S-E Asia chipmakers call for push to take on global rivals

The region accounts for over $255b a year in electronics exports from its biggest economies

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Chipmakers in South-east Asia are renewing calls for a concerted push to enable regional firms to compete more effectively with global rivals that are already benefiting from government help.

Big customers such as car companies and mobile device makers are eager to shrink supply chains and avoid delays that have amounted to hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue in some industries.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2022, with the headline S-E Asia chipmakers call for push to take on global rivals. Subscribe