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  • Last update: Monday 17 February 2014 [60 news items]

Notebook production in Chongqing suffers labor shortage

Feb 17, 10:19

Notebook production in Chongqing City, western China, has been impacted by labor shortages, with shipments below order volumes by as much as 40%, according to Taiwan-based ODMs.

Upstream suppliers planning measures to keep production lines running during holidays

Jan 14, 15:46

Upstream supply chain makers have recently started taking measures such as separating workers' vacation times and raise the overtime pay, to minimize the impacts from the labor shortage...

Notebook supply chain sees strong December orders thanks to Lunar New Year holidays

Dec 16, 14:34

The notebook supply chain is expected to see strong orders in December as brand vendors are preparing extra inventories to avoid possible supply shortages caused by the upcoming Lunar...

Notebook supply chain sees strong December orders

Notebook ODMs see inland plants only able to deliver 60% of orders due to labor shortage

Oct 28, 22:22

The labor shortage at Taiwan notebook ODMs' plants in Chongqing, China is reportedly becoming more serious recently and the plants are currently only able to deliver 60% of their...

October notebook shipments to be impacted by labor shortage

Oct 7, 22:26

China is currently suffering from a labor shortage and the issue has caused many notebook-related players to only be able to deliver 85% of their orders for September. With the approach...

Notebook ODMs, component makers suffer labor shortages in China

Sep 17, 19:25

Factories established in China by Taiwan-based notebook ODMs and component makers are suffering from labor shortages, according to Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers.

ODMs, component makers face labor shortages in western China

Apr 12, 12:04

Mainly because Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have been accelerating the process of shifting production to plants in Chongqing and Chengdu, in western China, the factories of ODMs and...

Commentary: Labor shortages, rising wages in China push notebook component firms toward automation

Apr 1, 11:10

China continues to increase minimum wages but labor shortages along the coast continue sending the notebook supply chain moving inward to central China. The lack of labor is notebook...

Apple iPhone 5 puts labor shortage pressure on Foxconn

Sep 25, 15:40

Due to strong market demand, Apple's iPhone 5 orders rose significantly from only 8-10 million units in September to 14-16 million units in October, a growth close to 60%, and the...

HP, Acer raise notebook shipment proportion from Chongqing to 60% in 2013

Sep 11, 01:20

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer have reportedly notified their upstream supply chain partners that they will raise their Chongqing, China, plants' shipment proportions to 60% in 2013...

Compal expects strong shipment performance in 2H12

Jul 5, 01:40

Compal Electronics expects its notebook shipments to achieve a sequential growth of a double-digit percentage in the third quarter with the volume to continue rising in the fourth,...

China labor shortage may drag down notebook shipment performance in peak season

Jul 5, 01:15

With China's labor shortage issues seriously impacting notebook makers' shipment performance in June, notebook makers are concerned that the problem will only become more serious...

Apple supply chain reportedly sees labor shortages because of new MacBook

May 28, 16:09

As Apple's new MacBooks are expected to launch in the near future, related upstream supply chain players are reportedly facing labor shortages because of strong orders from Apple,...

Apple supply chain reportedly sees labor shortages because of new MacBooks

Power, labor shortage in China may affect notebook shipments in 2H12

May 15, 01:35

As the labor shortage in Eastern China (coastal area) is turning worse and the summer season when powers shortages are common is approaching, notebook component supply in the second...

Supply chain players facing more pressure from Foxconn increasing salary of factory workers

Feb 21, 01:35

As Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has recently revealed it will raise its minimal salary 16-25%, supply chain players pointed out that Foxconn's salary rise is making...

Component players see different worker return rates after Lunar New Year

Feb 7, 13:58

Foxconn Electronics's (Hon Hai Precision Industry's) plants in Shenzhen, Chongqing and Zhengzhou, China have all reportedly seen over 90% of their employees return to work after the...

Foxconn enjoys recruitment crowds

Feb 2, 01:20

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), despite being named a fear factory by the US media, still attracted large amounts of people in China looking for work, and the company's...

Acer, HP to expand notebook shipments from Chongqing, China in 2012

Feb 2, 01:05

As total notebook shipments from Chongqing, China increased to 15.74 million units in 2011 with production volume also growing more than 1,000 fold to US$5.15 billion, Acer and Hewlett-Packard...

Commentary: Could automation solve labor issues for Foxconn?

Jan 10, 14:52

China has always given the impression of having a large and cheap labor force. But as the country's population structure and social values are starting to change, Foxconn Electronics...

New capacity to buoy Mag.Layers 2012 sales

Dec 30, 15:44

With new equipment being installed and capacity to expand, inductor manufacturer Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics is expected to post an over 20% sales growth in 2012, according to...

PC factories in eastern, southeastern, western China suffer labor shortages

Dec 2, 11:50

PC production lines located in Yangtze River Delta in eastern China and Pearl River Delta in southeastern China as well as Chongqing and Chengdu, in western China, have recently seen...

Quanta, Compal face labor shortages in Chongqing

Nov 2, 17:05

Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics have sent employees from factories in eastern China to support their factories in Chongqing City, western China, due to short supply of labor,...

Notebook upstream players suffer from labor and electricity shortage in Chongqing

Sep 27, 01:25

Notebook upstream players that have investments in Chongqing, China - including component and notebook makers - are facing labor and electricity shortages in the city and the issues...

HP, Acer, Asustek to raise supply proportion from Chongqing in 2H11

Jun 30, 01:30

Global notebook brand vendors Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer are set to significantly increase their notebook supply proportions from Chongqing, China in the second half of 2011 with...

Inland cities of China facing labor shortage

Jun 17, 16:11

Although most Taiwan-based notebook makers and related component makers are establishing new production lines in inland (Western) China to resolve their employee shortage issues,...

Shortage of smartphone and tablet PC components emerging

May 12, 01:20

Despite both upstream and downstream PC and smartphone players claiming to have not seen any component shortages and that they will see normal supplies until the end of May 2011,...

Supply chain may not be able to satisfy demand from Apple

May 12, 01:05

Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly facing a shortage of both labor and materials at its plants...

Southeast Asia may become production hub in the future

May 3, 01:30

Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacture's Association has recently released an investigation report for investment risk and environment of Southeast Asia and India in hoping...

PSU maker AcBel saw revenues increase, but gross margin drop in 2010

Mar 24, 01:50

Taiwan-based power supply unit (PSU) maker AcBel Polytech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$22.08 billion (US$745.82 million) for 2010, up 24.19% on year; however, the company's...

Passive component maker Thinking posts over 30% drop in February sales

Mar 4, 01:15

Taiwan-based passive component maker Thinking Electronic Industrial has announced consolidated revenues of NT$238 million (US$8 million) for February 2011, down 35.8% sequentially...

Taiwan labor shortage hits 5-year high, says job bank

Feb 16, 12:04

Labor shortage in Taiwan has hit a five-year high with vacant positions exceeding the number of job seekers by about 460,000, according to 104 Job Bank, a local job finder web serv...

Notebook component makers rather than ODMs facing labor shortages

Feb 16, 02:00

Notebook ODMs in China have not suffered labor shortages since the end of the 2011 Lunar New Year, but makers of components/materials have, according to industry sources.

IT players in China competing for talent

Feb 10, 15:25

IT players in China recently started to compete for talent as labor shortages in 2011 are becoming a lot more serious than in previous years. In addition to competition between coastal...

Notebook component makers waste efforts hiring extra manpower for the holidays

Feb 10, 14:39

As Intel's defective chip incident caused notebook brands and makers to delay their orders for new models to the second quarter, Taiwan-based notebook component makers, which had...

Wistron appropriates manpower from western China to solve labor shortages in eastern China

Feb 9, 15:35

Taiwan-based notebook maker Wistron has appropriated about 3,000 employees from its plant in Chengdu City, western China, through the city government's assistance, to support its...

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