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ASEAN supply chains to develop fast as server, network equipment makers move production from China
Aaron Lee, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES
Taiwan makers of servers, wireless networking communications equipment and desktop motherboards are stepping up relocation of production lines from China to Southeast Asia or back to their home country, prompted by the US raising tariffs on US$200 billion...
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According to Digitimes Research, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based semiconductor foundries showed recovery. TSMC, UMC and VIS together generated total revenues of US$9.13 billion in the second quarter, up 8.9% on quarter but down 2.5% on year.
According to Digitimes Research, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end systems, storage devices and related network equipment, continue to enjoy growth in 2018. In terms of volume, global server shipments will show continuing growth throughout 2018 and 2019.
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange rate volatility, global smartphone AP shipments may experience further decline in 2019, down two years in row, according to Digitimes Research estimates.