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Monday 14 February 2022
UMC Suzhou subsidiary production stalls but expects no major impact
United Microelectronics Corp.(UMC), a Taiwan-based IC foundry manufacturing company, confirmed on Feb 14 that one employee of its Suzhou subsidiary Hejian Technology Corp had been...
Friday 11 February 2022
Foundry capacity expansion projects may face delays
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused bottlenecks in labor relations, transport, and logistics operations worldwide, which may lead to delays in foundries' installation of new...
Friday 11 February 2022
Electronics makers hope more migrant workers will help
Taiwan's government will allow the entry of more migrant workers starting February 15, but more observation is needed to determine whether the policy will ease the labor shortages...
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Compal sees overall production unaffected by COVID infections
ODM Compal Electronics has temporarily halted production at its plant in Pingzhen, northern Taiwan after two employees there were confirmed infected with COVID-19, but stressed the...
Thursday 30 December 2021
Micron warns of Xi'an lockdown impact on chip manufacturing
The latest COVID-induced lockdown in the Chinese city of Xi'an could disrupt operations at Micron Technology's manufacturing site locally in Xi'an, according to the US memory chip...
Wednesday 29 December 2021
Samsung warns of supply variables due to tighter lockdown in Xi'an
With China imposing tighter lockdown measures in Xi'an due to a spike in COVID-19 infections locally, Samsung Electronics has warned of variables and challenges facing its operations...
Thursday 23 December 2021
Samsung, BYD might get affected by Xi'an lockdown
Chinese authority has ordered the city of Xi'an, home to Samsung's chipmaking facilities and BYD's car production lines, to go into lockdown begining the evening of December 22 due...
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...
Tuesday 9 November 2021
Vietnam still coping with pandemic impact on supply chain, manufacturing
Vietnam continues to adopt social distancing measures due to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, leading to interruptions in production and supply chains. Several foreign-invested...
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Manufacturers in Vietnam striving to resume normal operations
Since reopening in early October, export-processing zones and industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam have restored production capacity to nearly 70%, while Saigon Hi-Tech Park...
Monday 18 October 2021
COVID fears send 1.3 million workers fleeing Ho Chi Minh City in 3Q21
The pandemic has caused Vietnamese workers to flee the city of Ho Chi Minh. About 1.3 million people left for their hometown in the third quarter due to the pandemic, according to...
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Vietnam reopens after 3Q21 GDP fell by 6.17%
American clothing brands are seeing delayed production ahead of end-of-the-year shopping season because of reduced production in Vietnam, which logs the biggest quarterly fall in...
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Companies moving orders from Vietnam to China amid COVID-19
Many enterprises have shifted their orders or some production capacities from Vietnam to China amid COVID-19 lockdowns in the Southeast Asian country, according to a Vietnamese report...
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Vietnam FDI affected by COVID
At the early stage of the pandemic, Vietnam welcomed US$16 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) as manufacturers quickly shifted from China to Vietnam. But Vietnam's COVID outbreak...
Monday 27 September 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Xiaomi top smartphone brand in Indonesia in 2Q21
Smartphone sales were strong in Indonesia in second-quarter 2021, with Xiaomi being the top selling brand. while Apple fans in Thailand will receive their new iPhones earlier than...