Supply chain
Highlights of the day: 5G chip vendors under price-cut pressure
DIGITIMES staff

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 5G chip vendors still have high expectations for 2020. But until the pandemic eases and end-maket demand recovers, the vendors are under pressure to cut 5G chip prices in order to secure orders. But not all are suffering because of the virus. Phison Electronics has reported clear order visibility extending to October for NAND flash controller chips, with clients eager to build up inventory.

5G chip vendors mulling price cuts: Despite the coronavirus pandemic, market watchers remain upbeat about the market for 5G mobile chips in 2020. Nevertheless, major chip suppliers have been mulling reducing prices in order to secure more orders, according to industry sources.

Phison sees clear order visibility for NAND flash controllers through October: Taiwan-based NAND flash controller chips vendor Phison Electronics has seen clear order visibility through October, as clients in Europe and the US have rushed their orders to build inventories amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman KS Pua.

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