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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.

A photo depicting hand tools. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

What the hand tools sector can do to bridge the digital gap

Aug 02, 2022

⬛ Chao Ting-yu In an interview with an industry analyst from the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), published in the 2022 edition of Taiwan Hand Tools, we discussed the overall AI trends in Taiwan’s industries. This brief excerpt discusses how Taiwan’s hand tools sector (and the majority of industries here) is really built on SMEs, yet there are significant challenges, such as im...

Tight-knit hand tool hub in Taiwan is an attractive feature for international buyers. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Taiwan's hand tools and hardware sectors brace for H2 2022

Aug 02, 2022

⬛ Chao Ting-yu Throughout 2021, Taiwanese hand tool suppliers were able to maintain business-as-usual operations, leading to export value growth of 27.4%, reaching USD$4.79 billion. The steady performance has continued into 2022. The latest statistics between January to June 2022 continued to show a steady growth: Taiwan's hardware and hand tools exports amounted to USD$2.44 billion, with an a...

Automation and digital transformation have crucial roles to play in traditional sectors. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

How can suppliers bolster resilience against future technology advancements?

Aug 02, 2022

⬛ Chao Ting-yu The roles automation and AI play for traditional sectors can alleviate the pressure of hiring and talent retention. In the future, companies will have more difficulties hiring production line operators, maintaining operation quality, and limiting their operational capacity, as the workforce retires, and younger talents are less likely to work in these sectors due to poor working...

LiDAR, MEMS maker collab with Mobiletron seeks solutions in self-driving buses</h2>

LiDAR, MEMS maker collab with Mobiletron seeks solutions in self-driving buses

Jul 12, 2022

LOTES Investments' investments in Compertum Microsystems Inc. and invested in the development of LiDAR and MEMS micromirror products, in addition to cooperating with Chewangdian and Industrial Research Institute, has smoothed out its entry into the autonomous bus application market and cooperated with Huadian Network to enter the market. Smart transportation applications. Zhu Dexiang, Chairman...

EV revolution sees advancements in emerging smart cockpit solutions</h2>

EV revolution sees advancements in emerging smart cockpit solutions

Jul 12, 2022

Earlier in March 2022, before Taiwan’s second-biggest local COVID-19 Omicron-fueled outbreak began, the island’s top automotive electronic suppliers and leading R&D center in autonomous technology and testing, Automotive Research and Testing Center (ARTC), collectively announced the formation of the “Automotive AI Imagery Chip and Smart Cockpit Display Module Industry Alliance.” The press con...

ARTC  collaborative project with OPTIMAL showcased partnership companies' products that are implemented within the electric bus solution at Taipei AMPA. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

Emerging Automotive Technologies See Exposure at Diverse Expos in Taiwan

Jul 12, 2022

Professional trade shows around the world have been tentatively opening their doors to international visitors, especially after almost two years of less travel and expo activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Taiwan, despite how COVID cases were on the rise heading into Q2 of 2022, several of the island’s largest and more notable trade shows carried on without a hitch. Taipei AMPA 2022 ...

Supply chain obstacle test automotive industry in ICE and EVs </h2>

Supply chain obstacle test automotive industry in ICE and EVs

Jul 12, 2022

Taiwan’s automotive parts export value in 2021 reached USD$7.98 billion, marking a 14% growth compared to 2020, significantly seen in exports destined for China, Mexico, and Germany, which on average, saw growth of around USD$40 million. These statistics show strong demand in the Chinese and European automotive supply chains. However, while demand has significantly increased last year, the mon...

Setbacks in short-term to lessen amid industry trends turn to innovative, emerging tech</h2>

Setbacks in short-term to lessen amid industry trends turn to innovative, emerging tech

Jul 12, 2022

Global events in recent years have accelerated certain trends but also dealt significant setbacks to the overall advancement of the automotive industry. In an email interview with Industrial Technology Research Institute’s Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center (ISTI) Intelligent Vehicle System Research Dept. Machinery & System Research Division Senior Researcher James Hsi...

ITRI announced its collaborations with TSMC and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University on the development of magnetic memory technology. (Photo credit: ITRI)

ITRI Partners with Industry and Academia in Joint Announcement of Leading-Edge Magnetic Memory Technology

Jul 11, 2022

ITRI has announced its collaborations with industry and academic partners on making advancements in magnetic memory technology. It has worked with semiconductor manufacturing leader TSMC in the development of Spin Orbit Torque Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (SOT-MRAM) array chips. Meanwhile, it joined hands with National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) to develop magnetic memory tec...

Economic recession? PMI outlook for next six months could fall past 40%</h2>

Economic recession? PMI outlook for next six months could fall past 40%

Jul 08, 2022

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the June Taiwan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) last week, indicating a 53.6%, a slight increase of 0.1 percentage points from the previous month, and the outlook for the manufacturing industry for the next six months fell by another 6.9 percentage points to 37.1%. This marks a continued two months of contraction, the fastest ...