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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.


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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...


Possible Pegatron Factory in the U.S., Chairman Cites Lucrative EV Market</h2>

Possible Pegatron Factory in the U.S., Chairman Cites Lucrative EV Market

Nov 20, 2020

Local media has reported Pegatron Corporation to consider building a factory in the U.S. While Chairman T.H. Tung has yet to comment on it directly, he revealed Pegatron's promising growth in its electric vehicle operations on Thursday. A U.S. factory for Pegatron would mean setting up shop to service its biggest customer, Tesla, analysts say. Tung has remarked that its EV sales could boast a ...


Taiwan's LCD Panel Makers to Expand Cross-Industry Operations</h2>

Taiwan's LCD Panel Makers to Expand Cross-Industry Operations

Nov 19, 2020

LCD panel maker Innolux's LC extraction recycling system is the first of its kind and was awarded among the top sustainability firms in Taiwan. General Manager Chu-Hsiang Yang pledged they would allow other industry firms to use the system as well. Innolux is also seeking to expand its operations outside the traditional areas for panels; subsidiary InnoCare Optoelectronics, producing X-ray ima...


New TTVMA Board of Director Election Signals Industry Trends</h2>

New TTVMA Board of Director Election Signals Industry Trends

Nov 18, 2020

Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association (TTVMA) held a new board of director elections this Tuesday, with second-generation business leaders and cross-industry firms as the latest trends on the board. The association elected China Motor (CMC) President Chen Chao-wen as the new association president; Foxconn Chairman Young Liu debuted onto the board for the first time. Second-ge...


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Huawei's Big Strides in the Smart Vehicle Industry

Nov 17, 2020

Huawei is reported to combine its Consumer BG and Intelligent Vehicle BU operations, according to local media, as the Chinese cellphone maker looks to expand its presence in smart vehicles. Reports point to Huawei Consumer BG CEO Yu Chengdong, taking up the mantel to oversee the combined departments. The two departments have integrated investments from both sides, while no change was brought f...


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Optimism for Q4 Panel Sales, Cites Teleworking and Online Classes: AU Optronics

Nov 11, 2020

With teleworking and remote, online learning bolstering demand, AU Optronics Chairman Paul Peng expressed optimism regarding Q4 sales, which could perform above average. The firm can pursue high-end, energy-efficient panels once they resolve material shortage for semiconductor chips, Peng said. He stressed that "positivity is a must" regarding next year's business outlook. He made his comment...


A Biden-Win in U.S. Elections Favorable for Taiwan's Machinery: TAMI</h2>

A Biden-Win in U.S. Elections Favorable for Taiwan's Machinery: TAMI

Nov 10, 2020

With the U.S. presidential election projecting a win on the Biden-Harris ticket, the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) believes regardless of the result, the American's manufacturing policies will still favor Taiwan's industry. TAMI Chairman Alex Ko, speaking to Taiwan's state-backed Central News Agency, pointed out that American policies are still likely to buoy Taiwan's machine...


Taiwan's Auto Parts Industry Value Could Grow 4.8% in 2021: ITRI</h2>

Taiwan's Auto Parts Industry Value Could Grow 4.8% in 2021: ITRI

Oct 30, 2020

Taiwan's auto parts industry value could reach NTD$222.79 billion next year, a 4.8% growth compared to 2020, according to forecasts from ITRI ​​Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK). IEK advises Taiwanese firms to maintain their market reach in the U.S. and increase expansion into emerging markets. IEK Intelligent Vehicle System Research Department Senior Researcher James Hsiao named...


TWD Vital for Resurging Machinery Industry: TAMI</h2>

TWD Vital for Resurging Machinery Industry: TAMI

Oct 28, 2020

Taiwan's machinery industry is seeing signs of recovery, said Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) Chairman Alex Ko, as outbound orders finally saw positive growth after six consecutive months of decline. The sector began struggling in March as pandemic restrictions came into effect globally; Ko pointed out outbound orders started to rise in September, suggesting a tentative rebound...


5G and EV Demand Bolstering Surprising PCB Sector Growth in 2020</h2>

5G and EV Demand Bolstering Surprising PCB Sector Growth in 2020

Oct 28, 2020

Demand for electronic parts, PCBs from 5G, IoT, and vehicle applications are strengthening outbound growth in the first nine months of 2020, despite a pandemic outbreak that has crippled countries' economies. Outbound electronic parts reported strong performance, increasing 22.3% in the first nine months of 2020. A strong contender in second place is the PCB field, which also saw a 5.3%-export...