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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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EV supply chain awaits peak season after fruitful Q2

Jul 12, 2021

Electric vehicles have seen a record-breaking growth; Tesla's delivery figures broke records this Q2, while Chinese-owned companies NIO and XPeng reported similar performances in June. Brands are looking forward to Q3, Q4 figures, as the latter half of the working year, is traditionally peak season. With EVs' market penetration rate growing steadily, experts believe supply-demand will continue...

New TECO, Phihong partnership eyes U.S. EV power charging market</h2>

New TECO, Phihong partnership eyes U.S. EV power charging market

Jul 06, 2021

The electrical manufacturer TECO and power supply manufacturer Phihong announced that an MOU was signed between the two companies on Monday. The parties concerned included a three-way partnership: TECO's American subsidiary Westinghouse, Phihong, and U.S.-based energy group Getka Group's newly established Getka Manufacturing. The three companies will set up a manufacturing base in Oklahoma fo...

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Auto parts suppliers brace for Q3 surge

Jun 25, 2021

Taiwanese auto parts suppliers are preparing to see a surge in demand in Q3, prompted by warming auto demand in overseas markets and improving auto chip production. Suppliers are already reaping the benefits: LED auto lamp module maker LaserTech reported sustained revenue growth through consecutive months and expected to see similar performance in Q3 to Q4. Hota Industrial is experiencing an i...

Hon Hai-Gogoro partnership to scale up electric scooters in India, China</h2>

Hon Hai-Gogoro partnership to scale up electric scooters in India, China

Jun 24, 2021

Multinational electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision announced a partnership with Taiwan's electric scooter maker Gogoro on Wednesday, marking a significant advancement in terms of expanding business operations on both sides. Hon Hai will be in charge of OEM manufacturing for Gogoro by setting up factories in China and India, including scooters, Gogoro's battery-swapping system, a...

EV charging lots coming to parking lots with North-Star-City Parking MOU</h2>

EV charging lots coming to parking lots with North-Star-City Parking MOU

Jun 17, 2021

Domestic gas station chain company North-Star Petroleum is taking proactive measures to stake a seat in the booming electric vehicle market by charging in metropolitan parking lots. North-Star has announced an MOU agreement with domestic parking lot provider City Parking, which has 610 parking lots in Taiwan. Initial plans include setting up EV DC charging lots in popular parking lots and usi...

Formosa Plastics to launch EV truck debut in July with prototype</h2>

Formosa Plastics to launch EV truck debut in July with prototype

Jun 15, 2021

Formosa Plastics Group is slated for an electric vehicle (EV) launch through investment with the Formosa Plastics Transport Corps, supervised by Wang Wen-chao, a member of the Standing Committee of the Formosa Plastics Enterprise Management Center. The first EV truck prototype will be launched in July. Formosa Plastics Group has invested and obtained three key technologies for EVS, such as bat...

Hon Hai's next step to realize EV goals: acquiring Malaysian DNeX </h2>

Hon Hai's next step to realize EV goals: acquiring Malaysian DNeX

Jun 11, 2021

Hon Hai announced on Thursday evening that it had invested MYR$108 million (about NT$780 million) in the Malaysian technology company DNeX, holding 5.03% of the shares, which is equivalent to indirectly investing in the Malaysian 8-inch wafer fab SilTerra. The move is highly regarded as Hon Hai's furthering attempt to cement its status in the electric vehicle industry. Hon Hai announced that ...

King Yuan Electronics workers take rapid screening tests for COVID. Photo courtesy of UDN.

Chip factories brace for COVID amid Miaoli cluster

Jun 07, 2021

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is slated to announce new virus prevention guidelines for domestic companies to follow in light of COVID-19 clusters breaking out in chip factories. The flurry of measures and urgency towards the latest cluster is largely due to the increasing cases linked to migrant workers working at King Yuan Electronics factories in Miaoli County. The new operati...

The photo of King Yuan Electronics Corp. facility workers awaiting to take their COVID-19 tests had ignited concerns over the lack of social distancing, prompting the government health department to step in. Photo courtesy of UDN.

COVID, material shortages impact Taiwan's machinery and electronics

Jun 04, 2021

Material shortages Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association (TMBA) Chairman Hsu Wen-hsien has named shortages in the machine tool industry as the biggest concerns that could impact the sector's revitalizing efforts in the short term, according to media reports on Thursday. The machine tool sector was booming from orders coming in during the latest three quarters, however, Hsu p...

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Manufacturing could see record-breaking growth in 2021: ITRI IEKCQM

Jun 03, 2021

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) IEKCQM, having reviewed the political and economic situations at home and abroad, released its report for Taiwan's manufacturing 2021 forecast on Thursday. ITRI predicted the manufacturing output value this year will hit TWD$20.92 trillion, and the output value growth rate will be 10.03%. All industries are showing positive growth, among the...