Outbreak impact: Global markets and economy
The global economy faces a tough year ahead
Wednesday 27 May 2020
China to push for new infrastructure construction
China's National Development and Reform Commission has disclosed the scope of new infrastructure construction intended to facilitate digital transformation, smart upgrading and integration...
Monday 4 May 2020
Taiwan 1Q20 economic growth estimated at 1.54%
Taiwan's economic growth rate for first-quarter 2020 is preliminarily estimated at 1.54%, 0.26pp lower than the 1.80% forecast in February 2020 and the lowest quarterly level since...
Friday 27 March 2020
China new energy car sales tumble in February
China-based makers produced 9,951 new energy vehicles and sold 12,908 units in February 2020, decreasing 82.9% and 75.2% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Computex postponed to September
The Computex Taipei 2020, originally slated for June, has been rescheduled to September 28-30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday 23 March 2020
Taiwan firms reportedly ask for Computex postponement
Many Taiwan-based high-tech companies reportedly has asked the organizers of Computex Taipei to postpone the annual tradeshow this year currently scheduled for June 2 to 5, citing...
Friday 20 March 2020
Coronavirus to have significant impact on 2020 semiconductor market, says IDC
The coronavirus pandemic's impacts on the global economy is only beginning to be appreciated and has deep implications for the world's technology supply chain.
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Samsung foundry forum postponed
Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus, the Samsung Foundry Forum 2020 has been postponed, according to Samsung Electronics. The event was originally scheduled for May 20...
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Chipmakers turn pessimistic about end-market demand in 2020
Some chipmakers, as well as others engaged in the semiconductor industry, have turned pessimistic about end-market demand this year, judging from a more severe than expected impact...
Friday 6 March 2020
ODMs decelerate non-China production expansions as outbreak worsens
Supply chains have turned cautious about capacity expansion outside of China amid growing economic uncertainites in the wake of the widespeading coronavirus outbreak, according to...
Thursday 5 March 2020
SEMICON SEA 2020 postponed
SEMI has announced that it is postponing SEMICON Southeast Asia 2020 from May 12-14 to August 11-13 out of concern over the coronavirus outbreak.
Wednesday 26 February 2020
Embedded World 2020 scale reduced by outbreak
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...
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Light + Building show postponed to September
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...
Monday 17 February 2020
Taiwan moving to help more firms return home from China
The government in Taiwan has decided to strengthen three major investment action plans to attract more Taiwanese and international firms to shift their investment focus from China...
Thursday 13 February 2020
Taiwan 4Q19 economic growth estimated at 3.31%
Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, for fourth-quarter 2019 is estimated at 3.31%, 0.07percentage point lower than the 3.38% preliminarily estimated in January 2020,...
Thursday 13 February 2020
MWC 2020 canceled
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 has been canceled out of health concerns in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the organizer has confirmed.