Supply chain players with operations in China, besides suffering production delays and labor shortages from the coronavirus outbreak, may face possible violations of supply contracts with clients for failing to deliver shipments on time. But clients should be able to understand the situation, according...
The global server shipments so far have only been mildly affected by labor shortages in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but if the epidemic cannot be contained by the end of March, the server supply chain is expected to be significantly undermined by components shortages, according to Digitimes...
Lite-On Tech expects 1Q20 revenues to drop 20-30%
EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2020 to decrease 20-30% on year due to impact s of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company CEO Warren Chen.
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments are expected to drop 15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2020, as some clients had demanded advanced shipments a quarter earlier and the effects of the coronavirus outbreak will continue to impact production, Digitimes Research says.
More IT brands gearing up for gaming monitor market
Competition in the gaming monitor sector is set to become keen in 2020 as more notebook and monitor brands enter the race for market share, according to industry sources.
Foxconn offers incentives for workers in China
Foxconn Technology is providing a series of incentives to encourage the return and recruitment of more employees for its major assembly plants in Shenzhen and Chengzhou, China, seeking to fulfill as many shipments of iPhones as possible to Apple, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the day: Components prices rising
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting production at both assembly plants and their upstream suppliers, with components prices rising. Now MLCC and chip resistor prices are expected to increase throughout 2020. Memory pricing is also...
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, with the development of the US-China trade tensions being another key factor, according to sources from the upstream...
Taiwan January manufacturing production index down
Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 106.67 for January 2020, decreasing 10.45% sequentially and 1.28% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on February 24.
HTC eyes growing VR market in 2020
HTC is optimistic about its VR business in 2020 expecting the global VR industry to have potential to surge by 50% in terms of market demand that will emerge from both the consumer and business sectors, according to company CEO Yves Maitre.
The global notebook market is poised for a strong rebound in the second half of 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak has not resulted in severe impacts to demand in other parts of the world including Australia and Europe as compared to the harm that has brought to China, according to Acer chairman Jason...
Taiwan January export orders drop
Taiwan received export orders totaling US$35.31 billion in January 2020, decreasing 19.4% sequentially and 12.8% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
EV platforms to help makers hike competitiveness
EV (electric vehicle) platforms, through sharing of basic design, are expected to reduce cost and time spent by individual makers on R&D of new EV models, shorten time to market and thereby enhance their competitiveness, according to industry sources.
Focusing on data technology, NTUST Research Center for Information Technology Innovation addresses industry challenges
Smartization has become a key development strategy across all types of businesses. However, as different industries operate on different systems and in different environments, the design of smart systems has to incorporate a certain degree of customization to be able to accommodate business needs....
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published draft amendments to current regulations concerning automakers and automobiles in a bid to facilitate production of new energy cars, according to China-based media reports.
Electronics manufacturing operations in China are facing mounting risks of operating losses in the first quarter, as low labor return rates, poor capacity utilization, and shortages of upstream components are denting their revenues while logistics and components costs are mounting, according to industry...
Top-5 notebook vendors see shipments fall over 30% in January, says Digitimes Research
The world's top-5 notebook brand vendors saw their combined shipments (excluding detachable models) fall over 30% sequentially in January 2020, due to a combination of negative factors including the coronavirus impact and seasonality, according to Digitimes Research.
Foshan City in southern China, among local governments around China, takes the initiative to subsidize purchases of new cars with exhaust emissions meeting new control standards in a bid to stimulate demand in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, according to China-based media reports.
IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek will continue to pursue a two-pronged approach to promote its OBM and ODM businesses in 2020, leveraging different application technologies to tap various niche market segments, according to company chairman Owen Chen.
Apple has warned of iPhone supply constraints due to the coronavirus outbreak. And the iPhone is not the only Apple device whose production is being disrupted by the epidemic, as manufacturers are unlikely to start volume production as...
Shipments of new iPad Pro may peak in April at earliest
Apple is scheduled to launch its new iPad Pro series around March, but shipments are unlikely to peak until after April as their components suppliers are slowly ramping up their output after the extended Chinese New Year break due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to industry sources.
Production of an entry-level version of Apple's AirPods Pro now looks unable to kick off in early second-quarter 2020 as planned due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to sources from supply chain makers.
Automobile and automotive component factories clustering in Hubei Province, central China, have been severely impacted by coronavirus outbreak, for Wuhan City in the province is the epicenter of the outbreak, according to Digitimes Research.
Notebook ODMs have resumed their production in China, but face the possibility of a lack of components starting in March if their suppliers continue to be prevented from going to work by the coronavirus outbreak. Quanta Computer has started...
Global notebook shipments for 1Q20 to plunge 29-36% sequentially on epidemic, says Digitimes Research
Global notebook unit shipments for the first quarter of 2020 are estimated to experience a larger sequential fall of 29-36% than 17% projected earlier, as severe labor and components shortages and stagnant logistics arising from the coronavirus outbreak are derailing supply chain in China, which commands...
Global tablet market (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The tablet sector is witnessing better capacity recovery than the notebook and handset sectors.
China smartphone market and industry (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortage and shipment disruption in China's supply chain.
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
The fourth quarter of 2019 was a traditional slow season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, but Taiwan's shipments...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...