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Bloomberg: Supply constraints are driving inflation

Prices are rising all over the world at a pace that hasn’t been seen in decades, and central banks have responded by lifting rates, writes Bloomberg. And according to a Federal Bank analysis, supply factors account for more than half of the current level of inflation,...

Counterfeit components thrive in time of shortened obsolescence

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Hyundai to manufacture their own automotive chips

"Take back control!" A message often used by politicians is now being heeded by Hyundai, who recently announced they will be manufacturing their own chips to secure the own supply chain as it moves into the electric vehicle industry. EVs require an estimated 500 to...

APAC electronics industry continues to expand amid price pressures

Aug 4, 2022

Expansion in the Asian electronics sector is continuing, albeit growth momentum has gradually moderated during the first half of 2022, with new orders having slowed, according to the latest S&P Global Electronics PMI survey.

The global electronics industry has shown positive expansion since mid-2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic has driven strong demand for consumer electronics for remote working and home entertainment. However, the pace of expansion has shown some moderation in the first half of 2022.

South Korea’s exports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods grew by 18.9 percent year-on-year (y/) to USD 123 billion in the first six months of 2022. Taiwan’s exports of electronics products rose by 15% y/y in June.

Southeast Asian economies also recorded strong growth in electronics exports. In Malaysia, exports of electrical and electronics products rose by 32% y/y during the first six months of 2022, helped by strong demand from the US. Vietnam also recorded buoyant electronics exports, with exports of phones and components rising by 16.4% y/y in the first six months of 2022, reaching a total of USD 29.2 billion.

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