Severe Floods Impact Malaysian Manufacturing
Heavy rains have swept across much of Malaysia causing severe flash floods and displacing thousands. With more than 30 districts across the country being impacted by the flooding, the Malaysian Disaster Management Agency has reported the displacement of over 100,000 people.
Malaysia is considered a critical part of the global electronics supply chain and serves as hub for semiconductor packaging, making up a tenth of the sector’s global trade. These floods are likely to compound the existing supply chain bottlenecks already impacting the industry.
We have put together a list of businesses reporting damage and disruptions below:
Malaysia Flood Damages
|BE Semiconductor||Production halted at main production facility in Shah Alam. Final assembly of approximately 60 die-attach systems was halted temporarily.|
|Panasonic||Production halted at Kuala Lumpur Factory|
|Daihatsu||Operations suspended at two Perodua plants.|
|Nihon Dempa Kogyo||Suspension of production at “Asian NDK Crystal SDN” and “NDK Quartz Malaysia SDN” factories.|
|Misumi Malaysia||Potential delays to shipments|
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During the past year, there has been no shortage of natural disasters ranging from hurricanes, tornadoes & typhoons, to floods & earthquakes. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict these kinds of events, however, through Silicon Expert’s Supply Chain Module, you can be alerted to parts that could be impacted by this event and others.
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