Disconnected ICT Supply Chains
New Power Plays Unfolding
  • Supply chains unexpectedly disrupted by COVID-19
  • 5G, automotive electronics were expecting a fruitful year in 2020.
  • But COVID-19 is now devastating the global economy. How will the industries cope with it?
  • China is the world’s factory and biggest market.
  • Can it return to the good old days after the pandemic?
  • Taiwan is getting a lot of attention during the pandemic.
  • Located along the first island chain, how will Taiwan react?
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COVID-19 has decimated the global economy. 2020 is set to a be turning point for global supply chains.

Compared to 2003 when SARS hit, China now sees US$4 trillion more in private spending, accounting for 5% of the global total. China’s status now is way different than in the past. How can Taiwan play the role of a friendly partner and benefit from it?

Best-selling author Colley Hwang offers an insightful analysis on post-pandemic industrial scenarios.

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Former ROC premier
Mao Chi-kuo
COVID-19 has made it hard for people to return to their previous ways of living. This is a matter of life and death. Colley Hwang never disappoints his readers. His latest work, Disconnected Supply Chains: New Power Plays Unfolding, is a timely response to the latest developments. This book depicts three possible scenarios of China’s policy directions in the post-pandemic era.
Foxconn Group chairman
Liu Young-Way
Colley Hwang’s Disconnected Supply Chains pinpoints all the challenges and crises the world faces, offering directions for the IT industry. The book crisscrosses IT industry developments and Asia-Pacific supply chain competitions, providing a systematic look at what actions the global IT industry and supply chain must take in response. This book is a must-read for every CEO in the IT industry.
About the author
Colley Hwang

Colley Hwang is an ICT industry analyst with 35 years of experience under his belt. As founder and president of DIGITIMES, Hwang has witnessed over the years changes of the ICT world – from the PC era to the age of mobile communication and IoT. He has written several insightful books about the trends and developments of the ICT industry, including the highly-acclaimed Asian Edge: On the Frontline of the ICT World published in 2019.

Hwang, who had led Taiwan's Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) before founding DIGITIMES, has been a popular speaker among Taiwan's universities and companies seeking to better understand the ICT world. He has given lectures and speeches at many top ICT firms including Microsoft, TSMC, Foxconn, AUO, UMC, Acer, Lenovo, Samsung, Huawei, BOE, Applied Materials, Synopsys, Rohm and Epson.

Hwang has served as adviser to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Taipei City government, the Yilan County government, and the Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation. He has also served on the boards of directors at several enterprises and organizations including WPG Holdings and TAITRA. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Monte Jade Science & Technology Association of Taiwan.

DIGITIMES publishes timely and comprehensive news reports about the world’s IT industry. It also offers consulting and research services. Its English and Chinese websites are an authoritative source of information about the supply chains in Taiwan and Asia-Pacific. As a multi-service platform, DIGITIMES serves thousands of paid members and organizes more than 130 off-line professional seminars a year.

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