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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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The signs for a successful third edition of ORGATEC TOKYO in May 2024 are extremely good

Nov 22, 2023

Following the success of the 2023 edition, ORGATEC TOKYO, Asia's leading office furniture and workplace exhibition, will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from 29-31 May 2024. Roughly 85% of previous exhibitors have already registered to exhibit, with the average exhibition space per company increasing by more than 20%. Leading brands such as OKAMURA, KOKUYO, ITOKI, UniFor and Knoll have ...

Auto LED industry value to see YoY growth over 30%: TrendForce</h2>

Auto LED industry value to see YoY growth over 30%: TrendForce

Dec 15, 2021

The latest report on 2020 to 2021 global automotive LED products released by TrendForce featured figures on how the global LED headlights now make up over 60% of the market in 2021, with permeability rates in the NEV field over 90%. With the automotive market ramping up deliveries and increasing adoption of LED lights, the report expects the global auto LED market industry value to reach USD$3.51...

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Food security and global policies fuel LED grow light demands: TrendForce

Sep 10, 2021

Food security concerns and global government policies are driving the demand for LED grow lights, specifically North America's medical and recreation-use marijuana markets, TrendForce's new 2021 Global LED Market Report-LED-grade packaging, and LED products for 2H21 has found. The increased demand has led to an explosive uptick in 2020's global grow light LED market, rounding up the industry v...

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...