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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.


The Future is Here: New Technologies in the Auto Industry</h2>

The Future is Here: New Technologies in the Auto Industry

Mar 26, 2021

In December 2020, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung said at a summit event that due to the pandemic, continual urbanization, and aging society in the more rural areas, transportation applications of emerging technologies like self-driving vehicles, UAVs, and smart logistics, have become more mature over the years. Yet, the upcoming challenges will likely revolve around the integration of the ...


 Digitalization, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving</h2>

Digitalization, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving

Mar 26, 2021

In the "Global Digital Automotive Trend Report" released by PwC Taiwan in mid-January, the firm indicated that the automotive industry is now at a crossroad, anticipating that significant synergy will buoy the automotive IoT and electric vehicle (EV) markets in the next decade. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that is still ongoing since 2020, the report pointed out that the development of sel...


Taiwan's Machineries Looking Optimistic in Post-COVID Era</h2>

Taiwan's Machineries Looking Optimistic in Post-COVID Era

Mar 26, 2021

Industry-acclaimed expo TIMTOS 2021's online version gained over 120,000 visits during the six-day exhibition period since March 15, show organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) reported. TIMTOS 2021 Online interactive mode, which allows buyers to connect with exhibitors, wrapped up on March 20, though the online platform will continue to be up until April for viewing onl...


TrendForce: Auto LED industry to hit US$3 billion in 2021</h2>

TrendForce: Auto LED industry to hit US$3 billion in 2021

Mar 26, 2021

TrendForce's research signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the global auto market in the first half of 2020, has also affected the automotive LED industry. With the gradual recovery of overall sales in the second half of the year and the rapid development of new energy vehicles, the output value of automotive LEDs in 2020 will reach US$2.572 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 3.7%. ...


New TAMI chairman elected, promises greater industry-academic rapport</h2>

New TAMI chairman elected, promises greater industry-academic rapport

Mar 25, 2021

The Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) assembly elected its 29th chairperson and board members on March 25, seeing outgoing chairman Alex Ko handing over the mantel to the new chairman, Fong Kee International Machinery Co., Ltd. Chairman Wei Tsan-wen. Ko said under President Tsai Ing-wen's support, the administration included the smart machinery sector in the "5+2 Innovative Indu...


EV could become Taiwan's next best chance: Pegatron</h2>

EV could become Taiwan's next best chance: Pegatron

Mar 17, 2021

The fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) industry is likely to reach only 10% of market share by 2025, Pegatron Chairman Tung Tzu-hsien revealed but expressed optimism regarding Taiwan's potential for a more significant role in the sector. Tung pointed out Taiwan had not successfully integrated into the traditional automotive sector but could leverage into the EV parts, modules, to complete vehi...


Machinery exports hits sixth-consecutive-month growth: TAMI</h2>

Machinery exports hits sixth-consecutive-month growth: TAMI

Mar 11, 2021

Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) announced export figures for machinery equipment in the past two months on Wednesday, boasting USD$4.718 billion in export value, a YoY 25.4% increase. In New Taiwan dollars, that would be 134.07 billion, an 18.7% growth. TAMI reported that suppliers' order visibility now lies in Q3, signifying a strong rebound in the market. What's critical is ...


Taiwan's bicycle giants expect steady growth to continue</h2>

Taiwan's bicycle giants expect steady growth to continue

Mar 11, 2021

Benefiting from the surge in global bicycle demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Giant Bicycles announced on Thursday that the company earned NT$5.623 billion in consolidated revenue for February, an annual increase of 42.12%. Fellow bicycle maker Merida reported NTD$2.699 billion, a yearly increase of 60.91%. According to Giant's statistics, the accumulated consolidated revenue from January to ...


Self-driving car types to evolve with incoming trends: expert (EDN Opinion)</h2>

Self-driving car types to evolve with incoming trends: expert (EDN Opinion)

Mar 10, 2021

Tesla's declining prices indicate that the autonomous vehicle sector is entering the second stage in terms of product development, in which companies would roll out less expensive products to increase market share, writes distinguished professor Lu Hsi-peng in this week's opinion commentary published on Economic Daily News. He is teaching at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technolog...


Machine Tool Industry Reports Resurgence: TMBA</h2>

Machine Tool Industry Reports Resurgence: TMBA

Mar 05, 2021

The domestic machine tool industry's improving outlook and increase of short-term, urgent orders has prompted sector experts to revise export figures this year. Taiwan Machine Tool and Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA) Chairman Hsu Wen-hsien highlighted the sudden increase of orders has factories loaded to capacity for Q2. The association met on Thursday to revise the industry export's ou...