SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS:The industry is still reeling from the effects of a quake in southern Taiwan in February, which disrupted production, a MediaTek executive said
Date: Oct 06, 2016
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Handset chip designer MediaTek Inc (聯發科) yesterday said that a chip supply constraint is likely to
persist through the end of the year.
While the company did not elaborate on how the issue is likely to affect its business this quarter, vice chairman and president Hsieh Ching-jiang (謝清江) said that it would be a slower season than the third quarter, citing seasonal factors and weakening growth momentum in China.
The Hsinchu-based company has a long list of Chinese clients, including Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp (歐珀移動), Vivo Electronics Corp (維沃移動通信) and Xiaomi Corp (小米).
Chip supply became tight from the second quarter after a powerful earthquake hit southern Taiwan in February, disrupting production by local chipmakers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電), MediaTek said in June. [FULL STORY]