Coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak in China is impacting the supply chain.

  • Pegatron+president+SJ+Liao
    Pegatron is looking to push up sales for its three major product lines in 2020, with results for the second quarter to outperform those for the first quarter, according to company...
  • Projector+demand+is+being+stimulated+by+stay%2Dat%2Dhome+activities
    The home-use projector market in China in 2020 is expected to grow significantly along with increasing stay- and work-at-home demand due to coronavirus outbreak, according to industry...
  • Supply+chain+in+China+to+face+shrinking+profits+in+2Q20
    Manufacturers with plants in China's Kunshan have restarted production, but face rising operating costs in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
  • Lenovo+has+resumed+production+at+its+Wuhan+plant
    Lenovo will resume about 60% of production at its Wuhan, China plant by the end of March, with the facility set to return to full production by mid April following weeks of suspension...
  • Taiwan+IC+design+houses+land+short+lead%2Dtime+orders+for+notebooks
    Taiwan-based IC design houses have recently landed short lead-time orders for applications for commercial and educational notebooks and tablets, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan+IC+design+houses+see+limited+order+visibility+for+2Q20
    Taiwan-based IC design houses remain cautious about overall customer demand in the second quarter judging from limited order visibility, according to industry sources.
  • India+will+be+locked+down+until+April+14
    India has been locked down since March 24 to fight the coronavirus, stalling operations at factories run by manufacturers such as Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry),...
  • Memory+module+makers+have+seen+impressive+results+during+1Q20
    Memory module houses are expected to post impressive profit and margin results for the first quarter of 2020, driven by chip price increases, according to industry sources.
  • Wistron+chairman+Simon+Lin+is+keen+about+capacity+expansions
    Wistron is looking to grow revenues generated from its factories outside of China, and expects to lower revenues from its China-based sites to about 50% of company revenues in 2021,...
  • PCB+suppliers+for+Apple+do+not+see+sufficient+ecosystem+support+in+South+and+Southeast+Asia
    Apple is reportedly moving more of its production out of China, but Taiwanese PCB makers in the supply chain of iOS devices seem to stay conservative in following in the vendor's...
  • Apple+was+the+top+vendor+in+Taiwan+in+February
    Handset sales in Taiwan, mostly smartphones, reached 507,000 units in February, down 0.4% from a year earlier, according to data compiled local retail channels.
  • Wistron expects sales growth in 2020

    Thursday 26 March 2020
    Wistron+expects+on%2Dyear+growth+in+2020+revenues
    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Wistron chairman Simon Lin still expects the company to enjoy another year of revenue growth in 2020.
  • Asia+Pacific+IT+spending+growth+in+2020+to+shrink
    The coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper economic activities around the globe impacting businesses and industries at nearly every level, and IT markets will not be spared.
  • Apple+reportedly+is+having+more+of+its+products%2C+including+the+AirPods%2C+made+outside+China
    Apple is reportedly accelerating plans to diversify its manufacturing risks by removing more of its production out of China, with sources from the supply chain claiming that the vendor...
  • Server+board+demand+remains+strong
    Taiwan-based rigid PCB makers have enjoyed robust orders for both server boards with high layer counts and server memory module substrates as HPC servers and networking equipment...
  • TSMC may revise 2020 outlook

    Wednesday 25 March 2020
    Weak+end%2Dmarket+demand+is+likely+to+affect+TSMC%27s+sales
    If the coronavirus outbreak fails to be under control by June, TSMC will likely revise its sales outlook this year despite its advanced technology leadership, according to market...
  • Ennoconn+remains+optimistic+despite+the+pandemic
    Foxconn's IPC and IIoT subsidiary Ennoconn has been busy fulfilling rush orders from overseas clients since its plants in China resumed operations earlier in March, and remains optimistic...
  • Computex postponed to September

    Wednesday 25 March 2020
    Computex+2020+has+been+rescheduled+to+September
    The Computex Taipei 2020, originally slated for June, has been rescheduled to September 28-30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Most+of+the+PCB+maker%27s+sales+come+from+the+car+sector
    Automotive PCB specialist Chin-Poon Industrial remains conservative about its performance in 2020, due to the coronavirus impact on the car market.
  • Backend+firms+expect+the+pandemic+to+boost+demand+from+various+sectors%2C+including+video+streaming
    Backend service firms have seen stable orders for processing chips for TVs, set-top boxes (STB), game consoles, cloud servers, and IP network cameras, while demand for packaging smartphone...
  • Many+major+sports+events+are+likely+to+go+ahead%2C+undermining+TV+demand
    TV panel prices are set to fall in April as global demand is expected to contract significantly in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, particularly in the US and Europe, according to...
  • Server+ODMs+expects+increasing+shipments+in+2Q20
    ODMs expect shipments for servers to pick up in the second quarter, and continue to grow steadily despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to sources from the upstream supply ch...
  • China+is+investing+large+sums+to+boost+its+5G+market
    China's 5G phone market is expected to regain momentum starting the second quarter of 2020, as the Chinese government is exerting all-out efforts to construct its 5G infrastructure...
  • Kdan+Mobile+Software+founder+and+CEO+Kenny+Su
    Demand for software as a service (SaaS) has been on the rise, highlighted recently by needs for remote working in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted more firms...
  • Memory distributors turn cautious

    Tuesday 24 March 2020
    The+memory+market+is+unlikely+to+be+immune+to+the+coronavirus
    Memory distributors have turned cautious about demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, and are slowing down their chip purchases, according to industry sources.
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