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Taiwan tech tracker

Taiwan tech sector falls in August ahead of new iPhone launch

Sales dip as customers think twice about building up inventory amid trade war

New iPhones and other Apple products are expected to boost sales for Taiwan tech suppliers.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Major Taiwanese tech companies saw their combined August revenue drop on the year ahead of the new iPhone launch as a slowing global economy and trade war uncertainties clouded the outlook ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

Each month the Nikkei Asian Review tracks the revenue performance of 19 Taiwanese tech suppliers as a barometer of global electronics demand. The clients of these companies range from hardware titans including Apple, Huawei Technologies, HP and Dell, to internet giants such as Amazon and Google. Telecom gear makers Ericsson and Nokia, electric vehicle maker Tesla also do business with many of these Taiwanese suppliers. Key findings for the month are presented below in an easy-to-digest, graphics-led format.

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