Aug 2021

Malaysia Chip Shortage Shifts Production to China

With new infections still on the rise, the Malaysian government has ordered many businesses and factories to shut down, affecting production in a wide range of sectors, especially the packing and testing of chips and passive component manufacturing.

Dozens of semiconductor companies have facilities in Malaysia, including international giants such as Intel, Infineon Technologies and STMicroelectronics. Malaysia accounts for 13% of the global sealing and testing market, and it is the world’s 7th largest semiconductor exporter, according to media reports.