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 2021, to deal with the rise in Covid-19 cases, InvestPenang would like to inform that:
• InvestPenang office will be closed from 15th June 2021. Operation will resume when 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.

American High-Tech Company, Applied Engineering Inc. Setting-Up Joint Venture Operations with Malaysian QES Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.

July 15 – US-based Applied Engineering (AE) from San Jose, California will be establishing a joint venture (JV) plant with Malaysian counterpart, QES Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (QES) in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Pulau Pinang later […]

Penang Air Cargo to Improve Further

July 5 – After experiencing eight quarters of sluggish business, the Penang air cargo industry expects to see an increase in the volume of outbound and inbound cargo this year. Penang Freight Forwarders Association (PFFA) […]

[Press Release] Decentralizing National Recovery Plan

Penang, July 3, 2021 – On June 15, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a four-phase National Recovery Plan (NRP) with three main threshold indicators to be met before the nation can move on […]

[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, […]

[Press Release] Propelling Tech Startups with RM1 Million Seed Fund

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE Propelling Tech Startups with RM1 Million Seed Fund Penang government acknowledging ten startups that imbued the State’s ecosystem with innovative technologies via Penang i4.0 Seed Fund Stream #3.  PENANG, June […]

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 […]

23 July

Semiconductor Equipment Supply Chain Ecosystem Development Sharing Session

Semiconductor Equipment Supply Chain Ecosystem Development Sharing Session

Date: July 1, 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 1430 – 1600

Platform: Zoom

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

We are proud to have the Vice President of Asia Supply Chain from Lam Research share on their Penang Operation’s Supply Chain Ecosystem Development in this coming event! Grab this much waited opportunity and join us to find out more 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: Dr. Nic Rossi

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

 

 

 

 

23 July

GBS 1.5 Series #2 Webinar: Shaping the Workforce of the Future

With an ambition to further drive Penang’s Global Business Services (GBS) industry and in ensuring Penang remains as a preferred economic and investment destination, InvestPenang in collaboration with Penang GBS Focus Group will be organizing a GBS 1.5 series #2: Shaping the Workforce of the Future on

Date: Tuesday, 13th July 2021
Time: 10.00 am to 11.30 am
Platform: Zoom (Register HERE)

For sustainable growth of the GBS industry, talent development is one of the key areas to emphasize, especially the importance of nurturing digitally skilled talents and foster a new wave of a future-ready digital workforce.

This session provides leaders’ experience and approach in providing new jobs from emerging industries, the transformation of existing jobs, as well as lifelong learning opportunities to build knowledge and skills in the new economy.

This session will also discuss the challenge in talent management and development, including transforming transactional employees to knowledge-based team workers, how the leaders managed the employees during the COVID-19 crisis and the substantial changes on how GBS organizations will operate in future.

About GBS 1.5 Series
InvestPenang is organizing a series of GBS webinar aimed to  further drive Penang’s GBS industry and in ensuring Penang remains as a preferred economic and investment destination. The objective of this event is to promote best practices learning across the MNCs, PLCs, and SMEs within the Global Business Services landscape. For more info on GBS Series #1,  please visit:  https://investpenang.gov.my/media or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx55jU7gHuE

23 July

[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

 

 

23 July

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

23 July

[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)

 

 

23 July

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

23 July

[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)

 

 

23 July

[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

 

23 July

[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!😄

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