On Wednesday, Taiwanese semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers reported a mixed picture of work resuming in Kunshan, China, after COVID-19 restrictions, with some warning that deliveries would be delayed until next month.
Since the coronavirus was found in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China has put Shanghai under a tight lockdown since late March, and neighboring Kunshan has also increased restrictions to control the country’s largest COVID-19 outbreak.
Hundreds of Taiwanese companies, many of which manufacture parts for the semiconductor and electronics industries, had to shut down as a result. find out more
Global corporations, ranging from mobile phone manufacturers to semiconductor producers, are heavily reliant on China and Southeast Asia for production and have been diversifying their supply chains since the pandemic wreaked havoc.
Unimicron Technology Corp (3037. TW), a chip substrate and printed circuit board manufacturer, said its Kunshan plant was progressively resuming operations as of Wednesday.
Unimicron, which supplies Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Intel Corp (INTC.O), announced on the Taipei stock exchange that the factory would be closed from April 2 to 19.
It went on to say that it was “gradually resuming work” based on local staff and logistics.
However, Asia Electronic Material Co Ltd (4939. TWO), which manufactures parts for computers, mobile phones, and digital cameras, stated its Kunshan facility would remain closed, despite the fact that the suspension was originally expected to run until Tuesday.