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The Tsai Ing-wen government has included this sector among its five priority industries.   To meet the growing global demand for smart automated manufacturing equipment in line with what has been dubbed “Industry 4.0,” Taiwan’s machinery companies are scrambling to turn out smart models by incorporating advanced information technology into their products. The outlook for…

Taiwan, long among the top exporting countries, is developing its capability for higher-value products for the auto and aerospace sectors. Nuts, bolts, screws….They may just be small pieces of metal, but collectively they add up to big business for Taiwan manufacturers. Last year companies on the island exported more than US$4 billion worth of fasteners,…

For many foreign-invested firms, looking after the Taiwan market is not the only way they contribute to their parent companies. Despite its medium-sized population of 23 million people, Taiwan has come to play an outsized role for multinational corporations in certain industries. And as a number of AmCham Taipei member companies have discovered, a presence…

Many U.S. university students spend the summer break honing their skills by serving with American companies or institutions in Taiwan.   Every summer, multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, and government bodies in Taiwan invite university students from abroad to intern in their Taiwan offices. These interns are tasked with a variety of responsibilities ranging from as…