Hi everyone, this is Lauly writing from the heat of Taipei. I'm sending this week's #techAsia from a traditional breakfast restaurant without air conditioning. It's across the street from one of iPhone assembler Foxconn's plants in New Taipei City, where I just attended an Apple component supplier's annual general meeting.
The AGM season has been a great chance to take the rising temperature of Taiwan's hundreds of tech suppliers as they grapple with world economic turmoil. My colleague Cheng Ting-Fang and I have attended dozens of such gatherings over the past month and we kept hearing one big fear: global economic slowdown stoked by inflation, Chinese COVID lockdowns and their aftermath, and war in Ukraine.