China lockdown
Surging COVID-infections have sent China locking down major manufacturing hubs, including Shanghai and Kunshan.
Tuesday 19 April 2022
China making slow progress towards chip self-sufficiency
In addition to trade restrictions imposed by the US on crucial equipment, the ongoing COVID lockdowns in China's production hubs in Shanghai and other cities are disrupting the country's...
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Makers actively bracing for upcoming Kunshan lockdown removal
Component makers and device assemblers operating in China's Kunshan, which has been under COVID lockdown since April 2, are all gearing up preparations for resuming production amid...
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Everlight, Chicony see China lockdown impacts on factories
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and keyboard and compact camera module maker Chicony Electronics have temporarily stopped production at their factories in an...
Monday 18 April 2022
IC, auto makers among first in Shanghai to resume operations
More than 600 businesses in Shanghai, primarily IC and auto makers, are resuming operations under the municipality's approval after days of COVID lockdown. TSMC said its Songjiang...
Monday 18 April 2022
Ongoing lockdowns in China threaten disruptions in global electronics supply chain
Lockdowns underway in China to control the spread of COVID-19 are raising the specter of significant disruptions in the global supply chain for electronic components and consumer...
Friday 15 April 2022
Taiwan PV material inventory enough to last till end of May amid China lockdown concerns
Taiwan's PV sector, which relies heavily on materials imports from China, have indicated their materials inventory can last till at least end of May, despite impacts of lockdowns...
Thursday 14 April 2022
MacBook delivery to Apple slowing down amid COVID restrictions
Lockdown extensions in Kunshan and Shanghai, China are expected to impact Apple's MacBook shipments in the second quarter as delivery from its notebook ODM to the US-based vendor...
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Lockdowns in China disrupt logistics, IC demand
China's lockdowns have once again thrown the global supply chain into chaos. Although Taiwan-based IC design houses are less reliant on the Chinese market and production has been...
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Kunshan lockdown extension worries IT makers
The COVID lockdown in Kunshan of China's Jiangsu province was not lifted as originally scheduled at midnight of April 12. Instead, the local authorities will implement different lockdown...
Wednesday 13 April 2022
GLT plant in China suspended due to COVID lockdown
Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has temporarily closed its plant in Shanghai due to COVID lockdown in the Chinese city, according to company chairman Lee...
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Outlook for IC packaging materials good for 2Q22
Recent lockdown policies along with weak domestic consumer electronics demand in China have caused uncertainty within the semiconductor supply chain.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Touch panel suppliers worried about lockdown extensions in China
Demand for touch panels of notebooks remains stable, but the tightened measures against COVID-19 in several Chinese cities have affected their shipments, according to industry sour...
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Notebook ODMs may fail to sustain shipment momentum in 2Q22
Taiwan's notebook ODMs have seen their shipments constrained by the ongoing COVID lockdowns in several major Chinese cities, and if the lockdowns prolong further, the makers may fail...
Monday 11 April 2022
Brand clients keep orders with suppliers in Shanghai, Kunshan despite lockdowns
Electronics supply chains in China's Yangtze River Delta area continue to see their operations affected by COVID lockdowns of Shanghai and Kunshan, but chances are relatively slim...
Friday 8 April 2022
Prolonged COVID lockdowns in Shanghai, Kunshan challenging supply chains
Prolonged COVID lockdowns in Shanghai and Kunshan, China are challenging local high-tech supply chains, as their incoming deliveries of raw materials and components and outgoing shipments...