A Pure-Play Global Semiconductor Foundry Based in Malaysia

SilTerra is a 200mm semiconductor wafer foundry, offering CMOS fabrication processes for integrated circuits (ICs) in Advanced Logic, Mixed Signal & Radio Frequency and High Voltage applications.

Today, as industry convergence continues to shape the future of nanoelectronics in healthcare, life sciences, mobility and connectivity, SilTerra is collaborating with partners and customers to develop what will be tomorrow’s connected technologies.

By building on its current process technologies, SilTerra has progressed into more advanced technology areas such as Silicon Photonics, Bio-photonics, MEMS on CMOS, Galium Nitride(GaN), BC​D and Discrete Power – also known as “More-than-Moore” technologies.

SilTerra has been working with customers to develop and launch leading-edge products such as bio-sensors, DNA sequencing chips, next-generation fingerprint sensors, micro-mirror displays and ultra low-power chips for applications in IOT, consumer electronics, data communications, industrial automation, healthcare and automotive segments.

SilTerra’s advances in the field of power management and high efficiency power devices have enabled our customers to address green technology requirements in the mobility and industrial automation markets.

Globally ranked 17th by IC Insights in the category of pure-play foundries, SilTerra’s leadership in the industry is the result of years of developing local skills as well as nurturing strategic partnerships.


The idea of a totally Malaysian semiconductor capability was the brainchild of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Semiconductor chip development is the basis of every new technological advancement, without which, one is merely an assembler of chips. Tun Mahathir’s vision was to have a strong technological foundation for the country as Malaysia aspires to become a developed nation, especially one that is able to spur advanced thinking in other areas; a catalyst that is able to influence and develop advances in a multitude of spheres.


Wafer Technology Malaysia Sdn Bhd was formed in 1995, and with this in mind, construction of the fab started.  This business entity was later renamed SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd in 1999.


SilTerra’s management and employees have gradually and steadily learnt the ropes in the wafer fabrication business and built up their expertise through many strategic relationships while having been exposed to the same market cycles that the global semiconductor market experiences. This provides a level of perspective rarely experienced by a Malaysian company, i.e. to be truly global, where almost 100% of its revenue is international.


Since then, as a project of strategic national interest, SilTerra has undoubtedly established itself as a global player and is on its way to fulfilling the original aspirations of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at SilTerra's official opening in 2001

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values


To be the worldwide foundry services supplier of choice with superior technology innovation.


To provide exceptional values and services to our customers, deliver superior returns to shareholders and proudly be an employer of choice.

Core Values

Uphold the highest possible standards for honesty, trustworthiness, and transparency in performing all our duties and responsibilities.


Do what is right and be accountable for our actions and outcomes. Keep our promise and honour our commitment. We do what we say we will do.


Earn respect through the quality of our work and the outcomes we produce. Accord respect to others for good performance, ideas, contributions, and hard work. Honour diversity and differences in individuals as well as encourage open communication.


Strive to find the right answer to every problem. We encourage ideas, out of the box thinking, and new ways of seeing and doing things so as to continuously achieve better results.


Service Excellence
Focused on service delivery of the highest standards at all levels. Dedicated to satisfy the needs of our customers and stakeholders while protecting the interest of our shareholders.

Our Root Starts from 1995

1995 - 2000
1995 - 2000


  • Company founded known as Wafer Technology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


  • Opened USA Office at San Jose, California


  • Construction commenced at KHTP


  • Renamed as SilTerra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
2001 - 2005
2001 - 2005


  • 180nm production started


  • ISO 9002 Certified


  • Semiconductor International Top Fab Award


  • ISO 14001 Certified


  • Opened Taiwan Office at Hsin-Chu City


  • Received ISO 9001-Certified Best High-Technology Manufacturing Facility Award


  • 130nm Pilot Production Ready PRIME MINISTER'S HIBISCUS AWARD Notable Achievement


  • Opened Sales office in Kuala Lumpur
2006 - 2010
2006 - 2010


  • 160nm High Voltage Production Ready
  • Achieved Sony Green Partner status


  • 130nm High Voltage Production Ready
  • OHSAS 18001: 2007 Certified


  • 110nm Pilot Production Ready


  • Frost & Sullivan Technology Implementation Award
  • Power MOSFET Production Ready
  • HR Award - Silver Recognition for HR Excellence Category


  • Received LG Electric Supplier Appreciation Award
  • Received Prime Minister's Product Excellence Award 2009
2011 - 2015
2011 - 2015


  • Named as one of the Best Employers in Malaysia according to Aon Hewitt Consulting - Asia Pacific
  • 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)


  • Finalist of the Prime Minister's Quality Management Excellence Award (QMEA) 2011


  • Conferred an award by the Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA) in recognition of SilTerra's outstanding contribution to Science & Technology
  • Winner of the Employee's Safety Health Award 2012 (Electric & Electronic Category) conferred by Ministry of Human Resource
  • Conferred the "Competitive Employer Award" at the 2012 Labour Day Celebration - by the Prime Minister
  • SilTerra released 180nm Embedded Flash Technology for mass production
  • SilTerra launched 130nm CMOS Logic Aluminum Backend Technology


  • SilTerra qualified CMT's Multiple Time Programming in SilTerra 110nm High Voltage Technology


  • SilTerra entered mass production for Touch with Display Driver IC application using 110nm High Voltage Technology
  • SilTerra started volume production for wearable applications using 110nm High Voltage Technology


  • SilTerra 110nm Logic CMOS Aluminium Backend Technology entered into mass production phase


  • SilTerra 180nm BCDMOS technology entered mass production phase


  • SilTerra joins the IPL Alliance


2016 - 2020
2016 - 2020


  • SST and SilTerra Announce Production Readiness of Embedded SuperFlash® Macros on SilTerra's 180nm CMOS Platform
  • SilTerra in 'Promise of Integrity' alliance with 4 other MNCs to spearhead initiatives on upholding the highest standards of ethics and integrity within the business community


  • SilTerra initiates formation of the Malaysia IoT Consortium (MyIoTC) with six other local companies to develop the Malaysian IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystems
  • IECQ QC 080000:2012 certified
  • Grand Prize Award for Employer of Choice by MIHRM - Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management


  • 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)


  • SilTerra unveils 180nm Ultra Low Leakage Technology
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 certified


  • Malaysia Top Achiever (MATA) Awards 2017 - Industry Excellence in Semiconductor


  • SilTerra unveils "Monolithic PMUT on CMOS" platform for Finger-print sensing and Medical imaging applications


  • ISO 14001:2015 certified
  • SilTerra's Semiconductors in Life Sciences Symposium


  • SilTerra and Everspin join forces to create new manufacturing center for MRAM
  • SilTerra becomes key strategic partner with China’s leading microelectronics producer, Beijing Yandong Microelectronics Co. Ltd. (YDME) to set up an 8-inch wafer fabrication plant in Beijing
  • Technology transfer partnership with a Singapore-based specialist in GaN-on-silicon technology, IGSS GaN (IGaN)
  • IATF 16949:2016 certified


  • SilTerra certified for Information Security Management System - ISO/IEC 27001:2013 


  • SilTerra Offers Monolithic PMUT Process Option on CMOS for Emerging Ultrasonic Sensing Applications
  • SilTerra Deploys Evatec’s Thin Film Deposition Tool for Manufacturing High Performance Piezo-MEMS Devices
2021 -
2021 -


  • DNeX Completes the Acquisition of SilTerra
  • SilTerra unveils new technology for automotive application ICs


  • SilTerra introduces C-SOI®-based technology for MEMS and Photonics devices
  • SilTerra to invest RM645 million on expansion to increase capacity
  • SilTerra received Tech & Innovation Award by MalaysiaKini 


  • SilTerra featured in “Malaysia Rising Stars” in The Star E&E 50th Anniversary Special pull-out
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