Outbreak impact: Handset, networking and digital home
The 5G era has gotten off to a woeful start
Thursday 16 April 2020
IMotion unveils solutions for analyzing coronavirus contact history
Taiwan-based smart handheld device developer IMotion Group, founded by Asustek Computer ex-CEO Jerry Shen, has partnered with THLight, a Taiwanese indoor space positioning technology...
Wednesday 15 April 2020
Handset brands seeking to rekindle smartphone sales with mid-tier models
With the global handset market slumping in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, brand vendors and supply chain makers alike have turned conservative about the sales outlook for high-end...
Tuesday 14 April 2020
Demand for handset solutions to be weak in 2Q20, say Taiwan IC suppliers
Chip demand from the handset sector is set to be weak in the second quarter of 2020, as sales of smartphones in the end market have not yet recovered, according to sources at Taiwan-based...
Tuesday 14 April 2020
Handset PCB firms see limited order visibility beyond May
Handset PCB specialists' order visibility has extended only to May, and are still unsure about their overall sales results for second-quarter 2020 as orders for June are yet to be...
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Foxconn posts nearly 60% rise in March revenues
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$347.65 billion (US$11.56 billion) for March 2020, up 59.9% sequentially but down 7.7% on year.
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Taiwan blocks Zoom from government use
Taiwan's Department of Cyber Security Executive Yuan has asked all government agencies and specific non-government organizations not to use video conferencing hardware, software and...
Tuesday 7 April 2020
China handset makers keen to launch 5G phones
Undeterred by the coronavirus impacts and the cancellation of MWC 2020, China-based smartphone vendors were keen to launch their flagship 5G-enabled models online in the first quarter...
Monday 6 April 2020
Xiaomi faces difficulties maintaining momentum in 2020
China's handset vendor Xiaomi has reported strong results for 2019, but it remains to be seen if the vendor can keep its sales momentum in 2020 amid increasing competition in the...
Wednesday 1 April 2020
Pandemic hurting handset supply and demand
The fast spreading coronavirus pandemic is hurting both supply and demand of the global handset industry.
Monday 30 March 2020
Demand for remote offices backup solutions emerging
Demand as well as the order visibility for remote offices backup solutions is surging as the coronavirus pandemic still takes hold, pushing enterprises across the globe to scramble...
Monday 30 March 2020
Huawei launches new smartphones, but outlook remains uncertain
Huawei has unveiled its new P40 flagship family products as part of its efforts to rekindle its dwindling smartphone sales affected by the coronavirus outbreak, but it remains to...
Thursday 26 March 2020
PCB partners unkeen on following Apple relocation
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...
Thursday 26 March 2020
Taiwan PCB makers to stay put in China despite pandemic
Taiwanese PCB makers, despite the coronavirus pandemic's impacts, still expect 5G handset demand to pick up later this year, and remain reluctant to move production out of China in...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Apple accelerating production relocation outside China, say sources
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...
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Inventec upbeat about 2Q20
Inventec expects to post substantial revenue growth sequentially in the second quarter, thanks to a pull-in of orders for notebooks and servers.