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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.


u-blox Unveils Latest High Precision Positioning Technology Platform

Mar 06, 2018

To provide a total solution of high precision positioning for autonomous cars and virtual reality (VR), u-blox, a Swiss company that creates wireless semiconductors and modules for consumer, automotive and industrial markets, has launched its latest high precision positioning technology platform, u-blox F9. The new tech-platform features multiple advanced positioning systems, namely, Global Na...


MediaTek to Kick Off Organization Restructuring While Eyeing Market Segment for Automotive Application

Mar 06, 2018

To explore the great potential of ICs applied in automobiles and secure sustainable development, Mediatek Inc., a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, has decided to carry out an organization restructuring plan, to pave the way for itself to better tap the lucrative market segment. A market insider noted, Rick Tsai, the newly installed CEO of Mediatek, who used to be the chairman of Chungh...


Taiwan's Export Orders Estimated to See 18th Consecutive Month of Growth in January

Mar 05, 2018

On the continuously expanding global economy, Taiwan’s overall export orders received in January are expected to witness the 18th consecutive month of growth and show a double-digit rate in terms of value. After finishing its survey on local businesses about prospects of Taiwan’s export orders in Jan. 2018, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) found out that 19.8 percent of the firms polled thi...


Hu Lane Expected to Score Double-digit Growth in Revenue on Automotive Terminals This Year

Mar 05, 2018

On the fast-growing trends of Internet of Vehicles (IoV), smart driving and high frequency transmission, Hu Lane Associate Inc., a Taiwanese supplier of metal stamped terminal products, is very likely to chalk up a double-digit growth in revenue this year, according to Chang Tzu-hsiung, chairman of Hu Lane. Despite facing the pressure of the appreciation of New Taiwan Dollar against the green...


Taiwan Tech Firms Show Off Innovative Tech Products at MWC 2018

Mar 02, 2018

Held annually at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress (MWC), is the most influential trade fair for mobile industry. This year’s MWC, running from February 25 through 28 and themed “Creating a Better Future”, attracted nearly 110,000 visitors as well as over 2,300 exhibitors from all over the world, including a number of Taiwanese tech firms. Supported by Taiwan’s Industria...


Special Purpose Lighting Emerges as Blue Ocean for Taiwanese Suppliers: TLFA Chairman

Mar 01, 2018

In an exclusive interview with United Daily News Group, a local news agency and parent company to CENS, Soddy Huang, chairman of Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA), noted that special-purpose lightings, such as industrial lighting and auto lighting, will emerge as a new blue ocean for the local lighting industry, as ever more insiders are dedicated to such applications this year. ...


Apple's HomePod Gets Off to Good Start in U.S. Market for Smart Speakers

Mar 01, 2018

Living up to most market observers’ expectations, HomePod, a smart speaker model developed by Apple Inc., an American multinational technology company, has got off to a good start in the U.S. market, which will likely benefit several Taiwanese suppliers involved in the supply chain in the long run. Since launched on Feb.9, HomePod has been well-received by local consumers and effectively snapp...


TAITRA Helps Taiwan's Startups to Boost Presence in Global Telecommunication Industry

Feb 26, 2018

To help Taiwan enhance presence in the global telecommunication industry, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a Taiwanese semi-official export promoter, headed a group of local start-ups to join Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC), the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. The show, held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, Spain, from February 26 through March 1,...


Hota of Taiwan to Challenge Annual Revenue of NT$10 Bn. This Year

Feb 26, 2018

With overall shipment of machine tools continuously growing, along with its newly set up intelligent production lines continually becoming operational, Hota Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd., one of the largest precision auto transmission component makers by size in the global market, aims for consolidated revenue of over NT$10 billion this year. It is reported that Hota’s manufacturing know-how of co...


Hotai Aims to Remain Taiwan's Best Car Seller in 2018

Feb 23, 2018

With its sales continuing to pick up along with integrated insurance services slated for launch, Hotai Motor Co., a Taiwanese firm engaging in the distribution of automobiles and automobile parts and a prime agent for Toyota in Taiwan, is optimistic to remain the top car seller in the domestic market for the 17th consecutive year in 2018, according to Huang Nan-kuang, Hotai’s chairman. In a re...