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July 20th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Kulim Hi-Tech Park
Located about 50 kilometers from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur
Official Website: http://www.khtp.com.my/
The Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) which was officially opened in 1996 is the first high technology industrial park in Malaysia. The Park is situated in Kulim, Kedah Darul Aman, in the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia and comprises total land area of approximately 1,700 hectares (approximately 4,000 acres).
The Park is strategically located about 27 kilometers from the North-Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) and about 45 kilometers from Bayan Lepas International Airport by road.
One of the primary aims of the Kulim Hi-Tech Park is to propel the country towards realising the goals of the Vision 2020, for Malaysia to be a fully industrialised nation by 2020. The park is envisioned by KTPC to be the ‘Science City of The Future’, an integrated science park targeting technology-related industries primarily in the fields of advanced electronics, mechanical electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, optoelectronics, biotechnology, advanced materials, research and development and emerging technologies.
As Malaysia's first and fully integrated high-tech park, KHTP incorporates the following functions - industrial, research & development facilities, amenities, medical and educational institutions and recreational facilities into 6 dedicated zones covering the Park's 1450 hectares.
Located at the centre of the Northern Region in Kedah Darul Aman, the Park is very close to the North-South and East-West Highways. It is 27 km from the North Butterworth Container Terminal and 45 km from Bayan Lepas International Airport. It is directly linked to the East-West Highway via a four-lane primary access road.
July 20th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Malaysia: State-of-the-Art Tech Efficiencies
Malaysia is rising from its electronics manufacturing roots to become a major player in biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, semiconductors, solar power, and value-added tech production.
When it comes to high-tech, Malaysia’s investments are attracting the brand-name companies of today and promising to woo the emerging-tech industries of tomorrow.
Indeed, Malaysia is rising from its electronics manufacturing roots to become a major player in biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, semiconductors, solar power, and value-added tech production. And the nation’s economic and political stability, along with its pro-business government, offer a solid framework for technology companies to expand there.
Malaysia’s high-tech parks are leading the way. Kulim High-Tech Park in south Kedah — 40 kilometers from the island of Penang, Malaysia — offers 4,200 acres of development with a strategic location, support facilities, and human resources for high-tech manufacturing and research and development (R&D) activities.
Kulim, the “Science City of the Future,” is the Malaysian home to companies like Intel, AIC Semiconductor, Fuji Electric, Infineon Technologies, and BASF Electronic Materials. The park is attracting the attention of diverse tech industries, including biotech, aerospace, alternative energy, and optoelectronics with its city-within-a-park paradigm that includes a fire department, police station, mosque, restaurants, and hospitals.
First Solar has already begun exporting its thin film solar modules and is further expanding its plants in Kulim High-Tech Park. The company is investing $680 million there. “Our expansion into Asia enables us to achieve cost reductions through economies of scale in a high-quality manufacturing environment,” says Bruce Sohn, president of First Solar. “Our new manufacturing facilities in Kedah will play a vital role in helping the company achieve our stated goals and objectives.”
Among other players in the solar cell industry having a presence in Malaysia are Q-Cells from Germany and Sun Power from the United States. These companies are in the process of building facilities for silicon photovoltaic wafers/cells/modules/panels in two different states in Malaysia. A UK company, BP Solar, is also producing solar systems, and Singapore-based ReneSola is producing processed silicon materials and solar wafers. Malaysia is making itself known as the region’s hub for the solar cell industry, attracting other related companies supplying material, products, and services to the sector.
Nearby Penang is a high-tech hub all its own. Indeed, Penang is a semiconductor center, home to the likes of industry giants Intel, AMD, and Western Digital. More than 160 companies are involved in the electrical and electronics sector there. Beyond its semiconductor clusters, Penang has two specific initiatives that are drawing global attention: the Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia Cybercity (MSC Malaysia) and the Penang Biotech Park.
MSC Malaysia is Malaysia’s pitch to the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. Nokia, Cisco, Motorola, Lotus, Alcatel, IBM, and dozens of other household ICT brands have taken up residence in the park. The Penang Biotech Park, meanwhile, is home to organizations that lead the world in marine biotechnology, such as the World Fish Centre and the Fisheries Research Institute.
Located about 50 kilometers from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya is Malaysia’s ICT Valley. There you’ll find Multimedia Development Corporation’s facilities, which are home to Nokia, EDS, HSBC, Shell, and DHL. And, of course, Kuala Lumpur is home to the 750-acre Technology Park Malaysia. Alcatel, Lotus, and many others are tapping into the potential for technology companies that understand Malaysia is a strategic profit center in Asia.
If the growing presence of multinational companies and the high-tech industrial parks don’t convince you, consider the sheer numbers. Malaysia’s electrical and electronics industry alone was worth $83.2 billion in 2007. Consumer electronics accounted for another nearly $2 billion, and electronic components generated $31.3 billion. With Malaysia streamlining its business approval processes and investing more in capital improvements, economic development experts say this is just the beginning for the Asian nation. These measures undertaken by the government have resulted in Malaysia moving up its ease-of-doing business ranking four places to 20th out of a total of 181 economies surveyed in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2009 report.
July 20th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Some tenants in KHTP
- ETI Tech Sdn Bhd
- MIMOS Berhad Office
- Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn. Bhd.
- Toyo Memory Technology Sdn Bhd
- Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMREC)
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MIMOS Berhad Office
- AIC Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd
- Frontken Malaysia Sdn Bhd
- Hamadatec Sdn Bhd
- Von Ardenne Malaysia Sdn Bhd
- Wong Engineering Industries Sdn Bhd
- BASF Electronic Materials Sdn Bhd
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July 21st, 2009, 12:18 AM
Some tenants in KHTP
- Celestica (M) Sdn Bhd
- Fuji Electric (M) Sdn Bhd
- Fujimi Micro Technology Sdn Bhd
- Intel Products (M) Sdn Bhd
- LKT Industrial Berhad
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July 21st, 2009, 12:22 AM
Aerial View: Phase 1 | Phase 2 | Phase 3
July 21st, 2009, 08:21 AM
- Von Ardenne Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Milestones in the Corporate History of VON ARDENNE
1928-1945 VON ARDENNE Laboratory for Electron Physics, Berlin
2007 Complete coating technology for PV project in Frankfurt/Oder (CdTe)
2008 PV project Kulim (Malaysia) with an annual capacity of 500 MW
July 29th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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July 30th, 2009, 08:59 PM
September 3rd, 2009, 09:42 PM
Kulim Hi-Tech sets aside 12ha for SMI park
By V. CHANDRASEKARAN, the Star
KULIM: Kulim Hi-Tech Park, which attracted RM2bil in investments last year, has allocated 12ha for a small and medium industries (SMI) park.
The infrastructure was already in place at the SMI park and lots of between 0.4ha and 1.6ha each were now available, Kulim Technology Park Corp (KTPC) group chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Shukri Tajuddin told StarBiz.
“KHTP has gained recognition from the multinational companies because of its advanced infrastructure, professional management and support services.
“We want to capitalise on this and woo local and foreign investors to centralise all their supporting industries at the SMI park,” he said.
The supporting industries would cater for companies like First Solar Inc, Silterra (M) Sdn Bhd, Intel Products (M) Sdn Bhd and Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd, he added.
KHTP currently houses 21 manufacturing companies and 30 support services companies under phases one and two of its industrial zone covering 1,640ha.
It had chalked up a total RM23bil in investments and has a workforce of 16,000.
November 12th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Majority of staff agree to move to Kulim facility
By Marina Emmanuel Published: 2009/11/12
AS the deadline draws for the world's biggest chipmaker Intel Corp to close two of its Penang facilities, initial fears of massive layoffs among more than 1,000 of its workers have subsided.
Business Times has learnt that over 90 per cent of those affected have opted to accept the company's offer for positions at its Kulim plant in neighbouring Kedah.
The majority of those affected comprise production operators and technicians who began their working lives in Penang in the early 1970s when Intel set up its Malaysian operations.
"These workers who are now in their 40s and are unlikely to be hired by firms in Penang, have seen the wisdom of accepting Intel's offer and ensuring job security in an environment which they have been happy in," an industrialist said.
It is learnt the move to Kulim is likely to be staggered and will begin from this month and end in January 2010.
Earlier this year Intel announced that it would be closing two of its test and assembly plants known as PG6 and PG7 in Penang. The two facilities are expected to cease operating by the end of this month.
Intel Malaysia corporate affairs manager Loo Cheng Cheng, when contacted, said the company has yet to announce its plans on how it will utilise the extra space at Intel Penang's facility in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone.
"Overall, we continue to maintain approximately 10,000 employees in Malaysia," she said.
January 15th, 2010, 11:48 AM
First Solar New RM1.26 Billion Investments
16 Dec 2009
First Solar announced today that they would be adding 8 more production lines to their existing 16 lines production facility in Kulim Hi-Tech Park solar panel manufacturing supersite. This translates into an additional investment of about RM1.26 billion (US$365) to the estimated project cost for the existing lines totalling RM2.2 billion (US$680 million).
First Solar began the construction of its first 4 plants in Kulim in April 2007 and ramped up their full capacity in those plants over a development area of 100 acres in July 2009.
First Solar said that they chose Kulim Hi-Tech Park because of its ready infrastructure, innovative incentives and express facilitation from the Malaysian Federal Government, Kedah State Government, and Kulim Technology Park Corporation, as well as, the availability of qualified workforce. The company now employs more than 2,500 workers in its Kulim plants.
January 15th, 2010, 11:57 AM
Ready to Grow...
Kulim Hi-Tech Park is expanding to make room for its industrial tenants to do the same.
First Solar's new, 100-acre manufacturing plant
January 15th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Intel unveils new US$230mil facility in Kulim
Published: Tuesday December 15, 2009 MYT 3:51:00 PM
KULIM: Intel Malaysia (Intel) officially opened its Kulim Microprocessor and Chipset Operations (KMCO) facility, a US$230 million (RM805 million) investment at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP), here on Tuesday.
Its vice president (Technology and Manufacturing Group Manager and General Manager, Assembly Test and Manufacturing), Steve Megli said the facility had been in initial ramp-up operations for a year.
During this time, he added, it produced and shipped millions of units of the chipset supporting Intel's Nehalem 45 nanometer microarchitecture.
"The opening of the KMCO facility reinforces Intel's long standing commitment to make Malaysia an important technology innovation centre for the company.
"We are proud that Intel Malaysia's engineers have continued to raise the bar in producing state-of-the-art micro-processors and chipsets for the global market," Megli said.
The opening of the KMCO facility was officiated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato' Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Megli said the KMCO has been earmarked as an important focus for Intel's global operations in microprocessor and chipset production, especially for next-generation 32 nanometer processors and chipsets.
"Production of leading-edge 32 nanometer processors at KMCO will be another milestone for Intel Malaysia. The KMCO workforce has also been transformed from a production-based workforce, to one that is increasingly knowledge-based, and thriving on innovation.
"Intel's strategy has always been to invest in key markets around the world, and with support from the Malaysian government, this country has become an integral part of Intel's growth," he added.
To date, Intel's cumulative investment in Malaysia is worth more than US$3.7 billion.
In conjunction with the KMCO'S opening, Intel contributed RM1.85 million to the local communities in Kulim and Penang. The funds are generated from the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program (IIMGP).
Under the programme, Intel employees are encourage to volunteer their time to schools and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), by working directly with them on various community-related projects.
In return, the Intel Foundation will match the number of hours volunteered by Intel employees with a grant.
Intel Malaysia managing director, Atul Bhargava said: "Intel believes in being an asset to the community where we work, live and play. It is our responsibility as corporate citizens, to continuously contribute towards nation-building.
"This includes promoting education in science and technology, creating a sustainable environment and advocating good business practices." - Bernama
January 15th, 2010, 12:11 PM
SilTerra Offers Failure Analysis Services to Local High-Tech Companies and Universities
Home-grown semiconductor wafer foundry, SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SilTerra), officially offers in-house Failure Analysis (FA) services to local high-tech companies and universities. SilTerra’s failure analysis laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art FA equipment which enables our customers to perform detailed construction and failure analysis on their products as well as university research projects.
Besides the conventional FA techniques such as SEM-EDX, RIE, Liquid Crystal, EMMI, VBA, SilTerra advanced FA techniques – like TEM, FIB, and Nano-probing – can perform sophisticated and complex product analysis in the nanometer range. Moreover, Silterra trained FA personnel apply industry recognized FA methodologies which are applicable to CMOS, LED and Thin Film technologies.
“Silterra is committed to support the national mission to boost the high-tech knowledge base among our skilled workforce. With the easy access of advanced FA services for local high-tech companies and universities, not only can we enhance product research and development activities in Malaysia but also provide convenient and lower business support cost structure.” said, Dr. Kamarulzaman bin Mohamed Zin, Chief Executive Officer of SilTerra.
“With our initiative to open up FA services, we wish to attract more high-tech companies to relocate or setup their design centre in Malaysia. They can outsource their FA service to Silterra for new product construction analysis. As the result, this would help to spur more design activities in Malaysia.” he said.
SilTerra, a strategic investment by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, is part of Malaysia’s effort to move up the high-tech semiconductor value chain. SilTerra FA lab is open 24x7 and committed to meet demanding customer expectations.
September 26th, 2010, 07:20 AM
Lfoundry to invest RM214m at hi-tech park
A joint venture involving a local company and its German partner will make an initial investment of RM214 million in the wafer fabrication industry at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP).
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said the joint venture company, Lfoundry Malaysia Sdn Bhd, was established by Lfoundry GmbH and QT HighTech Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
It had set a target to set up five fabrication clusters in KHTP in the next 10 years which was expected to generate gross income of US$1.3 billion for the country, he said.
The investment would create 6,500 jobs for the people in the Northern Corridor Economic Region, he told reporters after witnessing the signing of two memoranda of understanding (MoU) between Lfoundry Malaysia and QT Hightech and the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) in Kulim yesterday.
"The two MoU are the first Entry Point Project under the electrical and electronics cluster implemented under the Economic Transformation Programme spearheaded by the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu)," he said.
At the ceremony, NCIA was represented by Chief Executive Officer Datuk Redza Rafiq while Lfoundry Malaysia chief executive officer Dr Hans Dudenhausen and QT Hightech chief executive officer Charlie Yoon signed for their respective companies.
Present was KHTP chairman Datuk Amirudin Hamzah who is also Kedah executive council member.
Nor Mohamed said the RM214 million investment was for the setting up of a Pilot Line whose construction would begin as soon as a formal agreement had been finalised.
The fabrication clusters were expected to attract over 50 integrated circuit design companies which could generate US$1 billion income for the country and create 2,000 job opportunities, he added.
At the function, a HAZMAT (Harzardous Material) vehicle worth RM4.2 million was handed over to the KHTP Fire and Rescue Department while Kulim Hospital received a RM3.8 million Mass Decontamination and Emergency Response System.
Government allocations for the two facilities totalling RM8 million were channeled through NCIA. -- Bernama
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