CHANGING MARKET: As many handset vendors equip their phones with lower-range lenses, pressure on the manufacturer is growing, adding to foreign exchange losses
Date: Oct 09, 2020
By: Kao Shih-ching / Staff reporter
“The client directly canceled all of its orders last month, which lowered our gross margin, as the client had requested high-specification orders with higher profit margin,” Lin told investors at an online earnings conference.
Lin did not name the client, while market speculation was that it was Chinese telecom equipment provider Huawei Technologies Co (華為), whose manufacturing has been disrupted by a US’ ban, demanding suppliers to stop shipping to Huawei if their products contain US technology.
Largan has been talking with other clients to inquire if they are interested in placing more orders, but it would be “highly unlikely” that any new orders would be large enough to fill in for the allocations that were previously saved for the client, Lin said. [FULL STORY]