In the recent developments on the trade spat going on between the US and China, a 25% import tariff may be levied on notebooks made in China. MSI is preparing itself by shifting its production back to Taiwan.
MSI notebook production in Taiwan is now increased to 25,000 units up from 1,000 units. The president SC Chiang claims that “the company has sufficient inventory in the US to last for 2.5 – 3 months.” This duration should give MSI enough time to re-evaluate its production scenario to be in accordance with and meet the minimum 10% annual growth this year. Along with its notebook line, MSI’s local facilities are also manufacturing the complete range of graphics cards that are to be shipped in the US.
Meanwhile, at Computex 2019, MSI is showing off its new lineup of notebooks and motherboards, with its spotlight GT76 Titan running the desktop i9 9900K at 5GHz OC.