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Outbreak impact: Production base
The outbreak is sending manufacturers rethinking their global deployments
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Thursday 26 March 2020
Taiwan PCB makers to stay put in China despite pandemic
Taiwanese PCB makers, despite the coronavirus pandemic's impacts, still expect 5G handset demand to pick up later this year, and remain reluctant to move production out of China in...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Apple accelerating production relocation outside China, say sources
Apple is reportedly accelerating plans to diversify its manufacturing risks by removing more of its production out of China, with sources from the supply chain claiming that the vendor...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Tesla may expand EV production in China, says report
Tesla has suspended electric vehicle (EV) production at its two US facilities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but may expand the capacity at its Gaigafactory 3 in Shanghai,...
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Supply chains fast returning to normal in China
Electronics supply chain makers with operations in China are accelerating production resumption as the coronavirus epidemic there eases, and upstream components suppliers are fulfilling...
Monday 16 March 2020
Relocating capacity out of China would be mammoth task for Foxconn
The US-China trade war sent many firms rethinking their global capacity deployments. And the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has disrupted the supply chain in China has given them...
Thursday 12 March 2020
Delta Electronics expects biz rebound in 2Q20
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics expects business in first-quarter 2020 to be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, but the deferred demand...
Thursday 12 March 2020
Chicony Electronics to distribute cash dividend
Keyboard and power supply maker Chicony Electronics' board of directors has decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$5.90 (US$0.20) for 2019, accounting for 69.82% of...
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Optical module maker PCL accelerating capacity build-up in Malaysia
Optical transceiver module maker PCL Technologies is accelerating the deployment of production lines at its joint venture in Penang, Malaysia, as production at its plant in China...
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Cooling module makers see sharp declines in February revenues
Taiwan-based cooling module makers including Power Logic, Sunonwealth Electric Machine and Forcecon Tec all saw their February revenues suffer wider declines both monthly and yearly...
Friday 6 March 2020
ODMs decelerate non-China production expansions as outbreak worsens
Supply chains have turned cautious about capacity expansion outside of China amid growing economic uncertainites in the wake of the widespeading coronavirus outbreak, according to...
Wednesday 4 March 2020
Foxconn to resume normal production in China by end of March
Foxconn Technology, the world's largest EMS provider, expects to resume normal production in China - where the majority of its manufacturing facilities are located - by the end of...
Monday 2 March 2020
China remains world factory despite outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak is expected to drive many manufacturers, especially those in the electronics sector, to accelerate production relocation from China and rearrange their capacity...
Monday 17 February 2020
Quanta steps up notebook production in Taiwan amid outbreak
Taiwan notebook ODM Quanta Computer is reportedly moving to accelerate volume production at its new assembly lines in northern Taiwan to fulfill rush shipments to US brand vendors...
Monday 17 February 2020
Notebook ODMs running out of components
Taiwanese notebook ODMs have already resumed assembly operations in China, but risks of supply chain disruptions in March are mounting, as inventories of many components will run...
Monday 17 February 2020
Taiwan moving to help more firms return home from China
The government in Taiwan has decided to strengthen three major investment action plans to attract more Taiwanese and international firms to shift their investment focus from China...