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MMS Ventures to Go into Wafers

Sept 14 – MMS Ventures Bhd will diversify to produce semiconductor wafer inspection equipment in 2021. Group managing director TK Sia told StarBiz that MMS was currently talking to a China-based customer to produce semiconductor […]

Guidelines on Entry and Quarantine SOPs

In regards to guidelines on entry, we have further sought clarifications from NADMA and Immigration Department. According to NADMA, their guidelines will apply only for Malaysian residents Permanent residents. Reciprocal Green Lane (Singapore Malaysia) They […]


InvestPenang, in collaboration with MDEC will be organizing DIGITAL GBS IS HIRING (PENANG EDITIION) MY PENANG MY WORKPLACE! Join us on Thursday 27 Aug 2020 at 2.00 – 3.30pm to get the information on the […]

China Airlines Direct Flight to Penang

We are sharing the latest China Airlines flight schedules vis a vis international direct flights to Penang International airport. As more direct flights resumed , we will share those updates. For more info on guidelines […]

Inari to Team Up with MIT to Supply Semiconductor Process Tools

Aug 18 – Inari Amertron Bhd is teaming up with Singapore-incorporated MIT Semiconductor Pte Ltd (MSPL) to set up a joint-venture firm in Malaysia to supply customised semiconductor process tools. MIT, a subsidiary of China-based […]

3D Simulation for the Alternative Road Diversion at Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia

Click HERE for announcement on Closure of Bandar Cassia Highway from Eco Horizon to Paramount Utropolis Further to the above announcement, please find the 3D simulation for the alternative road diversion at Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia. […]

MIDA and Axiomtek Accelerates AI Adoption in Malaysia

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has partnered with Axiomtek to help local companies, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to embrace advance technologies such as AI and move up the value chain. The Axiomtek […]

Malaysia Pushes Tech Hub to Help Economy Ride Out Pandemic

Malaysia’s technology cluster in Penang is helping drive an economic recovery that could see the country bounce back faster than any of its peers in Southeast Asia. The northern state drew 6.8 billion ringgit ($1.6 […]

Ultra Clean Expands Global Footprint – Adds to Malaysia’s Vibrant Industrial Ecosystem

Penang, July 30, 2020 – Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) today announced its expansion into Malaysia and will be setting up a manufacturing facility in the Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Pulau Pinang. In welcoming […]

18 September

马来西亚槟城招商局 – 槟城研讨会2020 (网络研讨会)



2020923日,星期三 | 上午10

马来西亚槟城招商局 槟城研讨会2020




槟城州政府将与深圳市国际贸易商会(CCOIC Shenzhen)合作于2020年9月23日(星期三)上午10时举办《投资槟城网络研讨会》。 研讨会的主要目的是推广槟城成为厂商投资者的投资目的地,吸引外资在槟城设立生产设施等。目标听众是所有正在探索在马来西亚设厂的商家及有兴趣进一步了解槟城的人士, 预计大概100-150位听众参与。此研讨会的主要发言人是槟城首席部长特别投资顾问兼槟城招商局董事拿督斯里李家全先生。 我们诚意邀请您参与此研讨会。我们也希望您能够将此研讨会的信息传播给予有意将马来西亚槟城作为投资目的地之一的商业联系和公司客户等。 以下是研讨会议程供您参考,

0945am 参会者登入网络研讨会平台 – 微信平台
1000am 槟城招商局开场致辞
1005am 深圳国际商会致辞
1010am 网络研讨会开始 – 马来西亚槟城州首席部长投资特别顾问拿督斯里李家全先生简报
1040am 马来西亚投资发展局简报
1100am 中资企业经验分享

1. 晶科能源控股有限公司

2. 金宝通电子有限公司

1140am 问答环节
1200pm 网络研讨会结束




如果有任何询问,请电邮至洪先生 (kitsin@investpenang.gov.my) 或致电 +604-646 8833


  1. 槟城简介
  2. 槟城营商成本手册


18 September

CEO Speaks 2020: Can FDI Drive ASEAN’s Post COVID Recovery?

InvestPenang is organising “CEO Speaks 2020” on 17 September 2020 (2.30pm – 3.30pm) on a virtual basis via Cisco Webex.

The following are the details of the event:
Topic: Can FDI drive ASEAN’s post COVID recovery?
Speaker: Mr. Edward Teather, UBS Executive Director and Senior Economist (ASEAN & Asia)

Topic Outline: Shifting supply chains was an important theme before the pandemic. How has COVID-19 changed the debate and on what factors does the outlook for ASEAN growth and FDI hinge?

Profile of Speaker:
Edward Teather is an Executive Director and senior economist in UBS’ Asian Economics Team, which has been a top-ranked team in several institutional investor surveys.
Ed specialises on the ASEAN economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines) while looking at the Asian economy more broadly. Ed joined UBS in 1998 and worked initially in UBS’ Global Economics Team. For eight years prior to his current role, Ed was a European Economist based in London, where his responsibilities included coverage of the Euro Area, and the German, Spanish, Italian and Scandinavian economies.
Ed is a UK national and has lived in Singapore since 2007. Ed studied economics at the University of Surrey in the UK and the University of North Texas in the US.

This webinar will be conducted virtually via Cisco Webex. Please register your interest via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/ceo-speaks-can-fdi-drive-aseans-post-covid-recovery-tickets-119375907553 before 14th September 2020. A confirmation email and login details shall be provided by 15th September 2020.

For more information, please contact pheiwen@investpenang.gov.my

18 September

The China Series: Creating A Golden Ticket In Semiconductors

Self-sustainability is on the rise in China and many businesses are trying to find their place in this big puzzle. Join us for this free webinar as our panel of experts share insights on the current business landscape in China and how to compete in the nation.

Date: 3 September 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 8.00pm

Join us for this FREE webinar at:  bit.ly/thechinaseries1

18 September

Smart Sourcing Summit Webinar Series 2020 themed Hyper- Collaboration the New Normal

The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused much disruption in the way we operate our business today. But that’s not stopping us to deliver our promises to our members as we continue to value add to the membership and the GBS industry. So here we are bringing to you the Smart Sourcing Summit Webinar Series themed Hyper- Collaboration the New Normal.

Apple and Google have teamed-up to create COVID-19 contact tracing technology.  Europe announced an alliance raising billions of dollars to help find a vaccine and treatments for the virus.  We are now seeing hotels and restaurants teaming up, rather than competing.  Looks like “hyper-collaboration” is becoming the new normal.

What does hyper-collaboration mean? … Hyper-collaboration means seeing ecosystems for what they are: not just candy stores full of opportunities, but fiercely competitive arenas in which companies fight for the best partners, technologies and networks to create, build and defend added value.

Join us at this Smart Sourcing Summit Webinar Series 2020 and be part of the scintillating conversations with industry leaders.


Upon completing the RSVP registration form you will receive a subsequent email where you will be provided a link to the webinar by 31 August 2020

18 September



TECHFEST Live X ROAD-TO-WCIT Malaysia  is now coming to you this 18-20 November, 2020 out of George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

A hybrid event, broadcasting out of George Town, join us live in person at The Setia Spice Convention Centre for exclusive events AND tune in live on your screens for in depth discussions about the latest innovations, trends and topics in the Tech world.

Join and connect with InvestPenang to explore opportunities to Southeast Asia market access.

18 September

SMART Capability Building Workshop: Let’s Engage! Financing Assistance by SME BANK (Online – Webinar)

Title                       : Let’s Engage! Financing Assistance by SME Bank (Online – Webinar)

Co-organizer        : SME Bank

Date                      : July 28, 2020 (Tuesday) @ 1000-1130

Background and objectives of the workshop

SME Bank Let’s Engage is a dedicated engagement session with identified industry players to access information on the financing facilities and capacity building programs offered by SME Bank and its subsidiary, Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research (CEDAR).

Who should Attend:

  • SMEs as defined by the National SME Development Council
  • SMEs majority owned by Malaysian
  • SMEs minimum 2 years in operation

Highlight of the Webinar:
SME Technology Transformation Fund (STTF)

– which is part of the Government’s economic stimulus package to provide financial assistance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to adopt digitalisation and/or automation in their business operations in achieving higher productivity, process efficiency, efficient cost management and greater market penetration.


About SME Bank

SME Banks was established in 2005 is now one of the nation’s leading Development Financial Institution (DFI) wholly-owned by the Ministry of Finance and regulated by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). SME Bank, an agency under the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC), is fully committed in driving the nation’s economic growth by providing not only financing assistance, but also development expertise to small and medium scale enterprises, allowing those business to prosper and grow. 


For RSVP, please click here

  • Participation to the event is FREE.
  • All interested participants shall register online by completing the information required.
  • The registration shall close on July 27, 2020 (Monday).
  • For further inquiry and should you face any problem in online registration, please contact William Email: william@investpenang.gov.my or Tel: 04-646 8833

Thank you.

18 September

SMART Capability Building Workshop: Discover How Branding Can Improve Your Revenue

Title                       : Discover How Branding Can Improve Your Revenue

Co-organizer        : Connecty

Proposed Date    : 20th Feb 2020 (Thu), 10am to 12noon.

Venue                   : InvestPenang Conference Room

Background and objectives of the workshop

A strong brand allows a business to tap into opportunities globally, especially in times of economic uncertainties. In this session, the featured speaker will share on the importance of brand building and how it can be highly beneficial for long term business growth and profitability.

Presentation outline

  1. What is Branding?
  2. Why is it important, especially to B2B?
  3. How to start your brand journey?

Key takeaways/benefits to the SME businesses

Participants will have a better understanding of (1) what Branding is, especially in the B2B environment, (2) the importance of Branding for long term growth and increased revenue, (3) take action to kick start their branding process or to enhance their existing plans.

Featured Speaker Profile 

Nick’s insights and expertise in Branding and Digital Media serves as an enabler for businesses to express their true identity; creating lasting impressions, improving audience engagements and ultimately elevating the brand experience.
With over 10 years of industry experience working with international and local clients, Nick can maximize the value and exposure of creative solutions deployed for businesses.


Connecty is a local company that assist brands and business in building their brand identity and presence in today’s connected world. Their insights and expertise in Branding and Digital Media enables brands and businesses to express their true identity with an authentic voice. As a result, this creates lasting impressions, improves audience engagements and ultimately elevates the brand experience. Connecty’s core competencies include Graphic Design, Website Design & Development, Copywriting, Multimedia, Social Media Management and Website Maintenance & Support.

For RSVP, please click here

  • Participation to the event is FREE.
  • All interested participants shall register online by completing the information required. As seats are limited, acceptance of registration will be on ‘first come first served’ basis, and each company will be allocated maximum of 2 representatives only.
  • The registration shall close on Feb 14, 2020 (Friday).
  • For further inquiry and should you face any problem in online registration, please contact William Email: william@investpenang.gov.my or Tel: 04-646 8833

Thank you.


18 September

UBS Greater China Conference 2020

Event Background
Date: 13 – 14 Jan 2020
Venue: Grand Tower, Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai

GCC: Is the World Shifting to Two Supply Chains?

The world may be moving towards two global supply chains as manufacturers wary of the U.S.-China trade war seek to retain China as a market while also continuing to supply the U.S., the UBS Greater China Conference in Shanghai was told today.

However, foreign companies quitting China to reduce the risk of the trade war and save costs may in fact be incurring more costs and problems than they save, a panel of experts agreed.

In a session entitled “China’s Shifting Supply Chains: The Perspective from the Rest of Asia,” Lee Kah Choon, Special Investment Advisor to the Chief Minister of Penang, Bert Hofman, Director of the East Asia Institute at the National University of Singapore, and William Dong, Head of UBS Securities Taiwan, were skeptical that a major shift will take place and cautious about the benefits.

“A lot of Taiwanese companies are clustered in China and when it comes to selecting new sites, they are not always in agreement,” Mr Dong told the conference. Some are going to Malaysia and others to Vietnam and Mexico. Supply chains gets longer and longer, logistics get more challenging. The cost of production can increase, believe it or not.”

Nor do other countries have anything like the capacity to accommodate companies moving out of China, which accounts for more than 20 percent of global manufacturing while its rivals generate only a small fraction of that, Prof. Hofman said. “The overall capacity of China is so massive that you can only expect so much from this outsourcing,” he told delegates. “Infrastructure in other countries is still a bottleneck.”

Mr. Lee said that to compete with China for U.S. markets, countries such as Malaysia should not be first and foremost focusing on cost to produce as cheaply as possible. “The world is bigger than China and the US,” he said, noting that the rest of the world still accounts for some 60 percent of global markets.

The present disruption, he said, wasn’t a “winners and losers” situation, but he did see the possibility of the world developing two supply chains as countries sought to ensure they had alternative markets.


18 September

International Electronics Elite Forum and Run 2019

Event Background:

In order to enhance the transformation of Penang into one of electronic manufacturing and sourcing centers in the world, the Shenzhen Terminal Electronics Manufacturing Association (TEMA) is organizing the International Electronics Elite Forum and Run (IEEFR) 2019 in Penang from August 16 to 18, 2019. This event is co-organized by investPenang, endorsed by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the execution units are IEEFR Sdn Bhd and Actifestyle Concept Sdn Bhd. Nearly 300 guests including YAB Chow Kon Yeow, the Chief Minister of Penang, and His Excellency Lu Shiwei, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Penang were invited to attend the forum.

Event Highlights
The organizer has extended invitation to about 200 local industry leaders in Penang. At the same time, about 100 Chinese electronics manufacturers and leaders of China’s electronic equipment manufacturing companies, including ZTE, were also invited to participate in this event. Elites from the electronics manufacturing sectors in Japan, South Korea, Germany, and the United States of America were also invited to the event.

The IEEFR 2019 will emphasize on the importance of Penang and Malaysia in the global electronics industries; participants will have the opportunity to understand on the capability of electronics manufacturing, technology and opportunities available here. It will also facilitate and promote stronger collaborations between the local companies and foreign companies from all over the world.

The organizer is also collaborating with PSDC to organize the International Electronic Elite Run on August 18, 2019. The run will be divided into 7 categories to cater for the different needs of the participants and expect to attract more than 1,500 participants.

For registration and more information, please visit URL below

– International Electronics Elite Forum https://www.actifestyle.com/view_event.php?event_id=73
– International Electronics Elite Run https://www.actifestyle.com/view_event.php?event_id=72 

Register click here

Thank you


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