At the end of 2019, an outbreak of pneumonia epidemic caused by Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) occurred in China. Now that the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday has just passed and the electronics industry supply chain has resumed work, what impact has 2019-nCoV brought to the electronics industry supply chain in China? This article brings you the latest inventory reports.

CONTENTS

Part 01: Economic impact of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia on the electronics industry

PART 02: Real economy of electronics industry under the 2019-nCoV(NCP) situation

Part 03: “Financial Times” commentator article: The impact of the pneumonia epidemic caused by 2019-nCoV on China’s economy and finance is temporary

“We believe that China’s smartphone sales in 2020 will face a record low in ten years, and the conversion benefits of new phones brought by 5G will also be suppressed. If the epidemic(2019-nCoV) can be effectively controlled by the end of February, we estimate that domestic smartphone sales will decline by about 9% year-on-year to 350 million units in 2020; if it continues to extend to the end of April, the impact of the supply chain will be amplified, and the overall sales may show The 17-23% double-digit decline will reduce annual sales to 300-320 million units.”

——CINNO Research


Part 01: Economic impact of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia on the electronics industry

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During the Spring Festival in 2020, the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV) in China will center on Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and gradually spread to surrounding provinces and cities. At present, fermentation is continuing, and all sectors of society are affected to varying degrees. For the electronics industry, the first quarter is the traditional off-season, and the annual revenue accounted for less than 20%. CITIC Securities believes that the impact of epidemic prevention and control is expected to be relatively small. The specific impacts still require dynamic observation of the duration and spread of the epidemic.

To prevent the epidemic caused by 2019-nCoV, governments in many places have postponed the resumption of work until February 10 and beyond. According to industry chain surveys, most electronics companies have resumed work more than a week later. The electronics industry’s industrial chains are mostly located in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions Affected by this, industry-related companies are expected to face the risk of reduced capacity utilization caused by unresolved deterministic production staff in February. At the same time, due to blocked transportation and upstream supply chain companies facing pressure to resume work, some companies will also face the risk of insufficient supply of raw materials. It should be noted that after sorting out, we found that the four types of enterprises with a high degree of automation, overseas deployment, low capacity utilization in the first quarter, and R & D-driven companies were relatively less affected by the epidemic.

On February 3, 2020, on the first day of the opening of the stock market, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets plummeted, again triggering heated discussions on the impact of the 2019-nCoV on the Chinese economy.

  • LCD Panel supply chain: normal production, but supply and demand will be tight

The LCD panel supply chain was affected by the epidemic in Wuhan. Also, factories in South Korea and the mainland have closed and reduced production since last year. In the first quarter, the annual repair of some panel factories accelerated the supply and demand of panels to return to normal. In addition to LCD panel quotations rising, supply and demand for related components of LCD have also tightened.

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  • Mobile phone: weak demand and the impact of 2019-nCoV, mobile phone shipments may not be as expected in 2020

On February 3, Tianfeng International analyst Guo Mingxuan published a research report that pointed out that the global mobile phone industry will face three major potential risks in the first half of this year, and shipments of Apple and Android phones may be lower than market expectations. Guo Mingxuan said that the three major risks of the mobile phone industry in the first half of this year are: China’s mobile phone market shipments may be lower than expected.

5G mobile phones contributed less than expected to the Android brand replacement demand.

The iPhone supply was affected by the pneumonia outbreak in the first quarter of this year, so shipments may be lower than expected. The first two potential risks mentioned above are demand problems, and the outbreak of pneumonia only accelerates the emergence of these two risks. The last one is more like a supply chain issue, so it is recommended that investors wait for the pneumonia epidemic to stabilize, and investors should pay attention to the iPhone industry chain again. Guo Mingxuan said that China’s mobile phone market shipments will be lower than expected, and high inventory levels are not conducive to mobile phone manufacturers and the industrial chain in the first half of the shipment momentum. According to the latest survey, during the Chinese New Year of 2020, shipments in the Chinese mobile phone market will decrease by about 50% to 60% annually, resulting in the current channel of about 50 to 60 million stocks to be digested. China’s mobile phone market shipments in 2019 are about 360 million to 380 million. Affected by lower-than-expected demand for 5G replacement and the impact of consumer confidence on the outbreak of pneumonia, the Minguo Guo team estimates that China’s mobile phone shipments will decrease by 15% annually to 3.1 100 million to 330 million. (Market consensus is between 330 million and 350 million.)

Desalting inventory is a top priority for China ’s current Android phone manufacturers. Therefore, it is expected that mobile phone brand factories will launch active promotions. If all goes well, the inventory level may fall to normal levels at the end of the second quarter or the third quarter. It will be unfavorable for Chinese brand new machine shipments and related industry chains. As for the 5G mobile phone’s contribution to the Android brand’s replacement demand, it will be less than expected. In the high-end Android phone market, Samsung is the most active manufacturer to promote 5G. Huawei cannot suspend sales in overseas markets because it cannot adopt GMS, which should be Samsung’s advantage. However, Samsung ’s mobile phone shipments in the fourth quarter of last year and January this year decreased by 5% to 10% annually, reaching 69 million and 23 million, respectively, meaning that 5G has not yet been able to attract consumer demand. This factor is due to 5G It is not yet possible to create an experience different from 4G. The supply of the iPhone was affected by the outbreak of pneumonia in the first quarter of this year, so shipments may not be as good as expected. Guo Mingxiu revised down about 10% of iPhone shipments in the first quarter of this year, reaching 360 billion to 40 million. He further pointed out that due to the uncertainty of when the pneumonia epidemic will stabilize and whether iPhone consumer confidence will be affected by pneumonia, it is difficult to estimate shipments in the second quarter.

  • South Korea invests 400 billion won to deal with the impact of new coronary pneumonia on South Korean industries

With the spread of new types of pneumonia epidemic causing the industry to turn on warning lights, the Korean government has prepared emergency support measures for Chinese export companies and Korean companies in China. Taking into account the cash flow of related companies, an emergency investment of 400 billion won (about 2.35 billion yuan) in trade finance was made, and short-term export insurance costs were reduced by up to 35%. The planned events in China in the first quarter will be delayed or replaced by video.

The Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Energy said on the 3rd that to cope with the spread of pneumonia epidemic caused by Novel Coronavirus and sort out the current status and response plan of South Korea’s exports to China, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Resources presided over the ‘Export Status Check Conference’.
The Minister of Industry stated that the impact of the new type of pneumonia epidemic is still limited due to the Chinese New Year holiday, but if the situation continues, it will hurt the global supply chain and the real economy. Therefore, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce will make every effort to respond with caution.

The Ministry of Industry will set up a new type of coronary pneumonia industry trade response team to actively respond to the movement of Korean companies in China and supply and demand of materials and parts imported and exported to China. To provide relevant companies with cash flow capabilities, they will support 400 billion won (about 2.35 billion yuan) in trade finance, and work with the financial community to resolve funding difficulties. And cut short-term export insurance costs by 30 to 35%, and shorten the payment period of insurance premiums from 2 months to 1 month.

At the same time, the Ministry of Industry will sort out the emergency response system for different attributes. Cooperate closely with South Korean companies in China through 22 trade officers and executive officers in logistics, customs clearance, and manpower supply. For China’s export enterprises, the ‘Trade Association Export Problem Resolution Center’ will be responsible for solving related problems. Materials, parts, and equipment companies will have difficulty in docking raw materials and production at the ‘Materials, Parts Supply and Demand Support Center’.

At the same time, the Ministry of Industry decided to postpone or replace the exhibition and trade mission visits held in China in the first quarter with video. Enterprises with a higher export ratio to China will give priority to supporting export vouchers to explore new southern markets, ensure that external risks will not affect Korean trade, and seek to diversify export structures of different types and markets. For auto parts, to ensure the stability of the supply chain, it is planned to invite the Chinese government to invite the movement of parts factories.

A person in charge of the Ministry of Industry stated that due to the suspension of Chinese enterprises, the revenue of South Korean parts exporters to China and South Korean companies in China will shrink, and the supply and demand of companies that import parts from China may also be affected. As Wuhan Port, China ’s largest inland container port was suspended on the 25th of last month, the volume of imported and exported cargo at the connected Shanghai port may also be affected.

  • The foreign investors’ views on the impact of the 2019-nCoV: different

Goldman Sachs said that due to the decline of China’s tourism industry and exports, the Novel Coronavirus outbreak may have a 0.4% impact on China’s economic growth and may drag the US economy down. Goldman Sachs cut China’s 2020 GDP growth forecast from 5.9% to 5.5%. The bank expects the U.S. economy to be hit by 0.4% in the first quarter but said that economic growth may rebound in the next quarter.

Morgan Stanley said that the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus in China may affect global economic growth in the short term and may cause China’s economic growth in the first quarter to decline by up to 1 percentage point. The company said that in China, tourism, entertainment, and retail are likely to be most affected, and extending plant shutdowns could affect industrial output and trade. The delayed start nationwide alone may reduce industrial production in January and February by 1.5 to 2 percentage points. If the 2019-nCoV virus peaks in February or March, economic growth in the first quarter may be affected by 0.5 to 1 percentage point, but the subsequent recovery will be more robust, driven by replenishment inventory demand and countercyclical policies. Morgan Stanley said that if the epidemic peaks in three to four months, China’s economic growth in the first half of the year may be dragged down by 0.6 to 1.1 percentage points, but this may be offset by stronger policy support.

Nomura Securities pointed out that the short-term impact of coronavirus on China’s economy may exceed the 2003 SARS period. The outbreak of atypical pneumonia caused China’s GDP to fall by 2 percentage points in the second quarter of 2003. According to its assumptions, the GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2020 may be significantly lower than the 6.0% in the fourth quarter of 2019, which may exceed the decline of 2 percentage points during the SARS outbreak in 2003.
Nomura Securities said it expects the Chinese government to introduce several measures to provide liquidity and support to the economy, especially business owners struggling in the pneumonia epidemic. The size of the economic slowdown and the timing of the rebound still depend on the development of the coronavirus, which is still unknown. According to statistics from Japan’s Trade Promotion Agency, the total amount of Japanese auto parts imported from China reached approximately 347 billion yen in 2018, which is about 10 times the amount of SARS when it broke out. Honda, which set up a plant in Wuhan, announced that it would resume operations after February 14. The automobile business relies on the supply of local parts and materials, and this moment is particularly vulnerable.
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The EMS industry will also be hit hard. Taking Hon Hai(Foxconn) as an example, it has 700,000 to 1 million employees at its bases in mainland China and produces smartphones, home appliances, game consoles, and servers, etc., and supplies them to the world. Late February will start the supply of cheap iPhones that will be available in March. If the resumption of the postponement is continued, it will lead to the delay of time to market and inventory preparation.

PART 02: Real economy of electronics industry under the 2019-nCoV(NCP) situation

Originally because the Lunar New Year was earlier this year, it is generally believed that the revenue performance in February may be better than that in January and the same period of last year when the number of working days is more complete than in January. However, affected by multiple factors such as the spread of Wuhan pneumonia epidemic and closure of the city, delayed construction in some areas, etc., in terms of panel components, optics, Netcom and other industries, many manufacturers will have less than expected February revenue.

  • LCD monitor industry is hit in February; Jiashida / Benq material medical business may benefit

As for LCD monitor components, the light guide plate factory Maolin-KY Shanghai factory mainly produces IT application products, but since most of the products sold to the United States have been transferred to Taiwan for manufacturing last year, the actual impact remains to be seen. As the backlight module factory Ruiyi has set up factories in Wujiang and Guangzhou, the initial estimate may affect nearly half of its production capacity in early February. In addition, Chengmei Materials, a polarizing film factory, has recently focused on reinvesting in Kunshan factories and mainland operations. It is expected that it will be difficult to do anything before the epidemic slows down. The system integration manufacturer Jia Shida also currently has a production capacity in Suzhou, but due to the company’s wide production capacity distribution, it has been actively developing in the direction of diversification in recent years. The impact of new business layouts including medical and smart solutions on profitability has continued. It is estimated that the impact will be limited.

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All the polarizing film production lines of the polarizing film factory are in Taiwan, and the Suzhou factory has little influence. However, the demand for medical resources has skyrocketed in the short term. It is worth observing whether AUO BenQ’s overall medical business and BenQ Hospital will benefit. Janice’s current four major product lines include heat spreaders, ILM fasteners, water-cooled cooling modules, and LED lead frames. The production capacity is roughly dispersed, but ILM fasteners may be affected by the delayed start of the Wuxi plant.

Because Dingyuan has a factory in Wuhan, it mainly cooperates with the parent company to carry out some part of the inspection process. As Wuhan City has no clarification, the company is ready for the long-term war. Originally, this year, because the Lunar New Year was earlier, it is generally believed that the operating performance of February may be better than that of January and the same period of last year when the number of working days is more complete than that of January. However, due to the spread of the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan and closure of the city, the government announced that delayed construction in some areas, and other factors, the panel components, optics, Netcom and other industries, many manufacturers will have less than expected February revenue.

  • Daliguang’s core production capacity is in Taiwan; Yaguang / Yatai shifts production focus to Myanmar

As for the optical components, Daliguang has some of its rear-stage production capacity in Suzhou, Dongguan, and other places in China, but its core processes and production capacity are all in Taiwan. Yujingguang’s main production capacity is in Xiamen, which is not yet in a severely affected area. Melco’s (3630) ‘s capacity divisions are in Taichung and Dongguan, but the focus of its business in the past two years has been on customers in mainland China. The specific impact remains to be seen. The production bases of Yaguang and the reinvested Yatai are located in Guangdong, China, and Myanmar, but the focus of production has been moved to Myanmar in recent years. It is speculated that if China ’s response to the epidemic-related control measures is prolonged, it should have more flexibility.

  • U.S.-China trade war causes massive migration of China Netcom’s production capacity

In terms of the Netcom ethnic group, affected by the US-China trade war, because Netcom products are at the forefront of the front line, Taiwan Netcom manufacturers have already moved their production capacity back to Taiwan or moved to Southeast Asian countries to build new factories. Although in the short term, it will still be affected by the delayed start of Jiangsu Province and Guangdong Province in the mainland, and even in the medium term, it will not be known how long it will last, but at least the risk of over-concentration of production capacity is dispersed early.

Among them, Zhang and Shenzhen invested and expanded production in Miaoli and Taoyuan, Taiwan. Zhonglei has invested heavily in setting up factories in the Philippines. Zhiyi, Qiyi, and the text all went to Vietnam to build a new factory. Qiyi also expanded production in Tainan, Taiwan. Also, Ming Tai acquired Vietnamese production capacity through the acquisition of Zhong Qi.

  • Short-term performance frustration is inevitable; urgent orders may appear after the epidemic slows.

Industry players said that due to the spread of the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan, the mainland government offered a series of measures, and it is inevitable that negative performance in February will be negatively affected in the short term. In addition to the fact that the factory location may directly face problems such as the closure of the city, traffic restrictions, working days, etc. (refer to the table below), the parts supply chain and the epidemic situation of the customer’s location will have some indirect effects. Also, since the epidemic has spread to all parts of the world, the assessment should not have any customer reordering effect. However, as the epidemic situation may reach its peak within the last two months at the earliest, there is a chance that it will gradually slow down, and the originally deferred demand is expected to be released and turned into urgent orders. Therefore, if we look at the performance of 2020 over a long period, we may see the full picture.

  • CSOT(TCL): Display panel production continues to operate during the Spring Festival. The supply of some production materials may be affected by the epidemic situation and it may be delayed

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On the evening of February 2nd, TCL Group took the lead in issuing an announcement, announcing the current production line operation, reassuring the market.

According to its disclosure, the production process of semiconductor display devices has special characteristics, and the production line needs to be operated continuously throughout the year. CSOT still produces and operates as planned during the Spring Festival.

Among them, the production or construction in Shenzhen t1, t2, t6, t7 factories, and Huizhou module factories are not directly affected, and CSOT large-size LCD panel is in normal production. The small and medium-sized LCD& OLED products produced at the t3 and t4 factories in Wuhan are also produced and operated as planned during the Spring Festival. The current shipping channels for finished products are normal, but the supply of some production materials may have a short-term delay due to factors such as the delayed resumption of work and poor logistics.

As one of the most developed regions in the China domestic electronics industry, Wuhan has factories in China’s top three LCD& OLED display panels—Huaxing Optoelectronics(CSOT), Tianma Microelectronics, and BOE. Among them, CSOT has a sixth-generation flexible display panel production line(OLED) in Wuhan, which mainly produces flexible screens and foldable OLED panels for 3~12 inch smartphones, and mainstream mobile phone manufacturers downstream. If the display panel link is “blocked”, it will undoubtedly affect the global consumer electronics industry.

According to the TCL Group, CSOT’s t3 and t4 factories that produce small and medium-sized products are located in Wuhan. During the Spring Festival, production and operation were planned, and the current shipping channels for finished products are normal. As of the date of this announcement, there is no confirmed personnel in the factory area and supporting areas. The current employees can guarantee the operation of the production line, and the company will arrange personnel to return to the factory after the holiday in strict accordance with the epidemic prevention and control requirements. However, TCL Group also pointed out that at present the company’s material inventory can meet the current production needs, but due to the epidemic situation, the supply of some production materials may have short-term lag due to factors such as delayed supplier resumption and poor logistics. The company has actively coordinated logistics channels, Negotiate guarantees with strategic suppliers to promote materials to enter the market as needed. The company will adjust its production and operation strategies in a timely manner according to the Novel Coronavirus situation and market changes.

  • Huawei: Production resumed

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According to Reuters, Huawei said on Monday that it has resumed production of products including consumer equipment and carrier equipment and that the business is already running normally. The company currently resumes most of its production operations in Dongguan, Guangdong. In addition to Huawei, other companies have been maintaining production even during the Spring Festival, aiming to ensure the stability of the domestic technology supply chain. To stop the spread of the pneumonia epidemic caused by 2019-nCoV in mainland China, the government has called on some factories to delay work. However, as a key industry, some Chinese technology companies have resumed work and resumed the production of parts and products.

  • BOE: Wuhan production line has not mass-produced, with limited impact on customers

It is reported that BOE has a 10.5-generation TFT-LCD production line in Wuhan, which mainly produces 65- and 75-inch high-resolution LCD panels and main customers are TV manufacturers. However, the production line has not yet been mass-produced, and the impact is limited.

  • Shentianma A: The company is in normal production

At the end of December 2019, Shenzhen Tianma A announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Wuhan Tianma received government subsidies allocated by the Finance Bureau of the Wuhan East Lake New Technology Development Zone Management Committee, respectively, for the LTPS AMOLED production line project loan discount fund of 150 million yuan, Production line project subsidy for productive power costs is RMB 250 million. Wuhan Tianma received a total of 400 million yuan in government subsidies.
Shentianma A is an innovative technology company providing display solutions and fast service support worldwide. It mainly deals with liquid crystal displays (LCD) and liquid crystal display modules (LCM). In November 2008, Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd. and Hubei Province Technology Investment Co., Ltd. jointly established Wuhan Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Tianyan inspection showed that Wuhan Tianma’s business address was Wuhan Donghu New Technology Development Zone.
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On the evening of January 29, Hubei Province held a routine press conference on the prevention and control of the pneumonia epidemic caused by the new coronavirus(2019-nCoV). Tianma Microelectronics told the media that the company was in normal production.

The third quarterly report for 2019 shows that Shentianma A’s operating income was 23.422 billion yuan, an increase of 7.74% year-on-year, and net profit attributable to mothers was 1.034 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 15.03%.

On January 26, Donghu High-tech Zone announced to accept social donations. As of 17:00 on January 29, Wuhan Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd. has participated in donations. China Optics Valley said that with the help of the whole society, the epidemic prevention and control work in Optics Valley is being carried out in an orderly manner. The donated materials received have been distributed to the frontlines of epidemic prevention such as hospitals and communities, and the received donated funds have also been used to purchase the materials that are currently in short supply.

  • Sanan Optoelectronics: factories are concentrated in Xiamen and Quanzhou; Ezhou factory is under construction

It is understood that Sanan Optoelectronics is mainly engaged in the development and application of compound semiconductor materials, with epitaxial wafers and chips related to new semiconductor materials such as gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, silicon carbide, indium phosphide, aluminum nitride, and sapphire as the core. main job. Sanan Optoelectronics’ factories are mainly concentrated in Xiamen and Quanzhou, while the Ezhou factory in Hubei Province is under construction. Therefore, the impact of the pneumonia epidemic is not great.

  • Wuhan Fangu: Has corresponding material inventory reserves, not affected by the 2019-nCoV

On February 3, the company stated that the current pneumonia epidemic had little effect on the company’s production and operations. It is understood that, based on the practice of previous years, Wuhan Fangu has made corresponding material inventory reserves for production delivery during and after the Spring Festival; during the Spring Festival, a small number of employees of the company worked overtime to respond to urgent orders. As of now, in terms of domestic cargo logistics and transportation, highway channels are unblocked, so it is not affected by the epidemic.

  • SMIC: Normal production and operation;zero infection of employees

According to SMIC, as an integrated circuit manufacturing company, SMIC needs to ensure that factory production runs normally 365 days and 24 hours a year to meet customers’ product foundry needs. More than 10,000 employees are SMIC’s most valuable asset, and their health is a top priority for the company.
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Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the company’s management has attached great importance to it. Before the holiday, a special working group was quickly established to organize the epidemic prevention and control work, to guide all employees to conduct effective self-prevention during the holidays and to establish smooth and perfect contacts with local governments and epidemic prevention agencies Mechanism, and actively implement the guidance and supervision of epidemic prevention work by governments at all levels. During the Spring Festival, with the further development of the epidemic, the company strictly complied with the guidance and requirements of the State Council and the government of each plant area, arranged for employees to postpone the return of work, and encouraged the implementation of a remote office. At the same time, necessary safety measures are taken in various factories and employee living parks, and personnel temperature testing, office area disinfection, visitor control, and catering health management are strictly performed. Organizations at all levels grasp the return situation and physical condition of employees in real-time, open a human resources hotline to answer employees’ questions and make adequate preparations for the return to work. SMIC has worked hard to overcome many difficulties, and with a lot of solid and meticulous epidemic prevention and control work, it has ensured the normal operation of the company and its supply chain at present, and production lines in various regions continue to carry out production operations as planned. As of now, there have been no cases of infection of the novel coronavirus among employees.

  • Yangtze River Storage: Flash memory production is in an orderly manner, and employee health is number one

According to statistics, more than 60 domestic listed companies are located in Wuhan. In terms of domestic semiconductors, Changjiang Storage is also headquartered in Wuhan. What is the current situation of domestic flash memory production?

Yangtze River Storage said that the company’s flash memory production is currently in an orderly manner, and the company will first consider employee health as the priority.

Yangtze River Storage stated that it always adheres to the principle of “people safety first”, strictly protects the safety of employees following government regulations, delays the return time of foreign employees, and encourages remote work if conditions permit, and promotes epidemic prevention awareness for employees on the job. Distributing masks, temperature detection, strengthening disinfection, moving line isolation, etc.

In terms of raw material supply and logistics, Yangtze River Storage is currently actively coordinating to ensure the normal operation of the production line. At present, the production and operation of the Yangtze River storage are in a normal and orderly manner. The long-term storage in the factory area and the employees of the manufacturer have no infection cases of the new coronavirus(2019-nCoV), and partition isolation control measures are adopted to avoid the introduction of external viruses.

  • CanSemi Technology: The main production lines proceed normally and orderly, and there is no case of infection among the employees of the manufacturer

Han Ruijin, Chief Operating Officer of CanSemi Technology, said: “At present, CanSemi Technology’s production line is proceeding normally and orderly. There is no case of 2019-nCoV infection of CanSemi employees and manufacturers’ employees who have stayed or returned. CanSemi Park and production lines have adopted scientific and efficient control measures. To avoid the entry of outside viruses, CanSemi must be realistic and realistic and face the reality to ensure that production is safe and that the epidemic situation can be counteracted and ensured. “

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According to its official news, at the time of the pneumonia epidemic, CanSemi quickly established a leading group for prevention and control, launched a 24-hour information communication mechanism, and launched a “one report per day”. The management paid close attention to the working and living conditions of all employees; In all gates of CanSemi Park, standardize entry procedures for temperature detection, full disinfection and 100% wearing of protective masks for all personnel entering the factory, paste plastic films on all elevator button keyboards in the park, and disinfect and replace the films daily. And the office area, factories, canteens, dormitories, etc. are subjected to a 360-degree non-dead corner and blind-spot spray disinfection treatment. At the same time, CanSemi actively promotes and encourages remote work without affecting work and home conditions.

Guangzhou CanSemi Technology Inc. was established in December 2017 and is located in the Guangzhou Knowledge City in the China Development Zone in Guangzhou. CanSemi Technology is the first 12-inch chip manufacturing company in China with a virtual IDM as its operating strategy. It owns the first 12-inch chip production line in Guangzhou. It is also the only 12-inch chip production currently in mass production in Guangdong Province, Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau Bay Area. platform.

  • TSMC: Current operations are not affected by the pneumonia epidemic

TSMC said that after learning about the occurrence of pneumonia epidemic caused by Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan in early January, it held an inter-departmental epidemic prevention working group meeting. The Taiwan plant focused on prevention, reminding and monitoring, and took more proactive measures at the mainland plant, including daily monitoring of visitors’ body temperature. And strengthen environmental disinfection.
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Also, employees of TSMC traveling to the mainland need to receive travel epidemic prevention kits, including masks, disinfection supplies, and health education forms. Those who have entered the mainland after January 15 need to wear masks to return to Taiwan and enter the factory area.

TSMC stated that on January 30, the Taiwan plant was fully started, but there was no interruption in production at the plant, and shifts were still performed as usual. The Nanjing plant also had four shifts and two rounds. To cope with the measures of the local government to postpone the construction, the Nanjing plant was fully resumed on February 3, and the Shanghai plant was fully resumed on February 10, but this did not affect production.

Gao Menghua, TSMC’s acting spokesperson and manager of the Public Relations Department, said that it has not yet achieved the same level as during the SARS peak period, but will also discuss in a working meeting. When the epidemic situation reaches a certain level, it may be possible to implement full-face masks.

Previously, during the SARS outbreak in 2003, TSMC took early precautionary measures to prevent epidemics, including self-isolation for 14 days after returning from the epidemic area; the company provided full masks, and all employees wore masks to work.

  • Corning: There are multiple factories in China to distribute supply pressure

The company’s glass substrate project was put into production in 2019. Corning already has three factories in Beijing, Chongqing, and Hefei in China and its downstream impact should be limited to Hubei’s internal panel factory.

  • Wuhan Hongxin: The stage of the machine entering the factory will not affect the subsequent shipment

Wuhan Hongxin said that the factory is in the stage of waiting for the machine to enter the factory, and there is no shipping problem at present. However, whether the epidemic will affect the arrival of equipment and further affect the research and development and production process requires further observation. It is expected that during Q1-Q2 of 2020, Wuhan Hongxin machine equipment will enter the peak period. The equipment that has already entered the factory is mainly lithography machines, and other equipment will be in place after March.

  • Taijing Technology: Emergency construction started on January 31, and the goods were delivered to the “frontline” of the epidemic area on the same day

Tai Jing Technology announced the urgent start of its subsidiary Tai Jing Crystal. On the afternoon of January 31, Taijing Technology received an urgent order for epidemic prevention and control supplies from an important medical device company and immediately reported the situation to Suizhou Public Security Bureau. After obtaining the permission of the relevant unit, Taijing Crystal disinfected the inside and outside of the plant and took necessary protective measures. It started urgently and completed the work of source allocation, capacity adjustment, warehouse delivery, and delivery within 3 hours. In the afternoon of the same day, All goods were loaded at 5 o’clock and delivered on time at 21 o’clock that night. Tai Jing Technology said that the Division will actively respond to and maintain production during the special period when the epidemic is raging.

  • CMMT: The supply and demand of polarizers were tight.

CMMTThe pneumonia epidemic caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan has spread, and some regions have postponed construction, which has impacted the tight supply of panels and polarizers. Taiwan ’s polarizer factory BenQ Materials and Chengmei Materials(CMMT) are expected to benefit. Each factory will give priority to supplying high-end products and in early trading, bullishness encouraged stock prices to resist the decline. Since then, CMMT has once again hit the daily limit. The legal person pointed out that the polarizing plate is the key material of the panel. China accounts for nearly 40% of the global production capacity. Due to the impact of the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan, some manufacturers have postponed construction and transportation control policies and tight supply. Capacity, giving priority to high-end products. Last year, polarizers were released by factories in mainland China, and the tightness situation eased in the second half of the year. However, as the epidemic in Wuhan heated up, the supply chain was tightened again. According to the Ming substrate, the development of Chinese production capacity did affect the price of polarizers, but this year, driven by the Olympics and 5G, Including large-sized TVs, folding mobile phones, and sports watches are expected to continue to grow, increasing demand. Compared with the BenQ materials, Chengmei Materials has a larger production capacity. Last year, due to the dispute over the management rights, the operation remained low. However, as the dispute over the management rights ended, the subsidiary’s capital increase was completed, and the Bank Bond Association was expected to complete this year. Operations are getting better.

Part 03: “Financial Times” commentator article: The impact of the pneumonia epidemic caused by 2019-nCoV on China’s economy and finance is temporary


First, the impact of the pneumonia epidemic on China’s economy is short-lived and limited.
Its impact is mainly in the first quarter, and the first quarter was originally the Chinese Lunar New Year, and the economic growth accounted for a small proportion of the year. Many international organizations also believe that the epidemic will not change the fundamentals and long-term positive trends of China’s economic growth.

Second, the WHO and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) also strongly believe in China’s ability to respond to the pneumonia epidemic.
From our perspective, China’s ability to respond comes from the ability of the people’s organization and mobilization. This is China’s institutional advantage, and it is also beyond doubt.

Third, in particular, the World Health Organization has not declared China or Wuhan as an “endemic area” and even called on countries not to take measures such as travel restrictions and trade restrictions involving China.
This fully shows that this Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) outbreak is not as claimed by some countries, and it has often taken restrictive or even discriminatory measures against China. Facts have shown that the death rate from this outbreak is 2.1%, which is even lower than the 2018-2019 influenza death rate in the United States.

Fourthly, from the perspective of the production of medical articles, China has unparalleled advantages in the manufacturing industry.
In particular, China’s industrial chain is very complete. The supply and supply of medical articles and means of living rely mainly on its production recovery rather than imports or other countries’ assistance.

Fifth, the previous economic and financial data have shown that the positive factors in China’s economic development are still increasing, and the inherent toughness of the economy has increased, all of which have formed long-term support for the stability of the economy and the stable operation of financial markets.
These long-term positive factors will never be reversed by a temporary epidemic. We also noticed that the amount of foreign capital flowing into the stock market in 2020/2/3 exceeded 10 billion yuan, and the inflow was relatively large, which also reflected from the side that international financial markets and investors are optimistic about China.

The above analysis also fully shows that China’s strong response measures will eventually overcome the pneumonia epidemic, and China’s economy will also emerge from the haze and stabilize.

Therefore, the Chinese feel grief for their compatriots who have lost their lives, but there is no reason to be pessimistic about the future of the Chinese economy. The Chinese can rely on themselves to overcome difficulties and epidemic situations. In the most difficult times in the past, we all came through “self-reliance and hard work”, and today we have no reason to worry, we can’t stand it. Those who are down the rocks and restrict Chinese travel, and those who want to watch Chinese jokes, they not only lose the support of justice, they are despised by the entire Chinese people, and they will certainly be despised by the entire human race. Frustrated.

Today, despite many uncertainties every day in the world, we firmly believe that the Chinese people’s victory over the pneumonia epidemic caused by Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) is the most certain thing! We firmly believe that in the long run, the operation of the market is rational after all, and the market performance will be better. thank you.

Part of this article is taken from CINNO Research, Reuters and Financial Times