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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 Plumbing Association of Taiwan teams up with local Changhua companies to donate plumbing hardware for schools. (Photo courtesy of the Plumbing Association.)

Global Uncertainty Impacts Hardware and Hand Tool Events

Feb 01, 2021

▓Stephanie Chao and Plumbing Association of Taiwan Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many global hardware shows faced the inevitable result of either being canceled or postponed to a later date. Yet, institutions in Taiwan were able to carry on, as usual, seeking new ways to assist and consult the industry. When the Taiwanese government postponed school openings at the high school and lower leve...

Tatung Corp. unveils Taiwan's first home-grown EV powertrain system. Photo courtesy of Tatung.

Tatung and ITRI Unveil First Indigenous EV Powertrain System

Jan 29, 2021

In collaboration with the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Tatung Corporation newly announced Taiwan's first indigenous electric bus-applicable "250kW powertrain system," on Jan. 28, after undergoing and passing testing from Taiwan's Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC). The newly unveiled system was first introduced as a winner of the 2020 29th edition of the Taiwan Excellenc...

Healthier and Sustainable Furniture: Trends of 2021</h2>

Healthier and Sustainable Furniture: Trends of 2021

Jan 29, 2021

In the furniture and related industries, the growing trend to adopt greener, healthier, and more sustainable practices have accelerated in recent years, as consumers become more conscious about their purchases' impact on their health and the environment. Even companies are looking for ways to lift employee morale by investing in improving the office environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has made...

ARTC, NPTU, and company representatives pose in front of a PA self-driving prototype bus in Pingtung. Photo credit: ARTC

ARTC's successful self-driving WinBus paves way for smart roads in S. Taiwan

Jan 20, 2021

Taiwan's indigenous SAE Level 4 self-driving bus WinBus, spearheaded by the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC), was built on support from a government project framework under the Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Industrial Technology. Thanks to Taiwan's smart driving laboratory testing grounds, WinBus became the first self-driving vehicle to hit the road in Taiwan last year. Th...

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Fast-Growing EV Market Buoys Taiwan's Electronic Component Makers

Jan 18, 2021

With Apple Car entering the electric vehicle market and bolstering the overall attention and investments in this fast-growing, lucrative industry, Taiwanese electronic parts suppliers that have played the long-term strategy in the past four to five years are finally seeing results. In the past decade, the IT industry has plateaued, leading NB and PC-related connectivity parts to seek out green...

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5G Era to Accelerate Smart and Autonomous Vehicles

Jan 07, 2021

At the Taichung "Dadu Mountain Cross-Industry Innovation Summit," Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung said with the advent of the 5G era, the possibilities of smart transportation has become endless thanks to 5G capabilities of wider broadband, low latency, and high connectivity. The Transportation Ministry has set up a division overseeing transportation technologies, including 5G applicatio...

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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...

Photo credit: UDN/AP

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...