Supply chain
Highlights of the day: Passive components makers expect strong 5G-driven demand in 2020
DIGITIMES staff

Passive components suppliers and clients have kept their inveotory levels low in 2019 amid US-China tradce tensions. But now inventory is running low and they are starting to rebuild their passive components stocks with confidence boosted by a better outlook for 5G-driven demand in 2020. The US-China trade tensions may be easing, but uncertainty is still lying ahead, prompting manufacturers to continue their relocation out of China. Meanwhile, aspiring Taiwanese startups are ready to showcase their innovations at the upcoming CES 2020. Taiwan is sending a delegation formed by 80 startups to present their products and ideas at the Taiwan Tech Arena at the annual show in Las Vegas, including Taiwan RedEye Biomedical's home-based health-monitoring optical hemoglobin sensor that can provide insights into people's health in just 10 seconds.

Passive components inventory levels running low: Inventory levels in the passive components sector are running low, with clients now starting to replenish their stocks, promising tight supply of capacitors, resistors and inductors, according to industry sources.

Supply chain continues moving out of China despite trade truce: The US-China trade tensions seem to be easing with both sides set to sign an agreement soon, but there is still so much uncertainty lying ahead that many IT supply chain players have no choice but continue their manufacturing relocation out of China, according to industry sources.

RedEye to showcase optical hemoglobin sensor at CES: Taiwan RedEye Biomedical will present at the upcoming CES 2020 its home-based health-monitoring optical hemoglobin sensor that can provide insights into people's health in just 10 seconds, according to the company.

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