Electronics Manufacturers Face Delays In Product Shipments

The IPC is reporting that electronic manufacturers could face up to five-week delays in product shipments due to the supply chain shock caused by the coronavirus.  Shipping delays from China and other countries are already having a negative impact. The IPC said 65% of manufacturers report their suppliers expect an average of a three-week delay.  … More Electronics Manufacturers Face Delays In Product Shipments

Taiwan Sees Upside In Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

We are posting the full editorial posted by the Taipei Times this morning.  Here are the money quotes: Taiwanese electronics manufacturing service providers, such as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co and Pegatron Corp, expect to suffer from supply chain disruptions, as more than 80 percent of their output comes from China. …unprecedented supply chain disruptions … More Taiwan Sees Upside In Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

SEMI Equip Growth Continued Through Year-End, Coronavirus Looms

February 18, 2020 By Walt Custer SEMI Data through December showed a steady recovery in the global electronics supply chain with SEMI equipment leading the way in 3/12 growth (Chart 1). The global purchasing managers index moved into expansion territory (PMI>50) in January indicating accelerating growth in world manufacturing activity (Chart 2). But in late … More SEMI Equip Growth Continued Through Year-End, Coronavirus Looms

Tesla Hardware 3: “It could end the auto industry supply chain as we know it”

Toyota and Volkswagen each sell over 10 million cars annually. Tesla delivered close to 370,000 in 2019.  In terms of electronics technology, however, Tesla is light years ahead of the industry leaders. According to Nikkei, Tesla’s integrated central control unit, or “full self-driving computer,” also known as Hardware 3, is the company’s biggest advantage in … More Tesla Hardware 3: “It could end the auto industry supply chain as we know it”

Pegatron To Open Plants In Indonesia and Vietnam

Pegatron, the world’s second-largest contract manufacturer of electronics,  announced plans to have new factories in Indonesia and Vietnam in operation by the end of the year. The company’s trying to reduce its reliance on its plants in China, where operating costs have risen due to higher labor costs and the U.S.-China trade war.  Pegatron is among … More Pegatron To Open Plants In Indonesia and Vietnam