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Mar 31, 2020
SEA countries

Recent news which has affected the electronic component supply-chain as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic is being reported in EETimes Asia here including:

  • Philippines: Multi-layer ceramic capacitor supply. As a result of “capping” (community segregation) in Manila for 30 days from 14th March, MLCC capacity is reduced. Murata, Samsung Electronics and Taiyo Yuden have factories in the Philippines. Murata and Samsung Electronics have 15% and 40% of their MLCC production capacity in the Philippines. All sea, land and air transportation to and from Manila has been suspended.
  • Malaysia: Resistors stop production for 14 days: Huaxin Technology and Wang Quan (a subsidiary of Qilixin) have a large percentage of their production capacity in Malaysia. In addition to resistors, Japan’s Murata produces inductors and MLCCs; Nichicon and Nippon Chemicon manufacture aluminum electrolytic capacitors; and Panasonic produces solid-state capacitors in Malaysia .
  • Malaysia: Semiconductors Intel, Infineon, ASE, ST have factories here. In addition, three Chinese semiconductor manufacturers, Suzhou Gujing, Tongfu Microelectronics and Huatian Technology announced their acquisition of a packaging and testing plant in Malaysia.
  • India: Smartphone supply and demand China’s major mobile phone brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi, OV, and South Korea’s Samsung have set up factories or sales centers in India. India’s closure will affect the supply of electronic products.

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