Nexperia Malaysia to Ramp Up Chip Production with New Production Facility in Negeri Sembilan
Kuala Lumpur, 9 December 2021 — Nexperia Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexperia BV (Netherlands) will be expanding its presence in Malaysia with the groundbreaking ceremony of its latest facility in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan today.
“By 2026, Nexperia Malaysia is looking to invest an additional RM1.6 billion for building, equipment and automation in Malaysia. This will also provide an opportunity for us to hire 700 more skilled workers over time to man and maintain automated production lines. We are committed to growing our operations here to meet our clients’ demands for our products,” announced Mr. Harith Abdullah, Vice President of Nexperia Malaysia.
The Netherland-headquartered global semiconductor manufacturer is among the leading players in the high-volume production of essential semiconductors and components that are utilised in a variety of electronic designs. Its extensive product-portfolio includes diodes, transistors, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices as well as analog and logic integrated circuits.
The company’s new 4-storey building will feature 11,000 sqm of clean room space. With 20,000 sqm’s worth of build-up space, the facility will house a fully automated raw material warehouse and is anticipated to be operational by mid-2022.
YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Aminuddin Harun, Chief Minister of Negeri Sembilan said in his speech, “Nexperia Malaysia’s decision to continue expanding its operations in Negeri Sembilan is a testament to the nation’s comprehensive electrical and electronics (E&E) ecosystem, underscoring our local talent’s capability and developing a supply chain that supports long-term growth. This is a significant step forward for Malaysia’s semiconductor ecosystem. We are proud to be associated with Nexperia Malaysia in driving the Malaysians to be part of the global semiconductor supply chain. Additionally, this investment will ultimately generate employment.”
Dato’ Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) applauded Nexperia’s move to ramp up its chip production in Malaysia, “Nexperia benefits from establishing their footprint in Malaysia, further strengthening their operations in Negeri Sembilan by producing more complex products. With the global chip shortage, we are confident Malaysia will continue to be a desirable E&E location for global companies. We look forward to seeing Nexperia rise up to be among the catalytic investors contributing towards the development of the state’s E&E cluster, creating more opportunities for Malaysians which aligns with the main pillars of our National Investment Aspiration (NIA).”
Notably, Nexperia’s new automated warehouse will triple the company’s storage capacity in comparison to its current warehouse system. The production floor will also be fully automated with Industry 4.0 standards to support its growth on essential power products for the automotive industry.
MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.
About Nexperia Malaysia
Nexperia is a leading expert in the high-volume production of essential semiconductors, components that are required by every electronic design in the world. The company’s extensive portfolio includes diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analog & logic ICs. Focused on efficiency, Nexperia produces consistently reliable semiconductor components at high volume: more than 90 billion annually. The company’s extensive portfolio meets the stringent standards set by the automotive industry. The industry-leading small packages, produced in the company’s manufacturing facilities, combine power and thermal efficiency with best-in-class quality levels. Built on over half a century of expertise, Nexperia has over 12,000 employees across Asia, Europe and the U.S. supporting customers globally.
For more information or media queries, please contact:
Ms. Azlina Hamdan
Director of Electrical & Electronics Division, MIDA
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Mr. Raymond Chan
Financial Controller, Nexperia Malaysia
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Mr. Muhammad Hilman
Human Resource Director, Nexperia Malaysia
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