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

Semiconductor firms working hard to meet demand, with Penang set to benefit

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UWC 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 to keep its plant going, but the test equipment maker for electronics and medical technology hit a unique production hurdle.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2021, with the headline Malaysia cashing in on chips as Covid-19 drives global shortage. Subscribe