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
Taiwan to see difficulty achieving IoT production goal due to outbreakWednesday 26 February 2020
Taiwan aims to hike its share of global IoT output value from 3.8% in 2015 to 4.2% in 2020, but the coronavirus outbreak is expected to make it difficult to reach the target, according...
HDI PCB makers see normal shipments to handset vendors in 1Q20Wednesday 26 February 2020
Taiwan-based HDI PCB specialists have sustained normal production and robust shipments for handset mainboard applications in line with strong customer demand despite the coronavirus...
Embedded World 2020 scale reduced by outbreakWednesday 26 February 2020
Embedded World 2020 has kicked off as scheuled in Nuremberg despite the coronavirus outbreak, but the epeidemic has prompted some exhibitors to either pull out or cut back their scale...
Demand for 8-inch wafer fabrication services stays robustWednesday 26 February 2020
The supply of 8-inch wafer fabrication services remains tight, due to robust demand for fingerprint-on-display (FoD) solutions, CMOS image sensors and power management ICs, according...
Xiaomi reportedly cutting back IC ordersWednesday 26 February 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that have disrupted business as well as consumer activities, China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi is cutting back orders to its IC suppliers...
Huawei places more chip orders with China fabsWednesday 26 February 2020
Huawei has placed more chip orders with fabs in China, including TSMC's 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing and SMIC's facilities, over the past half year, according to industry sources...
China smartphone market and industry (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019Wednesday 26 February 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortage and shipment disruption in China's supply chain.
Notebook makers cautious about components replenishment amid price hikesTuesday 25 February 2020
Notebook makers are turning cautious about purchasing some specific components such as MLCCs and chip resistors that are running low in inventory and facing price hikes, as the purchases...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019Tuesday 25 February 2020
The fourth quarter of 2019 was a traditional slow season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, but Taiwan's shipments still grew 16.6% sequentially in the quarter thanks to...
Padauk looking to ship 1.3 billion MCUs in 2020Tuesday 25 February 2020
Taiwan-based MCU maker Padauk Technology expects its shipments of MCU products to grow by over 20% on year to reach 1.3 billion units in 2020, according to company Tang Tsan-bih.
Light + Building show postponed to SeptemberTuesday 25 February 2020
Light + Building tradeshow, originally due to be kicked off in Frankfurt in March, has been rescheduled for September in response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the orga...
Uncertainty grows over global memory chip supplyTuesday 25 February 2020
The rapid spread of coronavirus in Korea has raised increasing concerns about global supply of memory chips in 2020 as Korean makers, Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, account for...
MLCC, chip resistor prices set to rise through 2020Tuesday 25 February 2020
Prices for MLCCs and chip resistors are expected to rise through the fourth quarter of 2020 as supply will increasingly fall short of demand for 5G applications while fallouts of...
ODMs asked to install additional server production capacity in TaiwanTuesday 25 February 2020
ODMs have seen more requests from their server clients for installing additional SMT lines in Taiwan as China's coronavirus outbreak has been impacting server supply from the country,...
Digitimes Research cuts 5G smartphone shipment forecastTuesday 25 February 2020
Digitimes Research has revised downward its 5G smartphone shipment forecast for the second quarter and also all of 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus impact.
PCB drill bits maker Topoint posts revenue, profit falls for 2019Tuesday 25 February 2020
Taiwan-based Topoint Technology, dedicated to PCB drill bits and drilling services, has reported that its revenues for 2019 fell 8.4% on year to NT$3.01 billion (US$98.71 million)...
Memory price outlook still upbeatTuesday 25 February 2020
Industry observers are generally upbeat about memory chip prices this year, despite the coronavirus outbreak.
PCB makers with plants in Hubei calm about further delay in production resumptionMonday 24 February 2020
Taiwan-based PCB makers with manufacturing operations in China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, have stayed calm about further postponement of production...
Taiwan PCB makers urged to accelerate capacity relocation amid outbreakMonday 24 February 2020
Taiwan's PCB makers are facing higher risks from the coronavirus outbreak thanks to relatively heavier production deployments in China than their peers in Japan and South Korea, prompting...
China-based XMC reportedly scales down output for 1Q20Monday 24 February 2020
Twelve-inch foundry Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC) has reportedly scaled down its chip output amid the coronavirus outbreak.
LED makers concerned about virus impact on SID 2020Monday 24 February 2020
As new micro LED products are expected to be unveiled at SID Display Week 2020 to take place in San Francisco during July 9-11, LED makers are worried that the coronavirus outbreak...
Coronavirus outbreak may not affect 2020 5G capex if contained by mid-year, Digitimes Research saysMonday 24 February 2020
While the cancellation of MWC 2020 and the locked-down management in many cities in China due to the coronavirus outbreak have raised concerns about the development of 5G, the epidemic...
Taiwan IC sector bracing for looming tougher trade ban on HuaweiMonday 24 February 2020
Taiwan's semiconductor supply chain players are bracing for stricter trade restrictions being mulled by the US against Huawei, which could create even worse impacts than those brought...
VIS expects coronavirus impact to be short-livedMonday 24 February 2020
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has seen clear order visibility through the end of March, with no substantial shifts in customer orders despite the ongoing...
Highlights of the day: MediaTek likely to see weaker growth in 2020Friday 21 February 2020
Everyone in the ICT sector had expected the 5G era to get off to a flying start in 2020 when the coronavirus hit. Major players continue to make deployments for 5G, but cannot be...