Electronic equipment manufacturing tradition has prevailed over the decades in our country, Moldova being known as the third largest supplier of electronic equipment in the former Soviet Union. Today, with more than 170 companies and 16,000 employees, the electronics industry is one of the most promising industrial sectors in the country in terms of contribution to GDP, job creation and attracting FDI.
The success of the sector is the outcome of a solid technical and engineering foundation, which includes education and trainings, colleges and the Technical University. The curricula of vocational schools and universities is continually controlled by the entire industry, to ensure compliance with the needs and standards of the sector. Moreover, the availability of a fully dual VET system allows companies to leverage highly skilled labor at an affordable cost.
Highly skilled and cost-effective workforce, availability of manufacturing platforms and state incentives, along with geographical proximity to EU and CIS countries, make Moldova the perfect location for manufacturing electronic products.
In addition to production, Moldovan companies are also focused on research, development and engineering services, aiming to launch new products and technologies. The government offers a special tax regime of only 7% of the single turnover tax rate for the residents of the IT park who carry out research and development activities in natural sciences, engineering and biotechnology. This facility generates lower costs for the company and more competitive prices for their global customers.
The modern electronics industry of Moldova is represented by companies producing hardware and software, electronic components and devices, smart meters, PLCs, PCBs, micro and nano conductors, etc. , SMD and THT assembly, EMS and ECM, design and manufacture of electronic devices, nano and micro wires sensors.
DID YOU KNOW THAT ?
1. The Nanotechnology and Nanosensors Center in Moldova is the only one in the Eastern European region that can design and manufacture nanosensors on individual nanowires (or nanotubes, nanoflakes, nanorods) with diameters from 10 nm to micrometers.
2. Moldovan researchers have developed the first highly porous, mechanically flexible and extensible inorganic nanomaterial, which is hydrophilic and hydrophobic at the same time. The material is called aerogallit (aero-GaN) and could be used in many practical applications due to its unique properties. Click HERE
3. The first nanostructured micro-submarine with both light-driven and load-bearing capabilities was invented by Moldovan researchers. The submarine consists of a matrix of TiO2 nanotubes that functions as nano-engines under UV illumination. Click HERE
4. Moldovan researchers have shown that living cells can be rearranged and transported using GaN nanoparticles and a magnetic field. Click HERE
5. The longest nanofire produced by a local Moldovan company registered by the Guinness Book of World Records (ELIRI)
6. Ultra-light pressure sensors have been developed by the joint efforts of scientists from the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Germany.
7. The first ultra-thin gallium nitrogen-based membrane (GaN) was made at the National Center for Materials Study and Testing near the Technical University of Moldova.
The profile association for the electronics sector is the Association of Moldovan Electronics Companies (ACEM), which aims to become a catalyst for the electronics industry and a reliable dialogue partner for Moldovan decision-makers.