Following Malaysian Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s declaration that the entire country will be on a movement control order starting from 15th June to 28th June 2021, to deal with the rise in Covid-19 cases, InvestPenang would like to inform that:
• InvestPenang office will be closed from 15th June to 28th June 2021. Operation will resume on 29th June, unless there are further directives from the government.
• InvestPenang team will still be working from home and reachable via emails. Please refer to our respective emails at https://investpenang.gov.my/about-invest-penang/.
We remain committed to support our stakeholders through this difficult time.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

View major news and upcoming events to explore Penang’s thriving key industries.

[Press Release] 2021: A Year of Consolidation on Investment Landscape; Concerted Efforts are Placed in Propelling Sustainable Industry Growth

Ramping up efforts on Penang’s Covid-19 mass vaccination programme, focused industries and talent pool, in preparing for long-term sustainability.  Penang, June 18, 2021 – The Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme for the manufacturing sector, […]

Infinecs Systems Sdn. Bhd.

At a Glance Principal Activities Engineering Design Services Locations HQ in Penang; branches in India and the US Floorspace 11, 600 square feet Number of employees 100+ Core competencies Semiconductors and Embedded Hardware Website www.infinecs.com […]

Inari Amertron Berhad

At a Glance Principal activities: ·     Outsourced semiconductor assembly & test services (OSAT) Locations: 9 manufacturing facilities across Penang, Malaysia; Clarkfield, Philippines & Kunshan, China Manufacturing floorspace: 1,800,000 sq ft Number of employees: 5,500 employees […]

Program Imunisasi Industri Covid-19 Kerjasama Awam Swasta (PIKAS) for Manufacturing Sector to be Launched as Phase 4 of The National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) to Accelerate Immunisation for Rakyat

Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Program for the manufacturing sector will be launched as Phase 4 of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program. Please refer to the link below for more details of the Program and […]

DOSM: Total Trade of Six States Rises in 2020 Despite Covid-19

June 8 – Six states recorded an increase in total trade amid a 3.6% decline in Malaysia’s trade to RM1.78 trillion in 2020 albeit Covid-19 pandemic that has also affected trade around the world, the […]

Dell Technologies Sets Up Largest On-site Solar Panel Globally in Malaysia

June 8 – Dell Technologies has announced the implementation of its largest on-site solar panel installation globally at the Dell Technologies Asia Pacific Customer Centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Dell Technologies said the solar photovoltaic […]

Establishment of Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Factory Workers

8 June 2021 Establishment of Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Factory Workers On 3rd June 2021, the Penang Chief Minister, YAB Mr. Chow Kon Yeow announced that mass Covid-19 vaccination centres which are specifically dedicated […]

Minister: Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centres to be Set Up for Factory Workers in Penang in Two Weeks

June 3 – Mass Covid-19 vaccination centres will be set up in Bayan Lepas and Batu Kawan in Penang specifically for factory workers in two weeks’ time. National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin […]

Vitrox Unit Buys Land Worth RM49m from Penang Development Corporation

May 31 – Vitrox Corp Bhd (VCB) said its unit is buying land worth RM48.33 million in Penang to execute its 10-year expansion master plan, which will be fully completed by 2030. According to a […]

18 June

Lam Research Supplier Day – Lam Manufacturing Malaysia

Supply Day Webinar Details

Date: July 1, 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 1430 – 1600

Platform: Zoom

Registration Link: click HERE (closing date: June 30, 2021 @ 5pm)

The wait is over! We are proud to have the Vice President of Asia Supply Chain from Lam Research to share on their Penang Operation’s Supply Chain Localization Program in this coming event! Grab this much waited opportunity and join us to find out more about Lam Research’s supply chain strategies at 2.30 pm on July 1, 2021 (Thursday).

Background

Lam Manufacturing Malaysia (LMM), a subsidiary of Lam Research Corp, announced its RM1 billion (~US$225 million) investment to build a 700,000 sqft manufacturing facility in the Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang in early-2020. They are targeting to complete the building construction in Q2/2021 and first shipment in Q3/2021.

Being one of the global leaders in front-end semiconductor equipment manufacturing, Lam Research’s presence is expected to bring far-reaching impacts to Penang in many aspects, from supply chain localization, technical workforce skillset to economic spillover effects.

Objective

This event serves as a platform to encourage interaction between the anchor multi-national and potential local suppliers. Aside from Lam’s sharing on its vendor strategies,  it was proposed that the local companies to have an opportunity to present their offers to the anchor company on a one-to-one basis in the later stage.

Highlights of the event:

  • LMM’s Operation Overview
  • Supply Chain Localization Mapping
  • Supplier Qualification Criteria
  • Supplier Application-Selection-Evaluation-Development Processes

Preliminary Identified Products/Services

  • Cables
  • Sheet Metal
  • Frames
  • Weldments
  • Machining
  • Surface Treatment
  • Electrical boxes
  • Suppliers with core competency in kitting, warehousing, and local repair are added advantage.

Presenter: Mr. Nic Rossi, Vice President of Asia Supply chain, Lam Research

Nic Rossi is the Vice President of Asia Supply Chain for Lam Research, he is accountable for Asia internal and remote factories outsourcing management, material sourcing regionalization and supplier development in Asia. Before joining Lam in 2014, he held several executive leadership and operational engineering positions including Conexant Systems (Formerly Rockwell Semiconductor) in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Currently Global Foundries) in Singapore, and AT&T Bell Laboratories in the US. He holds a doctorate in applied physics/material science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, an MBA from Columbia business school in New York, and has over 50 patents in semiconductor process manufacturing.

For RSVP, please click

Register
  • Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration).
  • The registration shall close on June 30, 2021, 5pm.
  • For further inquiry or support, please contact Mr. Chen William at william@investpenang.gov.my

 

 

 

18 June

[Webinar] SMART Capability Building Workshop: Is Your Supply Chain Resilient?

 

 

 

Title: Is your supply chain resilient?

Featured Speaker: DHL Malaysia

Date : May 4, 2021 @ 1400-1600

 

Background

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the business world on an unprecedented scale and speed. It has caused closures of business, stoppage of factory outputs, disruption to global manufacturing industries and their supply networks. The COVID-19 crisis also underlines the importance of resilience as it has generated both supply and demand shocks within a short time because of the international fragmentation of production along global supply chains. The question is, “is your supply chain resilient?”.

This webinar is jointly organized by InvestPenang and DHL which aim to share how to strengthen Supply Chain Resiliency by leveraging on Innovation as well as the top 10 supply chain risks stemming during the pandemic. The speakers will be sharing the following key takeaways and also case studies on technology trends for supply chain resilience.

 

Key Takeaways

Participants will be able to understand and benefits from the following key takeaways: –

  • why innovation is crucial in times of COVID-19 and how to focus on innovation trends
  • the ability of a supply chain to both resist disruptions and recover operational capabilities after disruptions occur
  • highlights risk and resilience, examines the risk impacts from COVID-19
  • how companies will rebuild while also creating a better, stronger supply chain for the future.

 

Featured Speakers

  1. Goh Zhong Guo, Innovation Manager, DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center (APIC)
  2. Mohammad Ridwan, Business Developer Director, DHL Supply Chain Malaysia

 

For RSVP, please click HERE

Register
  • Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration).
  • The registration shall close on May 2, 2021, 5pm.
  • For further inquiry or support, please contact Mr. Chen William at william@investpenang.gov.my or 04-646 8833

 

 

18 June

Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers #2

“Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers” is back! In this series #2, together with ManpowerGroup Malaysia
as our collaborative partner, we have invited industry leaders from Jabil, Pentamaster, and Teleperformance to share the insights on their esteemed companies, on new job opportunities and career advancements that you could explore! Grab this chance to interact closely with these industry leaders.
Details of this webinar session are as follows:👇
👩‍🏫 Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers #2
🗓 8 May 2021
⏰ 10.30am – 12.00pm

18 June

[Webinar] Penang Investment (European Session) on Post Covid 19: Opportunities for European Companies in the Robust Supply Chain & Ecosystem in Penang, Malaysia

 

Title: POST-COVID 19: Opportunities for European Companies in the Robust Supply Chain & Ecosystem in Penang, Malaysia”

Guest Speakers (click on speaker’s name to view their presentation materials):

The panel session will be moderated by Mr. Marco Winter, Executive Director of Malaysia Dutch Business Council (MDBC).

To watch the recorded video, please click here.

Join us for the Penang Investment Webinar on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm [MY Time] | 10.00 am – 11.30 am [Central European Time]

This virtual session aims to provide a platform for businesses, consultants and investors to understand Penang, Malaysia’s investment climate, industry landscape, success stories as well as initiatives that make Penang the supply chain powerhouse in the South East Asia.

Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration). For RSVP, please click on the following link:

Register Now

  • The registration shall close on Wednesday, April 26, 2021 before 5:00pm [MY Time]
  • For further inquiry and support, please contact Mr. Saiful Rizal (saiful@investpenang.gov.my) or Mr Chen William (william@investpenang.gov.my)

 

 

18 June

CEO Speaks 2021

InvestPenang’s 𝐂𝐄𝐎 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐬 series is back!
Featuring expert speakers from UOB, join this webinar to be enlightened on the macro development and opportunities in ASEAN and Malaysia as well as the role of banking sector in assisting the companies to embark on manufacturing transformation.
Please see below for the event details:
Date: 30 April 2021
Time: 10:00am
Platform: Zoom
For further information, kindly reach out to pheiwen@investpenang.gov.my

18 June

[Webinar] Penang Investment Webinar – Penang: Your Springboard to the World

Title: Penang: Your Springboard to the World – “Leverage on the State’s Future Ready Supply Chain Capabilities to Expand your Global Footprint”

Guest Speakers:

  • Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon, Special Investment Advisor to the Chief  Minister of Penang and Director of InvestPenang
  • Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
  • Mr Dave Mitchell, VP of Operation, Boston Scientific Malaysia
  • Mr Mike Snell, Corporate VP, Manufacturing, Lam Research Corporation
  • Mr Shankar Nagalingam, VP & GM, Clarivate Malaysia

The panel session will be moderated by Ms Siobhan Das, CEO of AmCham Malaysia.

Join us for the Penang Investment Webinar on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8.00 am – 9.20 am [MY Time] | Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 8.00pm/5.00pm – 9.20pm/6.20pm [NY , US Time/SF, US Time]

The virtual session aims to provide a platform for businesses, consultants and investors to understand Penang, Malaysia investment climate, successful, investment stories, industry landscape as well as holistic state-led initiatives that make Penang the niche supply chain powerhouse in South East Asia.

Participant in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration). For RSVP, please click on the following link:

Register Now
  • The registration shall close on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 before 5:00pm [MY Time]
  • For further equiry, please contact Mr LEE YC (yoeuchek@investpenang.gov.my) or Mr Ang KS (kitsin@investpenang.gov.my)

 

 

18 June

[Webinar] SMART Capability Building Workshop: Strengthening Your Global Competitive Position with Bank Negara Malaysia HTF-NIA

Title :

Strengthening Your Global Competitive Position with Bank Negara Malaysia HTF-NIA

Featured Speaker :

Bank Negara Malaysia

Date :

March 23, 2021 @ 1000-1130

 

Background

As announced in the Budget 2021 on 6 November 2020, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has established a RM1 billion High Tech Facility National Investment Aspirations (HTF – NIA), as part of efforts to provide additional targeted assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) affected by COVID-19.

The objective of HTF – NIA is to support high-tech and innovation-driven SMEs to preserve Malaysia’s competitive position in the global value chain, enhance the supply chain ecosystem and safeguard high-skilled jobs.

 

The HTF – NIA is built on the following key principles:

  1. Fulfil National Investment Aspirations (NIAs) of enhancing economic complexity, high-value job creation, domestic linkages and creation of new industrial clusters
  2. Companies adversely impacted by COVID-19 (Banks will make assessments to determine the level of impact)

 

The eligible sectors for HTF – NIA scheme are companies and SMEs (manufacturing and services) that fall under the following categories:

  1. Manufacturing and services of the following subsectors:
  • E&E
  • Chemicals (including pharmaceuticals)
  • Optical Scientific Equipment and Medical Equipment
  • Machinery & Equipment (including Robotics, Drones, and Industry 4.0 technologies)
  • Transport equipment (Aerospace; Vehicle and parts manufacturers involved in global supply chains or transitioning towards future mobility and green technology)
  • ICT
  • R&D activities
  • Any other high-tech industries/sub-sectors deemed eligible by BNM. please refer here for the full list of eligible subsectors.

Or:

  1. Participants of existing innovation projects for critical technologies such as blockchain, neurotechnology, drones, manufacturing technologies, bioscience technology, 5G/6G, 3D/4D/5D  printing Industry 4.0 related technologies (AI, Big Data Analytics, cloud computing, IoT, additive manufacturing, system integrators, augmented reality, advanced materials, cybersecurity and autonomous robots).

 

For RSVP, please click HERE

Register Now
  • Participation in the event is FREE but RSVP is required (online registration).
  • The registration shall close on March 22, 2021, 5pm.
  • For further inquiry or support, please contact Mr. Chen William at william@investpenang.gov.my or 04-646 8833

 

18 June

[Webinar] Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers #1

📢 We’re excited to share our upcoming webinar session! Get up close and personal with Penang’s industry leaders. Discover new job opportunities and learn how you can advance your career in Penang. Don’t miss out on this exclusive session.

✏️Register now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rcdpJaMcQdqB-g1tNgNhfg

Details of the webinar session as follows:👇
👩‍🏫 Onwards & Upwards: Explore New Careers #1
🗓 29 March 2021
⏰ 2.30 pm – 4.00pm

🎯Mark your calendars and ‘see’ 👀you there!😄

18 June

[Webinar] Global Business Services – Thriving and Surviving in the Era of Pandemic

Join us for the GBS 1.5 Talk Series #1 on “Global Business Services – Thriving and Surviving in the Era of Pandemic” on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 10.00 am – 11.30 am.

This is the 1st webinar series that InvestPenang and GBS Focus Group are hosting. In partnership with PwC, this webinar will deep-dive into the opportunities & challenges of the current business environment and to find out how the pandemic outbreak has raised the importance of business resilience and affected the GBS organisations.

Through this forum, we hope that participants would be able to understand:-

  1. How the GBS industry was impacted by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges arise, especially from the perspective of remote work and delivery in GBS activities.
  2. What are the opportunities arising from COVID-19 and the strategies taken by business leaders in preparing and sustaining their GBS operations to achieve high productivity with a remote workforce.
Time Program
10.00 am Introduction by InvestPenang
10.05 am Opening Remarks – Penang : For Technology, Industry and Business
by Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon, Special Investment Advisor to the Chief Minister of Penang
10.15 am Presentation on “Malaysia GBS: The Transforming Landscape from the Industry Perspective”
by Mr Kim Chin Kuang, Division Chief Financial Officer and VP of GBS Finance, Jabil &
Chairman of GBS Focus Group
10.30 am Presentation on “GBS Resilience in the New World of Work: GBS Post-COVID, A PwC Perspective”
by Ravi Kittane, Financial Services Technology Lead – PwC South East Asia Consulting
10.45 am Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
11.30 am End of event

Kindly contact Ms. Shazanah Abdul Wahab at shazanah@investpenang.gov.my or 04-646 8833 if you require further information about this webinar.

We look forward for your good-self and your team to join us and benefit from this forum. Feel free to invite your network to join us virtually by extending this invitation, with no physical boundary and space limitation!

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