Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As the Taipei Spring Computer Show 2015 drew to a close yesterday, exhibitors reported higher sales for computers, GPS, smart and wearable devices.
Foreign orders totaled US$490 million (NT$15.218 billion) in March, registering 1.3 percent growth year-on-year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) launched a successor to its affordable ZenFone series in Japan on Monday, part of its strategy to triple its global smartphone shipments this year.
Largan Precision Co. (大立光), one of Taiwan's leading smartphone camera lens suppliers, announced Thursday a gross margin of 56.7 percent for the first quarter of this year, beating market expectations.
The value of high-end commercial property in Taiwan for the first quarter of this year fell more than 60 percent from a quarter earlier, according to statistics compiled by Yung Ching Realty Group (永慶房屋) with analysts attributing the fall to cautious sentiment toward a government tax reform plan.
Trend Micro Inc. (趨勢科技), a Taiwan-based developer of Internet security software, opened an office Monday in Taipei jointly with two local startups to expand its global footprint in mobile applications.
Taiwan's government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工業研究院) is planning to set up 10 new innovation companies by the end of this year.
A record high in mainland yuan deposits taken by banks registered in Taiwan as of the end of March show optimism that the Chinese currency will appreciate against the U.S. dollar in the long run, analysts said.
Mainland China will launch three new "free-trade zones" on Tuesday, official media said Monday, building on a project that began in Shanghai to much fanfare but has so far undershot expectations.
Ford showed off its new Taurus and Nissan unveiled a midsize sedan and a SUV designed for mainland China on Monday at a Shanghai Auto Show that highlighted rising competition from lower-priced Chinese auto brands.