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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.

Taiwan's Auto Market  Recovered in May</h2>

Taiwan's Auto Market Recovered in May

Jun 02, 2020

Taiwan’s auto market report was released in May, and the overall market buying momentum stabilized. The actual number was 33,528 units, which was higher than the original estimate of 33,000 units, and an increase of 8.8% from the previous month. The Toyota and Lexus brands of Tyco have registered 11,119 units (T: 9,042, L: 2,077), with a market share of 33.2%. Leading car manufacturers Hotai ...

TSMC Delivers 7nm Automotive Design Enablement Platform</h2>

TSMC Delivers 7nm Automotive Design Enablement Platform

May 29, 2020

TSMC has announced the availability of what it claims is the world's first 7nm automotive design enablement platform (ADEP) to accelerate time-to-design for customers' AI inferencing engines, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications. TSMC indicated with its 7nm family of technologies in volume production since 2018, the foundry possesses industry-leading yi...

Over 80 pct of Auto Plants back in Operation</h2>

Over 80 pct of Auto Plants back in Operation

May 26, 2020

More than 80 percent of vehicle plants in 13 major car-manufacturing countries resumed limited operations as of mid-May as new coronavirus restrictions were eased, an auto industry association said Monday. Vehicle plants in the United States and 12 other major car-manufacturing countries began to restart production, though not in full operation, since mid-April, and more lines are expected to ...

Taiwan Aims for Bigger Role in Manufacturing</h2>

Taiwan Aims for Bigger Role in Manufacturing

May 25, 2020

“Taiwan will utilize domestic demand, particularly demand from the public sector and national security needs, as the fuel for our industrial development,” The president Tsai Ing-wen said.The president added that Taiwan would aim to create a strategic materials manufacturing industry with vital industrial chains onshore to ensure self-sufficiency in producing medical and daily supplies, energy and...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Restarted California Factory</h2>

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Restarted California Factory

May 13, 2020

Although the local government is still implementing the home epidemic prevention order, Tesla Chief Executive Musk still strongly announced on the 11th that the company's only assembly plant in the United States resumed work. Later, one of the most high-profile showdowns on restarting economic issues. Tesla's only electric vehicle assembly base in the United States is located in Fremont, Alame...

Car Market Undeterred by COVID-19 in Q1</h2>

Car Market Undeterred by COVID-19 in Q1

May 11, 2020

Although the escalation in COVID-19 spread worldwide is broadly making consumers less willing to spend, the local car market in Taiwan appears undaunted, with sales rising more than 3.1 percent with 30,822 registered cars in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to government statistics. Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which...

Shanghai Tesla Doubled Factory Area</h2>

Shanghai Tesla Doubled Factory Area

May 06, 2020

According to the latest video taken by a drone, Tesla Shanghai Super Factory is about to double. In addition to a huge new building that looks almost as big as the first phase of the project, there are several other relatively large Small but still under construction, these new buildings may be Tesla, a new plant in Shanghai that produces an electric RV Model Y and new battery modules and electri...

Bosch Sees global Production Down 20% in 2020</h2>

Bosch Sees global Production Down 20% in 2020

Apr 30, 2020

Robert Bosch said it expects automotive production to fall by at least 20 percent this year, as the coronavirus pandemic slams the brakes on factory production lines and saps demand. "We are bracing ourselves for a global recession that will also have a considerable impact on our own performance in 2020," Bosch CFO Stefan Asenkerschbaumer said in a statement on Wednesday. "Given the many im...

South Korea March Output Surges as China Factory Shutdowns</h2>

South Korea March Output Surges as China Factory Shutdowns

Apr 30, 2020

South Korea’s March factory output jumped by the most in 11 years as demand for display panels and cars received an unexpected boost from lengthy shutdowns in competing Chinese factories amid the coronavirus pandemic. Industrial output surged by a seasonally adjusted 4.6% in March from a month earlier, government data showed on Wednesday, marking the biggest expansion since a 7.3% jump in Febr...

Minister of Economy: Deglobalization is a Must</h2>

Minister of Economy: Deglobalization is a Must

Apr 29, 2020

Minister of Economy Shen Rongjin pointed out yesterday (28) that from the US-China trade war to the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the "de-globalization" of manufacturing is now a key issue for companies. In addition to the use of Industry 4.0 Internet of Things remote control machines , And also readjust the global stronghold. He also said that companies including information and c...