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Wednesday 26 May 2021
Vietnam, Thailand favorite for Taiwan manufacturing relocation
In view of intensifying US-China confrontation and Taiwan actively promoting its New Southbound Policy, many Taiwan-based suppliers intend to meet increasing capacity demand by relocating...
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Taiwan at the crossroads: China-free or China+?
Global supply chain restructuring that is being accelerated by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic gears toward two directions in view of geopolitical factors: "China+1"...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Vietnam province locks down industrial zones amid pandemic
With COVID-19 resurging in northern Vietnam, the country's Bac Giang Province has announced to lock down four of its six industrial zones to prevent the spread of the disease, according...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Taiwan handset makers likely not eligible for India incentives
Taiwan's handset supply chain makers who have participated in India's five-year production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, such as Foxconn Technology, may not be eligible for the incentives...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Microsoft to open Taiwan datacenter by early 2022
Microsoft is poised to open its datacenter in Taiwan at the end of this year or early 2022, according to industry sources.
Thursday 20 May 2021
Backend houses see strong demand for display peripheral ICs
Backend demand for display peripheral ICs, such as T-Con and TDDI chips, has been robust, and major OSATs such as ASE Technology and Greatek Electronics are busy processing such chips...
Thursday 20 May 2021
ODMs optimistic about enterprise PC demand in 2H21
Enterprise PC demand is expected to pick up substantially in the second half of 2021, as COVID-induced lockdowns in Europe and the US are being eased, according to sources at Taiwan-based...
Thursday 20 May 2021
Taiflex steps up precautions after confirmed COVID infection
FCCL maker Taiflex has stepped up precautionary measures against the coronavirus as one of its employees has been confirmed a COVID-19 infection case, according to the company.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Greatek building new backend processing plants
Logic IC backend specialist Greatek Electronics is constructing two new factories, which are set to be completed for commercial runs in 2022, but the company has already seen clients...
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Taiwan server ODMs brace for lockdown impact
Taiwan-based server ODMs are all capable of shifting production to their factory sites overseas if COVID-19 is spreading out of control in Taiwan resulting in a nationwide lockdown,...
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Chipmakers unlikely to cut back wafer starts at foundries
Fast decelerating handset sales in India and Southeast Asia have prompted China-based brand vendors to consider slashing their chip orders, but fabless chipmakers particularly those...
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Taiwan handset sales to be affected by rising COVID cases
Smartphone shipments to the Taiwan market could hit a record low in May due to a spike of local COVID-19 infections, according to sources from local retail chains.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Taiwan supply chain to see growth in 3Q21 despite pandemic
There is no need to be pessimistic about Taiwan's industrial development amid the surging domestic COVID infections, as its solid high-tech supply chains are expected to demonstrate...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Impacts of virus on Taiwan compound semiconductor supply chain still unclear
It is still premature to assess the impacts of the recent spike of COVID-19 infections in Taiwan on local III-V semiconductor players, as related makers have initiated precautionary...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Memory module makers continue stockpiling
Memory chipmakers continue to see their downstream module and device customers stockpile, while experiencing tight fab capacity, according to industry sources in Taiwan.