TIC of Nuevo León would grow more than 6% in 2022

Monterrey, NL. Because the economic recovery in the entity is occurring through outsourced services, the Information and Communication Technologies industry (TIC), estimates to close the year with 6% growth and he expects that growth will accelerate further in 2022, Ángeles Vela, director of the Nuevo León Information and Communication Technologies Cluster, told El Economista (Csoftmty).

“The industry has been recovering, we expect a growth of approximately 6%, it is one of the sectors least affected by the pandemic, especially highly specialized niches such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, services and cybersecurity, for example”, the directive highlighted.

As you will remember, in 2020, with the confinement there was a boom in virtual business and educational platforms and the demand tripled. For this reason, companies have had to invest in technologies to be closer to the customer, achieving an increasing demand for these services, as well as specialized personnel.

The third wave of the pandemic fell in September, mainly due to a massive vaccination among the entire population, hence it has not been an obstacle for the industry to continue operating.

What has restricted the growth of the sector is the shortage of semiconductors, because it affects the delivery times of the equipment that are part of the integral projects of the companies, he mentioned.

“Previously there were delivery times of 4 to 6 weeks and now they are going to approximately 15 weeks, these teams are complementary to the software or ICT services”.

“The cloud has solved some issues, in the sense that in some cases it is used instead of hardware; however, it has not resolved all the issues. What the companies are doing is to consider these times in their projects so that they do not affect them so much in the deliveries ”, he stressed.

In his opinion, the shortage of microcomponents is part of the trade war between the United States and China that former President Donald Trump started, where tariffs are imposed on intermediate goods such as chips, also contributing to the delay in production. global.

On the other hand, “the US restriction on exporting to certain Chinese technology companies, including the largest chip producer in that country, caused the over-accumulation of these inputs in some organizations,” he stressed.

Added to this was the Covid-19 pandemic, altering demand patterns for electronic products, with a greater demand for semiconductors, “which has been accentuated by the unforeseen increase in purchase orders for these inputs.”

In addition, logistics problems have arisen, which interrupt the temporary operation of ports in Asia, and other events, such as a fire in a plant in Japan and a great drought in Taiwan, affecting global chip production, said Ángeles Vela.


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