Founded in 1987, Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC, previously known as the Market Intelligence Center) is a division of the Institute for Information Industry and a leader in Taiwan's ICT industry research and consultancy. MIC is dedicated to providing a broad range of research on global ICT industry, covering supply chain analyses, market trends, emerging technology and major players' movement, as well as Taiwanese IT industry development. With a research network spanning across Asia, MIC is ideally positioned to provide the intelligence, insight, and unique perspective necessary for our clients to make informed decisions.
Research Coverage
MIC Research Features:
  • Complete Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry intelligence and insights
  • Leading ICT vendors' supply chain analysis, strategic deployment and competitive landscape
  • Integrated consulting service based on unique research methodology and our role as a government think tank
  • Most update-to-date worldwide/Taiwan/China market trends and forecasts
  • Over 3,000 ICT research reports available from year 2001
  • In-depth focus on supply and demand based on primary research
Computing Systems
  • Desktop PC
  • Desktop PC Motherboard
  • Notebook PC
  • Server
  • Server Motherboard
  • Tablet
Network Communications
  • Emerging Technologies
  • FTTH
  • Home Gateway
  • IP/Cable Set-Top-Box
  • IPTV Service
  • VoIP Equipment
  • VoIP Service
  • WLAN
  • PLC
  • Femto cell/ Data card
  • e-Content
  • e-Entertainment
  • e-Shopping
  • Internet User Behavior
  • Online Advertising
Innovation Foresight
  • Case Studies of Classic Products
  • Case Studies of Public Policy Planning
  • Future Product Technology and Development
  • Technology Convergence
Mobile Communications
  • 4G/5G
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Broadband
  • Mobile Communications Market
  • Mobile Services
Digital Lifestyle Research - Consumer Behavior
  • Home Entertainment
  • Home Notebook PC
  • LCD TV & Digital Appliances
  • Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Payment
  • Mobile Service
  • Emerging Display Technologies
  • Large Area TFT LCD Panel
  • LCD TV
  • Small & Medium Panel
E-Business and IT Services
  • Business Applications
  • IT Spending
  • Open Sources Software
  • Security
  • System Integration
  • Smartphones
  • Wearables
Multimedia Consumer Electronics
  • Car Electronics
  • Compact Camera Module
  • Digital Still Camera
  • Game Console
  • Set-Top-Box
  • Key Components
Regional Research
  • Asia ICT Industry Overview
  • Asia ICT Market Overview
  • Asia Macro Environment
  • Fabless IC
  • IC Packaging and Testing
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
Research Methodology
Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach
Our exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that MIC delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing our primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows us to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, MIC’s methods and methodologies include:
  • Component supplier interview
  • System supplier interview
  • User interview
  • Channel interview
  • IPO interview
  • Focus group
  • Consumer survey
  • Production database
  • Financial data
  • Custom database
  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycle
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trend
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis
Media Coverage
Local competitors

Apple’s price of up to $1,200 per iPhone X will daunt Chinese consumers, analysts believe. A lot of shoppers still watch their budgets despite a trend of rising wealth. Domestic Android-based brands know this. Lower prices have helped lift their market shares over the past [...]

“Acer has shown a higher proclivity to take risks on new technologies, and its quickness to dive into Chrome OS has served it well,” Huang says. Shooting to be more than just another PC maker back in 2013 after losing money most of that year, Acer has tried out smartphones but didn’t grab much atten [...]

By Nephy Hu 08 Dec 2017
Game developers, media, content developers, governments, hospitals, and other organizations are encouraged to integrate WeChat Pay onto their service platforms. Their consumers can then make purchases with WeChat Pay, says Nephy Hu, an industry analyst with the Taipei-based Market Intelligence & Con [...]

Contact Information
MIC's headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan at the following address:
19F., No.216, Sec. 2, Dunhua S. Rd.,
Taipei 106, Taiwan, R.O.C.

TEL : +886 (2) 2735-6070
FAX : +886 (2) 2732-1351
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