August 20, 2001 – Taiwan – Taiwan’s optoelectronic industry reported an 11.5% rise in industrial output for 1H01, according to the Commercial Times. The industry’s output of optoelectronic monitors rose 30%, optoelectronic components grew 15%, and optoelectronic input and output equipment gained 11%.
The industry reported a 10% drop in its output of optic storage products, 12% growth in optic communication products and an 11% increase in laser products.
The industry originally expected a 31.2% increase in output for 2001, but is facing difficulties in achieving the target because of the investment inflow into the mainland.
Many Taiwanese optoelectronic companies have set up plants on the mainland which directly export products to the US.