The PC sector has endured months of shortage of components, and the recent surges in COVID infections in Taiwan and Malaysia are threatening to worsen the component shortfall. Demand for notebooks is expected to remain robust through the end of 2021, and Taiwanese notebook and graphics card makers have reported strong sales for May. And foundry service supply is expected to remain extremely tight throughout 2021, with some clients having already booked capacity for next year and even 2023.
Surging COVID-19 infections in Taiwan and Malaysia could further constraint notebook component supply: With Asia Pacific countries such as Taiwan and Malaysia witnessing COVID-19 infections surging, sources from the upstream supply chain believe shortages of notebook components could worsen.
Notebook, graphics card makers see strong May: Taiwan-based notebook and graphics card makers have reported strong sales for May and are poised to enjoy a strong second-quarter 2021.
Tight foundry capacity to persist throughout 2021: Taiwan-based pure-play foundries continue to see customers pull in orders despite concerns about overbooking, and will see their fab capacity stay extremely tight throughout 2021, according to industry sources. DigiTimes