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Tuesday 8 June 2021
Concerns raised again over Taiwan chip supply stability
Concerns about the stability of Taiwan's IC industry supply chain have been raised again, as clusters of COVID-19 infections have hit several local chip plants.
Monday 7 June 2021
Taiwan backend houses caught in cluster COVID infections
Taiwan's major dedicated IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has been ordered by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to have all its migrant workers undergo a 14-day...
Friday 4 June 2021
KYEC to suspend fab operations due to cluster of COVID-19 infections
Wafer probing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will close its fab operations in Taiwan for two days starting the evening of June 4 due to a cluster of COVID-19 infections at its...
Friday 4 June 2021
Rapid COVID testing site set up in Taiwan HSP
A site for COVID-19 rapid testing has been set up at Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) to provide one-stop services from rapid screening for diagnosing COVID-19, highly specific...
Thursday 3 June 2021
KYEC to go through rapid COVID-19 tests for all employees
Wafer probing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) confirmed on June 2 that two of its employees stationed at its factory site in Miaoli, northern Taiwan have been infected with COVID-19,...
Thursday 3 June 2021
Passive component vendors may see production in Malaysia disrupted
Malaysia is where a number of Japan- and Taiwan-based passive component vendors operate their regional factory sites, and their production may be disrupted by an ongoing two-week...
Monday 31 May 2021
Manufacturing: China plus ASEAN
The COVID-19 pandemic has undersocred the world's over-reliance on China's manufacturing capacity, and accelerated the diversification of the global supply chain, with many firms...
Thursday 27 May 2021
Another TSMC employee infected with coronavirus
One of TSMC's employees living in New Taipei City has been tested positive for COVID-19, according to the pure-play foundry. The Taiwan-based foundry has seen two employees infected...
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Taiwan IT firms slowing production diversification amid resurging pandemic
Taiwan-based IT companies have continued to diversify their production bases to counter the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and US-China trade disputes, but has slowed their...
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Vietnam, Thailand favorite for Taiwan manufacturing relocation
In view of intensifying US-China confrontation and Taiwan actively promoting its New Southbound Policy, many Taiwan-based suppliers intend to meet increasing capacity demand by relocating...
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Taiwan at the crossroads: China-free or China+?
Global supply chain restructuring that is being accelerated by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic gears toward two directions in view of geopolitical factors: "China+1"...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Vietnam province locks down industrial zones amid pandemic
With COVID-19 resurging in northern Vietnam, the country's Bac Giang Province has announced to lock down four of its six industrial zones to prevent the spread of the disease, according...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Taiwan handset makers likely not eligible for India incentives
Taiwan's handset supply chain makers who have participated in India's five-year production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, such as Foxconn Technology, may not be eligible for the incentives...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Microsoft to open Taiwan datacenter by early 2022
Microsoft is poised to open its datacenter in Taiwan at the end of this year or early 2022, according to industry sources.
Thursday 20 May 2021
Backend houses see strong demand for display peripheral ICs
Backend demand for display peripheral ICs, such as T-Con and TDDI chips, has been robust, and major OSATs such as ASE Technology and Greatek Electronics are busy processing such chips...