Supply chain
Highlights of the day: Semiconductor supply chain turning conservative

The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the US and Europe, casting a shadow over the consumer electronics market. Now the semiconductor supply chain fears that the end-market demand may not pick up until 2021. In China, where the epidemic seems to be easing, supply chains reportedly are quickly returning normal operations. But makers are still worried that the impacts of the virus in other parts of the world may chill demand. For motherboard and graphics cards makers, shipments in first-half 2020 are expected to drop to record-low levels.

Chipmakers turn pessimistic about end-market demand in 2020: Some chipmakers, as well as others engaged in the semiconductor industry, have turned pessimistic about end-market demand this year, judging from a more severe than expected impact from the quickly spreading coronavirus.

Supply chains fast returning to normal in China: Electronics supply chain makers with operations in China are accelerating production resumption as the coronavirus epidemic there eases, and upstream components suppliers are fulfilling shipments as fast as possible to avoid any undesirable changes to their orders in hands, according to industry sources.

Mobo and graphics card shipments set to hit record low: Global motherboard and graphics card shipments are set to drop to record-low levels in the first half of 2020, thanks to the quickly spreading coronavirus pandemic sweeping over 130 countries, according to sources from motherboard companies.

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