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The coronavirus outbreak in China is impacting the supply chain.

  • Acer sees PC component shortages

    Wednesday 1 July 2020
    Acer+suffers+from+component+shortages
    Acer is seeing shortages of components including passive components, ICs and panels by around 30% due to surging orders from the end market, according to Acer co-COO Tiffany Huang.
  • PCB+makers+are+expanding+capacity
    Taiwan-based rigid PCB makers have moved to increase production of high-layer-count PCBs that have seen a significant surge in demand since the start of 2020, according to industry...
  • Demand+from+the+TV+and+STB+segments+has+been+strong
    IC backend houses have seen demand pick up recently for processing TV SoCs and chip solutions for set-top boxes (STB) and other household appliances while chip demand for handset...
  • UVAT+sees+notebook+coating+OEM+business+expand
    UVAT Technology, which provides OEM services for anti-electromagnetic interference (EMI) coating for notebooks and handsets, continues to enjoy a ramp-up in orders for notebooks with...
  • TSMC+raises+RD+budget+for+2020
    Pure-play foundry TSMC saw its R&D spending hit an all-time high of nearly US$3 billion last year.
  • Acer+president+of+Pan+Asia+Pacific+Andrew+Hou
    Acer's president of Pan Asia Pacific Andrew Hou expects the company's PC shipments in the region to see seasonal demand in the second half of 2020, following a 10% on-year decline...
  • Gudeng+is+expected+to+see+robust+orders+from+China
    With China-based 8- and 12-inch wafer fabs gearing up for equipment and facility upgrades, Taiwan-based fab tool provider Gudeng Precision Industrial is expected to be among the beneficiaries,...
  • Kioxia+is+set+to+close+its+acquisition+of+Lite%2DOn+Tech%27s+SSD+unit
    Kioxia (renamed from Toshiba Memory) is expected to complete its takeover of Lite-On Technology's SSD business in early July, according to industry sources.
  • Acer+ConceptD+3+Ezel+creator+PC
    The rise of pandemic-induced stay-at-home activities has been driving the creator PC market growth thus far in 2020 with brand vendors including Acer and Dell having recently released...
  • Panasonic+plans+to+expand+CCL+production+capacity+in+China
    Panasonic plans to expand its high-frequency and high-speed CCL production capacity at its plant in China's Guangdong seeking to satisfy Chinese demand for 5G infrastructure applications,...
  • Disconnected ICT Supply Chains

    Wednesday 24 June 2020
    Disconnect+ICT+Supply+Chains+by+Colley+Hwang
    When Chinese president Xi Jinping declared war on COVID-19, I knew the outbreak in China must have been very grave. At the time, many Taiwanese CEOs and managers had returned home...
  • Component+makers+expect+demand+from+5G+smartphones+to+pick+up+in+2021
    Taiwan-based cooling module providers remain optimistic about sales prospects of vapor chamber (VC) products for applications in 5G phones in 2021 although their expectations for...
  • Sales+of+PC+products+may+slow+down+in+2H20
    PC vendors and their suppliers are having mixed views for their shipment prospects for the second half of 2020, after experiencing higher than expected growth in the first half propelled...
  • 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.
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