Monday 27 September 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Xiaomi top smartphone brand in Indonesia in 2Q21
Smartphone sales were strong in Indonesia in second-quarter 2021, with Xiaomi being the top selling brand. while Apple fans in Thailand will receive their new iPhones earlier than...
Thursday 23 September 2021
COVID disrupts aluminum capacitor supply in SE Asia
On top of the global shortage of semiconductors, passive components are also seeing undersupply as COVID looms large in Southeast Asia, where suppliers are forced to manufacture at...
Wednesday 22 September 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Ho Chi Minh City reopens with potential labor shortages
While Vietnam is slowly reopening from lockdown, foregin companies find themselves in need of new suppliers, and local workers are unwilling to return to work posts in the city just...
Thursday 16 September 2021
Suppliers kicking off shipments for new AirPods
Component suppliers and assemblers have already kicked off shipments for Apple's new-generation AirPods, but the overall deliveries are proceeding slowly, according to industry sou...
Monday 30 August 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Chip shortage worsens as COVID hits Vietnam, Malaysia
The resurging COVID outbreak in Southeast Asia is having major impact on the worldwide supply chain.
Thursday 26 August 2021
Vietnam strives to keep supply chain alive amid pandemic restrictions
A new wave of COVID infections has disrupted Vietnam's supply chain since July, particularly in the southern provinces. Delays in production and delivery are the biggest concerns,...
Wednesday 25 August 2021
Luxshare, Goertek restart AirPods shipments from Vietnam plants
Luxshare Precision Industry and Goertek, both being assemblers for Apple's AirPods, have recently restored shipments from their plants in Vietnam after suspending production there...
Wednesday 25 August 2021
Taiwan-based companies strengthen pandemic prevention measures in Vietnam factories
The resurgence of COVID-19 infections has prompted the Vietnamese government and companies operating in the Southeast Asian country to tighten pandemic prevention measures.
Tuesday 24 August 2021
Factory workers sleep over on site amid COVID resurgence in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Export-processing Zone Authority (HEPZA) has allowed factory workers to live on site, starting on Aug 23, to keep operations going. Factories that fail to follow the restrictions...
Tuesday 24 August 2021
Southern Vietnam should be in priority for vaccines, says AmCham
American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Ho Chi Minh City said industrial parks in Southern Vietnam should be on the priority list for vaccination as they contribute much to the economy,...
Monday 23 August 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: COVID continues to disrupt Asia supply chain
COVID continues to affect business and manufacturing in Vietnam, but it is not deterring Vietnam's Vingroup from testing out its level 4 driverless car.
Thursday 19 August 2021
Automobile supply chain in Asia disrupted by Delta variant
The pandemic and undersupply of materials have disrupted the car supply chain in Asia, according to VIR, as some Asian countries are seeing a high infection rate of the Delta...
Monday 9 August 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Apple strengthens Vietnam supply chain; COVID disrupts production
Apple is seeking to hiring more managers to accelerate the development of its supply chain in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the wosrening COVID pandemic in Southeast Asia is disrupting local...
Friday 6 August 2021
OSATs, power chips makers gain shifted orders from ASEAN
Shortages of automotive MOSFET and power management ICs are getting worse as many IDMs including Infinenon and On-Semi are operating at reduced capacity at their plants in Malaysia,...
Thursday 5 August 2021
Lens maker Calin sees strong demand, but expresses concerns about COVID impacts
Optical lens maker Calin Technology sees brisk order visibility for camera lens for use in security control, video conferencing and automotive applications, but has expressed concerns...