Vietnam FPT produces country’s first semiconductor chips

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Vietnam FPT produces country’s first semiconductor chips
Vietnam FPT produces country’s first semiconductor chips

In recent years, global semiconductor makers have been betting on the Southeast Asian country, already a major regional manufacturing hub, as an alternative production destination to China

First line of semiconductor chips used in medical devices have been launched by FPT Semiconductor a unit of Vietnam’s leading tech company FPT on Wednesday, part of the company’s efforts to enter the competitive global industry.

The company said in a statement it aims to supply 25 million chips globally by 2023 and is eyeing Japan, Taiwan, China and the United States as key markets for the chips that are used in everything from consumer electronics to aerospace and have been in high demand due to supply chain disruptions since the pandemic.

In recent years, global semiconductor makers have been betting on the Southeast Asian country, already a major regional manufacturing hub, as an alternative production destination to China.

Earlier this year, Samsung said it will begin making semiconductor parts in Vietnam in July, 2023 after injecting $920 million into its plant in Northern Province of Thai Nguyen. In 2021, Intel increased its Vietnam chip investment by nearly 50 per cent.

By 2025, Vietnam’s total chip production has the potential to grow into a $1.65 billion industry.

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