Chip shortages could be fueled further by Covid-19 resurgence in Taiwan
It seemed like things were finally returning to normal with the more relaxed anti-pandemic measures and the chip shortages could possibly take a turn for the better, but we might not be out of the woods just yet. Sources are warning that Covid-19 is resurging in Taiwan and tech companies will be enforcing strict measures once again, extending the effects of the ongoing chip shortages.
DigiTimes reports that the Covid-19 resurgence in the Taipei and New Taipei cities is determining tech firms to reintroduce strict precautionary measures. TSMC, for example, is enforcing work from home (WFH) and rotational work schedules for segregated teams on all of its premises starting today. Additionally, it will restrict staff conferences, cross-plant business travels and education or training-related activities.
Memory integrators like Adata Technologies, Team Group and Apacer are adopting flexible office hours combined with WFH and rotational schedules. PC OEMs Acer and Asustek are also enforcing WHF, segregated teams and daily disinfections at all offices and employee restaurants. Display maker AUO is also in a similar situation.
PCB makers will adopt increased virus protection measures even though their offices and manufacturing plants are not located around the Taipei or New Taipei areas.