Pegatron expects sales growth in 1H20
Pegatron is looking to push up sales for its three major product lines in 2020, with results for the second quarter to outperform those for the first quarter, according to company president and CEO SJ Liao.
There has been speculation that Apple is looking to delay the launch of its next-generation iPhones due the impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, but its PCB suppliers say they have not received any notification from the client about delaying production for the 5G...
Taiwan's electronic and semiconductor equipment suppliers are cautious about their shipment prospects for the second half of 2020 if the global coronavirus pandemic fails to ease in June, although they seem to gain more than suffer from the black swan, according to industry sources.
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.
Lenovo restarts Wuhan plant production
Lenovo will resume about 60% of production at its Wuhan, China plant by the end of March, with the facility set to return to full production by mid April following weeks of suspension in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the company.
Fu Chun Shin works with ITRI to develop smart manufacturing solution for injection molding
Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture (FCS), with help from Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute, (ITRI) has developed a smart sensing solution for online monitoring of plastic injection molding processes.
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), but contingency plans the Taiwan-based company has made will prevent its production in the country from seeing major...
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the lives and livelihoods of many, but despite the uncertainty lying ahead of the IT industry, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron - a major maker of notebooks and servers - remains optimistic that its sales...
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, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Wistron expects sales growth in 2020
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Wistron chairman Simon Lin still expects the company to enjoy another year of revenue growth in 2020.
The US-China trade war last year sent many vendors, including Apple, starting making plans to have more of their products made outside of China. While the relocation has yet to complete, the coronavirus pandemic has further convinced them of the need to diversify...
Apple is reportedly accelerating plans to diversify its manufacturing risks by removing more of its production out of China, with sources from the supply chain claiming that the vendor is relocating some capacity for iPhone to India and acoustic devices such as AirPods and HomePod to Vietnam.
Suppliers engaged in the supply chain for Apple's new products featuring its redesigned scissor-switch Magic Keyboard are ramping up production and have seen no cutbacks in the orders despite concerns over the coronavirus, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Inventec upbeat about 2Q20
Inventec expects to post substantial revenue growth sequentially in the second quarter, thanks to a pull-in of orders for notebooks and servers.
Tesla may expand EV production in China, says report
Tesla has suspended electric vehicle (EV) production at its two US facilities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but may expand the capacity at its Gaigafactory 3 in Shanghai, eastern China, according to media reports from China.
Computex postponed to September
The Computex Taipei 2020, originally slated for June, has been rescheduled to September 28-30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wingtech, Huaqin and Longcheer continue to dominate 2019 smartphone ODM and IDH shipments
Shipments from ODM and IDH companies grew by 4% annually in 2019 against the declining trend in the overall smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research. This was a result of various key smartphone brands continuing to outsource the design and manufacturing of their smartphone models to the...
Highlights of the day: Server demand remains strong
The server and datacenter sector has been almost immune to the coronavirus, with demand being boosted by remote working and learning, online gaming and shopping in the wake of the pandemic. Server ODMs expect their shipments to pick up...
Notebook demand remains sluggish
Notebook sales worldwide in the second quarter should outperform the present quarter's levels, as coronavirus-stalled production capacity has almost all resumed in China, but that does not mean end-market demand will see a major recovery, according to industry sources.
Server ODMs expect shipments to pick up in 2Q20
ODMs expect shipments for servers to pick up in the second quarter, and continue to grow steadily despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Taiwan government hosts online startup training camp
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and StanShih Foundation, established by Acer founder Stan Shih, on March 20 jointly hosted a three-day training camp on entrepreneurship via online conferencing, avoiding a physical meetings in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 103.97 for February 2020, decreasing 1.89% sequentially but increasing 21.12% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwanese rely more on boosting production efficiency to bolster growth momentum, according to accounting and auditing firm PwC Taiwan.
Teco nets NT$3.22 billion for 2019
Teco Electric & Machinery has reported net profit of NT$3.222 billion (US$106.14 million) for 2019, up 2.27%, with net EPS reaching NT$1.65.
Taiwan sees decreased February export orders
Taiwan-based makers received export orders totaling US$28.68 billion in value in February 2020, decreasing 18.8% sequentially and 0.8% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments went down slightly on quarter, but more than 5% on year to arrive at 59.12 million units...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2019
Smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 197 million units, down 5.9% on year and 7.7% on quarter.
Global tablet market (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The tablet sector is witnessing better capacity recovery than the notebook and handset sectors.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...