Friday 15 March 2024
Uncertainties on the macroeconomic horizon
Electronic devices account for over 40% of Taiwan's exports, but semiconductor products are shipped through air freight. Meanwhile, notebook PC and smartphone production lines have migrated to other regions, but are still highly dependent on chips produced in Taiwan. Thus the destinations of semiconductor exports may gradually shift to different locations.
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Air cargo capacity shortage could be supply chain breaking point
The shipping industry, passenger or cargo, has slowly recovered to pre-COVID-19 levels. It is worth noting that since air cargo capacities were booked up by e-commerce demand, failing to make appropriate adjustments in shipping components by air for regional production schedules may result in a breaking point in the supply chain.
Monday 11 March 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (8): the Paradigm Shift from dotcom to AI
The winners before the creation of cell phones were Cisco and telecom service companies such as Nokia and Ericsson. However, with the launch of the iPhone in 2007, the cell phone evolved from being a traditional one-way messaging tool to a carrier that could upload and download data, and the world took a giant leap forward with the transmission of large amounts of data.
Friday 8 March 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (7): The reflexive point of US-China relationship
Looking at the world's total GDP, which has increased 25 times over the past 70 years, we can also look at Taiwan's experience and find a few turning points in time to explore in detail the key factors that drove the growth.
Thursday 7 March 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (6): Learning from past economic nodes of paradigm shift
Using the IMF's statistics on global GDP, I will explore the keys to the post-1950 rise of the four Asian Tigers. I have chosen 1950, 1980, 2009, 2019, and 2023 as nodes to explore the century and the world as we have experienced it.
Wednesday 6 March 2024
2024 Industrial Outlook (5): the cliff-like economic growth model
Visual Capitalist has published a study that organizes the evolution of total economic output and GDP for various countries over the past 2,000 years. Using data estimated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the statistics show how human economic activity has evolved over the past 2,000 years.
Tuesday 5 March 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (4): Automobile production migration from advanced to emerging countries
The market is looking forward to the business opportunities of electric vehicles; however, the demand has been impacted by the weaker-than-expected macroeconomic growth.
Friday 1 March 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (3): Using economic data to assess industry directions in Taiwan and China
In 2023, Taiwan's exports declined by 9.8%, which is of course related to the weakening of electronics exports, but with a total export value of US$432.5 billion, a trade surplus of US$80.56 billion, and a surplus of over US$300 billion in tax revenue, the overall result is not too bad. S&P Global projects a 19.2% growth for Taiwan's exports in 2024. What can be expected optimistically and what should be planned for?
Thursday 29 February 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (2): ICT industry performance reflects economic health in Taiwan
In 2023, 940 plus publicly listed electronics companies in Taiwan reported a total of US$833 billion in revenues, down 12.6% from US$953 billion in 2022. This number reflected the global industry struggle last year. Looking ahead into 2024, many electronic company executives said they expect a gradual rebound this year. However, we observe that not only the pace of the rebound is slower than expected, but the strength in the rebounds is also significantly different in sectors.
Tuesday 27 February 2024
2024 Industry Outlook (1): cross-discipline competitions and diversified business development
Newcomers to the industry are often intimidated by the flexibility and diversity of the strategies of the traditional large companies that are constantly responding to change. When analyzing industry trends, real-time information is needed with industry knowledge accumulated over the years. We have selected 10 issues enterprises must pay attention to in 2024 for this series of column articles.
Monday 19 February 2024
Colley Hwang: Taiwan-Japan best match in semiconductor synergy
Geopolitical pressures and changes in industrial structure are driving strategic collaborations among semiconductor companies, with various countries or regions incentivized for partnerships, particularly Taiwan and Japan. However, support from Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea is essential to establish ICT supply chains in emerging countries such as South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Tuesday 6 February 2024
Japan's semiconductor renaissance (2): advanced packaging and materials
The Japanese government's efforts to attract foreign semiconductor investment have been very effective, with almost every major international semiconductor manufacturer responding to the call. In addition, Rapidus, a company formed by a consortium of local companies, is also targeting the development of cutting-edge processes.
Monday 29 January 2024
Japan's semiconductor renaissance (1): manufacturing and equipment
In the second half of the 1990s, Samsung Electronics came to the forefront of Dataquest's DRAM manufacturer rankings. NEC and Toshiba were in second and third place, and other Japanese companies were ranked in the top 10.
Tuesday 16 January 2024
Semiconductors opportunities in emerging markets
India is bound to be a strategic partner for the United States in terms of demographics, domestic market, software talents, and national strategy.
Wednesday 10 January 2024
The role of the US in global trade orders
The "globalization era" should be counted from the 1960s, when Japan and the Four Asian Tigers created a rare economic miracle by developing their industries one after another, as described by the "flying geese" theory. The period between the collapse of the USSR in 1990 and before the 2008 Beijing Olympics can be considered the golden years of "globalization."
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Taiwan IPC makers pushing integrated services to boost profits and to see revenues grow in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research