Overview

Background

The Philippine electronics industry began in the mid-seventies when industrialized nations relocated their production of facilities to third world countries in order to control the increasing cost of production. Other factors include the country’s geographical location and attractive government incentives.

The conditions that encouraged foreign electronics companies to turn the Philippines have remained and have been further enhanced by the country’s political transition to popular democracy in 1986. Since then, the industry has grown rapidly and overtook agriculture as the leading export earning industry in 1996.

Industry Coverage The Philippine Electronics Industry covers the following sub-sectors:
  • Semiconductors/Components and Devices
    • Pentium III
    • DSPs
    • Integrated Circuits
    • Transistors
    • Diodes
    • Resistors
    • Coils
    • Capacitors
    • Transformers
    • Lead Frames
    • PCB
  • Electronic Data Processing Equipment
    • computers
    • peripheral storage
    • input/output devices such as laptops, desktop PCs, printers, computer monitors, drives: hard disk, optical, ZIP, CD-ROM
  • Office Equipment
    • photocopiers
    • fax machines
    • electronic calculators
  • Telecommunication Equipment
    • telephone sets
    • modems
    • copper communication cables
    • fiber optic cables
  • Communications and Radar
    • cellular phones
    • pagers
    • closed-circuit television (CCTV)
    • CB transceivers
    • radar detectors
    • marine and land mobile radios
  • Control and Instrumentation
    • test and measuring instruments such as:
      • oscilloscopes
      • signal generators
      • ammeters
      • voltmeters
      • ohmmeters
      • cross-talk meters
  • Medical and Industrial
    • X-ray and other medical instrumentations
    • railway signaling
    • security and fire alarms
  • Automotive Electronics
    • car stereos
    • anti-skid brake systems (ABS)
    • car body electronics
  • Consumer Electronics
    • TV sets
    • VCD players
    • electronic games
    • radio cassette players and karaoke machines