Tuesday 8 February 2022
Apple supply chain keeps production reportedly for MacBook Pro during Lunar New Year
Notebook supply chain players had kept their production lines running during the Lunar New Year holiday reportedly for new MacBook Pro, which is set for launch in early March, according...
Thursday 15 July 2021
Notebook component makers see customers raise order pull-ins in 3Q21
Notebook components and parts makers including Getac have seen customers step up their pace in order pull-ins recently, according to company sources.
Tuesday 13 July 2021
Notebook component suppliers turn cautious due to market uncertainties in 2H21
Notebook component suppliers have turned cautious about building inventory as the upstream supply chain is now having mixed views over order visibility for the third quarter and beyond,...
Wednesday 16 June 2021
Notebook compartment part suppliers see deceleration in shipments in 2Q21
Makers of notebook internal compartment parts and hinges have seen a deceleration in order pull-ins from notebook brand clients in second quarter amid component shortages.
Wednesday 20 May 2020
Apple accelerates moving of iPhone production to India, Vietnam
Apple has stepped up moving more of its iPhone production to India and Vietnam looking to better diversify manufacturing risks amid the escalating trade US-China tensions, according...
Thursday 13 February 2020
Taiwan hinge makers resuming operations in China
Taiwan-based hinge makers are resuming production in China after extended Lunar New Year holidays in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak but some clients prefer to have their products...
Wednesday 22 January 2020
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.
Wednesday 15 January 2020
Hinge makers budget higher capex for 2020
Taiwan-based hinge makers including Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec both will spend more to expand their production capacities this year, according to the companies.
Wednesday 17 July 2019
Hinge makers expanding MIM capacity, eyeing foldable smartphones
Taiwan-based hinge makers including Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec have moved to aggressively expand their production capacities particularly those for MIM (metal injection molding)...
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Notebook component makers taking actions to cushion US-China trade war impact
Taiwan-based notebook component makers at the moment have come up with two different approaches to shipping their products to ODMs, as they closely monitor the development of the...
Monday 11 February 2019
Apple supply chain: Mixed shipment prospects seen for Mac, AirPods, Apple Watch
Taiwan supply chain makers of Apple's three major product lines beyond iPhones will see mixed shipment prospects for 2019, with shipments of MacBook series expected to fall from 2018...
Monday 11 February 2019
Hinge makers keen on MIM capacity expansions
Hinge makers are set to expand their metal injection molding (MIM) capacity in 2019 to satisfy increasing demand from notebook vendors, according to sources from the upstream supply...
Monday 25 June 2018
Hinge maker SZS stepping into auto part segment
Notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS) has expanded its product lines to include auto parts and has delivered its samples to clients for verification, according to company chairman...
Thursday 30 November 2017
Hinge maker SZS diversifying product lines with higher MIM capacity
With the notebook industry entering a plateau period, Taiwan's leading notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shings (SZS) is aggressively expanding product lines to include hinges for auto...
Thursday 30 November 2017
Notebook hinge maker Sinher boosting MIM self-sufficiency rate to 50%
Notebook hinge maker Sinher Technology is installing two more batch furnaces to expand in-house MIM (metal injection molding) production capacity to meet growing demand, bringing...