Some of the major panel fabs are located in the epicenter of Covid-19
The outbreak is sending manufacturers rethinking their global deployments
Automotives and emerging biz
The coronavirus outbreak is hitting the global car industry and other emerging sectors
The semiconductor ecosystem is feeling the heat of the outbreak
Handset, networking and digital home
The 5G era has gotten off to a woeful start
US, Europe, Japan, South Korea
So much is at stake for the industries and markets around the world
PC, notebook, server
The PC, notebook and server supply chains are being disrupted by the outbreak
China's domestic market
Consumer confidence and demand in China have been severely hit by Covid-19
Global markets and economy
The global economy faces a tough year ahead
MediaTek posts record May revenueFriday 11 June 2021
MediaTek has reported revenue climbed about 13% on month and nearly 90% from a year earlier to a record high of NT$41.33 billion (US$1.49 billion) in May 2021.
PSMC confirms one employee infected with coronavirusWednesday 9 June 2021
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has said one of its domestic employees at its factory site in Miaoli County, northern Taiwan has been confirmed infected with COVID-19,...
Taiwan backend capacity tightens further on COVID cluster infectionsTuesday 8 June 2021
Taiwan's backend capacity supply is being further constrained by COVID cluster infections at some OSATs including King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Greatek Electronics.
Accton production capacity unaffected by infectionsTuesday 8 June 2021
Networking device maker Accton Technology has said that operation of its plant in Chunan, northern Taiwan, has remained normal after 12 employees of the plant were confirmed COVID-19...
Greatek says fab suspension unlikelyTuesday 8 June 2021
Over a dozen employees at logic IC packager Greatek Electronics have been infected with COVID-19, but the company has no plans to suspend its fab operations, according to company...
KYEC to see June sales fall 30-35% on reduced capacity utilizationTuesday 8 June 2021
Taiwan's dedicated IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will see its June revenues fall 30-35% as a result of its plants in Miaoli County, northern Taiwan operating at a...
Foxsemicon sees COVID cluster infectionsTuesday 8 June 2021
Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Technology Group, has announced suspension of its fab operations in Taiwan for two days...
Notebook demand to stay robust in 2H21Tuesday 8 June 2021
Notebook demand arising from stay-at-home economy will remain strong in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
Concerns raised again over Taiwan chip supply stabilityTuesday 8 June 2021
Concerns about the stability of Taiwan's IC industry supply chain have been raised again, as clusters of COVID-19 infections have hit several local chip plants.
Taiwan backend houses caught in cluster COVID infectionsMonday 7 June 2021
Taiwan's major dedicated IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has been ordered by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to have all its migrant workers undergo a 14-day...
KYEC to suspend fab operations due to cluster of COVID-19 infectionsFriday 4 June 2021
Wafer probing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will close its fab operations in Taiwan for two days starting the evening of June 4 due to a cluster of COVID-19 infections at its...
Rapid COVID testing site set up in Taiwan HSPFriday 4 June 2021
A site for COVID-19 rapid testing has been set up at Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) to provide one-stop services from rapid screening for diagnosing COVID-19, highly specific...
KYEC to go through rapid COVID-19 tests for all employeesThursday 3 June 2021
Wafer probing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) confirmed on June 2 that two of its employees stationed at its factory site in Miaoli, northern Taiwan have been infected with COVID-19,...
Passive component vendors may see production in Malaysia disruptedThursday 3 June 2021
Malaysia is where a number of Japan- and Taiwan-based passive component vendors operate their regional factory sites, and their production may be disrupted by an ongoing two-week...
Manufacturing: China plus ASEANMonday 31 May 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has undersocred the world's over-reliance on China's manufacturing capacity, and accelerated the diversification of the global supply chain, with many firms...
Another TSMC employee infected with coronavirusThursday 27 May 2021
One of TSMC's employees living in New Taipei City has been tested positive for COVID-19, according to the pure-play foundry. The Taiwan-based foundry has seen two employees infected...
Taiwan IT firms slowing production diversification amid resurging pandemicWednesday 26 May 2021
Taiwan-based IT companies have continued to diversify their production bases to counter the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and US-China trade disputes, but has slowed their...
Vietnam, Thailand favorite for Taiwan manufacturing relocationWednesday 26 May 2021
In view of intensifying US-China confrontation and Taiwan actively promoting its New Southbound Policy, many Taiwan-based suppliers intend to meet increasing capacity demand by relocating...
Taiwan at the crossroads: China-free or China+?Wednesday 26 May 2021
Global supply chain restructuring that is being accelerated by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic gears toward two directions in view of geopolitical factors: "China+1"...
Vietnam province locks down industrial zones amid pandemicTuesday 25 May 2021
With COVID-19 resurging in northern Vietnam, the country's Bac Giang Province has announced to lock down four of its six industrial zones to prevent the spread of the disease, according...
Taiwan handset makers likely not eligible for India incentivesTuesday 25 May 2021
Taiwan's handset supply chain makers who have participated in India's five-year production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, such as Foxconn Technology, may not be eligible for the incentives...
Microsoft to open Taiwan datacenter by early 2022Tuesday 25 May 2021
Microsoft is poised to open its datacenter in Taiwan at the end of this year or early 2022, according to industry sources.
Backend houses see strong demand for display peripheral ICsThursday 20 May 2021
Backend demand for display peripheral ICs, such as T-Con and TDDI chips, has been robust, and major OSATs such as ASE Technology and Greatek Electronics are busy processing such chips...
ODMs optimistic about enterprise PC demand in 2H21Thursday 20 May 2021
Enterprise PC demand is expected to pick up substantially in the second half of 2021, as COVID-induced lockdowns in Europe and the US are being eased, according to sources at Taiwan-based...
Taiflex steps up precautions after confirmed COVID infectionThursday 20 May 2021
FCCL maker Taiflex has stepped up precautionary measures against the coronavirus as one of its employees has been confirmed a COVID-19 infection case, according to the company.