Electrical & Electronics

The electrical & electronics (E&E) industry is the leading sector in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector, contributing significantly to the country.

in 2013

  • Exports
  • Employment

in 2014

  • Exports
  • Employment

Source: MIDA

The E&E industry in Johor is one of the biggest in the country, with a strong base in audio/visual products. While the strong presence of MNCs and supporting public and private institutions have spurred E&E activities, Johor remains as a backyard production and assembly site for the region, including Singapore. At present, most of the key E&E activities are caught at the lower rung of the value chain, centred on general assembly and low-end production. As such, the state government is determined to transform the E&E sector to be more technology and knowledge intensive. Such transformation will be multidirectional: horizontal movement from electrical components to electronics; and vertical movement from general assembly to design development, R&D and innovation.

Figure: E&E Investment Opportunities in Johor

Priority Sub-sectors Investment Opportunities
  • Advanced E&E
  • Renewable Energy
  • Automotive and rail
  • Aerospace
  • Security and defence
  • Medical devices
  • Photonics
  • Automation
  • Miniaturisation
  • Digitisation
  • Nano-technology
  • Micro-electronics
  • Power electronics
  • Advanced materials
  • Wireless commuter radio
  • frequency identification