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Western Media: Malaysia Epidemic May Exacerbate Chip Crisis

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  Original Title: Western Media: Malaysia Epidemic May Exacerbate Chip Crisis
 

  Reference News Network reported on August 26. According to the Spanish "Economist" website reported on August 24, the number of new crown cases in Malaysia is increasing, which may exacerbate the shortage of semiconductors and other parts that have plagued automakers for months. problem. Major suppliers such as Infineon Technologies of Germany, NXP Semiconductors of the Netherlands and STMicroelectronics of France are all operating in the country.
 

Western Media: Malaysia Epidemic May Exacerbate Chip Crisis
 

  Western media: Malaysia's epidemic may exacerbate the chip crisis
 

  reported that historically, this Southeast Asian country is less important to the supply chain than South Korea or Japan. But in recent years, Malaysia has become a major chip packaging and testing center.
 

  At present, the number of new crown infection cases in the country has soared, which is jeopardizing the plan to lift the blockade and restore full production capacity. The country’s reported 7-day average daily increase in confirmed cases has exceeded 20,000, and the number was slightly higher than 5,000 at the end of June.
 

  It is reported that the Ford Motor Company of the United States said last week that it would temporarily stop the production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at a US plant due to the “semiconductor-related component shortage caused by the new crown epidemic in Malaysia”.
 

  Malaysian authorities are taking swift action to deal with the outbreak and have granted some manufacturers exemptions from the blockade policy to keep the economy running normally.
 

  But the report pointed out that if more than three employees are infected with the new crown virus, the factory must be completely closed for two weeks. The delta variant is showing particularly strong contagion and is difficult to stop.
 

  Reference News Network reported on August 26. According to the Spanish "Economist" website reported on August 24, the number of new crown cases in Malaysia is increasing, which may exacerbate the shortage of semiconductors and other parts that have plagued automakers for months. problem. Major suppliers such as Infineon Technologies of Germany, NXP Semiconductors of the Netherlands and STMicroelectronics of France are all operating in the country.
 

  reported that historically, this Southeast Asian country is less important to the supply chain than South Korea or Japan. But in recent years, Malaysia has become a major chip packaging and testing center.
 

  At present, the number of new crown infection cases in the country has soared, which is jeopardizing the plan to lift the blockade and restore full production capacity. The country’s reported 7-day average daily increase in confirmed cases has exceeded 20,000, and the number was slightly higher than 5,000 at the end of June.
 

  It is reported that the Ford Motor Company of the United States said last week that it would temporarily stop the production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at a US plant due to the “semiconductor-related component shortage caused by the new crown epidemic in Malaysia”.
 

  Malaysian authorities are taking swift action to deal with the outbreak and have granted exemptions from the blockade policy to certain manufacturers to keep the economy running normally.
 

  But reports pointed out that if more than three employees are infected with the new crown virus, the factory must be completely closed for two weeks. The delta variant is showing particularly strong contagion and is difficult to stop.
 

  This situation may exacerbate the semiconductor shortage that is already at a crisis level. According to the Susquehanna Financial Group's survey, chip delivery time, that is, the time difference between semiconductor ordering and receiving, increased by more than 8 days in July compared with the previous month, reaching 20.2 weeks. The June figure is already the longest waiting time for the company since it started tracking data in 2017.
 

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