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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.


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%. ...


Lighting Solutions in a Post-COVID World</h2>

Lighting Solutions in a Post-COVID World

Feb 04, 2021

When COVID-19 first broke out last year, some were forced into lockdown at home and would continue to work from home, or in other cases, carry on as an essential worker at the office. Regardless of where one worked, the demand for lighting fixtures, solutions, and technologies grew according to the application in demand. More so in the future where remote working at home could become the norm. ...


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Display panel prices to continue uptick trend with key material shortages: IDC

Feb 03, 2021

International Data Corporation (IDC) analysts say display panel prices will remain at a high level after news of an upstream glass substrate manufacturing plant's furnace exploded made the headlines. However, IDC analyst Chen Chien-chu pointed to driver IC shortages to significantly impact display panel delivery more than glass substrate shortages. While impacted companies have already sought ...


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...


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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...


LCD Industry Bullish for Next Year Due to Pandemic: Innolux</h2>

LCD Industry Bullish for Next Year Due to Pandemic: Innolux

Oct 22, 2020

The panel display industry is seeing a strong demand growth, as Korean firms have backed out of the production chain, LCD panel maker Innolux Corporation Chairman Jim Hung said, stating expectations that profitable sales will continue into the year-end, or even 2021. The robust performance is primarily due to the pandemic and increased need for electronic devices, such as notebook computers, t...


ITRI Leads Laser Industry With New 2.5-500ns Nano-Second Pulse Laser Tech</h2>

ITRI Leads Laser Industry With New 2.5-500ns Nano-Second Pulse Laser Tech

Sep 14, 2020

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is leading the ten-billion-valued laser market by pushing innovative technologies. Thanks to the backing of the Economic Ministry's Department of Industrial Technology, ITRI serves its role to integrate the nationalization of Taiwan's production. Combining Taiwan's domestic supply chain and implementing a pilot run platform aims to bolster Taiwa...


Apple Invests Millions in LED Plant in Taiwan</h2>

Apple Invests Millions in LED Plant in Taiwan

Jun 01, 2020

Apple is considering to invest over US$330 million in a factory in northern Taiwan to manufacture both LED and micro-LED displays for its iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other new devices. Apple is teaming up on the new factory with Epistar, Taiwan's top LED producer, and Taiwanese LCD panel maker, AU Optronics. The plant will be located in the Longtan branch of the Hsinchu Science Park and Appl...


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Everlight heats with changing its operating strategy

Dec 12, 2019

LED Everlight has also continued to adjust its operating strategy in recent years. In terms of lighting products, it has improved more value-added products. At the same time, it has continued to reduce the proportion of lighting products. In addition, in terms of new products, the company The operation in the automotive market is also gradually bearing fruit. The company's MiniLED taillights are ...


THTMA Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary</h2><p class='subtitle'>THTMA chairman shared his visions for future development of Taiwan's hand tool industry and association</p>

THTMA Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

THTMA chairman shared his visions for future development of Taiwan's hand tool industry and association

Dec 11, 2017

Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association (THTMA), an organization that has led Taiwan’s hand tool industry into the world’s second-largest exporter of hand tools in terms of value and has assisted Taiwan to earn a solid reputation as “the Kingdom of Hand Tools” among global professional buyers for years, proudly celebrated its 40th anniversary on Aug 18, 2017, witnessed by a large number of an...