Luxshare Precision Industry and Goertek, reportedly assemblers for the new-generation AirPods, have seen their factory sites in Vietnam affected by a resurgence of the COVID-19 outbreak locally and will have to fulfill orders for Apple's upcoming TWS earbuds at their plants in China, according to industry sources.
Vietnam-based VinFast's branch offices in the US, Canada, France, Germany, and Netherland have begun operation and will start selling electric vehicles (EVs) in these countries, according to a report by Vietnam Investment Review.
Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar and China-based fellow maker Sanan Optoelectronics are expected to become two additional suppliers of mini/microLED chips for Samsung Electronics, with shipments to begin in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
Of Europe-based enterprises operating in ASEAN, 60% think Vietnam offers the best opportunities for them to increase investment and expand operation in the region, according to a survey by Standard Chartered Bank.
A resurgence of the COVID-19 in Thailand, coupled with shortages of certain chips and components, may disrupt shipments of hard disc drives (HDD) in the second half of 2021 despite the period being a peak season for the consumer electronics market, according to industry sources.
Sales of gaming laptops in Vietnam grew 217% on year in the first five months of 2021, while revenue of gaming notebooks represents 20% of Vietnam's total notebook revenue during the period, according to Vietnam's local news outlet Ictnews, citing a Gfk report
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Bangkok, Cal Comp Electronics (Thailand) is a subsidiary of Taiwan's New Kinpo Group. The electronics manufacturer went public in Thailand in 2001 and issued Taiwan Depository Receipt two years later.
With COVID-19 infections surging in Malaysia, several ODMs are planning to shift orders from their plants in the Southeast Asian country to those in China and have obtained the approval from their clients, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Eson Precision Engineering, an IT product design and manufacturing arm of Foxconn Technology, is adjusting the production priority of its two plants in Kuala Lumpur and Johor, respectively, in Malaysia to cope with the local COVID prevention control measures, according to the company.
A nationwide lockdown in Malaysia has made disruptions to the output from local chip plants, which fulfill mainly orders for entry-level and mid-range logic ICs, and power diodes and other power components for use in PCs and other mass-market applications, according to industry sources.
Taiwan-based PCB maker Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) has restored part of its fab operations in Penang, Malaysia following eight days of suspension in response to COVID cluster infections among nine of its local employees, according to industry sources.