06 Aug 2021 -
 General

Further Philippines lockdown may hinder MLCC supplies, reports TrendForce

After Malaysia extended its MCO (movement control order) 3.0, the Filipino government also announced the implementation of ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) measures in Metro Manila until August 20 in response to the Delta variant’s rapid spread in Southeast Asia that began in July, reports TrendForce.

Japanese MLCC supplier Murata operates a manufacturing facility in Tanauan City, primarily for large-sized automotive MLCC. Samsung likewise operates an MLCC manufacturing facility in the Philippines, albeit in Calamba City.

TrendForce’s findings indicate that the aforementioned facilities are located approximately 67km south of Manila and therefore do not fall under the ECQ order as yet. The two facilities are operating and shipping as normal. However, should the emergency implementation of ECQ in Metro Manila fail to contain the Delta variant, the pandemic would likely to make its way south, in turn affecting the two facilities. Both Murata and Samsung are on high alert against such an eventuality.

On the other hand, given that Malaysia has yet to recover from the ongoing pandemic and lift its MCO 3.0 restrictions, Taiyo Yuden’s Malaysia-based MLCC manufacturing facility is operating at 80-85% capacity. The resultant shortfall of high-end MLCC supply will likely make it difficult for ODMs to procure sufficient high-end MLCC in 3Q21.

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