Simmtech’s Penang Based Subsidiary Sustio To Produce DRAM And NAND For Worldwide Customer

South Korea-based semiconductor packaging substrate and HDI Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Simmtech, officially opened its subsidiary SUSTIO Sdn. Bhd factory in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang. This new factory will be the global Semicon company’s first advanced manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia and the group’s eighth factory along with its other operations in Korea, China, and Japan.

The Penang factory is said to increase Simmtech’s total capacity of substrate and PCB by 20 percent, which will contribute immensely to the semiconductor industry supply constraint situation the world is facing right now.

Sustio’s factory’s commencement is just in time for the new DRAM technology transition (DDR5). Mr. Jeffery Chun, the Managing Director of SIMMTECH SE ASIA said they will ramp up this new site mainly for DRAM and NAND customers worldwide. “We are very grateful to Malaysia’s Federal Government agency through MIDA and Penang state Government agency, InvestPenang, for their tireless support of our project” he added.

In May 2021, SUSTIO broke ground on an 18 acre site at Batu Kawan Industrial Park investing more than RM600 million. Despite the lock down, the practical construction work took only nine months to complete, and the factory is now fully equipped and ready to run mass production.

SUSTIO has already employed more than 700 workforce and it will reach its full employment of more than 1,000 employees by next year. The new Penang factory will deliver the first ‘Made in Malaysia’ semiconductor memory chip packaging substrate and module/SSD PCB, bolstering Malaysia’s semiconductor supply chain even further.

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