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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.


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...


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 ...


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May exports rebound, signals continued growth into June

Jun 21, 2022

The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced today that export orders for May amounted to USD$55.43 billion, which not only hit a new high for the same month in previous years but was also corrected for the first time after the 25th consecutive month of growth in April. It is expected that export orders will continue to flourish in June. The Statistics Department of the Ministry of Economic Affair...


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Chip shortages continue to hamper automotive imports

May 04, 2022

With chip shortages still hampering the global automotive sector, major car manufacturers expect a shortage of cars, leading to significantly decreasing imported numbers. The total sales volume in the market is currently at 35,200 units, an annual decrease of 7%. The TOYOTA and LEXUS brands under Hotai Motors have reached 12,500 units, the MITSUBISHI and CMC brands of China Motor Corporation ...


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Delayed container ship production could worsen shipping in 2023

May 03, 2022

The new regulations on shipping carbon emissions are set to come into effect next year, and with the number of global container ships over 20 years old will reach 8.2%, experts warn there will be a wave of elimination of old ships starting as early as this year. However, the supply and production of these ships have been hampered by China's strict zero-COVID policy and the Russian-Ukrainian wa...


Phihong Technology is one of Taiwan's biggest EV charging pile suppliers. Photo credit: EDN

Industry giants team up to meet EV charging pile demand

Apr 25, 2022

The demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is seeing a significant boom as EV sales grow. As such, companies across different sectors are teaming up in cooperation to accelerate the EV movement, including TECO and Phihong Technology. Under the two companies' newest initiative, the plan is to expand new production capacity into North America, with the aim to begin test product...


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Rising COVID cases in Taiwan prompt proactive measures in tech

Apr 06, 2022

The rising COVID-19 cases in Taiwan have prompted technology companies to return to remote working or staggered shifts. TSMC was among the first companies to return to staggered, remote, or off-site working, starting April 2. Taiwan's three biggest telecom companies have also resumed remote work. Following the four-day Qingming Festival holidays, many technology companies have stepped up o...


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New March PMI continues to expand for 21 months

Apr 01, 2022

The Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the March manufacturing PMI on Friday, which has expanded for 21 consecutive months, but the index has fallen back to 57.8%. Concerns were expressed that geopolitics will lead to a decline in the outlook index for the next six months; scholars believe that the Russian-Ukrainian war factor has not fully been factored into the PMI performa...


Taiwan must seize opportunities in 2022 and beyond in auto parts and EV </h2>

Taiwan must seize opportunities in 2022 and beyond in auto parts and EV

Mar 29, 2022

Editor's Notes: As the past two years have shown, the overall discussion of climate change, policies, and improving technologies have spearheaded transformations in the automobile industry, namely by the increasing demand for electric vehicles (EV). In this year’s April edition of the Taiwan Transportation Equipment Guide (TTG), we are formally introducing a section for automotive electronics, a...