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Lattice Semiconductor to expand Penang operations

Lattice Semiconductor to expand Penang operations

13 Dec 2023

United States-based Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is looking forward to growing its presence in Penang to take advantage of the state’s semiconductor ecosystem.

Its Worldwide Sales senior vice-president, Mark Nelson, said Penang would be the heart and centre of Lattice Semiconductor’s global operations as it serves multiple functions, including research and development (R&D), as well as applications and operations engineering functions.

“We like being here due to the large technical pool of experienced engineers, the ecosystem of partners that we can collaborate with here and the strong university structure to sustain the pipeline of future talent.

“Our Penang operations are important to the overall group because the products that the team develops here are also intended for the global market,” he told reporters after the official opening of Lattice Semiconductor’s new office here on Wednesday.

Nelson said the new office, with 23,300 sq ft of offices and lab space, is an upgrade from its first office when they opened in Penang in 2021.

He said the team currently has over 130 local employees, and the new office has a capacity of up to 200 employees.

“However, we are already thinking of expanding beyond that, and we look forward to continuing our expansion here,” he added.

Deputy Chief Minister II Jagdeep Singh Deo, who was also present at the opening ceremony, said Lattice Semiconductor excelled in the manufacturing of low-power programme solutions across diverse sectors and is ranked as a world-class supplier of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).

“I was also informed that Lattice Semiconductor is planning to develop and roll out a university programme which includes technical workshops, advisory panels, internships, career talks and sponsorships.

“These strategic collaborations exemplify the transformative power of meaningful public-private partnerships, ultimately translating into the betterment of our communities and country,” he added.

Source: Bernama