Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the seventh largest automotive manufacturing hub worldwide, produced a total of 3.5 million vehicles in 2021, exceeding the volume of 2.85 million units in 2020.
Japanese automakers make their way into Southeast Asia at their own pace. Toyota with abundant corporate resources started out by building multiple assembly lines in several countries across the region while gradually undertaking localized components production and exports business.
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role to industrial and national development is clear amid the country's trade war with the US. This Digitimes Research Special Report reviews the results of China's efforts to build its semiconductor ecosystem during the 13th 5-year Plan (2015-2020), and looks at the plans set out in its 14th 5-year Plan (2021-2025) to raise China's IC self-sufficiency.