Penang – April 15, 2022 – The Penang State government is pleased to announce that Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, has established a presence in Penang, Malaysia. The new Lattice Malaysia office in Penang expands the company’s global footprint and will serve as a new engineering and operations hub to support the company’s accelerated growth.
“As a well-known home to top tech talent, Penang is an ideal choice for us to expand our global presence. We have an exciting growth plan in this market with an active hiring strategy,” said Mr. Friiscor Ho, Site Lead for Lattice Malaysia office. “We are well positioned to work closely with our partners in the region to accelerate our strategic execution, and look forward to building on the company’s continued strong growth in the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) market.”
Occupying a 6,000 sq. ft. office space at Elit Avenue, Bayan Baru, Penang, Lattice Malaysia will focus on applications and research and development (R&D) engineering, as well as operations, with the aim to have a headcount over 30 by the end of 2022.
“Penang is pleased to welcome Lattice Semiconductor, being a great addition to the State’s emerging technology industry and well-developed ecosystem,” said the Chief Minister of Penang, Right Honourable Mr. Chow Kon Yeow. “The State aspires to position itself as a global innovation hub and is making significant progress. On this note, we are proud to see a growing presence of global semiconductor leaders that opted Penang to conduct their research, design and development activities. Being an industry leader in the low power FPGA technology, I am confident that Lattice Malaysia could further strengthen the technical capabilities of our talent, cementing the State’s position as the Silicon Valley of the East,” Chow added.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Penang’s industrialisation this year, Lattice’s values align well with the State government’s goal of placing Penang at the forefront of innovation and digitalisation. The State, via InvestPenang, strives to provide continuous assistance and facilitation for all investors in Penang, while spearheading the development of a sustainable industrial ecosystem.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the low power programmable leader. We solve customer problems across the network, from the Edge to the Cloud, in the growing Communications, Computing, Industrial, Automotive, and Consumer markets. Our technology, long-standing relationships, and commitment to world-class support let our customers quickly and easily unleash their innovation to create a smart, secure, and connected world.
InvestPenang is the Penang State Government’s principal agency for promotion of investment. Its objectives are to develop and sustain Penang’s economy by enhancing and continuously supporting business activities in the State through foreign and local investments, including spawning viable new growth centers. To realize its objectives, InvestPenang also runs initiatives like the SMART Penang Center (providing assistance to SMEs), Penang CAT Center (for talent attraction and retention) and i4.0 seed fund (a catalyst for the startup ecosystem). For more information, please visit https://investpenang.gov.my/
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