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Outbreak impact: Production base
The outbreak is sending manufacturers rethinking their global deployments
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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...
Thursday 13 February 2020
Asia Tech Image says orders unaffected by outbreak
CIS (contact image sensor) module maker Asia Tech Image has obtained orders with shipments scheduled until the end of the first quarter of 2020 and its orders have not been impacted...
Thursday 13 February 2020
Epidemic may rekindle production diversification request from brand clients
Taiwan's notebook ODMs have not yet been asked to increase production outside China as the coronavirus outbreak is still deemed a short situation, but the epidemic may spark another...
Thursday 13 February 2020
Taiwan ODMs see Kunshan plants in serious labor shortages
Taiwan-based ODMs' plants in Kunshan, China are facing serious labor shortages at the moment with a majority of their workers still unable to return to work, according to sources...
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Foxconn sees 1Q20 revenues come under pressure
Foxconn Electronics is likely to have its first-quarter revenues hit by the fallout from coronavirus, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Apple reportedly to shift orders for new devices to assembly lines in Taiwan
Apple is mulling shifting more assembly orders for its new models slated for launch in the first half of 2020 to factories in Taiwan mainly to diversify production risks associated...
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Passive component makers put more focus on non-China production
Taiwan-based passive component makers will be freeing up non-China production capacity if necessary, as their manufacturing operations in China have experienced low labor return rates...
Tuesday 11 February 2020
Notebook ODMs worry about insufficient components supply amid outbreak
Many large-size downstream assemblers have gradually resumed production in China, but they are worried that insufficient components support may disrupt production starting in March...
Tuesday 11 February 2020
Epidemic impacts on supply chains to become clearer in two weeks
Manufacturing plants in China are gradually resuming operations starting February 10, but the following two weeks will be a key observation period for assessing impacts of the coronavirus...
Monday 10 February 2020
Coronavirus outbreak impact: Many have yet to return to work in China
Many factories in China resumed work today after an extended Lunar New Year break, but many Taiwanese IT firms expected a low return rate of workers amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak,...
Monday 10 February 2020
Outbreak impact on Taiwan industries and exports still uncertain, says MOEA
While the World Health Organization has declared widespread coronavirus outbreak around China as Public Health Emergency of International Concern, it is still difficult to assess...
Friday 7 February 2020
Passive component makers asked to raise production outside China
Taiwan-based passive component makers are being requested by clients to scale up production in Taiwan or Southeast Asia to offset possible production contraction in China due to the...
Friday 7 February 2020
China high-tech supply chain unlikely to return to normal operations on February 10
China's high-tech industry supply chains including the semiconductor sector are unlikely to return to normal operations on February 10, the date when the country's extended Lunar...
Thursday 6 February 2020
Cobot demand from China to be robust
Factories in China may be avoiding installing collaborative robots at present due to the coronavirus outbreak, but long-term demand will be strong, according to Taiwan-based colaborative...
Thursday 6 February 2020
Outbreak highlights importance of remote management
Traditional industries with plants in China will be most affected by the coronavirus outbreak as they are short of digitalized remote production management capability, according to...