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MIDA: Texas Instruments to invest up to RM14.6 billion and create 1,800 more jobs in Malaysia

MIDA: Texas Instruments to invest up to RM14.6 billion and create 1,800 more jobs in Malaysia

13 Jun 2023

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) today announced that US semiconductor giant  Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) plans to expand its internal manufacturing footprint in Malaysia with two new assembly and test factories in Kuala Lumpur and Melaka with investments that could reach up to RM14.6 billion and create another 1,800 jobs.

Together, these new investments will support TI’s plan to bring 90 per cent of its assembly and test operations internal by 2030 to have greater control of supply.

TI recently purchased the building next to its existing assembly and test factory in Kuala Lumpur that sits on 18 acres of land.

With a potential investment of up to RM9.6 billion, the company plans to convert the building into an assembly and test factory with more than 1 million square feet of cleanroom space.

Construction is expected to start later this year, with production to begin as early as 2025.

The new factory will connect to the company’s existing factory and create nearly 1,300 additional local jobs at full build.

TI is also constructing a new, six-level assembly and test factory next to its existing Melaka assembly and test factory. 

The new factory will include more than 400,000 square feet of cleanroom space and will connect to TI’s existing factory.

With a potential investment of up to RM5 billion, this new factory will support up to 500 local jobs at full build and is also expected to begin production as early as 2025.

Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Bin Tengku Abdul Aziz, said, “We are encouraged by Texas Instruments’ continued confidence in the Malaysian investment ecosystem. TI’s plans to expand its assembly and test operations reflect Malaysia’s clear positioning in the global semiconductor supply chain, while complementing our New Investment Policy and New Industrial Master Plan’s focus on attracting hi-tech, high value investments to support our increasingly digitized global and domestic economies.”

“Further, TI’s expanded investment footprint in our country will not only bolster domestic value chains, but also create knowledge-based, high-income employment opportunities for Malaysians.”

TI has 15 manufacturing sites worldwide, including wafer fabs, assembly and test factories, and bump and probe facilities.

Source: NST