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Monday 31 January 2022
Uneven chip supplies not necessarily all bad: Q&A with ChipMOS Technologies chair SJ Cheng
Taiwan's semiconductor packaging and testing sector has scored its best-ever business results over the past two years, with the display driver IC (DDI) backend segment also logging...
Friday 14 January 2022
Notebook ODMs expect strong 1Q22
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs (including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, and Wistron) and related component suppliers are all expected to see their shipment performance levels buck...
Thursday 16 December 2021
Malaysia, Vietnam reopen with ongoing COVID risks and labor shortage
Malaysia and Vietnam reopened around September, allowing manufacturers to resume production. Things are gradually turning around as vaccination rates rise, but with the virus still...
Friday 10 December 2021
Demand for 400G optical transceivers to take off for datacenters in 2022
Demand for 400G optical transceivers for large-scale datacenter applications is set to grow robustly in the second half of 2022, and such transceivers may see a golden cross against...
Thursday 9 December 2021
Labor shortage worsens in China
Taiwan's tech supply chain is feeling the pressure of a labor shortage in China as concerns over the Omicron COVID-19 variant, port congestion, and insufficient component supplies...
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Nichidenbo upbeat about passive component demand in 2022
Taiwan-based Nichidenbo, which distributes capacitors, MLCCs and other passive components for vendors such as Nippon Chemi-Con and Samsung Electro-Mechanics (Semco), has expressed...
Monday 15 November 2021
ICT makers in Taiwan gearing up for production automation
Taiwan's ICT hardware makers relocating production back home from China are stepping up automating their production lines to cope with serious shortage in local labor supply, according...
Thursday 14 October 2021
Semiconductor materials distributors poised to enjoy strong 4Q21
Semiconductor materials distributors including Topco Scientific, Wah Lee Industrial and Niching Industrial are all set to see their fourth-quarter revenues stay high despite uncertainty...
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Panasonic to start production at new plant amid labor shortage in Ho Chih Min City
After locking down for nearly three months, Ho Chih Min City is finally seeing some of the restrictions slack up this month. But what comes with the reopening is a severe labor shortage...
Monday 4 October 2021
Backend houses in Taiwan may benefit if China power cuts linger
The development of the China power restriction policy will have to be observed for at least one year before assessing changes it may pose to electronics supply chains or whether backend...
Monday 27 September 2021
OSATs in Suzhou concerned more about labor shortage than power reduction
Taiwan's OSATs have seen their plants in Suzhou, Jiangsu province little affected by a power supply cut enforced by China under its carbon reduction policy, but they are more concerned...
Friday 24 September 2021
Lite-on CEO expects chip shortage to ease in 2H22
The supply chain shortage has not seen any relief in 2021, particularly when it entered the third-quarter traditional electronic peak season. Market demand has increased, but overall...
Thursday 26 August 2021
Taiwan car PCB makers stay cautious despite brisk order visibility
Taiwan's automotive PCB makers, including Chin-Poon Industrial, Dynamic Electronics, Tripod Technology, and Unitech PCB, have all seen clear order visibility through the fourth quarter...
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Suppliers see orders slowing for handsets, notebooks from India
ODMs and other suppliers engaged in the notebook and handset industry supply chains have seen orders from India start slowing down recently, as a resurgence of COVID-19 infections...
Monday 26 April 2021
China labor shortage worsens
Labor shortage in China's manufacturing industry is worsening, as the country's job market is experiencing some fundamental changes, according to industry sources.