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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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Passive Component Industry Looks Optimistic Next Year: Industry

Nov 23, 2020

The passive component market could see sustainable yearly growth next year, at approximately 11.1%, markets say, with production capability around 10% and annual demand around 15%. Forecasts also indicate that MLCC and R-chip prices could grow in Q2 and Q3 next year. Domestic market reports point to the growing demand for 5G-capable smartphones, electric vehicles (EV), and automotive electroni...


Manufacturing Industry Lessens Decline Amid COVID Outbreak: Economic Ministry</h2>

Manufacturing Industry Lessens Decline Amid COVID Outbreak: Economic Ministry

Nov 20, 2020

The Economic Ministry released the manufacturing industry value data for Q3 on Thursday, reporting NTD$3.24 trillion, a 4.56% decline compared to last year's same period, marking a seven-quarter consecutive negative growth. Compared to the decline, as shown in Q2's negative 11.39%-decrease, the Economic Ministry suggested that the economic recession shows recovery signs. The ministry continues...


China Sees Record-Growth of NEV Sales in October</h2>

China Sees Record-Growth of NEV Sales in October

Nov 19, 2020

The latest October passenger car statistics from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed record-high new energy vehicles (NEVs) vehicle sales, boasting a 21%-growth compared to September. CPCA data indicated October sales hitting 191.992 million vehicles, an 8% yearly increase. New energy-powered cars 134,000 cars were sold, signaling a 112% yearly increase and a 21%-growth compared ...


RCEP Deal Impact on Certain Taiwanese Industries: Gov't</h2>

RCEP Deal Impact on Certain Taiwanese Industries: Gov't

Nov 16, 2020

With the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — the world's largest free trade area, several of Taiwan's industries could see increased competition, reported the Economic Ministry. RCEP consists of the 10 ASEAN states, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and China. Even without the U.S. and India, the trade zone will cover about 2.2 billion people or 30 per...


Foxconn to Spearhead EV </h2>

Foxconn to Spearhead EV

Nov 13, 2020

Foxconn will be spearheading an electric vehicle platform called the "MIH Alliance," Foxconn Chairman Young Liu announced on Thursday, slated to attract big global names. Global giants such as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and MediaTek are among the 90 companies interested. The MIH aims to see the alliance hit its goals with the most impact in 2025, though Foxconn believe...


FCFC Enters Toyota Supply Chain as Sole Non-Japanese PP Supplier</h2>

FCFC Enters Toyota Supply Chain as Sole Non-Japanese PP Supplier

Nov 03, 2020

Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation (FCFC) announced on Nov. 2 that its long-term strategy of cultivating high-value and diversification has resulted in becoming the first non-Japanese PP supplier to enter TOYOTA's supply chain in Taiwan. FCFC's latest announcement comes after three years of development and gaining Kuozui Motors' verification. The firm's PP materials are now a part of the pr...


Passive Component Industry to See Rebound Ahead: Murata</h2>

Passive Component Industry to See Rebound Ahead: Murata

Nov 02, 2020

The passive components market is seeing a gradual recovery in the second half of 2020. A strong indicator of this sign is from Japanese electronic component manufacturer Murata Manufacturing's latest financial reports. The optimistic outlook suggests increasing demand for passive components, such as MLCC, for smartphones and auto-use parts, industry experts say. Murata executives told the ...


Taiwan's CEOs are Optimistic About Economy, Cites Pandemic Efforts: KPMG in Taiwan</h2>

Taiwan's CEOs are Optimistic About Economy, Cites Pandemic Efforts: KPMG in Taiwan

Oct 29, 2020

A majority of Taiwan's CEO expressed optimism regarding the economy, citing Taiwan's favorable pandemic response as the primary factor, revealed a survey conducted by KPMG in Taiwan. The survey suggested that CEOs felt the business models had borne innovative results in the past few years. The 56% of CEO's optimism is much higher than the regional average of Asia Pacific CEOs (47%) and global ...


Foxconn Engages European Auto Parts Talks for Tier 1 and EV Market Entry </h2>

Foxconn Engages European Auto Parts Talks for Tier 1 and EV Market Entry

Oct 20, 2020

Foxconn is looking to explore cooperation with European tier 1 auto parts suppliers in developing 3D auto-use curved glass covers. The electronics manufacturer is also reportedly engaging in talks with European auto firms to make curved, one-piece system consoles and dashboards. In a bid to diversify its product line, Foxconn's plans to enter the lucrative auto parts industry began with provid...


U.S. Biz Day to Kick off On Oct. 15 Virtually with 18 American Firms</h2>

U.S. Biz Day to Kick off On Oct. 15 Virtually with 18 American Firms

Oct 12, 2020

According to Economic Daily News, the 2020 U.S. Business Day is slated to open this Thursday (Oct. 15), citing sources that a total of 18 buyers, including Amazon, will be attending the conference. American firms with backgrounds in electronics, ICT, auto parts, rubber products, and textiles will be attending. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council primarily aggregated Taiwan's attendin...