With the incorporation of Mexico in the development plan for the US semiconductor industry, companies specializing in the production, export, and financing of technology in the country have shown interest in the project.
Panduit analyzed the conditions of the Mexican industry to join the plan and the high possibilities for Mexico to produce semiconductors and export to different countries, as long as it has the necessary infrastructure, specialized personnel, and optimized logistics to make shipments. international.
According to data released in the latest report from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the global semiconductor market is expected to increase by 13.9% by 2022, generating around 633,000 million dollars in profits. Among the regions that will contribute the most to this market is Asia Pacific, with 10.5% growth expected for this year, America with 23.5%, Europe with 14%, and Japan with 14.2%.
Marco Damian, Panduit account manager for Mexico, pointed out that semiconductors are essential for the development of the technology market and are undoubtedly the pillar for digital transformation and technological development. It should be noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is based on the idea of having several objects connected to the network, for which it is necessary to use semiconductors that perform different functions with different levels of complexity.
According to the Panduit expert, one of the reasons why the IoT has developed is that semiconductors are constantly evolving, performing more and more functions, and having more processing and storage capacity. This has allowed them to store information and carry out increasingly complex computing actions, fostering the technological development of different industries and business sectors.
The level of integration that a semiconductor can have is important in determining the viability of its production. The complexity of production will depend on its use, since one used for a sensor is not the same as one used to connect multiple devices to a network.
“Currently, companies that have the capacity to manufacture different types of semiconductors are limited by the existing number of highly complex semiconductors (those that perform multiple functions), since the higher their level of integration, the greater the investment in their manufacturing,”
Regarding logistics, the network manufacturer points out that the country is prepared to export and that it has a strategic advantage due to its geographical position, since it allows it to carry out operations with neighboring countries to the north; while, thanks to its 102 ports, it can connect with more than 145 countries, including the great commercial powers such as China, the United States, and Latin America.
He assured that the outlook is encouraging for the development of this market, as there is neither the necessary technology nor the training required to support the semiconductor manufacturing process in Mexico.
“If an investment is made in this sector, we could see results in at least two or three years, since there is no industry that has the capacities and the level of specialization necessary for the production of semiconductors. In this sense, companies must see this investment in the future and start making them from this moment, because the technological development is on their shoulders”.
The development of technology in this sector has allowed the incorporation of automation systems in favor of manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain operations of companies. Most of the elements of this chain are connected to the network through devices that include semiconductors as main components, hosting technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), which allow communication between devices to make their operation more efficient, in addition to the collection and processing of data in real-time; which help to avoid shortages and optimize the market.