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.
1995 – 2000
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.
2001 - 2005
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
2006 – 2010
2Q07 Jointly developed 90nm and 65nm with IMEC
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
2011 – 2012
1Q2011 Named as one of the Best Employers in Malaysia
according to Aon Hewitt Consulting - Asia Pacific. 1Q2011
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
2Q2011 Finalist of the Prime Minister's Quality Management
Excellence Award (QMEA) 2011.
4Q2012 Conferred an
award by the Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA) in
recognition of SilTerra's outstanding
contribution to Science & Technology.
4Q2012 Winner of
the "Employee's Safety & Health Award 2012"
(Electric & Electronic Category) conferred by
Ministry of Human Resource.
the "Competitive Employer Award" at the 2012 Labour
Day Celebration - by the Prime Minister.
Make Silterra the cornerstone for expanding the Malaysian Semiconductor Industry.
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.
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