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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.
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Taiwan tech firms tighten precautionary measures against COVID-19
Taiwan-based high-tech companies in various sectors have all strengthened their precautionary measures, such as operating in segregated teams and work from home (WFH) in response...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Taiwan sees worsening shortages of notebooks
Notebook shortages in Taiwan have worsened due to a recent surge in COVID-19 infections in Taiwan that has shot up stay-at-home needs, according to sources from the notebook indust...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Taiwan backend houses see brisk order visibility
Taiwan's backend houses have seen their order visibility stay brisk despite concerns over a rapid surge in domestic Covid-19 infections, but long-term impacts of the pandemic remain...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Volume production of miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro likely to be delayed
Volume production of Apple's miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro series may have to be postponed to fourth-quarter of 2021 or first-quarter 2022 if the sudden surge in the number of COVID...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
COVID-19 rise casts shadow over IC market outlook
A resurgence of COVID-19 infections in India and Southeast Asia, as well as a spike in confirmed cases in Taiwan, may cast clouds on the IC market outlook this year, according to...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Taiwan ODMs remain upbeat about notebook shipments
Taiwan-based ODMs remain upbeat about their shipments for notebooks despite a recent surge in COVID-19 infections in Taiwan.
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Foundries to enjoy gross margin growth
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are expected to enjoy gross margin increases sequentially through the fourth quarter of this year, buoyed by rising wafer ASPs, according to industry...