ICT manufacturing
  • AR/VR device and solution providers are embracing the enterprise market by rolling out gadgets and solutions for industrial and commercial usage - a trend demonstrated by an array of products at the recently concluded AWE (Augmented World Expo) 2019.
  • The escalating US-China trade war is sending IT firms moving their manufacturing operations from China to avoid the tariffs imposed on Chinese products. But plant relocation is much easier said than done, as it is a complicated process...
  • Wistron chairman Simon Lin
    Wistron is looking to set up a pilot line in the US, while chassis maker Catcher is planning to establish a new plant either in Taiwan or Southeast Asia.
  • manufacturing
    The US-China trade war is disrupting IT supply chains and presenting three major challenges to makers trying to move production lines from China - difficulty in building complete logistics systems, a lack of assembly line and management personnel, and increase in operating cost.
  • 5G
    Qualcomm has begun implementing its commitment to expanding investments in Taiwan, enhancing its collaboration with local companies and academic organizations after reaching a settlement over an anti-trust lawsuit with Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC), according to deputy science and technology...
  • A 122-member delegation from Taiwan attended the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit held June 10-12. TSMC chairman Mark Liu was also in Washington DC at the same time on a separate invitation by the US government.
  • Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$800.737 billion (US$25.84 billion) in January-April 2019, growing 0.76% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • Foxconn has introduced a new committee for collective management for the "post-Terry Gou era," as the chairman is stepping down soon to facilitate his bid for Taiwan's presidency. The company has also disclosed it has not seen clients...
  • Foxconn will leverage its global capacity deployments to fully support clients if they need to adjust production to counter market uncertainties arising from the protracted US-China trade war, according to Liu Yang-wei, general manager of the firm's semiconductor sub-group.
  • Notebook component makers taking different approaches in response to US-China trade tensions
    Taiwan-based notebook component makers at the moment have come up with two different approaches to shipping their products to ODMs, as they closely monitor the development of the US-China trade tensions, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  • Foxconn will leverage its core technologies such as industrial IoT (IIoT) to strengthen digital transformation and manage to become a provider of technology solutions associated with 8K+ 5G ecosystems in the AIoT era, according to Liu Yang-wei, general manager of the company's semiconductor sub-grou...
  • Liu Yang-wei, general manager of Foxconn's semiconductor sub-group
    Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision) has unveiled a leadership overhaul, creating a new operations committee with nine senior executives to manage its operations and make strategic decisions, as chairman Terry Gou will step down while seeking to run in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election.
  • Notebook ODMs see rising shipments in May
    Major notebook ODMs all saw their shipments pick up in May compared to a month ago, and expect volumes to continue rising in June, boosting their overall second-quarter totals by double-digit percentages sequentially.
  • AIO PC
    Because of the US-China trade tensions and Intel's ongoing CPU shortages, worldwide all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments are expected to shrink 5% on year to arrive at only 12.8 million units in 2019, a weaker performance than expected previously, according to Digitimes Research's figures.
  • Server ODMs expect strong 2H19
    Taiwan-based ODMs, such as Quanta Computer, Wiwynn and Inventec, all expect demand for datacenter servers to pick up in the second half of 2019.
  • Taiwan recorded export value totaling US$27.72 billion for May 2019, growing 7.3% sequentially but dropping 4.8% on year, while the month's import value reached US$23.22 billion, rising 0.3% sequentially but slipping 5.9% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • Taiwan-based ODMs, including Quanta Computer, Pegatron and Wistron, all have built up their respective capabilities to mass produce AR glasses and are positioning themselves to play a driving role in the emerging AR ODM business, according to industry sources.
  • Huawei's notebook business is affected by US-China trade tensions
    Huawei has recently asked its notebook supply chain partners to suspend deliveries, and has also halted all its new notebook projects, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain.
  • Wiwynn evaluating server plants in the US
    Wiwynn, a datacenter server making subsidiary of Wistron, is evaluating the feasibility of setting up a manufacturing site in the US to fulfill orders from its local customers in response to a hike of US tariffs on products imported from Mexico, according to the Taiwan-based server maker.
  • Though the US is set to begin imposing a 5% tariff on all products imported from Mexico on June 10 and raise it up to 25% by October 1, Pegatron has noted that the hike will not affect the company's production site in Mexico, which mainly provide after-sales maintenance services.
  • Wiwynn president Emily Hong
    Taiwan-based server maker Wiwynn currently has low order visibility for the second half of 2019, due to the impact of US-China trade tensions, according company president Emily Hong.
  • Pegatron chairman TH Tung
    Pegatron's plant to in Batam, Indonesia will initially focus on networking devices in its first year of operation, according to company chairman TH Tung.
  • Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen
    Acer has prepared multiple sets of strategies to cushion the escalating trade tensions between the US and China, according to company chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
  • Taiwan's TV manufacturers would not be much affected by the US raising tariffs on TVs from China, as many of the TVs sold in the US are from Mexico.
  • Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will acquire a land plot in Kaohsiung for building a smart plant to make servers and related products, as part of its efforts to enhance investment in the southern Taiwanese port city, according to the city's Economic Development Bureau.

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