Out in Front
Monday 15 April 2024
China's chip equipment industry gains momentum in import substitution, alarming foreign suppliers
China currently relies heavily on imports for over 85% of its semiconductor equipment needs, showcasing a self-supply rate of only about 14%.
Tuesday 2 April 2024
India reimposes restrictions on imported solar modules, targeting China
After an exemption of a year, the Indian government reimposed restrictions on imported solar modules starting in April, which may be targeting Chinese-made solar products.
Friday 29 March 2024
Chinese EV exports to US, Europe decline
Chinese customs statistics indicate that Electric Vehicle (EV) exports from China to Europe and the US decreased by 20% and over 40%, respectively, year-on-year during the first two...
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Taiwan's high-tech market prospects promising for next 6 months
Taiwan's high-tech firms are anticipating a demand resurgence spurred by the strengthening economies of the US and China over the next six months.
Monday 18 March 2024
India lowers EV import duty to attract Tesla investments
India approved a reduction in EV import duty for companies setting up manufacturing facilities to attract foreign investments in the EV industry.
Friday 8 March 2024
Taiwan exports to China see record drop in 2023
Taiwan's exports to China (including Hong Kong) decreased by 18.1% in 2023 compared with 2022, the largest decline in history, according to Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council.
Friday 1 March 2024
WTO talks run late: no agreement on extending zero tariffs for digital trade, including IC design
During an extended WTO meeting, developed and developing members at WTO still could not agree on digital trade that may impact global IC design data transfers.
Tuesday 20 February 2024
China's chip imports and exports fell in 2023
According to data from the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC), semiconductor imports and exports fell in 2023 for the second consecutive yea...
Wednesday 24 January 2024
China's import of South Korean semiconductor materials skyrockets in 2023
To counter the ban imposed by the US to slow down its development of advanced semiconductors while ensuring its dominance in general-purpose semiconductors, China is aggressively...
Monday 11 December 2023
US weighs tariffs on global aluminum: potential impact on solar manufacturing and supply chains
The US Department of Commerce is gearing up to impose anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duties on aluminum extrusions from 15 countries, including China, Mexico, Turkey,...
Friday 1 December 2023
Taiwan export value to rise in 2024
Growing demand for artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), and automotive electronics is expected to fuel Taiwan's export growth in 2024, according to Taiwan's...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Europe relies on lithium battery imports; auto part export surplus may reverse
Industry sources indicated that Europe's heavy dependence on imported lithium batteries could lead to a reversal of the current surplus in car component exports.
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Panel and optical industries lead charge in expected export growth
In its November 20 report on export statistics, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) sees opportunities for an end to the 14-month-long consecutive negative growth. Order...
Monday 20 November 2023
Taiwan overseas investment hits record high in Jan-Oct 2023
Statistics from the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) indicate that 467 foreign investment approvals were granted during the first 10 months of...
Friday 25 August 2023
The real reason why China is falling behind as the US' third largest exporter
The cumulative trade statistics from January to May this year released by the US Department of Commerce made the news around the globe in July. Mexico has surpassed China and become...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
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