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MATRADE Promotes Malaysia’s Capabilities in Semiconductor Industry at Semicon West 2021

by Shah Farouq

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) continues its efforts to promote exports of semiconductors and related products & services by coordinating a virtual participation of four Malaysian companies at SEMICON West, a flagship trade event for global microelectronics industry.

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Director of Electrical & Electronics, ICT, Machinery & Equipment, MATRADE, Mr. Naim Abdul Rahman.

The event will take place in a hybrid format comprising in-person exhibition from 7 to 9 December 2021 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA, and a virtual exhibition which will run for one month from 7 December 2021 to 7 January 2022.

“This year marks MATRADE’s 12th participation in the event. The objectives of the continued participation are to position Malaysia as a major hub for sourcing of E&E and semiconductor related products and services, as well as to provide opportunity for Malaysian companies to showcase their capabilities as players in the global semiconductor industry supply chain.” said Director of Electrical & Electronics, ICT, Machinery & Equipment, MATRADE, Mr. Naim Abdul Rahman.

“Cortex Robotics, Infinecs Systems, Mi Equipment and QES Mechatronic are capable Malaysian companies that will be participating in the event. 

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Trade Commissioner of MATRADE Los Angeles, Sadat Anak Foster Maad

“These companies will showcase products and solutions which include Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Equipment & Solutions, Vision & Taping Equipment, Semiconductor Inspection & Handling Equipment, Packaging & Assembly Equipment and Semiconductor Design Services”, he added.

Trade Commissioner of MATRADE Los Angeles, Sadat Anak Foster Maad said to supplement the virtual participation of Malaysian companies, MATRADE will have a promotion booth at the exhibition to engage with onsite visitors especially buyers, technology leaders, researchers, industry analysts from across the microelectronics supply chain.

“The demand for semiconductors is heightened further with the increasingly computerised nature of ordinary products into smart appliances in areas such as home entertainment, home appliances, automotive and healthcare.

“The technology up-cycle and acceleration in digital transformation will also boost demand for semiconductors. These trends will maintain the demand at a steady pace and support Malaysia’s E&E export growth this year up to 2022.

SEMICON West is the best place for Malaysian companies to get connected with customers in the global semiconductor supply chains” concluded Naim.

Malaysia’s exports of E&E products in 2020 were valued at RM386.29 billion, an increase of 3.5% from 2019; accounting for 39.3% share of Malaysia’s total exports. 

USA is a significant export market for Malaysia’s E&E products.  It was ranked as the 4th largest E&E export destination, with export value of RM52.86 billion, representing 13.7% share of total E&E exports.

Semiconductor which comprises semiconductor devices and electronic integrated circuits represent an export value of RM239 billion or nearly 62% of Malaysia’s total E&E exports in 2020. 

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