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30 Jan 2018
Malaysia Top Achiever (MATA) Awards 2017

The inaugural MATA Awards 2017 is to recognise domestic top achievers and their contributions towards the Malaysian economy.

The Awards seek to inspire, motivate and encourage local businesses to stand out in the international scene through their excellent products and services.

This will also indirectly promote Malaysia as a globally-competitive nation.

The award was presented by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism in Kuala Lumpur on January 30th 2018.

Photo: SilTerra's COO accepted the award on behalf of SilTerra

17 May 2017
SilTerra receives 2 awards at Kedah Industrial Excellence Award 2017

The Kedah State Government through Invest Kedah Berhad held the prestigious Kedah Industrial Excellence Award 2017 on 17th May 2017.

The event gave 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 YAB Dato' Seri DiRaja Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, 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)

12 May 2017
SilTerra's 180nm Embedded Flash Technology Used in Indonesia's Xirka Smart Card

Launch of Xirka Smart Card SCard XCT136

Jakarta, Indonesia - 12th May 2017.

Xirka Silicon Technology unveiled their Chipset SCard XCT136, the first local Indonesian smart card, providing multi-function purposes for student identity cards. To track student attendance, it works by using computerized fingerprint scanners to ensure a secure environment. It also offers a cashless transaction option, so all transactions related to university activities can be done by swiping the card.

Xirka Silicon Technology is a Fabless Semiconductor Company founded in 2005 and based in Bandung. They have been providing design services to Japanese companies since year 2005 to 2008. Xirka started producing chipsets in 2007 by delivering System-on-Chip (SoC) for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) and entered into the wider APAC regional market by partnering with SilTerra in Malaysia and others in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. In 2012 they started design work on the smart card utilizing SilTerra's 0.18um embedded Flash Technology. In 2016, Xirka completed development of its local smart card protocol, which includes Key Management System, Card Management System, and Smart Card Operating System allowing for support of multi-application features.

SilTerra is providing the foundry services or wafer fabrication of the chips.

The smartcard is supported by Indonesian Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education together with Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics. The chipset currently targets educational institutions, such as University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Hasanuddin University and Telkom University, and is widely applied to electronic student identity cards.

At the launch ceremony, Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia said "The digital economy has a tremendous potential in advancing the Indonesian economy. This sector will contribute up to 11% of economic development in 2020. If accomplished, in 2030 Indonesia will occupy the 8th position in the world economy. Therefore, it needs greater innovation to face global competitiveness and this chipset development is the answer."

Xirka's CEO Sylvia W. Sumarlin reported on a research from MARS Indonesia, in 2016, where state universities in Indonesia had a total of 507,000 new students. She said, "Therefore, to answer market needs, Xirka Silicon Technology will provide up to 1 million units of Chipset SCard XCT136 per year for those universities."

Furthermore, according to Sylvia, the chipset provides several blocks of data storage memory. "Each offers different functions, such as application ID, payment, and loyalty card. Early next year, Xirka plans to launch Near-Field Communication (NFC) chipsets, which are commonly used for electronic ticket and mobile payment."

Together, Xirka Silicon Technology and Microelectronics Center Bandung Institute of Technology worked to optimize security and data storage by strengthening technologies in all support systems, including card reader portable, virtual Secure Access Module (SAM), secure network, and card database. In security optimization, Chipset SCard XCT136 utilizes security engine DES and 3DES, adding 136 Kbyte to the chipsets to support more extensive data saving.

Launching ceremony of Chipset SCard XCT136

Sylvia W. Sumarlin (Xirka Silicon Technology) and Rudiantara (Minister of Communication and Informatics) in the center, together with representatives of supporting Government and educational institutions.

From left: Matthew Tan & Timothy Lee of SilTerra and Dr Trio Adiono (far right), CTO for Xirka, Head of Microelectronics in ITB, IEEE Chair for Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) Indonesia Chapter.

01 Dec 2016
Chipus launches a battery charger IP in a 0.18µm BCD process

The power management section of ICs for portable applications often requires low power consumption together with high voltage operation capability, which leads to big challenges for IC design with respect to power consumption and chip power dissipation.

As this requirement has become crucial in today's market demands, Chipus has updated its portfolio with a battery charger IP (CM1712ff) using a BCD technology that assures the coexistence of high density logic and high voltage devices, giving origin to a new set of features with configurable specifications.

The silicon proven IP (CM1712ff), features:

"We launched our first battery charger IP in SilTerra C18GH5, which is a 5V technology. Now, we are launching an improved version using a BCD process, making it possible to make the circuit tolerant to input voltages as high as 30V", says Daniel P. Mioni, IC Design Leader at Chipus. "This is an important increment to our IP and IC design services offering in Power Management, mainly due to the high demand for high-voltage tolerant applications enabled by BCD processes", says Murilo Pessatti, Chipus' CEO.

With the use of the BCD technology in the battery charger IP, Chipus seeks to guarantee high quality and reliability in all types of application environments. The reliable coexistence on the same chip of low-voltage control circuits and high-voltage DMOS stages with typical voltage capability, opens the door for uncountable applications. With this achievement, Chipus looks to continue capitalizing their innovative products, develop more tailor-made solutions to their customers, allowing them to match their specifications in a shorter design cycle.

Chipus Microelectronics is a semiconductor company specialized in the development of low-power, low-voltage, analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) blocks for integrated circuits (ICs) and systems on chip (SoCs). It develops configurable IP core architectures that allow a good level of customization together with high IP portability, providing unique level of freedom on customer design requirements. Chipus is headquartered in Florianopolis - Brazil, with a Sales office in Santa Clara - California and a Sales Representative in Europe.

14 Nov 2016
Seven Malaysia Home-Grown Technology Companies Form Malaysia IoT Consortium (MyIoTC) and Co-Sponsor Nation's First IoT Hackathon

PENANG, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- Seven Malaysian homegrown technology companies today announced the formation of the Malaysia IoT Consortium (MyIoTC) and launched the MyIoTC Week 2016. The seven companies are SilTerra, Cytron, CEEDtec, K-One, Eclimo, Pensonic and Exabytes.

A broad spectrum of applications associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) is considered as key contributors for the future of the Internet Economy. While today's internet economy is based on data created by internet of 3 billion people, the new IoT world is about data created by internet of 50 billion things by 2020. In economic terms, it's estimated that $14.4 trillion of economic value will be created by IoT between 2013 and 2022, and McKinsey expects $4-$11 trillion of economic value will be created per year in 2025. Among the biggest application opportunities for IoT are in the Manufacturing sector and Smart Cities.

"We are glad that Malaysia is being recognized as a good research and development base for IoT solutions. With the large potential user base for IoT solutions, especially in manufacturing and smart cities, IoT is a unique opportunity for Malaysia, and it is great to witness these seven companies collaborating to leverage on that opportunity," said Dato Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

"Dato Lai Yit Loong, who is the MyIoTC Lead Coordinator and SilTerra's Senior VP of Sales and Marketing says, "SilTerra is proud to be one of the founding members of MyIoTC. With deep capabilities and track record in developing and manufacturing Integrated Circuits (IC) which are widely used in IoT applications such as smart watches, wearables, smart homes, RFID and smart meters all over the world, SilTerra is committed to work with government agencies, research institutions and local technology companies to build and further develop the Malaysian IoT ecosystems."

Since IoT solutions market is highly fragmented, it's unrealistic that anyone would be able to do everything themselves. Thus, the MyIoTC members decided to work as a team, bringing unique value propositions and resources to the table, complementing instead of competing with each other. As a private sector initiative, MyIoTC intends to drive the IoT development and deployment together with relevant government agencies, to make Malaysia the IoT R&D, manufacturing, competency hub for the region.

MyIoTC will focus on six main areas as described below:

Idea Generation - IoT solutions is targeted at creating new values or solving old problems faced by specific industry. The Consortium seeks to create a platform and program where people of diverse backgrounds and industries can share their ideas and in collaboration with MyIoTC, further develop these ideas into compelling products and services.

Prototyping - As the members are part of the high-tech industry, they are equipped with unique hardware and software technologies, skills and resources that will help customers quickly create prototypes as well as validate their IoT ideas. Customers can utilize the offered services in two ways, in which they could source components through MyIoTC or outsource the entire prototyping project to MyIoTC.

Industrial Design - One of the biggest challenges of hardware projects is industrial design. 5 of the Consortium members are successful product companies with extensive experience and track record in industrial and consumer product design.

Mass Production - IoT systems are highly customized to specific industries with a service focused instead of hardware focused revenue model. MyIoTC is very well positioned for the new IoT opportunities as they are flexible to grow together with their IoT customers, giving them the advantage over their competitors.

Sales and Marketing, Distribution, Branding - With an extensive sales and distribution network, the Consortium is able help their IoT customers bring their products and services to the market. The customers can leverage on the consortium's existing resources to accelerate their brand building and market penetration.

IoT Market Place - MyIoTC is building a strong online market place platform to promote the Consortium's offerings, as well as to engage organisations to help reinvent their companies and industries to deploy IoT solutions. The market place is a platform to bring together various solution providers, suppliers and customers as it will have a built-in e-commerce and analytics engine which helps customers launch their IoT service on this platform

"With a clear cut focus, I believe that MyIoTC will be a key player in driving the development and growth of the IoT ecosystem in Malaysia and be able to turn the platform into a locally created and hosted hub for the IoT ecosystem. The Consortium will be a significant contributor to the growth of Malaysia's Internet Economy" added Dato' Yasmin Mahmood.

The formation of MyIoTC also marked the launch of 'MyIoTC Week 2016', in partnership with KDU, Microchip, Kerlink and Orbiwise. This will be the first public event to promote "Digital Maker Movement" and to drive innovations of IoT applications for Smart City. The Week will have free seminars and workshops on the latest technologies and trends in IoT, with the support from MDEC and Invest Penang. Engineering undergraduates, working engineers, technology companies, maker communities and even businesses looking for IoT solutions are encouraged to be part of these.

A 24-hour IoT Hackathon will be held to celebrate MyIoTC. The Hackathon will take place at the end of MyIoTC Week Penang and will explore a new emerging technology in IoT - LoRa.
Cytron will be leading the technical committee for MyIoTC week and Hackathon. Aside from providing the latest LoRa nodes (devices), Cytron will also link up with International companies to setup a complete working LoRa system for this event and deployment for Malaysia in the near future.

The MyIoTC members:

About SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd:

SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering fabrication and design support services in CMOS logic, High-Voltage, Mixed-signal, RF and MEMS technologies down to 90 nanometer feature size. SilTerra's wafer fab has a design-in capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month and currently serves customers in US, EU, Latin America, Taiwan, Korea and China.

Environmentally vigilant, SilTerra delivers award-winning, world-class performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity, custom technologies, competitive advantages and around the clock customer support. SilTerra is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certified. Starting commercial production in 2001, the company's headquarters and factory are located in Malaysia's Kulim High-Tech Park, with sales and marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu (Taiwan).

For additional information on SilTerra or its services, please visit

SilTerra Contact:
Tahir Hamdan
Sr. Director, Corporate Development
Tel: 012-2077746
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About Cytron

At Cytron, we seek to provide one stop solutions to anyone looking to adopt digital technologies specializing in robotics and IoT. We educate, enable and assist our customers through our educational solutions, online market place and engineering service division.

Our education team has developed effective hands-on training systems and structured courses in order to provide quality skills and knowledge to our children, youths as well as working adults. In our market place, we provide series of reliable off-the-shelf development boards, electronic modules, mechanical parts, tools and accessories to assist students, makers, inventors and engineers in making their electronic and robotic projects a success.

For anyone who wishes to further turn their prototypes into commercial products, we can also help in integrating the hardware and/or assembling the PCBA without any hassle, which could drastically expedite the commercialization process.

With this model, together we can create wonderful solutions to improve human life through digital technologies.

Cytron Contact:
Tan Eng Tong
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About K-One

K-One is an innovator, designer, developer and manufacturer of IoT devices, consumer lifestyle technology products, security and surveillance gadgets, healthcare/medical devices, mobile phone accessories, automotive aggregates and industrial products. It is founded in 2001 as an ODM (original design manufacturer), counting some of the global brand names as its customers. It is export oriented, with almost 100% of its products and services sold overseas, primarily to Europe, US and North Asia.

K-One is listed on Bursa Malaysia since 2006. Its headquarters and Innovation & Design Centre is located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor while the key manufacturing facilities are based in Ipoh, Perak. It also has sales representative offices overseas and outsourcing facilities in China. It has all the necessary certifications which include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, TS 16949 and Sony Green Partner to deliver innovations and products of the highest quality and in accordance to international standards.

For more information, please visit our website at:

K-One Contact:
Raymond Goh
Business Development Manager
Tel: 016-6627128
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About Eclimo

Eclimo Sdn Bhd is a 100% Malaysian-owned Electric Vehicle company, founded in June 2008 to champion our nationӳ contributions towards sustainable energy, and unveiling the wonder of the exciting global revolution of electric vehicles. Initially embarking on green technology research and development, Eclimo soon focused its efforts on productization of sustainable energy, building its way towards manufacturing electric scooter / motorcycles (ES11) and Lithium Ion battery packs (Eclimo Power) and modules.

Built on a solid foundation of engineering expertise and proprietary technology, Eclimo holds in its name, patents for non spot-welding battery pack technology and its direct-drive electric motor, both of which have been successfully commercialized.

Eclimo's Headquarters, which houses its Research and Development, and Manufacturing Facilities, is located on Penang island's Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone.

For more information, please visit our website at:

Eclimo Sdn Bhd (821195H)
3, Jalan Lima, Tanjung Tokong
10470 George Town
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Telephone : +60 4-898 1018
Fax : +60 4-898 1016
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About Pensonic

The Pensonic Group was founded in 1965 as Keat Radio and Electrical Co. in Balik Pulau, Penang. From this humble origin as a small retailer cum workshop for electrical home appliances, Keat Radio and Electrical Co. grew under the leadership of its founder, Dato' Seri Chew Weng Khak into the present day conglomerate. Fonebud is the latest addition in the Pensonic group. It focuses on the sourcing, design and distribution of IoT consumer products. We study opportunities and the relevance of connected products to their targeted market and support the design of the whole user experience, with a network of suppliers/manufacturers to bring it together. We also help them to think and plan their marketing supports, delivery and after sales processes.

Pensonic Contact:
Sylvain Vanderhaegen
Chief Product Designer
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Contact No. : +6012-9590843
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About Exabytes

Exabytes has specialized in providing web hosting services and helping SME to grow their businesses online to achieve their dreams since its establishment in 2001. Today we serve over 75,000+ Customers (from individuals, students, small & medium size businesses, to government and public listed companies) in 121 countries and manage over 1000+ servers with 100,000+ websites, 1,000,000+ email accounts.

Exabytes Contact:
Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd (576092-T)
Lintang Mayang Pasir 3,
11900 Bayan Baru, Penang, Malaysia.
Telephone : +604-6308283
Fax : +604-6308288
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About CEEDtec

At Ceedtec, we have a rich history of design innovation and proven product delivery to the most demanding customers in the Test & Measurement market segment. We provide full turnkey design solutions and ODM product development and manufacturing services through our factories located in Penang.

We specialize high-mix low volume (HMLV) manufacturing and have systems in place that allows us to source and manage difficult to source parts, precision components and build complex test systems at very high quality levels. To address the needs of our key customers, we have robust manufacturing and quality controls to ensure that the products that leave our facilities meets our customer's stringent quality and certification standards.

For developers that wish to convert turn their ideas & prototypes into commercially ready products, we are ready to help in improving the design, integrate the hardware and build/ or assemble the PCBA using our design libraries and apply our DFM methods to drastically make the commercialization process easier.

With our proven collaborative model, we will create wonderful products and solutions and bring them to market together with our customer.

For additional information on Ceedtec or its services, please visit

Ceedtec Contact:
Lim Wooi Chin
Program Manager
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SOURCE : Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)


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19 Aug 2016
Sysnopsys Expands Presence in Southeast Asia

Opens Offices in Malaysia and Vietnam

"Distributed in Southeast Asia only"

Singapore, August 19, 2016 - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) today announced it has expanded its presence in Southeast Asia with the opening of offices in Penang, Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The two new offices, which are currently operational, allow Synopsys to better address the needs of the growing number of customers with design centers in the region.

"As our customers continue to expand their operations in Southeast Asia, it became increasingly important that we have a local presence so we can collaborate more closely and help them deliver smart, secure products from silicon to software ," said Geok-Cheng Tan, managing director, Synopsys Singapore. "We're committed to helping our customers solve their complex design and verification challenges, and reduce risk and speed time to market with our high-quality, silicon-proven IP. Now they can also maximize risk-visibility across the cyber supply chain with our software quality and security solutions."

"SilTerra is pleased that Synopsys has decided to invest in setting up a site in Penang," said Arjun Kumar Kanthimahanti, vice president of technology development at SilTerra. "This will definitely increase the quality of support here in Malaysia and help us build a closer customer relationship."

"eSilicon maintains a significant design operation at our Vietnam facilities in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Synopsys software is an important part of our design flow," said Hao Nham, vice president of worldwide engineering at eSilicon. "The IP and ASICs we are building in Vietnam are demanding and employ cutting-edge technology. I am delighted that Synopsys is investing in a facility in Ho Chi Minh City. A strong local support team enhances our ability to deliver on time and on spec."

"It is a testament to the importance of Vietnam when the number one EDA company commits to adding local resources to help grow the IC design sector," said Dr. Dam Bach Duong, Director General of the Department of High Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology. "Congratulations to Synopsys on the opening of their representative office in Ho Chi Minh City. We look forward to working closely with Synopsys to create a vibrant IC design ecosystem in our country."

Synopsys' Penang office is located at Suntech @ Penang Cybercity. Synopsys' Ho Chi Minh City office is located at Me Linh Point Tower.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

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Synopsys, Inc.
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SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd
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