Work-from-home surge triggers demand for laptops, network goods

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With more employees working from home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, demand is surging for laptops and network peripherals as well as components along the supply chain such as chips, as companies rush to build virtual offices.

Many firms have withdrawn earnings forecasts, anticipating a drop in consumer demand and economic slump, but the performance at electronics retailers and chipmakers is hinting at benefits from the shift in work culture.

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