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10 Dec 2020
SilTerra Enhances Commitment to Uphold Integrity and Governance through Integrity and Governance Awareness Campaign (IGAC) Launch

SilTerra launched its Integrity and Governance Awareness Campaign (IGAC) on the 10th December 2020. Jointly hosted by Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s Integrity Unit (KIU), this event was aimed at upholding SilTerra’s commitment towards integrity and governance to create an environment of trust, transparency and accountability within all aspects of SilTerra’s business.

In his opening speech, Chief Executive Officer of SilTerra, Mr. Firdaus Abdullah, highlighted that SilTerra’s pledge on zero-tolerance towards bribery and corruption is crucial to ensure that the company continues to deliver outstanding technologies and services to customers within a corrupt-free business environment.

Streamed live from SilTerra’s corporate office in Petaling Jaya while being witnessed by over 800 employees based in the Kulim, Taiwan and the US sites, the IGAC event was officiated by the Chairman of the Board of SilTerra, Mr. Jalaluddin Jarjis. In his speech, he reminded all employees to apply the highest standards of ethical conduct and accountability in SilTerra’s business activities and operations. He added that the company has established adequate and secure whistleblowing channels for all employees to make reports on any misconduct. He assured the employees that they will be protected under the whistleblower protection for all reports made to the Integrity and Governance Unit (IGU). Emails can be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The IGAC launch also featured speeches by Mr. Kader Ibrahim, Chief Operating Officer of SilTerra and Ms. Suhana Dewi Selamat, Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance of Khazanah Nasional Berhad. This event included a special sharing session by guest speaker and former magistrate, Mr. Firdaus Ramlan, who gave a heartfelt personal account of the torturous consequences of bribery and its effects on an individual and those close to them.

As part of SilTerra’s integrity and governance campaign, there is a strong line-up of activities that has been planned for 2021 to promote awareness on ethics and integrity and to establish greater resilience towards bribery and corruption in the workplace. The IGAC is a testament of SilTerra’s strong commitment in supporting the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023, developed by Malaysia’s Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) which carries the hope and voice of the people for a clean and accountable nation.

 

SilTerra Senior Management and Board Members at the IGAC launch

Live stream webinar of the IGAC launch between the corporate office in Petaling Jaya, the Kulim fab, Khazanah’s Integrity Unit and all SilTerra employees who were working from home

Chairman of SilTerrra, Mr. Jalaluddin Jarjis, officiating the IGAC launch

Chief Operating Officer of SilTerra, Mr. Kader Ibrahim, speaking at the opening of Session 2 of the IGAC launch

Emcee, Ms. Azra Azizzuddin, introducing the guest speaker, Mr. Firdaus Ramlan, to share his story

Guest speaker, Mr. Firdaus Ramlan, sharing his experience on corruption

Live streaming of the event from the Kulim auditorium

Live streaming of the event from the Kulim auditorium

SilTerra fab employees tuning in to the livestream of the IGAC launch

Live streaming of the IGAC event from the Kulim auditorium

15 Jun 2020
SilTerra Deploys Evatec’s Thin Film Deposition Tool for Manufacturing High Performance Piezo-MEMS Devices

Kulim, Malaysia, 15 June 2020 : SilTerra, a Malaysia-based global semiconductor foundry, added   Evatec’s  CLUSTERLINE® 200 II tool to its arsenal of MEMS specialty tools for the development and production of high performance piezoelectric MEMS devices.

The SilTerra and Evatec partnership that dates back to 2017 has enabled SilTerra to successfully demonstrate the performance of monolithically integrated devices under its MEMS-on-CMOS technology platform.

Evatec’s  CLUSTERLINE® 200 II tool, operational  in SilTerra’s fab since May 2020, is deployed for the deposition of piezoelectric thin film for MEMS devices . These devices include SilTerra’s patented Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (PMUT), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) resonators, Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) resonators and piezoelectric acoustic sensors.

“We are continuously enhancing our process capabilities for our customers using pure Aluminium Nitride (AlN) and Scandium-doped Aluminium Nitride (ScAlN) thin films. The CLUSTERLINE® 200 II provides us with great control over parameters related to stress, stoichiometry and uniformity across 200mm substrates which is crucial for the prototyping and production of our piezoelectric MEMS devices , “ said Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti, Senior Vice President of MEMS/Sensors/Life Sciences Business Unit at SilTerra.

“We are extremely pleased to be SilTerra’s technology partner in thin film deposition. We look forward to supporting SilTerra in device fabrication process enhancements for increased performance of the piezoelectric MEMS devices,” said  Silvan Wuethrich,  Evatec’s  Head of the Semiconductor Business Unit

SilTerra’s piezoelectric MEMS devices fall under the company’s MEMS-on-CMOS technology platform. The monolithic integration of MEMS-on-CMOS enables designers to design cost-effective single-chip solutions for applications such as frequency control, data projection and sensing in medical, industrial and consumer electronics end-markets.  The MEMS-on-CMOS technology platform is a critical component supporting  SilTerra’s advancement into “More-than-Moore” technologies.

 

About SilTerra

SilTerra Malaysia is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering fabrication and design support services in CMOS Logic, high-voltage, mixed-signal and radio frequency.  By extending its core CMOS processes into advanced "More-than-Moore" technologies such as silicon photonics, MEMS, BCD, power and Gallium Nitride(GaN), SilTerra is developing what will be tomorrow’s connected technologies in the fields of consumer electronics, life sciences, data communications, automotive and in industrial applications. Globally ranked 17th by IC Insights in the category of pure-play foundries, SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design-in capacity of 46,000  eight-inch wafers per month and is capable of supporting technologies down to 90nm feature size.

For additional information on SilTerra or its services, please view www.silterra.com

For further enquiries on MEMS prototyping services, please email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

About Evatec

Evatec delivers complete thin film production solutions in its core markets of Advanced Packaging, Power Devices, MEMS, Optoelectronics, Wireless Communication and Photonics. From 5G mobile network solutions and the new generation of micro LEDs to Gesture Recognition technology and EMI shielding for our smart phones, Evatec thin film deposition systems enable manufacture of the world’s highest performance optical, optoelectronic and semiconductor devices. Advanced Process Control (APC) technologies enables new level of thin film performance and production yield. For more information please visit www.evatecnet.com.

For more information about Evatec’s MEMS capability including platforms and deposition processes for AlScN please send an e mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

07 May 2020
SilTerra Offers Monolithic PMUT Process Option on CMOS for Emerging Ultrasonic Sensing Applications

Kulim, Malaysia, 7 May 2020 :  SilTerra, a Malaysian-based global semiconductor foundry announced today the availability of  the Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (PMUT) process option on CMOS platform. Customers can now design their transducers for ultrasonic sensing applications using  the monolithic PMUT process design guidelines from SilTerra.

As a part of SilTerra’s initiative towards the mass production of the MEMS-based PMUT devices, SilTerra developed and qualified the PMUT cells in a modular concept similar to other CMOS process options such as the SRAM Cell, MIM and HRPoly. MEMS designers and ASIC designers thus have the flexibility to use these CMOS and MEMS process design guidelines to develop their prototypes and accelerate time to volume production.

With enhancements introduced into the device fabrication process, customers now have the option to fabricate their PMUT prototypes using either pure aluminium nitride (AlN) or scandium-doped aluminium nitride (ScAlN) thin films as the piezoelectric layer of the transducer device.  SilTerra is also offering modeling and simulation services for ultrasonic cell design, thus allowing customers to validate and optimize their design with a fast turnaround time.

In its aim to enable cost-effective and flexible prototyping services, SilTerra is offering to its customers the multi-layer masking (MLM) approach which reduces the number of reticles required for prototyping and the associated costs.

 “New developments in automotive, consumer and medical imaging applications are expected to drive the demand for ultrasonic sensors in the market. We are offering a cost-effective PMUT prototyping service in a world-class manufacturing fab to enable our customers to bring their products to these markets in a short period of time” said Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti, Senior Vice President of MEMS/Sensors/Life Sciences Business Unit at SilTerra.

About SilTerra

SilTerra Malaysia is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering fabrication and design support services in CMOS Logic, high-voltage, mixed-signal and radio frequency.  By extending its core CMOS processes into advanced "More-than-Moore" technologies such as silicon photonics, MEMS, BCD, power and Gallium Nitride(GaN), SilTerra is developing what will be tomorrow’s connected technologies in the fields of consumer electronics, life sciences, data communications, automotive and in industrial applications. Globally ranked 17th by IC Insights in the category of pure-play foundries, SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design-in capacity of 46,000  eight-inch wafers per month and is capable of supporting technologies down to 90nm feature size.

For additional information on SilTerra or its services, please view www.silterra.com

For further enquiries on MEMS prototyping services, please email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10 Apr 2020
SilTerra Distributes Face Masks to Police, Fire & Rescue Department and Civil Defence Personnel Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

SilTerra distributed face masks to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) and the Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) personnel in the line of duty amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This is in support of the Movement Control Order (MCO) announced by the Prime Minister.

On April 10th, SilTerra’s Chief Operating Officer, En. Kader Ibrahim and Senior Director of Corporate Development & External Affairs, En. Tahir Hamdan, handed over 1,000 face masks to representatives of PDRM, Bomba and APM at SilTerra’s headquarters in Kulim and took the opportunity to explain SilTerra’s business in semiconductor wafer processing.

As a semiconductor chipmaker, SilTerra has been deemed  an ‘essential industry’ by the Malaysian government, given its role in the global electronics supply chain to supply integrated circuits to end-markets such as consumer electronics, life sciences, optical data communications and industrial applications.

In compliance with the MCO as stipulated by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), SilTerra has enacted a series of measures to ensure the safety of its employees who are permitted to work on-site. These include temperature screenings of all employees entering the facility, the mandatory usage of face masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the application and provision of hand sanitizers, the enforcement of social distancing and daily sanitization activities within the fab premises.

SilTerra’s commitment as a corporate citizen not only includes the safety and well-being of its employees and workers, but extends to all those who are dedicated in ensuring the safety and well-being of the country.

22 Nov 2019
SilTerra Receives BSI ISO 27001:2013 Certification

SilTerra received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its commitment to information security management in the manufacture and fabrication of semiconductor wafers in its fully integrated factory. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard is an international standard which provides the framework and requirements to establish, implement, continuously monitor, review and improve the information security management system within the context of SilTerra’s business. Issued by BSI, this certification is a testament of SilTerra’s prioritization towards the protection of information security and more importantly, the protection of intellectual property (IP) of its customers, technology partners and vendors.

Globally ranked 16th by IC Insights in the category of pure-play foundries, SilTerra’s manufacturing facility is also ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IECQ QC 080000, IATF 16949 and OHSAS 18001-certified. SilTerra strives to continuously improve its systems and business processes to ensure that its solutions and services deliver customer excellence.

11 Nov 2019
SilTerra Recognized for its Excellence by Employees Provident Fund (EPF)

SilTerra was proud to be presented with the ‘Anugerah Majikan Cemerlang’ (Employer Excellence Award) at the recent Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Perkerja (KWSP)Kedah & Perlis Best Employer 2019 Award Ceremony.  This event , held  on 11th November 2019 in Alor Setar, was officiated  by KWSP Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operations), YBhg Dato’ Mohd Naim Daruwish.

Representing SilTerra at the award ceremony was Deputy Director of Human Resources, Pn. Sharmila Shariff, who expressed her appreciation to KWSP for recognizing SilTerra’s commitment and diligence in remitting Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributions while remaining strongly compliant towards regulatory requirements.

SilTerra was among the top 28 out of 20,000 employers in Kedah and Perlis that were honored at this event. As a technology company, SilTerra strongly believes that its technology begins with its people. The company strives to provide the best working environment for its employees through competitive compensation packages, career growth opportunities and attractive rewards and benefits. Facilitating retirement security is part of the company’s overall strategy in attracting and retaining the best talent. This achievement is an affirmation of SilTerra’s commitment towards the welfare of its people.