Simmtech opens new manufacturing facility in Malaysia


This new plant will be Simmtech’s first manufacturing plant in Southeast Asia and the group’s eighth plant with its other operations in Korea, China and Japan. SUSTIO’s Penang factory will increase Simmtech’s total substrate and PCB capacity by 20%, which the company believes will immediately help improve the semiconductor industry’s supply constraint.

“We have already engaged with our key customers for the new site qualification program and expect to begin delivering a massive volume of PCB substrates and products to customers from the second half of this year,” said Mr. Jeffery Chun, Managing Director of Simmtech SE Asia in a press release.

In May 2021, SUSTIO inaugurated the 18-acre Batu Kawan Industrial Park site by investing over MYR 600 million (EUR 129.7 million). Despite the lockdown, the hands-on construction work only lasted nine months, and the plant is now fully equipped and ready for mass production.

“The start of the SUSTIO plant is just in time for the new DRAM (DDR5) technology transition. We will be developing this new site primarily for our DRAM and NAND customers around the world. We are very grateful to the government agency Federal Government of Malaysia through MIDA and to the Penang State government agency, InvestPenang, for their tireless support of our project. We could not have carried out our project in this difficult environment without them,” continues Ms. .Chun.

SUSTIO already employs over 700 people and will reach full employment of over 1,000 employees by next year, the press release continues. According to Simmtech, the new Penang plant will provide the first semiconductor memory chip packaging substrate and the first PCB module/SSD.

SUSTIO Sdn. Bhd. in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang. ©Simmtech

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