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Highlights of the day: TSMC expects strong growth in 2020
Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES, Taipei

Intel CPU shortages are expected to persist through 2020, with the entry-level segment bearing the brunt. Chromebook vendors are expected to adopt more AMD processors for their devices. In the semiconductor sector, TSMC expects the global foundry sector to see strong growth in 2020, with the Taiwan-based firm showing even stronger growth than the average. And in response to reported pressure from Washington for it to build a fab in the US, TSMC said it has no such plans. As for the car industry, PCB maker Chin Poon, who sees large portions of sales from the automotive sector, remains cautious about 2020.

Intel CPU shortages likely to persist through end-2020: Shortages of Intel's PC processors are likely to persist through the end of 2020, prompting notebook makers to adopt AMD's chips in more of their notebooks including business models, according to industry sources.

Global IC foundry sales to surge 17% in 2020, says TSMC CEO: The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 17% in 2020, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 8% growth, according to TSMC CEO CC Wei. TSMC will continue to see its sales increase outperform the overall IC foundry market growth this year, said Wei.

TSMC says no plans for US fab: In response to reports indicating Washington has increased its pressure on TSMC to have a plant in the US for the fabrication of high-security products, the Taiwan-based foundry said that it has no such plans in the short term but the feasibility is being evaluated.

Automotive PCB maker Chin-Poon cautious about 2020: Taiwan-based automotive PCB specialist Chin-Poon Industrial is cautious about its performance in 2020 as chances are high that the global auto market may experience another year of sluggish sales, according to industry sources.

Intel CPU shortages to remain throughout 2020

Intel CPU shortages to remain throughout 2020
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