Highlights of the day: Notebook vendors seek new momentum

Notebook vendors are introducing new features and form factors trying to inject new momentum into the mature PC market. Apple is said to be introducing a new ultra-thin-bezel notebook with a 16-inch display fitted into a taditional 15-inch device later this year. TSMC may see record revenues for 2019, but pofits may slip compared to last year's. But TSMC's profitability may return to a growth track in 2020, thanks to strong demand from the 5G sector.

Demand for 16-inch notebooks to rise: Notebooks with 16-inch ultra-thin bezel displays are expected to become a new trend among vendors in the next few years, following the upcoming release of Apple's new notebook, according to sources from the supply chain.

TSMC to see profits surge in 2020-21: TSMC is expected to enjoy significant profit increases in 2020 and 2021, after posting its first annual decrease in eight years this year, according to industry observers.

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