About 30 Taiwanese companies have stopped production in the mainland

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 (1 month ago) 22 views
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About 30 Taiwanese companies, many of which are electronic parts makers, said on Wednesday that the government had imposed COVID-19 control measures in the eastern region China As the disruption of the measures spread, they caused them to suspend production until at least next week.

China has put Shanghai under strict lockdown since late March, and neighboring Kunshan has also tightened restrictions to contain the country’s largest COVID-19 outbreak since the coronavirus was discovered in the city of Wuhan in late 2019.

From cellphones to chipmakers, global companies are highly dependent on China and Southeast Asia for production and have been diversifying their supply chains after the pandemic wreaked havoc.

Taiwanese companies making announcements to stock exchanges include Asia Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.which manufactures parts for notebook computers, cell phones, and digital cameras.

The company said its Kunshan plant would remain closed until next Tuesday, adding that the financial impact was “difficult to estimate.”

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EFUN Technology Co Ltd, which makes parts for liquid crystal displays, said its factory near Suzhou will also be closed until Tuesday and resume operations following government approval, but added that no financial impact on liquid crystal displays is expected. for the time being.

Chip Substrate and Printed Circuit Board Manufacturers Unimicron Technologies which also provides apple The company and Intel said late Tuesday that the shutdown of its Kunshan operations will also be extended until next Tuesday.

It said it was “consolidating” its resources and manufacturing to reduce the impact on customers, adding that its two Kunshan subsidiaries accounted for about 13% of combined revenue in the first quarter of this year.

However, some companies said they had applied to continue operating under a “closed-loop” system with workers quarantined inside, including Wesson Technology Co Ltd’s Kunshan automotive electronics business.

Taiwanese Pegatron Corporation assembles iPhone Apple said earlier on Tuesday that it had suspended operations at its Shanghai and Kunshan factories due to the government’s strict COVID-19 protocols.

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