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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.

Fastener Taiwan is postponed to September 2021. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Fastener Taiwan Postponed to Sept. 2021

Dec 07, 2020

Taiwan's only professional fastener expo is slated to return to Kaohsiung on Sept. 1 to 3 in 2021. The show aims to showcase its most comprehensive fastener production chain, spanning across central and southern Taiwan, to entice international buyers. Show organizer implementer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) expects to see 20,000 domestic and international buyers at Fastener T...

Innovation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Digitalization‌ ‌in Taiwan's Fasteners Industry</h2>

Innovation‌ ‌and‌ ‌Digitalization‌ ‌in Taiwan's Fasteners Industry

Dec 07, 2020

In an unprecedented event in modern history, the COVID-19 crisis has ignited firms to pursue new approaches to overcome restricted mobility, teleworking challenges, and disrupted production chains. In keeping with the theme of innovation and digitalization, the following two fastener firms are examples of what companies can achieve when they prioritize innovation and forward-looking planning. ...

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Electronics Maker Pegatron Eyes EV with U.S. Factory Plans

Dec 07, 2020

Taiwan-based electronics maker Pegatron Corp.'s move to enter the electric vehicle industry will likely consider servicing their biggest client Tesla by setting up a factory in the U.S. Pegatron Chairman Tung Tzu-Hsien, making his remarks representing the Taipei Computer Association director at an Information Technology Month event, has continually expressed his optimism regarding the EV indus...

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AUO Chairman Mulls Over Potential SEA Production

Dec 03, 2020

Panel maker AUO Chairman Paul SL Peng revealed on Dec. 2 that he is evaluating to set up specific factories in the Southeast Asian region, citing the U.S.-China trade war as the main backdrop. The trade war has created a "single world with two systems," Peng said, as the global production chain has continued to "regionalize" and become shorter. AUO is considering its clients' movements and cou...

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EUV Demand Bolsters Taiwanese Suppliers as Samsung Seeks to Gain on TSMC

Dec 02, 2020

Demand for EUV equipment has increased as Samsung is seeking to catch up to TSMC, buoying suppliers like Gudeng Precision and Marketech (MIC). MIC is regarded by local media as the potential winner here, as the firm currently supplies EUV mask package boxes for both TSMC and Samsung. Gudeng has acquired ASML-certification for its EUV mask package boxes, making up at least 70% of the market...

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Localized Railway Parts and Maintenance Sees Results Under THSR

Dec 01, 2020

The Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) has sought to localize rail parts production, reporting substantial results in recent years, according to local media on Tuesday. Much of Taiwan's railroad industry has relied on importing parts. THSR's initiative would help lower procurement and import costs by keeping production and procurement within Taiwan. THSR reported a successful collabo...

ITRI is working with the Taichung City Government and Taiwanese firms to develop self-driving public buses. (Photo courtesy of ITRI)

ITRI Teams Up with Taichung Gov over Taiwan's 1st Self-Driving Bus Testing Grounds

Dec 01, 2020

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has teamed up with Taichung City Government and several local firms to set up Taiwan's first testing grounds for self-driving buses. The testing grounds have also prompted the first commercial operations of the self-driving buses, accumulating around 700 travelers through the process. These firms include THI Consultants Inc., Green Transi...

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Yulon China-Motor to Partner with Gogoro Over Battery Platform

Nov 27, 2020

China Motor Corporation (CMC) announced a partnership between its parent company Yulon Group and Taiwan's leading electric scooter maker Gogoro on Thursday. According to CMC's General Manager Chen Zhao-wen, the partnership entails equipping its eMoving electric scooter series with the Gogoro Network smart battery swapping platform by the end of 2021. eMoving would target the current three diff...


China to Tighten NEV Production Amid Oversupply Concerns: NDRC

Nov 26, 2020

Media reports indicate China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) would be holding tighter reigns over its fully-electric vehicle production numbers due to an internal memo released to the public on Wednesday. The memo also emphasized that local agencies must carry out in-depth investigations into the new energy vehicles (NEVs) investments since 2015, specifically China Evergran...

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Global Chip Resistor Maker Walsin Halts Operations due to COVID-19

Nov 25, 2020

Global chip resistor maker Walsin Technology reported a possible COVID-19 infection within its Malaysian ranks on Tuesday and could cease plant operations for three weeks, impacting sectors like automotive and consumer electronics. Walsin Technology's possible outbreak would be the second among IC makers. Competitors such as Yageo, Tai-I, and Chilisin are eyeing transferred orders out of Walsi...