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SilTerra Overview


SilTerra is a project of strategic national interest to promote front-end semiconductor manufacturing and a catalyst for high technology investments in Malaysia. It was founded in November 1995 as Wafer Technology Malaysia Sdn Bhd and was renamed as SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd in December 1999.

SilTerra broke ground on first manufacturing facility in Kulim, Malaysia in June 1999 and produced working silicon in November 2000. Since its inception, SilTerra has served many top-tier global fabless design and product companies covering the consumer electronics, communications & computing, and mobile device market segments.

SilTerra offers CMOS design and a broad range of fabrication processes for Integrated Chips (IC) in Advanced Logic, Mixed Signal & Radio Frequency and High Voltage applications.

The CMOS High Voltage Technology being used in the design and fabrication of Display Driver IC's (DDI), is widely used in the mobile devices market segment. This includes display drivers for mobile phones, GPS equipment, MP3/4 Personal Media Players (PMP), Digital Cameras and other similar applications.

SilTerra provides complete design solutions for customers to create leading-edge products, optimized for its high-yielding manufacturing processes, through strategic partnerships with industry-leading Intellectual Property (IP) design library providers, Design Services and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) suppliers. SilTerra also offers comprehensive in-house Failure Analysis (FA) services to high-tech companies and universities, performing detailed construction and failure analysis of nano-scale structures.


SilTerra Milestones:


1Q95 - Company founded known as Wafer Technology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
4Q97 - Opened USA Office at San Jose, California
2Q99 - Construction Commenced at KHTP.
4Q99 - Rename as SilTerra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
1Q01 - 180nm production started
2Q01 - ISO 9002 Certified
2Q02 - Semiconductor International Top Fab Award
3Q02 - ISO 14001 Certified
3Q03 - Opened Taiwan Office at Hsin-Chu City.
4Q03 - ISO 9001 Certified Best High-Technology Manufacturing Facility Award
3Q03 - 130nm Pilot Production Ready PRIME MINISTER'S HIBISCUS AWARD - Notable Achievement
2Q04 - Opened Sales office at Kuala Lumpur.
4Q07 - 160nm High Voltage Production Ready.
          - Achieve Sony Green Partner Award
3Q08 - 130nm High Voltage Production Ready
          - OHSAS 18001: 2007 Certified
1Q09 - 110nm Pilot Production Ready.
2Q09 - Frost & Sullivan Technology Implementation Award.
          - Power MOSFET Production Ready.
          - HR Award - Silver Recognition for HR Excellence Category
1Q10 - LG Electric Supplier Appreciation Award.
          - Prime Minister's Product Excellence Award 2009.
1Q11 - Named as one of the Best Employers in Malaysia according to Aon Hewitt Consulting - Asia Pacific.
1Q11 - Acknowledged in the Export Excellence Category as part of the Prime Minister's Industry's Excellence Award 2010, organized by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
2Q11 - Finalist of the Prime Minister's Quality Management Excellence Award (QMEA) 2011.
4Q12 - Conferred an award by the Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA) in recognition of SilTerra's outstanding contribution to Science & Technology.
4Q12 - Winner of the Employee's Safety Health Award 2012 (Electric & Electronic Category) conferred by Ministry of Human Resource.
4Q12 - Conferred the "Competitive Employer Award" at the 2012 Labour Day Celebration - by the Prime Minister.
4Q12 - SilTerra released 180nm Embedded Flash Technology for mass production.
4Q12 - SilTerra launched 130nm CMOS Logic Aluminum Backend Technology.
4Q13 - SilTerra qualified CMT's Multiple Time Programming in SilTerra 110nm High Voltage Technology.
3Q14 - SilTerra entered mass production for Touch with Display Driver IC application using 110nm High Voltage Technology.
3Q14 - SilTerra started volume production for wearable applications using 110nm High Voltage Technology.
1Q15 - SilTerra 110nm Logic CMOS Aluminium Backend Technology entered into mass production phase.
2Q15 - SilTerra 180nm BCDMOS technology entered mass production phase.
4Q16 - Grand Prize Award for Employer of Choice by MIHRM - Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (***)
2Q17 - Kedah Industrial Excellence Award 2017 - Chief Minister's Award for Category of Large Local Company (LLC) and Special Appreciation for Excellence in Domestic Direct Investment (DDI)

Vision

Make SilTerra the cornerstone for expanding the Malaysian Semiconductor Industry.

Mission

Deliver world-class semiconductor manufacturing services to our customers; Provide our customers with outstanding customer service, logistics, and IP support; Make SilTerra a profitable enterprise that is continuously growing with innovation and knowledge and maximize the return on investment for our shareholders.

Value Proposition

1. Proven leading foundry matched process
2. Leader in HV CMOS Technology
3. Advanced Power MOSFET Technology
4. Vigorous intellectual property protection
5. Dedicated support teams
6. MyFabTM portal for secured, online access to timely production information
7. Cost competitiveness

Corporate Governance



Shareholders

Board of Directors

Management Team

SilTerra, a leading wafer foundry provider, offers state-of-the-art CMOS wafer technology to global semiconductor customers. Our technologies and design solutions has enabled thousands of integrated circuit (IC) design from our customers ranging from Computing, Consumer and Communication product segments. Customers are delighted to partner with SilTerra due to our efficient manufacturing system, continuous technology innovation, excellent customer services and good technical support from our global team.
In the highly competitive wafer foundry business, Management restlessly execute effective business strategies to ensure SilTerra is a continuous profitable enterprise. Management review the business objectives and set company-wide goals periodically to ensure we deliver utmost values to our customers and shareholders in every aspects.
In SilTerra, we value our people as the main asset of the company where the professional development and benefit of everyone counts. We provide distinctive environment to facilitate our people to learn, grow and contribute as individual and as member of the company. At the same time, SilTerra spares no effort in adding value to our people through our rigorous employee development program. In the environment which celebrates diversity and honors equal opportunity, it nurtures and strengthens our peoples' all-round abilities.
As Malaysia is marching toward high income status, SilTerra plays a pivotal role in producing high skill workforce for the nation. Our employees are capable to develop new process technology using sophisticated high-tech equipment and design tools. SilTerra consistently recruits talent locally and internationally to meet our business objectives. With the presence of wafer manufacturing fab like SilTerra in Malaysia, many IC design houses are setup here to gain easy access to wafer supply, indirectly this create more employment to support IC design activities for the country.

Quality & HSPM Policy


All SilTerra employees will be premier customer service providers and continually improving both Quality and Hazardous Process Management Systems of our processes, products and services.


We are committed to achieve these by:


  • meeting statutory & regulatory requirements, operational goals, as well as customer needs and expectations

  • having effective defect prevention and waste elimination programs

  • driving for process capability and stability, performance benchmarking

  • involving employees in communication and continuous improvement activities

  • ensuring processes and final products are Hazardous Substance Free compliant.

Corporate Social Responsibility


      Education

    Community

    Environment

Corporate Citizen

In line with the aspirations of our stakeholders, SilTerra is committed to be a catalyst to move Malaysia up the semiconductor value chain. In this regard, we believe that our organizational expertise can play a vital role in developing the high-tech industry and communities around us.

We are actively involved in supporting educational and academic efforts, especially in the field of science and technology. SilTerra collaborates closely with local universities and technical institutes in areas such as R&D, curriculum development and scholarship awards.

Additionally, SilTerra offers silicon shuttle services to selected local institutions of higher learning. Such services are vital as a platform for chip designers and researchers to validate their designs.

On the community front, SilTerra has consistently fostered good community relations through social and charitable activities. Over the years, these activities have strengthened ties between our employees and the local community.

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)


SilTerra is committed to designing, manufacturing and distributing products and processes which optimize resource utilization and minimize environmental impact. SilTerra shall maintain an environmental management system which continuously strives to improve its environmental performance.


Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

EHS Social Responsibility & Activities

Environmental Systems & Performances

Hazardous Substance Process Management

Corporate Governance



Shareholders

The principal investor of SilTerra is Khazanah Nasional Berhad which is the investment holding arm of the Government of Malaysia entrusted to manage Government-held assets. One of its key corporate missions is to be a catalyst to develop strategic projects.


Corporate Governance



Board of Directors

  • Mr. Jalaluddin Bin Dato' Mohd Jarjis, Chairman

  • Ybhg. Dato' Ahmad Pardas Senin, Director

  • Ybhg. Dato' Dr. Mohamed Arif Bin Nun, Director

  • Mr. Effizal Faiz Bin Zulkifly, Director

  • Mr. Firdaus Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

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Management Team

  • Mr. Firdaus Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

  • Mr. Kader Ibrahim, Chief Operating Officer

  • Mr. Lai Yit Loong, Executive Vice President of World Wide Sales & Marketing

  • Mr. Arjun Kumar Kanthimahanti, Senior Vice President of Technology Development

  • Mr. Munawir Ab Ghani, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

  • Mr. Tan Eng Tong, Vice President of Strategic Management

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Education

  • May 7th 2018 - USM-Industrial Visit

  • About 30 Masters students studying Operations Management from USM's Graduate School of Business came for an industrial visit and they were given an overview of SilTerra's Industry 4.0 and IoT setup application


  • March 23rd 2018 - USM-University Andalas, Indonesia Visit

  • USM helped to arrange this visit by the University Andalas of Indonesia comprising a lecturer & 18 MBA students from the Strategic Management field of studies.


  • February 13th 2018 - UTeM Visit

  • UTeM's reps from Centre for Advance Research on Energy was at SilTerra.


  • December 19th 2017 - UUM Industrial Visit

  • A lecturer and 36 4th & 5th semester students studying Technology Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia came for an industrial visit.


  • November 3rd 2017 - UTP Field Trip

  • 7 aspiring students from Universiti Teknologi Petronas led by their lecturer came for a Field Trip. They were final year Electrical & Electronic students studying a semester course in Sensors & Transducers design and SilTerra's Technology Development team gave an overview on some current technologies.


  • August 21st 2017 - SMK Taman Hi-Tech new Pengetua visit

  • SMK Taman Hi-Tech is one of 2 schools identified by SilTerra as part of a school adoption program promoted by the District Education Office or PPD. The new Principal paid a visit to discuss further initiatives.


  • August 2nd 2017 - UTP Industrial Visit - Applied Physics

  • 3 Lecturers & about 24 Universiti Teknologi Petronas students from Applied Physics field of study wanted a better understanding of how graduates can fit into the working environment.


  • June 21st 2017 - UM Visit

  • Overview of current and future collaborative engagement


  • May 25th 2017 - UniMAP Visit

  • Overview of current and future collaborative engagement


  • April 13th 2017 - UMT Industrial Visit

  • Universiti Malaysia Terengganu students in Computational Mathematics visited SilTerra. Lecturers & students were very much interested in finding out the career possibilities for graduates in this field.


  • April 12th 2017 - UiTM, UniMAP, USM & UTP Industrial Visit

  • A gathering of 4 local universities, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) for a combined industrial visit & exposure facilitated by SilTerra's HR team.


  • December 13th 2016 - UUM OYAGSB + University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka MBA students visit

  • 20 MBA students in MOT (Management of Technology) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, on a MBA exchange program with Universiti Utara Malaysia's Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, as part of the international collaboration between the two universities came for an industrial visit as part of their planned activities.


  • December 8th 2016 - UNITEN Visit

  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional is the National Energy University of Malaysia. UNITEN's Cryptographic Engineering Group came for a visit to understand the projects related to ICs done by SilTerra.


  • December 6th 2016 - USM Math School Club Visit

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia's Mathematics School Club and the students were treated to some lectures & motivational lessons.


  • November 28th 2016 - UTAR - RUMPS Launching

  • Launching of Malaysian-made IC - Rahman Univeristy Multi-Processor Cores (RUMPS401) at UTAR University-Industry Forum. UTAR worked with SilTerra to successfully fabricate the chip


  • October 26th 2016 - University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Industrial Visit

  • More than 30 University of Nottingham students from the Malaysian campus in Semenyih, Selangor came for a first time industrial visit to the Northern region of Malaysia.


  • October 21st 2016 - UniMAP DINNER in CONJUNCTION WITH 11th CONVOCATION DINNER

  • SilTerra's Education Prize (cash, certificate & souvenir) was awarded to the most outstanding graduate in Micro-Electronics.


  • August 18th 2016 - UNITEN's Education Prize donated by SilTerra

  • SilTerra's award for outstanding graduate in E&E @Universiti Tenaga Nasional


  • April 29th 2016 - MJIIT/UTM Visit

  • UTM's MJIIT or Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology visit. Exploring collaborative opportunities.


  • April 13th 2016 - UTeM Visit

  • The UTeM lecturers' visit was to follow-up on the progress of SilTerra's Industry PhD students under the university's tutelage.


  • April 2nd 2016 - CSR - SMKSB, SMKTHTK & MRSM

  • Three Secondary schools were scheduled in one sitting in order to gauge themselves and learn from the exposure & experience. SilTerra facilitated the meeting of the schools and gave opportunities to the students to present and get constructive feedback.


  • March 8th 2016 - UMP-SilTerra MoU Signing

  • MoU in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, IC Design, Software Development, Automation as well as Talent Development. The MoU was signed at Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


  • January 22nd 2016 - Exploring Research Collaboration

  • Meeting to explore opportunities with reps from the USM School of Computer Science


  • January 13th 2016 - ADTEC Taiping Director Visit

  • Looking into smart partnership with ADTEC Taiping which has fabrication & cleanroom training facilities.


  • January 11th 2016 - CEDEC-USM-SilTerra Collaboration Agreement Signing Ceremony

  • Collaborative Agreement signing @USM


  • December 8th 2015 - USM GSB Meeting

  • Meeting with USM Graduate School of Business on a Research Project.


  • December 2nd 2015 - UiTM Merbok - QA visit

  • 20 third-year University Teknologi MARA students of Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management and led by their lecturer professor came for a visit.


  • November 18th 2015 - UniMAP-ACCS Delegates Visit

  • Delegates from ACCS (11th Asian Conference of Chemical Sensors 2015) organized by UniMAP. Industry Visit as part of Conference program to get overview of Fabrication facility & process.


  • October 21st 2015 - ADTEC Mahang Visit

  • The Technology Training Centre of Mahang had a discussion with SilTerra to identify areas of collaboration.


  • October 8th 2015 - SilTerra Case Study by USM

  • A group of 41 Masters students from the School of Mathematical Sciences along with 2 lecturers from USM came for an industrial visit and hosted by SilTerra's Industrial Engineering team.


  • September 8th 2015 - UUM Visit

  • This visit by Universiti Utara Malaysia lecturers was for a follow-up of a case study in which was described the application of decision theory.


  • September 3rd 2015 - UniMAP visit

  • Some discussions on a project opportunity


  • June 15th 2015 - Kolej Vokasional Langkawi Industrial Visit

  • Industrial Visit from Final year Vocational College students in field of Electronic Technology -17 students + 4 lecturers from Langkawi -First batch of students after conversion of Sekolah Menengah Vokasional to Kolej Vokasional and alternative path for PMR leavers as part of the TVET (Technical and Vocational Education Training) initiatives by MOE to increase number of skilled workers in Malaysia.


  • June 10th 2015 - UiTM Mechanical Students Industrial Visit

  • About 34 students studying Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical (Manufacturing) from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Permatang Pauh, Penang, were accompanied by 2 lecturers to learn about SilTerra's manufacturing process.


  • May 22nd 2015 - USM Faculty Of Physics Visit

  • USM students under the Applied Physics programme wanted some look into a real working environment, some exposure to the latest industrial practices and get some knowledge on the manufacturing and production.


  • May 12th 2015 - UUM Visit

  • A group of Technology Management students from the Northern University of Malaysia (UUM) were interested in Industrial Engineering practices in SilTerra.


  • March 18th 2015 - Industrial Visit from USM School of Physics

  • School of Physics is one of the oldest school in Universiti Sains Malaysia and offers five different majors, which are; Pure Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Medical Physics and Geophysics. The main objective of their programme for the visit is to help the students to decide their career options based on their majors and to give an early exposure of the working environment to the students by visiting a factory industry environment. More than 30 students from the School of Physics came for the visit.


  • February 16th 2015 - PTSB Meeting on Mechatronics

  • Politeknik Sultanah Bahiyah (PTSB) in Kulim Hi-Tech Park was identified as the Mechatronics CoE for the polytechnics in Malaysia by the Polytechnic Education Department. They were interested to know from the industries on how best to structure their Diploma programs to align with the needs & requirements of the industries. SilTerra expressed a common concern among the industry reps about the Advanced Diploma program which was still falling short of a Degree and therefore an entry-level graduate cannot be categorized as an Engineer.


  • February 11th 2015 - UKM Industrial Visit by Graduate Centre

  • A group of 16 Masters & PHD students and 3 of their lecturers from the National University of Malaysia or UKM wanted to gain some experience and understanding of SilTerra's operations. There were varied interests and much exchange of ideas since the students & lecturers were in the field of not only Engineering but Information, Science & Technology, Solar Energy & Fuel Cell and Management & Economy.


  • January 20th 2015 - SL1M launch @Naza Academy

  • Skim Latihan 1Malaysia (SL1M) or the 1Malaysia Training Scheme for Kedah was organized by FMM Kedah/Perlis with support of NCIA and launched at the Naza Academy in Sungai Petani. The SL1M candidates are unemployed graduates with a degree and they will undergo classroom & motivational training at the academy before embarking on a on-the-job training at the company that has selected them.


  • December 11th 2014 - UIA Students Industrial Visit

  • UIA - Universiti Islam Antarabangsa or the International Islamic University students on a industrial visit to SilTerra.


  • November 26th 2014 USM students Industrial Visit

  • About 40 3rd year students from USM School of Mechanical Engineering studying Advanced Manufacturing Processes that include topics on the Fabrication of Microelectronics Devices, MEMS and Nanoscale Manufacturing were at SilTerra to understand more about up-to-date technologies and practices in the semiconductor industry.


  • April 28th 2014 - MOU Official Signing Ceremony - SilTerra and UM

  • SilTerra and Universiti Malaya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).


  • June 16th 2014 Visit by Kolej Vokasional (KV) Penang

  • To explore future Planning & Implementation of Practical Training Programmes as well full time employment of vocational graduates.


  • February 19th 2014 - MOU Official Signing Ceremony - SilTerra and UTP

  • The purpose of MOU signing with Universiti Teknologi Petronas was the planning & implementation of education, training, research & innovation programmes as well as for industrial training or internship programmes for staff & students. It includes the sharing of expertise & facilities whenever possible and to pursue corporate social responsibility programmes for local communities.


  • May 15th 2013 - Visit of Student from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Mechanical Engineering

  • SilTerra received 29 third years undergraduates from USM. They sat through a workshop on Manufacturing Scheduling, organized by the Manufacturing Systems Group. The event is part of the joint initiatives by the School of Mechanical Engineering and the respective industries to provide early exposure to students in high value added manufacturing environments.

    SilTerra Manufacturing System Group, shared their working experience and also conducted the workshop. Selected students who received top marks for the quiz, were brought for a fab tour to have first-hand experience of operations in a clean room environment.


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Community

  • July 5th 2018 - SilTerra Aidil Fitri Hi-Tea

  • An Aidil Fitri event hosted by the Board of Directors and Management at SilTerra. Invited visitors included stakeholders from the industrial park, government departments & agencies, vendors & suppliers, financial institutions, service providers and others.


  • June 4th 2018 - IFTAR with BEDAYA

  • The BEDAYA orphanage was invited by SilTerra's Surau & Islamic Welfare Organization (Badan Kebajikan Islam & Surau SilTerra) to an Iftar or breaking of fast at the company's campus. The 30 kids & 10 staff of the orphanage were earlier given a corporate overview as well as a ‘tazkirah' or an inspirational talk before proceeding to the cafeteria for a sumptuous meal. Some contribution as donation from employees included individual ‘duit raya' or token money were also part of the event celebration.


  • May 4th 2018 - Fun Walk

  • A 4.2km Fun Walk promoting a Healthy lifestyle and work life balance in conjunction with SilTerra's Wellness Program.


  • October 10th 2017 - SilTerra Donation of 4' Fluorescent Tubes

  • Part of a CSR activity to give-away light tubes which were part of the Facilities' project that replaced fluorescent with LED lamps in the Fab & Sub-Fab.


  • September 18th 2017 - Donation to SK Tunku Abdul Malik

  • SilTerra gave some used desktop CPUs to the special learners computer class so that more pupils can benefit.


  • June 14th 2017 - Computer Donation SMK Taman Hi-Tech Kulim & SMK Sultan Badlishah

  • After an upgrade of the computer hardware by the IT Department, some of CPUs still in very good working condition were donated to the schools.


  • June 7th 2017 - Iftar @Cafeteria

  • SilTerra top management joined the employees in breaking fast at the company's cafeteria.


  • April 7th 2017 - SilTerra Sports Carnival

  • While taking advantage of the Annual Plant Shutdown Maintenance works at the plant, SilTerra employees participated in a Sports Carnival that was held at the KHTP Sports Complex.


  • January 20th 2017 - Arduino Training for IRC by Cytron

  • The SIlTerra IoT & Robotic Club members were given some basic training on the Arduino circuit boards, well-known as an open-source platform used for building electronics projects.


  • December 30th 2016 - RERO Event for Kids by IRC

  • Kids of SilTerra's employees were treated to the RERO - a reconfigurable robotics construction kit with flexible slide lock assembly mechanism. Kids learn the basic concepts of robotics and were also guided through the robot-building process and graphical programming by SilTerra's IRC or IoT & Robotics Club members.


  • June 30th 2016 - IFTAR @MUSABA

  • A privately run orphanage in Baling, Kedah taking care of about 50 children. Surau committee gave donation & sponsored a buka-puasa.


  • June 16th 2016 - IoT Robotics by Cytron

  • Cytron is an Online Marketplace for Robotics, IoT & Electronics Kits. This electronics company is based in Penang and was ounded by five Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) students. Cytron gave a demo of their robots and then encouraged SilTerra's group of technical enthusiasts to build or assemble the robots using their best-selling Rero sets.


  • June 01st 2016 - Community Service

  • Donation & installation of a server at SK Kulim Hi-Tech


  • April 28th 2016 - Walk for Autism - NASOM Kulim

  • Statistics and rule of thumb states that 1 of 68 (or 100) children born every year in the world is autistic i.e. 8-9K annually in Malaysia. NASOM, the National Autism Society of Malaysia, has been established since 29 years ago. The Center in Lunas for the Kulim area is 1 of 21 centers in Malaysia for intervention & care of autistic children. SilTerra was one of the sponsors of the event.


  • March 7th 2016 - Community Service - E-Quiz Demo to SK Taman Hi-Tech

  • The headmaster and her school teachers were invited for an overview of the e-Quiz that was proposed to be implemented in the server that was donated and installed by SilTerra. The e-Quiz is essentially a collection of questions from previous relevant quizzes & tests/exams to be made available for students to facilitate their learning.


  • February 27th 2016 - SilTerra Annual Dinner

  • An Annual Dinner with a Long Service Award presentation held at the Equatorial Hotel, Penang.


  • February 13th 2016 - SilTerra Futsal Tournament

  •  There was an impressive number of teams participating in this event that was held at the Safira Sports Planet in Seberang Jaya, Penang.


  • September 19th 2015 - KITA Netball Tournament

  • SilTerra sent 2 teams that made up a total of 19 teams that participated in the tournament. SilTerra won the most Lively Team prize!


  • August 13th 2015 - Raspberry Pi Project - SMK Sultan Badlishah

  • Students are given some lessons on hardware & software to develop projects using the Raspberry Pi.


  • August 5th 2015 - Raspberry Pi Project - SMK Sultan Badlishah meeting/visit

  • SilTerra invited the school teacher and students under her guidance to be briefed and given an overview of a proposed project using Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer that can improve programming skills and hardware understanding at the pre-university level. An engineer was assigned to provide software & hardware support for the project.


  • April 14th 2015 - Appreciation Lunch - Flood-Aid Volunteers

  • SilTerra showed appreciation to the volunteers who went to give aid to the flood victims in the East Coast of Malaysia.


  • April 1st 2015 - Raspberry Pi demo @SMKSB

  • A demonstration of the capabilities of the RPi to spark the interest of the teachers and students.


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Environment

  • May 7th 2018 - USM Discussion - Green Agenda

  • Bahagian Jaringan Industri & Masyarakat or Division of Industry and Community Network from USM came to discuss further on a proposed project to promote "Green Initiatives".


  • April 5th 2018 - Management Safety Walkdown

  • The Safety Committee comprising management & staff members conducted a safety and house keeping audit at the Facilities Chemical & Central Utility Buildings to identify risk & non-compliance issues in order to eliminate, mitigate or take preventive actions.


  • September 11th 2017 - USM & PTSB - Food Waste Management Project

  • A project to convert SilTerra's food waste into compost material. Institutions of Higher Learning like Universiti Sains Malaysia & Politeknik Sultanah Bahiyah were invited to review the proposal.


  • July 24th 2017 - Food Waste Management discussion @USM

  • SilTerra went to USM Penang to get a better understanding of the progresses that have been made locally in this bio-waste management.


  • October 27th 2015 - BOMBA & ERT Appreciation

  • In appreciation of the Fire Department's assistance & support of SilTerra's ERT teams who participated in the Firefighting Competition at Langkawi Island.


  • October 10th 2015 - Langkawi Fire-Fighting Competition

  • SilTerra's ERT teams participated in this competition and got placed in three of the dry hose drills for men's, women's and mixed team. Although placed 6th out of 16 teams, SilTerra was proud to be the only manufacturing company participating.


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  • July 9th 2018 - SilTerra @Innovate Malaysia 2018

  • Held at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Cyberjaya.

    SilTerra offers Cash + MPW fabrication voucher to the winners. 15 teams (25 pax) participated in SilTerra's competition track. From the industry 814 students were selected that represents 425 teams to participate in the competition and 59 teams comprising 130 students were made finalists to compete at the Grand Finale.


  • May 22-24th 2018 - SEMICON SEA 2018

  • SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018, the largest electronics manufacturing supply chain event in Southeast Asia, was held from 22 to 24 May 2018 at Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur. SilTerra was invited by MIDA (Malaysian Investment & Development Authority) to participate in SEMICON SEA 2018 under the Malaysia Pavilion.


  • May 16th 2018 - Majlis Apresiasi Rakan Strategik MPKK

  • The Kulim town Local Authority or Majlis Perbandaran Kulim Kedah (MPKK) gave a Certificate of Appreciation to SilTerra for being one of its Strategic Partners especially relating to MPKK's Local Agenda or LA21 initiatives & activities.


  • April 12th 2018 - Promise of Integrity Executive Level Meeting

  • Promise of Integrity (POI) is an alliance of companies started in 2016 to focus on upholding the highest standards of ethics and integrity within the business community. Intel Corporation, B. Braun Medical Industries, Keysight Technologies, Motorola Solutions and SilTerra Malaysia collaborated in a 'Promise of Integrity' event to spearhead an initiative on ethics and integrity. This marked the beginning of a joint effort to lead the way in upholding the highest standards of integrity. Further info : http://promiseofintegrity.com/

    This meeting was held in SilTerra and all the executive leaders were present along with the Working Group (WG) committee to discuss how best to move forward for the POI.


  • March 14th 2018 - KITA 14TH AGM

  • Election Results for KITA Committee: President : Infineon, Vice-President : Fuji Electric, Secretary : SilTerra, Treasurer : BASF, Committee Members: Intel, First Solar and NUR Power.


  • March 1st 2018 - Site Visit by MITI & NCIA

  • SilTerra shared some info on wafer fabrication operations to these organizations.


  • Jan 30th 2018 - Malaysia Top Achiever (MATA) Awards

  •  SilTerra was awarded Industry Excellence in Semiconductor at the inaugural MATA Awards 2017 to recognize domestic top achievers and their contributions towards the Malaysian economy.


  • October 30th 2017 - SilTerra CEO receives MPC recognition

  • SilTerra's CEO receives a certificate of recognition from MPC or Malaysia Productivity Corporation for an exemplary leadership in promoting productivity improvements in the organization.


  • October 4-5th 2017 - IMESS 2017

  • SilTerra was a Diamond sponsor for 2017's IMESS (International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid-State Circuits) Conference held at PSDC, Penang. Following the Penang Chief Minister's official opening speech, SilTerra's Executive VP for World Wide Sales & Marketing delivered a keynote address which discussed SilTerra's IoT journey and what the company is doing with the industry and the government agencies to create an IoT ecosystem in Malaysia.


  • September 12th 2017 - Coronation of Sultan Kedah

  • A congratulatory advertisement from SilTerra through Kulim Industrial Tenants Association for the coronation of the new Sultan & Sultanah of Kedah.


  • September 11th 2017 - Demise of Sultan Kedah

  • Condolences from SilTerra on the demise of the Sultan of Kedah who previously held the position of Agong or King for Malaysia twice in his lifetime which was unprecedented before.


  • September 7-9th 2017 - Selangor Smart City & Future Commerce Convention - myIOTc

  • Members of the MyIoTC participated under the MyIOT Pavilion in the Selangor Smart City & Future Commerce Convention held at the Setia City Convention Center, Shah Alam. MyIoTC stands for Malaysia IoT Consortium which was formed by 7 Malaysian high-tech companies in collaboration with MDEC. MYIOTC aims at closing the gaps currently faced in the market in designing, prototyping, manufacturing, promoting and marketing IoT solutions to the local and global markets.


  • September 7th 2017 - SFAM Meeting @SilTerra

  • SilTerra hosted this meeting of SFAM or the Semiconductor Fabrication Association of Malaysia. Other members of this association include ADTEC, Fuji Electric Semiconductor, Infineon, MIMOS, On Semiconductor, Osram, UniMAP and XFab.


  • July 31st 2017 - Khazanah Visit - Director of Investment

  • A special briefing & tour of the facilities was given to the newly appointed Khazanah director for investment.


  • July 27th 2017 - EUREKA Innovation Exhibition 2017

  • EUREKA is a competition that highlights research and innovation products and promotes the culture of research and innovation not only among the local residents of UniKL MSI but also among participants from local and international institutions of higher education. SilTerra was one of the sponsors and supporter of the event.


  • June 19th 2017 - IEEE Malaysia AP/MTT/EMC Visit

  • The IEEE Malaysia Section AP/MTT/EMC Joint Chapter is an association dedicated to serve professionals involved in antennas and propagation, microwave engineering and applied electromagnetics led by a group of leading university experts and industralists. This was part of a series of technical visits to the industry by this active IEEE chapter. SilTerra was also invited to take part in the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2017 (APMC 2017).


  • June Issue 2017- SilTerra featured in Invest Kedah magazine

  • Invest Kedah is a Government-Linked Company, GLC, with a vision to transform the state of Kedah in Malaysia into a key player in the global economy. Their June 2017 magazine edition featured SilTerra as well as the awards the state government recently conferred to the industrial players one of whom is SilTerra.


  • May 24th 2017 - KITA INFRA meeting

  • SilTerra played host to KITA's Infra team members who regularly meet to discuss related issues.


  • May 18th 2017 - Signing Ceremony - MoA KISMEC-SilTerra on TVET@KHTP Program

  • This agreement involves SilTerra's commitment to support the TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) program for the Kulim Hi-Tech Park for which KISMEC (Kedah Industrial Skills and Management Development Centre) has been appointed by NCIA (Northern Corridor Implementation Authority) to implement.


  • May 17th 2017 - Kedah Industrial Excellence Award 2017

  • The Kedah State Government through Invest Kedah Berhad held the prestigious Kedah Industrial Excellence Award 2017 to give appreciation to the industrial players who have contributed to the development of the industrial sector in the state of Kedah. The award ceremony was officiated by the Chief Minister of Kedah Darul Aman. SilTerra Malaysia received 2 awards on that night: 1. Chief Minister's Award for Category of Large Local Company (LLC) 2. Special Appreciation for Excellence in Domestic Direct Investment (DDI)


  • May 8th 2017 - PSDC Visit

  • Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) visited SilTerra to gain insight of the extent of the company's implementation of Industry 4.0 and to promote courses related to this.


  • April 25th 2017 - SEMICON SEA & SFAM

  • SFAM or Semiconductor Fabrication Association of Malaysia ventured more prominently at the SEMICON SEA 2017 Exhibition & Conference to promote the foundries in Malaysia.


  • April 14th 2017 - Khazanah Visit

  • The investment arm of the Government of Malaysia, Khazanah Nasional, visiting SilTerra.


  • April 8th 2017 - ASTI LEAP Challenge

  • The Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI) is an association of educators, scientists, industry representatives and individuals who are committed to advancing the role of the scientific community in inspiring the youth of Malaysia to join and excel in the world of science. SilTerra began supporting this organization by getting a group of its young engineers to participate in the judging of the ASTI LEAP Challenge for the northern states. Each school was represented by 5 students and 2 teachers. ASTI Leap Challenge is a programme held for PT3 students. The main objective of this programme is to give an introduction to the students to the world of technology and innovation. By participating in this event the students enhanced their creative and critical thinking skills to be able to solve complex problems which is expressed by 'doing'. This invention competition was held at UniKL MSI @KHTP.


  • April 1-30th 2017 - Art Market Malaysia - sponsorship

  • Sponsorship of this exhibition was SilTerra's charitable contribution to Art Market Malaysia, an organization known as a platform to provide for local & amateur artists, disabled artists, art enthusiasts and for all the people in Malaysia that are passionate in art; particularly in the field of visual art.


  • March 23rd 2017 - MPC WORKSHOP COMPETITIVENESS CHAMPION PROGRAMME 2017

  • Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) plays an important role in channeling accurate information on the country's competitiveness performance to international ranking agencies such as Institute for Management Development (IMD) and World Economic Forum (WEF). 


  • March 19th 2017 - MB Kedah @Land Office

  • On the occasion of the Kedah Chief Minister's visit of the Kulim District, the Land Office invited SilTerra to hand-over payment of the land tax as part of a ceremonial event.


  • February 24th 2017 - KITA Members Networking 2017

  • Kulim Industrial Tenants Association has a networking session for its members at the E&O Hotel, Penang.


  • February 14th 2017 - MITI Deputy Minister Visit

  • The Deputy Minister of MITI, Ministry of International Trade & Industry, brought along other agencies under their wings like MATRADE and MIDA for a working visit to SilTerra.


  • November 18th 2016 - JomHack Penang

  • A 24-hour IoT Hackathon held to celebrate MyIoTC, a consortium of Malaysian proponents of IoT. The Hackathon took place at the end of MyIoTC Week Penang and explored new applications of IoT.


  • November 11th 2016 - MyIoTC Launching

  • Seven Malaysian homegrown technology companies formed the Malaysia IoT Consortium (MyIoTC) and launched the MyIoTC Week 2016. The seven companies are SilTerra, Cytron, CEEDtec, K-One, Eclimo, Pensonic and Exabytes.


  • October 4th 2016 - Countering Terrorism by PDRM (Hosting for KITA)

  • The police force brought together their national experts in counter-terrorism to give KHTP security practitioners a more in-depth understanding of such threats.


  • September 27th 2016 - Yandong MoA

  • A Technology Cooperation Agreement that SilTerra signed with YanDong Beijing for consultative services for the setup of a 200mm wafer fabrication facility.


  • September 6th 2016 - CREST/USM/MIMOS Visit (Industry 4.0)

  • Hosting visit by CREST, MIMOS & USM reps.


  • September 5th 2016 - MIDA Industry Talent Management Division Visit

  • MIDA, Malaysian Investment Development Authority's Industry Talent Management Division is tasked to help address and service investors' human capital needs by collating relevant database on graduates to serve the needs of potential investors as well as also to collate a comprehensive database on talent development programmes. This delegation to SilTerra was part of an industry collaboration initiative to address investors' human capital needs by identifying sectors requiring skilled manpower.


  • August 24th 2016 - IEM Technical Visit

  • A technical visit as well as promotion of IEM as a body to assist Professional Engineer (IR) recognition


  • August 17-19th 2016 - ICSE 2016 - IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics

  • International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics SilTerra's COO was one of the keynote speakers.


  • August 16th 2016 - Integrity Promise Launching Event

  • 5 companies come together to pledge to strengthen the commitment towards operating businesses with uncompromising integrity. SilTerra is part of the initiative in alliance with B.Braun, Intel, Keysight & Motorola.


  • August 8-9th 2016 - IMDC 2016 - Innovate Malaysia Design Competition

  • The Finale of the competition was held in Penang and it marked the 6th year running of the event. SilTerra started participating in the Technology tracks a year after the inaugural competition in 2011.


  • August 3rd 2016 - IoT Consortium 1st Meeting

  • A 1st meeting which saw participation from K-One Technology, Cytron Technologies, Timeless Design, GTV Global, Ceedtec, Pensonic/Fonebud and Eclimo/DAE Motors


  • July 25th 2016 - TalentCorp Visit

  • TalentCorp's new CEO along with the Head of Industry Partnerships and their Kedah rep were excited to be able to visit SilTerra's cleanroom and look at the talents working in the semiconductor wafer fabrication industry.


  • June 27th 2016 - MIDA CEO + NCIA CE visit

  • MIDA's CEO & NCIA's CE were given an update of SilTerra's Fab extension (FAB1E) project development.


  • May 16th 2016 - Kedah Exco Visit

  • Courtesy visit from the Kedah Exco for Industry & Investment, Kedah Investment Center (KIC) CEO and the Local Authority PBT's chairman & secretary.


  • April 21st 2016 - Penang Regional Centre, Malaysian National Computer Confederation (PERC-MNCC) Visit

  • As part of their activity to promote knowledge and appreciation of Information Technology, Information Processing Systems and computer-based control systems PERC-MNCC visited SilTerra for an overview of its IT systems.


  • February 16th 2016 - KITA HR Conference

  • The 3rd KITA HR Conference was held at the Kulim Golf & Country Resort.


  • January 26th 2016 - NCIA Meeting & Visit

  • NCIA's Director of Manufacturing Division visited SilTerra


  • November 24th 2015 - NUR GCEO Visit

  • NUR Power's Group CEO and team visited SilTerra's facilities for a better understanding of SilTerra's operations


  • November 1st 2015 - Khazanah Visit

  • A visit by a team from Khazanah.


  • October 28th 2015 - RTM Video Shoot

  • RTM, Radio Televisyen Malaysia, did a video-shoot at SilTerra for part of a documentary and video clip.


  • October 26th 2015 - FMM CEO Luncheon Talk with MB Kedah

  • FMM Kedah/Perlis arranged a CEO luncheon talk with the Chief Minister of Kedah. MIER (Malaysian Institute of Economic Research) gave a talk on the Economy and MITI spoke on ASEAN initiatives. The Menteri Besar also gave an overview of the state's plans of development. The industry reps on the other hand took the opportunity to highlight issues faced by the industrial parks.


  • August 17-18th 2015 - Innovate Malaysia Design Competition

  • SilTerra's Technology Development team has consistently been involved with evaluating and mentoring the teams participating in the IC Design track.


  • June 11th 2015 - Visit By ITB - Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

  • Hosting a delegation of ITB lecturers and representative of the Minister of Economics for ICT.


  • May 27-29th 2015 - ICERT conference

  • ICERT is International Conference on Environmental Research and Technology. The 2015 or 4th edition was organized by the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia and SilTerra was one of the sponsors of the event that was held at PARKROYAL Resort, Penang, Malaysia.


  • April 22-24th 2015 - SEMICON SEA

  • The inaugural SEMICON SEA 2015 was a gathering of industry players from around the world attending a three-day conference and exhibition. Visitors got to see microelectronics manufacturing equipment, materials, components, and service providers. SilTerra provided support and was also present at the career booths.


  • April 22nd 2015 - Courtesy Visit By MATRADE CEO

  • The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is a national trade promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the CEO came for a visit accompanied by MATRADE officers.


  • April 16th 2015 - KITA-MIDA CEO DIALOGUE @SilTerra

  • SilTerra hosted this KITA Dialogue session with MIDA CEO where issues affecting the Kulim Hi-Tech Park such as those related to infrastructure, utilities and government policies were highlighted so that MIDA will be able to escalate to the necessary authorities.


  • April 17th 2015 - KITA-MB Kedah Dialogue @E&O Hotel

  • Through KITA, SilTerra as the secretariat, participated in this dialogue session.


  • April 10th 2015 - Visit By SIRIM

  • Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMREC) or SIRIM was organizing an internal Workshop on Nano Characterization and as part of the workshop programme they had requested to have an industrial visit to SilTerra. SIRIM's delegation consisted of auditors and researchers. Their objective was to gain knowledge and exposure on applications of nanotechnology in wafer fabrication.


  • March 23rd 2015 - Visit By Bank Negara Malaysia

  • Bank Negara Malaysia being briefed on the role of SilTerra in the E&E eco-system.


  • March 6th 2015 - FMM Dinner for SL1M

  • Skim Latihan 1Malaysia (SL1M) is a program launched since 2011 to improve the employability of unemployed graduates by preparing them through on-the-job work experience and soft skills training. Candidates selected by the company to undergo the program are paid allowance during the training and will have a very high probability of being absorbed by the company into the workforce.


  • February 11th 2015 - Turkish Minister's Visit

  • The Minister of Science, Industry And Technology of the Republic of Turkey along with a delegation of 14 comprising the Deputy Undersecretary, Chief of Cabinet of the Minister, President of TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council Of Turkey), President of the Marmara Research Centre of TUBITAK, Director General of Science and Technology as well as the Director General of the EU and Foreign Relations. This was a follow-up visit to further explore possibilities of cooperation and collaboration.


  • January 27th 2015 - Visit By Oita LSI Cluster Japan

  • 4 major Semiconductor Manufacturing Industries (Sony, Toshiba, Mitsubishi & Renesas) and 80 semiconductor related companies are established in the Oita prefecture in Kyushu island, south of Japan. Oita LSI Cluster Promotion Council was leading the delegation comprising some of their members from Suzuki, STK Technology, Takaki Tools & Materials, ELIA, Nagao Seisakusyo, Ishii Tool & Engineering and the Japan External Trade Organization. The visitors were brought in by MIDA to look into business opportunities through support services for the semiconductor industry in Malaysia.


  • January 15th 2015 - MIGHT CEO Visit to SilTerra

  • MIGHT is Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology. Their CEO and other top officials paid a visit to SilTerra who is one of its members. MIGHT was established as the technology think-tank under the purview of the Prime Minister's Department and their emphasis is on market intelligence initiatives using the foresight practices and methodology to identify technology and business opportunities.


  • January 9th 2015 - InvestKL & NCIA Visit

  • NCIA brought the InvestKL delegation to SilTerra for an introduction and exposure to the semiconductor industry. Some of InvestKL's BOD members also joined the delegation consisting of the CEO and their top management.


  • December 11th 2014 - Turkish Delegation

  • The Turkish delegation was headed by Turkish Deputy Minister for Science, Industry and Technology.


  • November 13th 2014 - SAINS.on.Wheels

  • Event : Closing Ceremony for SAINS.on.Wheels program (also on occasion of Minggu Sains Kedah 2014) Officiated by : YAB Dato' Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, MB Kedah

    SilTerra was given the honour of hosting this ceremony to mark the end of the SAINS.on.Wheels program for the Northern Edition involving the states of Kedah & Perlis.


  • May 6th 2014 - Visit by Economic Planning Unit in Prime Minister's Department Malaysia

  • Hosted visit to share an overview of a wafer fab environment with Mr Ting Kok Onn of EPU


  • March 23rd 2014 - Visit By PEMANDU & NCIA

  • SilTerra hosted the visit by a delegation from PEMANDU, headed by Mr Yong Yoon Kit, Director of the E&E Division.


  • March 1st 2014 - Visit by Minister in Prime Minister's Department

  • Visit by the Minister in charge of Economic Planning YB Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar


  • February 7th 2014 - Visit by The Republic Of Korea Ambassador to Malaysia

  • SilTerra welcomed the Republic of Korea Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Cho Byungjae & delegates. He was accompanied by representatives from NCIA (Northern Corridor Implementation Authority).


  • February 6th 2014 - Visit by MIDF Investment Bank & Delegation

  • Visit by a delegation from MIDF Amanah Investment Bank


  • April 2nd 2013 - Visit By CREST and KHAZANAH

  • Delegation from Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Center (CREST) headed by En. Jaffri Ibrahim (CEO of CREST) and Khazanah Koridor Utara (KKU), headed by Mr. Gopalan (VP of KKU) SilTerra is one of the Founding Members of CREST and CREST has co-funded several R&D projects in collaboration with SilTerra. This visit provides a better understanding of a Fab Environment, that includes the Clean room, FA Lab Services, Sub Fab Facilities, Data Centre, waste management and other related areas to the Management Teams of CREST and KKU.


  • March 1st 2013 - Visit By Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Delegation from MIDA headed by its Chairman, Tan Sri Amirsham A. Aziz. This visit gave delegates a better understanding of a Wafer Fab environment


  • January 30th 2013 - Visit By KERC and ASTSA of Japan

  • A delegation from the Kyushu Economic Research Centre (KERC) & Asia Semiconductor Trading Support Association (ASTA) Japan. They were in Kulim Hi-Tech Park for a Business Seminar & Busines Matching session. SilTerra being one of the companies they visited in the semiconductor industry as part of their effort to explore business opportunity and partnership with Malaysian companies.


  • January 16th 2013 - Visit By NanoMalaysia Berhad

  • A visit of 2 Associate Vice Presidents from NanoMalaysia Berhad (NMB), the lead agency for nanotechnology commercialisation in Malaysia appointed by Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI). The Government of Malaysia aspires to drive nanotechnology as one of the national economic growth engines. As such, MOSTI is currently leading activities through NMB to develop new products for the nanotechnology industry. Exposure to the Fab environment and discussion on the collaborative models are the main purpose of this visit.


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Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)



Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

Environmental Policy

We are committed to the protection of environment , including prevention of pollution and continual improvement of Environmental performance through an Environmental Management system.

We shall:

  • Fulfill our compliance obligations
  • Optimize usage of hazardous chemicals and gases.
  • Minimize release of pollutants to air, water and land.
  • Minimize consumption of natural resources
  • Minimize generation of general waste and schedule waste
  • Foster employees and contractors awareness of environmental issues through training,campaign and promotion.

Safety & Health Policy

SilTerra is committed to adopting the best industrial practices in providing a safe work environment meeting or exceeding applicable legal and other requirements. We are also commited to continual improvement of Occupational Safety and Health performance through excellence in Occupational Safety and Health Management System.

We adhere strongly to the following safety and health principles:

  • All injuries and ill-health can be prevented.
  • All hazards can be controlled.
  • Working safely is a condition of employment.
  • Everyone is responsible for safety.
  • Everyone will be communicated and trained to work safely.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

We have implemented an Environmental Management System to improve environmental performance. SilTerra EMS was ISO14001-certified in August 2002.

We monitor all environmental regulatory requirements to ensure compliance.

Further more, we establish environmental goals to go beyond compliance in the areas of pollution prevention, minimization of toxic and hazardous materials, water and energy conservation and solid waste reduction.

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)



EHS Social Responsibility & Activities

    Year 2017
  • EHS Days 2017(6 & 7-Sep)

  • 1. EHS talks

    1. Hosp Sultanah Bahiyah - Hazlee bin Omar, Occupational Therapist - Back Pain
    2. DOSH Kedah - Zaidin bin Ibrahim, Deputy Dir - Importance of OSH Culture
    3. FRIM - Puan Norhayati binti Nordin - FRIM Programs
    4. MIROS - Mohd Firdaus bin Mohd Siam - Dangers of using hand phones while driving
    5. DOE Kedah - Mohamad Fitri bin Said - DOE programs
    6. Socso - Puan Fazillah - Socso programs
    7. PDRM - Tuan Azizul

    2. Safety video contest

    3. EHS treasure hunt

    4. "No plastic bag" campaign

    5. Recycle days

    6. Herbal garden

    Recycling Days activities

    'No plastic bag' campaign

    Organizing team

    Chemical Leak Drill with HAZMAT and Kulim Hospital


    Year 2016
  • EHS & Environment Days 2016

  • Program

    1. EHS Talks

    1. DOSH
    2. Renewal Energy
    3. JKJR
    4. PDRM

    2. Treasure hunt

    3. Safety Video

    4. Recycling Days

    Recycling Days committee

    Treasure Hunt winners

    Visiting exhibitions

    Organizing committee members


    Year 2015
  • EHS Day 2015 (8-9 Apr)

  • Program

    1. Talks

    1. Environmental Awareness Talk by WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
    2. Carl Corrynton Medical Centre Health Talk - "How to Manage Your Backache"

    2. Recycling campaign

    3. ERT competition


    Year 2014
  • Recycle Days 2014


  • Year 2013
  • EHS Day 2013

  • Behavior Safety Talk
  • Stop Smoking Talk
  • Police Talk
  • Environment Talk
  • Bomba Kulim Hi-Tech Hazmat Exhibition

    Various Exhibitions


    Year 2012
  • SilTerra Won National Safety And Health Award 2012

  • SilTerra has been awarded National Safety and Health award 2012 for the electrical and electronic sector on 30 October 2012 at the ceremony held in Putrajaya convention center.

    SilTerra CEO, Dr Kamarulzaman received the award given by Minister of Human Resources, Dr S Subramaniam.

    National Safety and Health award is an annual event organized by Department of Safety and Health Malaysia (DOSH) to recognize company for implementing good safety management system and achieve good safety records.

    SilTerra has implemented a few safety and health systems that impressed the DOSH auditors such as safety and health element in Key Result Area, online system for reporting near misses or potential accident and online tracking issues raised during audits, incident actions item or modification of systems to ensure all actions items are closed.

    This recognition shall drive SilTerra effort to maintain and continual improvement of the safety and health standard.


  • Talk - Global Warming

  • 2 sessions of Environmental Talks have been successfully conducted on 23th and 24th October 2012.

    The talk was given by SilTerra EHS personnel who has good knowledge on Global Warming topic.


  • Recycling Days

  • On 23rd-24th October 2012, EHS Dept and Lithography Dept joint effort to organize Recycling Days.

    All employees were encouraged to donate their waste and received environmental merit hours. A total of 1072kg of aluminum, glass, paper and plastic waste have been collected and recycled.


  • ERT Ironman Competition 2012

  • ERT Ironman Competition has been conducted in 2012.

    The purpose of this competition is to make sure all ERT members familiar with ERT equipment such as Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), location of all fire extinguishers in office building, grid in Sub-Fab, communication by using walkie talkies, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer and be able to rescue or response in emergency situation.

    Four ERT members have to work together as a team.

    ERT members work together to look for solutions of the given task


  • 2012 ERT Teambuilding

  • From April to June, SilTerra has sent three groups of ERT members for teambuilding at Outward Bound School (OBS) Lumut, Perak. Various activities have been conducted such as indoor activities (forming, brain storming and performing session), jungle tracking (Map and Compass training), raft making, rafting and kayaking from OBS to Teluk Sekadeh, Pangkor Island.

    Team Dynamic - Problem solving in team

    Jungle Tracking - Map and Compass training

    Raft making and rafting

    Kayak from OBS, Lumut to Teluk Sekadeh, Pangkor Island


  • EHS Week 2012

  • SilTerra has conducted EHS Week 2012 on October 2012 with the theme "Safe Riding to Work Campaign".

    Various activities have been conducted during the event such as police talk, Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya (JKJR) talk, helmet & safety vest give away by SOCSO & JKJR and demo on motorbike defensive riding training. SilTerra has also invite Kulim Industrial Tenants Association (KITA) members to join this event. The response from employee & KITA members have been very encouraging.


    Year 2011
  • Hazmat Drill

  • HAZMAT drill has been conducted in November 2011 with Bomba Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) together with police and hospital. The purpose of this drill is to make sure Bomba KHTP become more familiar with SilTerra high risk area and to identify the weaknesses in emergency response system.


  • Barter Day 2011

  • On 6 Oct 2011, SilTerra has held "Barter Day" as part of environmental activity. The objectives of this event is to raise awareness and encourage involvement of employees in recycling activity.

    We encouraged employees to bring recycle items from home and exchange it with fruits. The recycle items that are able to exchange with fruits are paper, plastic bottle, glass and aluminium.

    We have successfully collected about 963 kg of recycle item and the collection was donated to Kulim charity house.

    Employee exchange the recycle items with fruits. Overwhelming response from employees Recycle items were weighted and send to collector


  • Cycling To Work Campaign - 4 Oct 2011

  • A campaign to encourage employees to come to work using bicycle has been launched on the 4th Oct 2011 as part of EHS Week 2011 main event. 

    SilTerra's CEO, Dr Kamarulzaman presented to the launching which was held in the Auditorium.


  • SilTerra-WWF"Exploring the Hidden Realm of Ulu Muda" 6-8 May 2011

  • On 6-8 May 2011, 5 SilTerra Green Team members participated in WWF Ulu Muda Lake Conservation Awareness trip.

    The purpose of this trip is to expose Green Team members to the current issue of Ulu Muda forest such as logging & illegal hunting. It also enhance team building skill and give experience on environmental conservation effort at national level and support NGO such as WWF in environmental conservation project.

    Ulu Muda forest is a habitat for substantial populations of large mammals, especially elephants & tapirs and there are rich diversity of birds including plain pouched hornbill.

    Ulu Muda forest forms water catchments area for 3 large man-made lakes namely Muda, Ahning & Pedu, formed by the construction of 3 correspondingly-named dams that regulate water for drinking and irrigation at Kedah, Penang & Perlis.

    A Saltlick is mineral spring or ground containing salt and other mineral, the consumption of which is conducive to the well being of wild animals.

    Rain forest trail Wildlife Observation Rain trail Saltlick area visit
  • Employees& Family Environmental Program

  • On the 17 March 2011, SilTerra organized an environmental event involving employees and their family members. It was an one-day event where the participants were required to apply their creativity to transform recycle paper-based products into something useful. At the end of the day, selected judges arrived with results to declare winners who achieved the highest score based on certain criteria. 27 families participated in this event.

    Participants were busy doing their masterpiece from paper
  • ERT Fire Fighting Competition 2011

  • Fire Fighting Competition has been conducted to make sure all ERT members are able to use ERT equipment such as Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and hydrant for fire fighting, familiarize to do hose layout, give and receive order when using hydrant, assemble and disassemble SCBA. This competition also give all ERT members exposure to emergency situations. Four ERT members have to work together as a team.

    ERT members use SCBA & hydrant for fire fighting
    Year 2010
  • Karnival Sukaneka Naga Lilit

  • On 14th March 2010, SilTerra partnership with Junior Chamber International (JCI) Kulim have participate in Karnival Sukaneka Naga Lilit, Kulim. SilTerra & JCI set up a booth for fruit enzyme making demonstration and 50 bottles of enzyme have been distributed .Fruit enzyme is turning garbage into enzyme and use it for various application e.g. floor cleaning, fertilizer, perfume, etc. Many villagers visit our booth and enjoy the demonstration.

    We achieved our objective to educate kampung folks on the use of fruit waste which indirectly help to reduce domestic waste produce daily.


  • Program Komuniti Bestari Mukim Keladi, Kulim

  • On 16th March 2010 SilTerra has involved in Environmental Community project with Komuniiti Bistari Mukim Keladi, Kulim. The program has been arranged by Komuniti Bistari Mukim Keladi Committee and supported by Pejabat Penerangan, Kulim. There are various activities have been conducted with kampung folks such as competition in use of recycle waste for tissue box creation, 'kerabu' making, kids coloring contest and environmental awareness talk.

    SilTerra has sponsored RM1000 in this program and deliver a talk on 'Environmental Conservation' with the aims to educate community on the environmental issue and enhance their awareness to conserve energy.

    Picture 1 :Tissue box creation from recycle waste Picture 2:'Kerabu' making Picture 3 : Participant work hard to finish their creation Picture 4 : Mr.Amir from SilTerra judge the 'kerabu' Picture 6 : Mr. Khairul start to conduct the environmental talk Picture 9 : Prizes giving to all the winners
  • Environmental Day at SK Permatang Tiong Junjong, Kulim

  • On 24th April 2010, SK Permatang Tiong committee have invited SilTerra EHS to join their environmental day which involved school children and villagers. We have donated RM1000 to school PIBG for student activity fund. About 250 people have joined this program and all the activities conducted in this program should have any environmental values as the criteria. Parts of the activities are coloring contest,art creation, WAU decorations, etc.

    SilTerra EHS representative has delivered environmental talk and sharing a few tips on how to conserve the energy with the audience.

    Part of the program activities
  • Environmental Public Awareness Campaign for The Young

  • EHS Department with the help of other departments have organized a community project for the general public. The aim was to focus on creating awareness of the environment and its conservation. Our target crowds for this purpose were school children and the employees' housewives.

    Tuan Hj Abu Bakar bin Md Ali who is the Education Officer of Kulim District had officiated the memorable event on the 11th Nov 2009 in our Auditorium. Sekolah Kebangsaan Tunku Abdul Malik, Kulim was given the honor to be the first school to participate in the program. About 130 pupils, 6 teachers and 2 housewives attended the inaugural function.

    Two external speakers from Non-profit Environmental Group were invited by SilTerra. They are the Green Crusaders who shared their knowledge and experiences on ways of recycling domestic waste, and Garbage Enzyme Team who enlightened the crowd with ways to making cleaning agent from food waste.

    It is our heartfelt hope that this project will enhance the awareness for our ailing environment and also SilTerra's involvement in the matter. EHS team are hoping more Silterrian shall champion or participate in environment activities organized by SilTerra or other NGOs in the future. We must have 3R mind in our daily activities ( Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)


  • Sg. Sedim Cleaning Project

  • On 5th December 2009, SilTerra had successfully completed another Environmental Conservation Project for the general public. This time we headed to Sedim River, a famous family recreation park 40km from Kulim. The SilTerra EHS team headed by Amir Hamzah was leading all other factories under the umbrella of Kulim Industrial Tenants Association (KITA) to perform a cleaning activity at Sedim River area. The objectives of the program are to :

    Take care of our rivers from contamination. To inculcate the volunteer work spirit. To build in Gotong-Royong spirit that originated from kampong folks. To educate our future generation to protect our environment from pollution.

    In our goal to conserve the environment, KITA members together in hand with Sedim villagers, had performed a cleaning activity at Sedim River. A total of about 17 Silterrians and 350 other participants took part in this activity driven by SilTerra and was highlighted in two daily newspapers namely Kwang Wah Jit Poh and Harian Metro

    The activity was organized to create an appreciation and keenness to our rivers. By doing that, SilTerra also hoped to foster awareness in the community so as not to abuse and contaminate our vulnerable rivers. The activity was well received by Sedim folks and the same activity shall be organized by KITA next year as a quest to a better environment.


  • Office Building Evacuation Drill

  • EHS Department working closely with Bomba Hi-Tech and Kulim Hospital executed the annual fire drill at our office building on 9th Dec 09. The objective of the drill is to check the response of our Emergency Response Team (ERT), Bomba and Hospital and to ensure that our system worked as designed. This years scenario included 3 "victims" to help us practice the rescue method and assess our capability.

    What went right ? The evacuation of the building took less than five minutes, which met our target. Our ERT responded quickly and were on stand-by for Bomba's arrival. Our 9 Office Fire Marshals did their job by sweeping their respective area and reporting to the ERT Incident Commander.

    What went wrong ? The Fire Alarm automatic notification system (ABL) failed to notify Bomba . Our drill coordinator, Mr. Mike Foong, had to call Bomba directly. Bomba, with their siren blaring, arrived within five minutes after receiving the call.

    The ambulance took twelve minutes, from the time of calling 999, to arrive as the system directed the call to Alor Setar who then forwarded it to Hospital Kulim. The badge scanning at assembly area was slow and employees were in long queues.

    All the post mortems actions were discussed and shall be addressed as soon as possible to ensure that our emergency response system is always in the best working condition.


  • OHSAS 18001 Certification

  • As commitment on OSH aspects SilTerra has gone through Sirim Audit certification on OHSAS 18001 in June 2008. OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. SilTerra has been certified as OHSAS 18001 compliance in September 2008.


  • Fire Extinguisher Training For All Employees

  • In August 2008 SilTerra has conducted Fire extinguisher training to all employees as an effort to train employees to use fire extinguisher in emergency situation. This training is conducted once in 2 years.


  • Pulmonary Function Test For ERT Members

  • 127 ERT members have undergone and passed the Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) to evaluate their capability in using Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.


  • SilTerra's Q1 2007 Recycling Report

  • April 27, 2007 - Thanks to Silterrians efforts in conserving the environment, SilTerra have managed to collect an encouraging amount of waste that will be recycled for other uses. In this modern times, resources are scarce, and new technologies are being developed everyday to enable waste to be converted into something useful. Total weight collected 393.4kg amounting to RM64.75


  • Joint ERT Drill Amoung KIPEHS Members & Various Govt. Agencies 2007

  • On 25th Oct 07, SilTerra 's ERT members were invited to participate in the Joint ERT Drill for Pre-SAREX (Pre Search and Rescue) Exercise coordinated by Kulim Hospital. This Pre-SAREX was an emergency preparation by the Kedah Ministry of Health to equip themselves for the LIMA (Langkawi International & Maritime Aviation) Exhibition to be held in Dec. 07. All KIPEHS (Kulim Industrial Park EHS) Committee members in which SILTERRA is a member, were called in to take part in this eventful exercise.

    SILTERRA having one of the biggest ERT team has been appointed to be the coordinator among the KIPEHS members and Mr. Shah Hazidi Hussein, the Facilities EHS Manager was selected as the chairman of the subcommittee. The exercise was considered as a platform for the participating factories to expose their ERT members to the real emergencies which involved external parties such as the Police, Bomba and the Hospital. This was also an avenue to enhance the rapport among the authorities.

    A simulation was that two helicopters carried parachuters crashed in the air and landed in a lakeside area where a company was having its Family Day. Forty casualties were reported , 8 death, others ranges from critical, semi critical to non critical. Our ERT members who volunteered took part as the First Aiders , injured persons as well as observers.The exercise was carried out successfully and all parties which got involved managed to go back with invaluable experience which they can use at their workplace.


  • Collaboration with NIOSH on Contractor Safety Management

  • To ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, visitors, and contractors, SilTerra has engaged the National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide occupational health and safety (OHS) training and certification for all contractors performing physical work in the premises (referred to as Contractor Safety Passport system - CSPS). This is in addition to the in-house EHS briefing, which is designed to inform the contractors of the emergency preparedness and response procedures, housekeeping practices, as well as environmental conservation requirements.

    By engaging NIOSH in OHS training and certification, a uniform standard among all participating industries can be achieved, at minimal cost to the contractors, but enormous returns by absence of liabilities arising out of untoward incidents. Contractors will be given an identification badge, denoting their certification in general and/or specialized OHS safety certification. Recently, with collaboration with NIOSH and other factories, SilTerra has contributed to the upgrading of the CSPS program on as follows;

    Certification duration extended from 1 year to 2 years General OHS training and certification includes multiple disciplines, previously separated, benefiting the bulk of contract workers. Disciplines, elected are frequent scenarios observed in factories, are ;
    • General Safety
    • Material Handling
    • Basic Chemical Handling
    • Housekeeping
    • Landscaping
    • Catering

    By ensuring all contractors equipped with basic knowledge on OHS, the workplace is secured from unwanted incidents that could lead to business liability. SilTerra adopts this principle to ensure a productive workplace and a profitable organization.


    Year 2006
  • SilTerra's Hand Safety Awareness Video Session

  • February 22, 2006 - In conjunction with Hand Safety Awareness Month, a short video concerning hand safety will be shown. Attendance is MANDATORY for all employees working in the fab or facilties and it is required to maintain Safety certification.


  • SilTerra's Fire Safety Talk by Fire & Rescue Dept

  • April 18, 2006 - In conjunction with Fire Safety Awareness Month, EHS has arranged a special session on fire safety with Mr. Jeva, the officer for Fire & Rescue Department of KHTP. All employees and especially the ERT members were strongly recommended to attend the fire safety talk.


  • SilTerra's Waste Recycle Program (Paper,Aluminium & Glass)

  • November 16, 2006 - As part of SilTerra's Environmental Conservation program, 3 in-house recycle binds has been set up. These bins are for the employees to dispose paper wastes, aluminum cans and glass bottles. Each recycle bin is customized to collect different wastes as followings:

    • Recycle bin with blue label - Paper Waste
    • Recycle bin with orange label - Aluminum can
    • Recycle bin with brown label - Glass

    The recycle bins are located at the Car Pool Area. Proceeds received from selling the recycle wastes were donated to charity. This is part of SilTerra's move to instill the habit of recycling. At the same time SilTerra would like to be socially responsible and caring corporation.


  • SilTerra's Info on Recycle of Household Waste

  • November 29, 2006 - Information was shared to all employees on what is recyclable and the arts for recycling them. Additional information were distributed including what are not recyclable as well as contractors and places to drop off recyclables.


    Year 2005
  • Waste Recycling Program 2005

  • On 26 May 2005, Mr. Bruce Gray, President/Chief Operating Officer (Acting CEO) of SilTerra launched Waste Recycling Program at Taman Hi-Tech Primary School. This is another community project organized by Facilities - Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), the Green Team and CDEA. The objective of this program is to introduce the wastes recycling concept to the school and the KHTP community.

    SilTerra donated 2 sets of recycle bins to Taman Hi-Tech Primary School to promote recycling habit among the school children. En. Khalid Salleh from PBT KHTP was invited to give a talk on waste recycling activity in KHTP area. Besides, coloring contest has been carried out prior launching ceremony to create awareness among young generations. Mr. Bruce Gray gave out prizes to the winners of coloring contest.

    School students, parents, teachers, representatives from government agencies and industries in KHTP and SilTerrians joined to make the Waste Recycling Program a success.


    Year 2004
  • SilTerra Environmental Day 2004 - Tree Planting Event

  • SilTerra Environmental Day was launched on 19 Oct 2004. The day stated with a coloring contest by school children from school around Kulim, Kedah. Then in the evening, tree-planting event was held with a catchy theme - A Greener Earth For Future Generations. 210 trees were sponsored by SilTerrians & vendors. The trees were planted by SilTerra's employees around the premises.


    Year 2003
  • EHS Week 14 Oct - 16 Oct 2003

  • SilTerra EHS Week 2003 was launched on 14 Oct 2003. This was the first ever event held in SilTerra. The Motto of this event is "Think Safety, Act Safely". There was about 900 people visited SilTerra. We have participants from government such as DOE, Bomba, and Police for the exhibition during the 3 days of EHS Week. There were also activities and talks for employees such as:

    • Blood donation (155 donors)
    • Blood Screening
    • EHS Quiz
    • Coloring competition for primary schools' pupils
    • Free T-shirt, safety vest and car sticker for employees
    • Health talk on "Stress Management" by Pantai Mutiara Hospital
    • Safety talk on "Road Safety" by Traffic Police

    The EHS Week was well executed and successful. Employees learned about Environmental, Health and Safety through the exhibitions, quiz and activities. As token of appreciation, the management rewarded organizing committee and sub committee with certificate of appreciation.


  • Recycling and Donation to Joblink Center

  • This is another project under the EHS Social Responsibility & Activities. The objective is to promote recycling habit and be environmental friendly. We actually kill two birds with one stone, because this project also benefits the Joblink center, a center for physically challenged people, including the visually impaired, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. We donated proceeds from the sales of tote boxes and recycled papers amounting to a sum of RM1300.00, where we bought Milo, creamer and biscuits. Apparently, Silterrians have good Samaritans spirits!!


Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)



Environmental Systems & Performances

The facility is equipped with wastewater treatment and exhaust systems that ensure compliance to environmental, health and safety regulations at the workplace. We ensure compliance with stringent international and local environmental protection regulations on industrial effluents and air emissions through:

  • Wastewater treatment systems to treat segregated waste streams from manufacturing and support systems.
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) abatement systems.
  • High efficiency scrubber systems to remove acid and caustic chemical vapors.

In addition, scheduled (toxic) wastes are managed to comply with stringent regulatory requirements.

Waste Water treatment

As per international standards, SilTerra analyzes and monitors the quality of waste water throughout the year. All waste water analytical results consistently adhere to the waste water standard of the Environmental Quality (Sewage & Industrial Effluents) Regulations 1979 in Malaysia.

Air Emission Facility

SilTerra is equipped with various exhaust systems such as scrubber system, VOC abatement system, general exhaust system, etc. These state-of-the-art systems are designed to treat hot air, corrosive, flammable and hazardous fumes respectively from various buildings in SilTerra.

Waste Minimization

We systematically identify ways to reduce or eliminate waste primarily through source reduction and recycle, reclaim and reuse. Activities include:

  • Minimizing use of hazardous manufacturing chemicals through operational improvements and process changes.
  • Diverting materials from local landfills through recycling. The recycling program is wide and includes paper, newspapers, magazines, cardboards, packing material and metal parts.
  • Striving for a paperless environment through widespread use of electronic documentation and presentation, thereby reducing paper memos, reports, transparencies and other documents.

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)



Hazardous Substance Process Management

SilTerra is continuously working on reducing the use of banned substances in our final products.

In line with SilTerra's Hazardous Substance Process Management Policy, we are on regular basis sending our product to accredited laboratory to be independently analyzed, to ensure our products do not contain or exceed the hazardous substance concentration limit as stated in RoHS, REACH and Sony Green Partner.

SilTerra is also working closely with our material vendors to ensure our purchased materials do not contain or exceed the hazardous substance concentration limit as stated in RoHS and REACH.

For more information, please contact SilTerra's Hazardous Substance Process Management Team (DIST_HSPM@silterra.com).