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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.

Semiconductor Industry lobbies for Billions</h2>

Semiconductor Industry lobbies for Billions

Jun 03, 2020

The U.S. semiconductor industry is stepping up lobbying, seeking US$37 billion in plant construction and R&D subsidies from the federal government to ensure that U.S. technology continues to lead other countries that provide high subsidies to the chip industry, especially in mainland China. It is to build the US national semiconductor team through subsidies and increase the domestic production ra...

Samsung Announces New NAND Flash Facility</h2>

Samsung Announces New NAND Flash Facility

Jun 02, 2020

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced plans to expand its NAND flash production capacity in Pyeongtaek, Korea, reinforcing the company’s ability to meet demands from emerging technologies. Construction, which began this May, will pave the way for mass production of Samsung’s cutting-edge V-NAND memory in the second half of 2021. “The new investm...

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 ...

Apple Invests Millions in LED Plant in Taiwan</h2>

Apple Invests Millions in LED Plant in Taiwan

Jun 01, 2020

Apple is considering to invest over US$330 million in a factory in northern Taiwan to manufacture both LED and micro-LED displays for its iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other new devices. Apple is teaming up on the new factory with Epistar, Taiwan's top LED producer, and Taiwanese LCD panel maker, AU Optronics. The plant will be located in the Longtan branch of the Hsinchu Science Park and Appl...

Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel</h2>

Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel

May 29, 2020

Five years after Taiwanese startup Gogoro debuted with a slick electric scooter at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the company has now unveiled the Eeyo 1 and Eeyo 1S, its first forays into the booming e-bike market. Gogoro’s founder and CEO Horace Luke explained that the Eeyo e-bike is intended for e-bike commuters who want a quick, lightweight e-bike that offers a premium experience ove...

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...

Chang Loon's 100-tooth gear wrench features each turn at surefire 3.6 degrees to attain effortless operation and torque accuracy.

Chang Loon Acclaimed Topped Wrench Supplier from Taiwan

May 28, 2020

With over 40 years of experience, Chang Loon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading Taiwanese supplier of ratchet wrenches, gear wrenches and embedded its color ring trademark on the box end of the wrench. Please identify the red, blue, yellow, and orange color ring trademark when purchasing the ratchet wrench products. Chih-ming Chang, deputy general manager said in order to allow users to easil...


Global Trade Decreased by 2.5%</h2>

Global Trade Decreased by 2.5%

May 27, 2020

In the first quarter of this year, global trade volume reached the largest contraction in more than a decade, and it is estimated that the decline will continue to expand in the next few months. With the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic and the tension between the United States and China blocking global supply chains, multinational companies trying to break through are thinking about how to shorte...

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...