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  • Kinpo optimistic about 2H20

    Tuesday 23 June 2020
    Kinpo+has+a+challenging+year+in+2020
    EMS provider Kinpo Electronics' first-half 2020 operation was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but it remains optimistic about the second half, as it has obtained orders with...
  • China+is+keen+to+raise+its+IC+self%2Dsufficiency
    The year 2020 may become the watershed in the evolution of global supply chains with regionalization and demassification in high gear posing major changes to the world, and the semiconductor...
  • Qisda+is+building+capacity+outside+of+China
    EMS provider Qisda is constructing a factory in Vietnam to cope with the impact of US-China trade disputes, with completion scheduled for October 2020, according to company chairman...
  • Qualcomm+is+keen+to+regain+ground+from+MediaTek+in+the+4G+chip+segment
    Qualcomm has increased its 7nm chip orders placed with TSMC looking to regain its 4G SoC market share, according to industry sources.
  • Taiwan%2Dbased+companies+are+investing+in+China
    Although some Taiwan-based makers with factories in China have been moving or plan to relocate production lines out of China to cope with the US-China trade disputes, others are still...
  • Connector+makers+saw+shrinking+orders
    PC connector and cable suppliers have seen a deceleration in short lead-time orders from clients since late-May, while their shipments have also started to return to regular seasonal...
  • Tripod+Technology+++
    Rigid PCB manufacturer Tripod Technology expects its revenues for the third quarter of 2020 to grow sequentially on stronger PCB shipments for servers, network equipment and memory...
  • Wistron+chairman+Simon+Lin
    Wistron chairman Simon Lin has disclosed the company's operation in the second quarter has been better than expected, but the coronavirus pandemic, which he originally expected to...
  • Upcoming+5G+iPhones+reportedly+to+feature+Qualcomm+modem
    TSMC will enter production using 5nm process technology later in June for Apple's custom-designed A14 processor and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 modem, with both set to power the upcoming...
  • Team+Group+warns+of+uncertainty+in+2H20
    Memory module house Team Group expects to post flat sales growth in 2020, but is aware of demand uncertainty that may emerge later this year due to a fresh coronavirus outbreak in...
  • NOR+flash+prices+are+expected+to+fall+in+2H20
    NOR flash ASPs went up about 5% sequentially in the first quarter and have registered another on-quarter rise of 10-20% in the second quarter, but are likely to fall in the second...
  • EMC lands new orders for servers

    Wednesday 17 June 2020
    EMC+expects+rising+orders+from+the+server+industry
    CCL maker Elite Material (EMC) has gained validation from server brands and datacenter clients with their orders gradually picking up recently, according to the company.
  • IP+camera+demand+is+robust
    Chip demand for IP network camera applications has grown significantly to support remote work and education activities driven by the coronavirus pandemic, and Taiwan specialty IC...
  • Netronix+is+developing+a+host+of+e%2Dpaper+applications
    Taiwan-based e-paper solution provider Netronix has landed major orders for e-paper name badges from a US-based medical testing lab in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with shipments...
  • Career+Technology+president+HC+Li
    Taiwan-based flexible PCB maker Career Technology has seen clear order visibility for the third quarter and expects its sales for the period to see a seasonal surge, according to...
  • GlobalWafers+chairperson+Doris+Hsu
    GlobalWafers has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of subsidiary Taisil Electronic Materials, and will use offshore capital to fund the expansion, which is set to complete...
  • Car+sales+in+China+are+rebounding
    Taiwan-based makers of automotive PCBs, after suffering significant shrinkages in shipments since 2019, now have to pin hopes on China's car sales stimulus measures to prop up their...
  • Lite%2DOn+is+adjusting+its+global+deployments+in+response+to+the+US%2DChina+trade+war
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology, to cope with the US-China trade disputes, has been adjusting its global deployments, increasing output and capacity at factories outside of China,...
  • Chipbond+is+devoting+more+efforts+to+non%2Ddriver+IC+segments
    Display driver IC backend specialist Chipbond Technology is constructing a new plant designed mainly for processing RF and PA components for use in 5G devices, which will significantly...
  • GSEO+is+upbeat+about+3Q20
    Smartphone-use lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) is expanding production capacity in Xiamen, China to meet increasing demand, according to company chairman Jones...
  • Walsin+Technology+chairman+YH+Chiao
    Taiwan-based passive component maker Walsin Technology will be striving to keep its second-half 2020 revenues at least on a par with first-half levels amid volatile market conditions,...
  • Wiwynn optimistic about 2H20

    Tuesday 16 June 2020
    Wiwynn+president+Emily+Hong
    Wiwynn, a cloud computing server affiliate of Wistron, is confident that its sales for the second half of 2020 will outperform those for the first half with sales in 2020 to grow...
  • Winbond+chairman+Arthur+Chiao
    Chip orders for notebooks are expected to stay robust until the end of the third quarter, according to Arthur Chiao, chairman for specialty DRAM and flash memory maker Winbond Elec...
  • Reshaping+production+post+COVID%2D19
    As manufacturers re-open after COVID-19 related lockdowns, economic and supply chain disruptions may be felt beyond 2020. How companies shift in the short-term and plan for the long-term...
  • Mark+Liu
    TSMC is in talks with the US government about relevant subsidies for its new wafer fab in Arizona so that the foundry is able to implement the investment plan, said TSMC chairman...
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