Taiwan PCB Makers' Relocation to Southeast Asia Barely Feasible


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The feasibility of Taiwan's PCB makers relocating production from China to Southeast Asia or elsewhere along with major downstream assemblers of electronics devices is quite low, Digitimes reported.

This is contrary to reports that PCB makers are mulling following in the footsteps of downstream assemblers such as Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, Quanta and Compal, which have reportedly been asked by Apple to assess the possibility of moving production out of China to mitigate the impacts of the US-China trade war.

Most PCB makers dismissed such reports, stressing that whatever decisions the ODMs may make in response to the Apple request, chances are extremely slim for PCB makers to move production from China, Digitimes added.

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