hota Chairman Suggests Favorable Change in the Machine Tool Industry</h2>

Hota Chairman Suggests Favorable Change in the Machine Tool Industry

Sep 07, 2020

Hota Industrial Chairman Shen Kuo-jung predicted a dire outcome for Taiwan's smaller machine tool firms should the global pandemic, and U.S.-China trade tensions fail to settle down by summer next year. For Taiwan's machine tool industry, Shen said, "there would be a reshuffling and elimination of smaller industry players." However, he also believed those circumstances were favorable for the l...


SINOSTEEL Corporation: Rising price in Steel</h2>

SINOSTEEL Corporation: Rising price in Steel

Jun 05, 2020

Brazil’s new crown pneumonia epidemic has rapidly increased. Brazil’s Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer, is facing an out-of-control impact. The market is worried that iron ore production and sales will be affected. new highs. Experts from Sinosteel (2002) evaluated that steel prices will rise steadily under the effect of rising costs, with a promising outlook. According to a legal p...