No end in sight to semiconductor chip shortage - surging COVID-19 in Malaysia to weigh on production
A piece in the Asian press on how the acceleration of infections in Malaysia will likely further curtail semi availability.
- Malaysia a major centre for chip testing and packaging, with Infineon Technologies AG, NXP Semiconductors NV and STMicroelectronics NV among the key suppliers operating plants there.
- infections ... jeopardising plans to lift lockdowns and restore full production capacity
- Ford Motor Co said last week it would temporarily suspend production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at one United States plant because of "a semiconductor-related part shortage as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia".
Link here for more. The piece notes Malaysia is not the centre of technology supply chains that Taiwan, South Korea or Japan but there is still to be an impact.