Editor’s note: Offshore manufacturing will remain part of the electronics industry’s strategy even as on- and near-shoring efforts increase. Market proximity matters. The Asia-Pacific region spent $400 billion on consumer electronics alone in 2020.

Malaysia has been utilized for outsourced manufacturing of goods for the world, be they low or high tech, for decades. Major brands moved their manufacturing to one of the so called “Asian Tigers” in the 1970s and 80s and Malaysia remains a competitive location.

While Malaysia has been steadily growing its manufacturing industry and its skill base the world has been chasing low-cost labor and increasing its supply chain dependency on China.

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Published: June 15, 2022

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