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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.


Industrial Technology Research Institute industry analyst Alex Su offers suggestions for Taiwan companies in the 5G era. (photographed by CENS.com)

Industry experts weigh in on Taiwan's 5G possibilities

Oct 15, 2018

Taipei - With government plans to postpone announcing frequency spectrums for 5th generation mobile network (5G) until 2020, renewed interest in how Taiwan mobile network operators and the industry will proceed was ignited as the island’s top regulator National Communications Commission called their updated plans a move as a “smarter follower.” Rather than charging ahead of the pack, the Taiwa...


Chart indicates export and growth rate value in the past year versus export value in U.S. dollars.The blue-coded bar graph represents export value; orange line graph represents annual growth rate. (photo taken from Ministry of Finance)

Sept. Exports Sees 2nd High Year-On-Year

Oct 09, 2018

Taiwan’s exports reaches a second-high for September at US$296.20 billion, compared to the same figures as last year, reported Ministry of Finance (MOF) statistics. The island’s exports have reached a three-month consecutive growth rate, however, among the four prime markets that Taiwan is exporting to, Southeast Asian markets have performed dismally: exports to the region have fallen for thr...


Listeners attended the Cross-Straits Artificial Intelligence & IoT Industry Seminar at 2018 TAITRONICS on Oct. 9. (photographed by CENS.com)

What Taiwanese companies can do next in AIoT

Oct 09, 2018

Taipei - In the age of AIoT, companies may be wondering how they are able to do business in a digitalized age that gears towards big data analysis, especially among small-and-medium enterprises, where funding and scale are factors that put them against bigger companies with larger resource pools. AIoT Taiwan is the main theme at 2018 TAITRONICS, which kicked off on Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, and a...


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TIER warns of prosperity decline post-boom due to trade war and other factors

Sep 25, 2018

With the trade war between the U.S. and China escalating, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) has sounded the alarm as forecasts for both manufacturing and service indexes tumbled. The think tank warned that Taiwan’s business climate will likely see a sudden down drop and urged increased awareness of the potential impact of the trade war would have on Taiwan’s exports. The think tank ...


Foxconn Chairman Terry Guo

Foxconn to join forces with GE for cross-country innovation

Sep 10, 2018

In a bid to increase cross-country innovative transformation, Foxconn Technology Group was reportedly on the table for potential partnership with the U.S.’ General Electric Company (GE). Reports indicate that GE was offering a good-willed opportunity that was green-lighted by Foxconn CEO and Chairman Terry Guo. Guo reportedly ordered a delegation of high-ranking managers to visit GE subsidiar...


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Chairman Mark Liu. (UDN file photo)

TSMC reveals plan for memory chip acquisition

Sep 07, 2018

Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Mark Liu, in a rare moment, revealed that the firm “will not rule out the possibility of buying” a memory chip company. Liu was speaking to Nikkei Asian Review in an exclusive interview on Sept. 6. TSMC is the sole supplier of Apple's iPhone core processors. At a moment where mobile-driven earnings are slowing, Chairman Liu’s sta...

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TSIA Q2 2018 Statistics on Taiwan IC Industry

Aug 14, 2018

According to WSTS, Q2 2018 worldwide semiconductor revenue reached US$117.9 billion, a year-to-year growth of 20.5% and up 6.0% on-quarter. Sales quantity reached 253.7 billion ICs, a 10.0% increase on-year and up 6.6% on-quarter. ASP was US$0.465, a 9.5% increase on-year and down 0.6% on-quarter. Semiconductor revenue in the US reached US$25.0 billion in Q2 2018, a 26.7% increase on-year and...


AUO's bezel-less ALCD TV display expands field of view to its maximum. (photo from AUO)

AUO of Taiwan Showcases Bezel-less ALCD TV Display at 2016 CITE in China

Apr 21, 2016

To showcase its considerable technological capability achieved via continued R&D efforts, AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), widely recognized as the second-largest maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in Taiwan, recently exhibited a series of new products at the CITE 2016 (China Information Technology Expo) held from April 8 to 10 in Shenzhen, China. AUO was f...


An Ultra HD Premium TV set unveiled by Panasonic. (photo from Internet)

2016 CES Features AMOLED and TV Tech: WitsView of TrendForce

Mar 07, 2016

Television technology occupied center stage at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with major vendors showing off their latest high-resolution sets during the event, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, which says its website was founded in 2000 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan as a global provider of market intelligence on the technology industries, with members...


Large-area LCD Supply vs Demand 2013-2018. (Source: IHS)

Oversupply Continues in 2016 TFT-LCD Market: IHS

Feb 16, 2016

The ongoing issue of thin film thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) oversupply -- exacerbated by China's aggressive investment in production capacity as well as high equipment utilization -- will continue well into 2016, according to IHS Inc., a NYSE-listed firm that has been since 1959 offering critical informational and insight to government, industry in 180 nations. The...