TO INTRODUCE NEW CHIPS
Kulim, Kedah, April 22, 2008 – SilTerra Malaysia Sdn.
Bhd. plans next month to unveil its new range of chips for
small and large panel displays used in handheld devices and
liquid crystal display (LCD) panels.
Executive Officer, Eg Kah Yee told StarBiz that Silterra used
the latest CMOS logic technology to develop chips, designed to
give higher colour resolution for display panels.
0.13-micron in size, these chips are high-voltage (HV) types
commonly used in MP3 players and handphones."
Workers manning a machine at
Silterra’s plant in Kulim Hi-Tech Park.
are also developing another range of HV 0.18-micron chips used
for LCD screens," Eg said.
said Silterra expected to ship out about 184 million HV
0.16-micron and HV 0.13-micron chips this year.
HV 0.16-micron chips released late last year is the
predecessor of the HV 0.13-micron chips.
units to be shipped out makes 15% of the 1.2billion handphones
expected to be released this year," he said.
said Silterra was now more focused on its production of chips.
we also produced chips used in modems, routers and ADSL
devices. We are now focusing on making chips used in
handphones and display panels," he said.
said Silterra spent US$30mil to US$40mil annually on research
in 1995, Silterra has since invested about US$1.6bil in its
wafer manufacturing facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park.
principal investor of Silterra is Khazanah Nasional Bhd.
About 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)