2004 Press Releases
SILTERRA – A GREENER EARTH FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Kulim, Kedah (October 19, 2004) – Promoting
grassroots’ awareness and involvement in a green environment
– this was the objective of SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SilTerra)
in organising an environmental based Colouring Competition for
children and a Tree Planting event as part of the company’s
Environmental Day celebrations.
The event, themed “A Greener Earth for Future
Generations,” was initiated to help raise awareness about
the environment. YB Encik Sazmi Miah, Parliamentary Secretary,
officiated the Environmental Day on behalf of YB Dato' Sri
Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem, the Minister of Natural Resources
Bruce Gray, President/COO and acting CEO of SilTerra said,
“We believe that everyone, including the corporations, their
employees and children, should be encouraged to play a role in
helping to keep the environment clean and green.
“At SilTerra, we have established an environmental policy
for our company which clearly states our commitment in this
SilTerra has also invested over RM8 million this year in
enterprise-wide Environmental Management Systems upgrades and
has received the ISO 14001 re-certification with zero
The company has also received a notable achievement award in
the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Awards last year. These
efforts bear testimony to the special emphasis that SilTerra
places on protecting the environment.
“Our employees too have been very proactive in helping
create awareness about the environment and have in the past
been involved in the past in many community related
projects,” added Gray.
SilTerra, he went on to explain, fully supports its
employees’ environmental conservation activities involving
community related projects like recycling, car pooling and
other initiatives for the benefit of the environment.
“At SilTerra, we not only encourage but also help facilitate
these initiatives wherever we can. The tree planting event
today is a prime example of our employees’ initiative and
drive towards achieving a greener environment. We are
extremely proud to have such environmentally conscious and
responsible employees as part of the SilTerra family,” he
Close to 200 saplings were planted by SilTerra’s employees
in and around the company’s plant and offices in Kulim. The
first one was planted by YB Encik Sazmi.
For the Colouring Competition, 50 children from five primary
schools around the Kulim district, namely, Sekolah Kebangsaan
Taman Hi-Tech, SJK (C) Kelang Lama, SJK (T) Ladang Bukit
Mertajam, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Ular and Sekolah
Kebangsaan Tunku Abdul Malik, participated.
“We hope our effort will help make children aware of the
fact that we should not take the environment for granted.
Every small effort made now is significant in conserving the
environment and ensuring a better quality of life in the
future,” concluded Gray.
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.:
Market demand driven, SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a
semiconductor wafer foundry offering major foundry compatible
CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies down
to 0.13-micron feature size. This includes complete,
competitive contract manufacturing for fabless and IDM
customers’ designs. SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design
capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month.
vigilant, SilTerra delivers award winning, world-class
performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity,
competitive advantages and around the clock customer support.
SilTerra is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Founded in
1995, the company’s headquarters and factory are located in
Malaysia’s Kulim High-Tech Park, and SilTerra has sales and
marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu
(Taiwan). For additional information on SilTerra or its
services, please visit www.silterra.com.
Koh Meng Kong
+6-012-491-0425 (Cell phone)
Lu Ping Chiang
Tel : +886-3-574-1587 (o)