SPIL breaks ground on RM6bil semiconductor plant in Batu Kawan

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (SPIL), a leading global semiconductor packaging and testing company, celebrated the groundbreaking of its Malaysia P1 plant at Bandar Cassia Technology Park in Pnenag. This state-of-the-art 8-hectare facility, representing a RM6 billion investment, is expected to create nearly 3,000 skilled jobs over the next 15 years. The plant will feature advanced packaging and testing technologies, including wafer bumping and wafer-level chip packaging, enhancing efficiency and competitiveness in the semiconductor industry.

The ceremony was graced by prominent figures, including YBhg. Dato’ Hairil Yahri Yaacob, Secretary General of MITI; Mr. Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja, Deputy CEO of MIDA; Dato’ Loo Lee Lian, CEO of InvestPenang; and Mr. Michael Chang, CEO of SPIL Malaysia. Their attendance highlighted the significance of this project to the region and the industry.

YB Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister of MITI, warmly welcomed SPIL’s investment. He emphasized that this development affirms Malaysia’s position as a preferred destination for global semiconductor companies. He noted, “The National Semiconductor Strategic Task Force (NSSTF) and MIDA’s expertise are key to the New Industrial Master Plan 2030, aiming to increase economic complexity, forge stronger global linkages, and create high-paying jobs for Malaysians.”

Mr. Sikh Shamsul Ibrahim Sikh Abdul Majid, CEO of MIDA, underscored the benefits of SPIL’s investment, stating, “This facility enhances Malaysia’s semiconductor ecosystem, creating high-value engineering jobs and accelerating the export of Malaysian products globally.” He added that this project positions Malaysia as a key player in the international semiconductor market, driving sustained economic growth.

Dato’ Loo Lee Lian highlighted Penang’s substantial contribution to the semiconductor sector, stating, “Penang is proud to host SPIL, reflecting foreign investors’ confidence in our region as a hub for advanced technologies. This facility will advance Penang up the value chain, reinforcing its reputation as the Silicon Valley of the East.”

Mr. Michael Chang, CEO of SPIL Malaysia, expressed gratitude to MIDA and InvestPenang for their support. He stated that the P1 plant will foster innovation, cultivate semiconductor talent, and enhance technological capabilities in Penang. He emphasized SPIL’s commitment to environmental sustainability, aiming for GBI Green Globes Certification and a net-zero carbon reduction goal by 2050.

As part of ASE Technology Holding, the world’s largest packaging and testing group, SPIL is expanding its global footprint with the P1 plant. This initiative introduces advanced packaging technology, strengthens the packaging and testing industry, and drives innovation and economic growth in Penang and beyond.

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