Malaysia cashing in on chips as Covid-19 drives global shortage

Firms like Unisem have incorporated safety protocols above and beyond that required by Malaysian authorities as they try to prevent closures due to Covid-19. ST PHOTO: SHANNON TEOH
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BAYAN LEPAS (PENANG) - UWC Berhad was among the handful of companies in essential sectors allowed to stay open when Malaysia imposed Covid-19 curbs in March last year.

The firm put in place all the necessary standard operating procedures (SOP) to keep its plant goingbut the test equipment maker for electronics and medical technology hit a unique production hurdle.

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