Apple suppliers Foxconn, Unimicron cut output amid COVID curbs in China

Apple suppliers Foxconn and Unimicron Technology said they have suspended operations in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, after the tech hub imposed strict measures to stem a COVID-19 outbreak.
Apple iphone 12 5G smartphone in SingaporeShenzhen is carrying out mass testing after dozens of new local cases were recorded in the southern city. Officials have suspended public transport and urged people to work at home this week as much as possible.

Foxconn said its Shenzen operations would be suspended until further notice, adding it would deploy backup plants to reduce the disruption to production.

Foxconn and its subsidiaries’ operations in Shenzhen would be suspended for the first half of the week, Reuters news report said.

Chip substrate and printed circuit board maker Unimicron Technology also supplies to Intel, and flexible printed circuit board maker Sunflex Technology. Sunflex said its plant would be closed until Sunday.

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