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Industrial Electronics

Industrial Electronics

Malaysia encourages companies in this sub-sector to design, sell, and maintain electronic industrial solutions for businesses – from the electrical grid to user endpoints


Industrial electronics refers to electronic products such as computer peripherals, equipment, telecommunication devices, transmitters, routers and embedded systems.


Malaysia enjoys trade benefits through the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade’s (GATT) Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), unilateral trade agreements, and trade liberalisation such as AFTA (Asian Free Trade Agreement), ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nation) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement. The RCEP aims to create a liberal, facilitative and competitive environment in the region along with improved investment facilitation provisions as well as investor aftercare. The nation also has world-class infrastructure, technological expertise, and manufacturing diversity to meet the demands of global business customers.


Malaysia’s industrial electronics sub-sector is prioritising high technology applications to move the E&E industry towards higher value-added activities. This sub-sector is moving towards greater sophistication through advanced technology applications to create more complex products. To date, Malaysia features an established electronic industrial cluster that is concentred in Penang and Kulim, Kedah.


Domestic Investments

(RM0.28 bil)

RM0.5 bil

Total Approved Investments
in 2021



Foreign Investments

(RM0.27 bil)

RM0.5 bil

Total Approved Investments
in 2021


Domestic Investments

(RM0.28 bil)


Foreign Investments

(RM0.27 bil)


Approved Projects


Job Opportunities

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Investment Opportunities

Automatic Data
Processing Machines


Mechatronics & Robotics

Professional Scientific and Test Measuring Equipment

Test & Measurement

Test and measurement devices are analytical equipment and instruments that detect and measure physical properties, biological interactions, and electrical signals. The global test and measurement market plays an important role in the development of new products and technologies.

Companies Which Produce Test &
Measurement Equipment

The rising demand for
advanced PCBs and surface mounted

This is expected to drive the automated
optical inspection system market in the


Consumer Electronics & Automotives

Technically-advanced electronic machines require efficiently tested PCBs to meet the manufacturing and safety standards applied for their development. The automated optical inspection system market offers application-specific testing and fault detection at every stage of the PCB production process.

Telecommunication Devices

The basic components of a modern digital telecommunications system must be capable of transmitting;







Television Signals


By having an impact on all spheres of life, telecommunication brings change to the world, connecting lives and increasing efficiency.

Technology Revolution and Growth Forecasts

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia expressed the commitment to the country’s preparations for the ‘roll-out’ of 5G technology by the end of 2022 or early 2023, with connectivity placed as one of the government’s priorities. The matter will be implemented with specific planning and targets as stated in the National Digital Network Plan (JENDELA).


The measures for the 5G network project implementation includes the availability of connectivity, recipient, regulation and industry. A total of 70 per cent of 5G deployment is expected for the use of industries while the remaining 30 per cent is for public use.


The 5G Demonstration Project showed much success. During a 5G demonstration in the oil and gas industry, robots were successfully used to replace engineers remotely and 5G was used to solve two major problems related to the oil rigs, namely worker safety and increasing efficiency


5G technologies also provide significant benefits in the tourism sector by offering new experiences. For example, with virtual reality technology, tourists are offered 360-degree views of attractions through HD video live streaming to VR lenses or LCD panels.


JENDELA, which aims to improve the level of connectivity and quality of communication, will be implemented in phases nationwide with a target of 96.9 per cent 4G coverage in populated areas with 35 Mbps mobile broadband speeds by the end of 2022. JENDELA is among efforts to improve the country’s digital infrastructure by addressing the increasing need for higher quality fixed and mobile broadband coverage, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


JENDELA will be implemented under the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025) and will lay the foundation to prepare the country for the transition to 5G technology.

Our Investors' Highlights

Keysight Technologies is among the top global player that provides innovative test and measurement solutions driven by the growing market for end user industries such as automotive, aerospace, ICT, industrial and semiconductor. Keysight is one of the eight pioneer MNCs that kick-started the establishment of the Penang Silicon Valley.

- Keysight Technologies

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