Micron opens new assembly and test facility in Malaysia

Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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Micron Technology recently commemorated its 45th anniversary with the inauguration of its state-of-the-art assembly and testing facility in Batu Kawan, Penang,

Micron has already allocated US$1 billion towards the construction and full equipping of this new facility in Penang. Over the next few years, the US memory chipmaker plans to invest an additional US$1 billion to expand factory space to a total of 1.5 million square feet. "This expansion enables Micron Malaysia to boost production output and further strengthen its assembly and test capabilities, allowing it to supply leading-edge NAND, PCDRAM and SSD modules to meet the growing demand for transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence and autonomous or electric vehicles."

In 2022, Micron announced that its facilities in Malaysia are the first within Micron's global network to be powered by 100% renewable electricity. The operations for this new facility will also support Micron's sustainability aspirations to achieve net-zero emission by 2050 and zero hazardous waste to landfills by 2030.

"The official opening of our new manufacturing facility in Batu Kawan strengthens Micron's global manufacturing footprint, enabling us to deliver quality products to our customers on-time, with reduced cycle time and at scale," said Amarjit Sandhu, corporate VP of assembly and test NAND operations for Micron Technology. "This expansion reflects our unwavering dedication to advancing semiconductor development and manufacturing excellence."

The opening ceremony brought together local dignitaries, industry partners and Micron team members, reflecting a shared commitment to sustainability, partnership, and progress for both Micron and Malaysia in the Penang region, according to Micron.

"We congratulate Micron on achieving yet another significant milestone in their development in Malaysia," said Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, CEO of Malaysian Investment Development Authority. "This expansion underscores Malaysia's appeal as a hub for cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing. Micron's substantial investment and dedication to sustainable practices align perfectly with our nation's objectives outlined in the New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030). As we advance in this digital era, where technology plays a central role in economic growth, we eagerly anticipate continued collaboration with industry leaders such as Micron to promote innovation, sustainability, and collective prosperity."