Outbreak impact: Production base
The outbreak is sending manufacturers rethinking their global deployments
Monday 22 June 2020
Qisda constructing factory in Vietnam
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...
Monday 22 June 2020
Tightening trade freedom in China to accelerate supply chain relocation, says think tank
The Chinese government is tightening trade freedom as it turns more private enterprises into state-run businesses, which may prompt supply chains focusing on shipments to the US and...
Monday 22 June 2020
Taiwan makers still 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...
Wednesday 17 June 2020
EMC lands new orders for servers
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.
Thursday 11 June 2020
Delta Electronics sees uncertainty in 2H20
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics sees uncertainty in the market in second-half 2020, according to company chairman Yancey Hai.
Thursday 21 May 2020
Amazon, Google looking to set up R&D centers in Taiwan
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has disclosed it is in talks with international enterprises, such as Amazon and Google, about setting up high-tech R&D centers in Taiwan...
Friday 15 May 2020
Industry 4.0 driving demand for pneumatic automation components: Q&A with Taiwan Chelic chairman Barton Yu
As pneumatic automation components are essential parts of automated equipment, demand for them is expected to be on the rise along with ongoing development of Industry 4.0-based industrial...
Thursday 7 May 2020
Advantech expects significant revenue surge in 2Q20
Industrial PC maker Advantech expects to post revenue growth of 20-25% sequentially in the second quarter of 2020, thanks to recovery in labor return rates and factory utilization...
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Catcher reportedly mulling setting up factory site in Southeast Asia
Chassis maker Catcher Technology with manufacturing operations mainly in China reportedly is evaluating the feasibility of setting up a new plant in Southeast Asia to cope with Apple's...
Monday 4 May 2020
Kinpo Electronics to produce ventilators
EMS provider Kinpo Electronics, in view of growing demand due to coronavirus pandemic, will produce ventilators at its factories in Thailand and the Philippines in response to the...
Friday 17 April 2020
AUO setting up new production lines for automotive panels in Taiwan
AU Optronics (AUO) is installing two new production lines for the manufacture of automotive panel modules in Taiwan, with volume production slated to kick off in the second quarter...
Friday 27 March 2020
Makers in Kunshan, China face rising costs
Manufacturers with plants in China's Kunshan have restarted production, but face rising operating costs in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
Friday 27 March 2020
Foxconn sees no major impact from India lockdown
India has been locked down since March 24 to fight the coronavirus, stalling operations at factories run by manufacturers such as Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry),...
Thursday 26 March 2020
Wistron set to grow revenues from non-China production
Wistron is looking to grow revenues generated from its factories outside of China, and expects to lower revenues from its China-based sites to about 50% of company revenues in 2021,...
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...