BATU KAWAN, MALAYSIA – Simmtech Holdings, through its Malaysia-based subsidiary, Sustio, officially opened its new manufacturing facility here, according to reports.
It’s the company’s first advanced manufacturing facility based in Penang, says Southeast Asia managing director Jeffery Chun.
“It is also our eighth factory, along with other operations in Korea, China and Japan. In May last year, Sustio broke ground on an 18-acre site at BKIP, investing more than RM600 million. Despite the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 situation, the practical construction work took only nine months to complete, and the factory is now fully equipped and ready to run mass production. This new factory has already employed more than 700 workforces, and it will reach its full employment of more than 1,000 employees by next year. This new factory will also deliver the first Made in Malaysia semiconductor memory chip packaging substrate and printed circuit board, bolstering Malaysia’s semiconductor supply chain even further.”
The factory is expected to increase Simmtech’s total capacity of substrates and PCBs 20%, according to Chun.
“This will immediately contribute to improving the semiconductor industry supply constraint situation, which can aptly address the needs among the industry players. We have already engaged with our key customers for the new site qualification program and are expecting to start delivering a mass volume of substrate and PCB products to the customers from the second half of this year. At the same time, we are very grateful to Malaysia’s federal government agency through Mida and the Penang government agency InvestPenang for their tireless support of our project. We couldn’t have navigated our project under the challenging environment without them.”