Highlights of the day: More Apple products to have scissor switch keyboards


Apple reportedly is looking to adopt scissor switch keyboards in its new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and new iPads slated to be available later in 2020 and the strategy should benefit their Taiwan-based component suppliers. Meanwhile, hinge makers expect clients' hinge orders for their foldable smartphones to pick up in the second half of 2020, while Taiwan's IC backend houses are expanding capacity to satisfy demand for more complex chips.

Apple new iPad lineup reportedly to feature scissor switch keyboards: Apple is likely to extend the adoption of glowing scissor switch keyboards to its new iPad lineup, with prospects of continuing such design for the comprehensive lineups of its notebook and tablet products in the future, according to industry sources.

Hinge makers to ramp up shipments for foldable smartphones in 2H20: Taiwan-based hinge makers are expected to ramp up substantially their output for foldable smartphones starting the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC backend houses to expand production capacity: Taiwan-based IC backend houses plan to implement their capacity expansion projects in 2020 to satisfy growing demand for more complex chip designs and high-end testing, according to industry sources.