Mexican manufacturing in capacity to boost supply of semiconductors
T21 | September 27, 2022 |

The semiconductor industry is highly relevant in the global value chain, due to its importance for the manufacture of a large part of the electronics used in people's daily lives. During the pandemic, the great demand could not cover the supply of these components, causing shortages and disruptions in the supply chains of many industries.

Mexico is a country with a strong manufacturing industry that has the capacity to boost the semiconductor supply chain, as stated by Luis Manuel Hernández, president of the National Council of the Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry (Index). He added that the manufacturing industry in Mexico represents 62% of exports and generates around 11 million jobs in the country.

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The United States is one of the leading countries in the manufacture of semiconductors, however, most of the consumption of these components comes from Asia, specifically from Taiwan, so this represents an opportunity for Mexico to be able to regionalize this chain in North America.

A few days ago, the governments of the United States and Mexico held the High-Level Economic Dialogue (DEAN), in which they highlighted, among other objectives, promoting and strengthening the semiconductor supply chain.

“We have the vocation, in Mexicali they have one of the most representative companies worldwide in the handling of chips, we have the infrastructure, but we do not have the capacity to receive the companies, right now this issue requires three elements: vocations, energy and water," Hernandez said.

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In this sense, he emphasized that we have to work together to find out what resources can be used from the United States to strengthen these semiconductor chains, and with this try to see ourselves as a region, not just as three countries, to strengthen the economies of the three partners of the T-MEC. However, at present the logistics and value chain issues are "subsisting", that is, that, although they try to comply with the product, they are not making an investment in the future.

He also pointed out that work was done to strengthen customs, energy issues, especially the bottlenecks in the north of the country, in addition to an important issue that is the carbon footprint.

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