Penang Now a Prime Centre for Wafer Fabrication Equipment Manufacturing

loading An artist impression of Lam Manufacturing Malaysia in Batu Kawan.

THE GLOBAL FORTUNE 500 company Lam Research Corporation (Lam Research) announced last February that it will soon be investing in Penang. A global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment (WFE), Lam Research is expected to complement Penang’s established position in back-end high technology machinery and equipment, and semiconductor assembly and testing. Electronic chips are tricky to produce and require a core set of sophisticated processes and fabrication equipment – this market is where WFE companies like Lam Research have an advantage. Data from the global industry association of electronics manufacturing and design, or SEMI, forecasts the WFE market in 2021 to record ...

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