More than 160 AmCham Taipei members and guests attended the 2017 Annual General Meeting, November 21 at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel. Opening the session, Chamber Chairman Albert Chang thanked the Chamber’s current Board for their service and outlined the organization’s achievements over the past year. He also paid tribute to President Andrea Wu, who…

Fully automatic buses are already being tested in Taipei for late-night service. Backed by its solid base in ICT (information-communications technology), Taiwan is gearing up for the coming trend of driverless cars, which is expected to revolutionize transportation worldwide within 10 years. Taiwanese automaker Yulon Motor Co. has been among the leaders domestically in this…

A draft Telecommunications Management Act aimed at modernizing the regulatory structure has been sent to the legislature. Despite the immense technological advances that have profoundly shifted the telecommunications industry over the past decades, Taiwan’s telecom sector continues to be regulated by a law dating back to 1958. Taiwan has long been aware of its need…

Corning is the world’s leading glass, fiber, and ceramics maker, producing an array of life changing innovations in advanced optics, communications networks, display glass, and the ultra-durable Gorilla Glass. But the innovation that most excites Daniel Tseng, President of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT), and these days is a smartphone camera flash that enables selfies…

On November 21, Ford Lio Ho – Ford’s Taiwan joint venture – marked another milestone in its 45-year history with the introduction of the all-new Ford Escort. Developed by Ford’s global R&D team and built on the same platform as the Focus, the Escort exhibits Ford’s global requirements of high quality and ultra-rigid body construction…

Taiwan foresees heightened business opportunities, especially in areas related to the digital economy, green energy, and the biomedical sector. The annual Taiwan Business Alliance Conference organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is an effort to stimulate interest in investing in Taiwan among foreign and overseas Chinese enterprises. The 2017 Conference, held October 6…

Supporting a brand is difficult. Despite low margins, the OEM/ODM model brings in steady business. Factories of Hon Hai Precision (also known as Foxconn) and other major Taiwanese contract manufacturers are currently running at full capacity churning out the iPhone 8 and other new models launched by Apple. Economists regularly disparage Taiwan’s continued heavy reliance…