Micron launches second manufacturing facility in Penang
13 Oct 2023
US-based Micron Technology Inc has launched its state-of-the-art assembly and test facility at Batu Kawan Industrial Park on Friday.
This plant is the second manufacturing plant established by Micron in Penang after it opened its first facility in the Perai Industrial area in 2015 which began its operations this year.
Micron Technology senior vice-president (Global assembly and test operations) Gursharan Singh said this new facility enables the company to deliver quality products to its customers on time, and with reduced cycle time and at scale.
“This expansion enables Micron Malaysia to boost production output and further strengthen its assembly and test capability, allowing it to supply leading-edge NAND, PCDRAM and SSD modules to meet the growing demand for transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence and autonomous or electric vehicles.
“This expansion reflects our unwavering dedication to advancing semiconductor development and manufacturing excellence,” he said in a press conference held after the inauguration ceremony.
The ceremony was officiated by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. Also present was the corporate vice-president of assembly and test NAND operations for Micron Technology, Amarjit Sandhu.
Gursharan said the Batu Kawan facilities distinguish themselves by adopting smart manufacturing applications to optimise efficiency, yield and production quality, ensuring Micron continues to deliver world-class products efficiently and reliably.
He said Micron has an ongoing focus on sustainability, exemplified by the facility’s design which adheres to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, the world’s most widely used green building certification.
Chow congratulated the semiconductor giant for its success in establishing two manufacturing plants in the state, with investments valued at US$2 billion (RM9.44 billion) and 4,500 job opportunities created.
“This is a classic example of what we (Penang) are talking about (which is that) we want to invest in high-quality investments that can create high-value jobs.
“Because of this (investment by Micron), we can instil confidence that Penang and Malaysia in general is a very attractive investment destination, in particular for the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector,” he added.
Chow said the state government looks forward to seeing the future expansion of Micron Technology in Penang.