According to media reports, Texas Instruments expects third-quarter revenue to exceed analysts’ expectations, indicating that it is seeing increased orders from customers trying to cushion themselves against any coronavirus-related supply disruptions.

As the first major manufacturer in the United States to report earnings, TI executives said that the exceeding expectations were mainly due to greater-than-anticipated inventory purchasing by its clients.

The report said that the COVID-19 disease has shut down factories and transportation facilities around the world, putting unprecedented pressure on the global supply chain, which only provides components to electronics manufacturers when needed. Chip consumers now want to have inventory to prevent future interruptions and ensure that they can keep the manufacturing industry running.

In addition, Texas Instruments said it will keep production running and build its own inventory to ensure that it can meet demand.