KANGAR March 27 – A semiconductor Design and Test Engineering company based in Bangalore, India, and it’s Malaysian entity Tessolve Semiconductor Sdn. Bhd. (TSM) aims to produce and deploy about 200 Test Engineers in the field, with the opening of a Training Center at Chuping Valley Industrial Estate (CVIA), Padang Besar near here soon.
The opening of the Training Center for the training of skilled engineers in semiconductor testing involving RM16 million is done through a memorandum of agreement (MoA) between the company and the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) at the State Legislative Assembly Complex (DUN) here today.
The agreement was signed between P Raja Manickam (CEO) representing TSM and Datuk Redza Rafiq Abdul Razak (CEO) from NCIA, witnessed by Chief Minister of the Perlis State, Datuk Seri Azlan Man.
In a statement issued by the NCIA, through the MoA, the agency aims to create an expert ecosystem development of test engineers in the field of semiconductor for the northern part of the country.
The statement said, it was to make electrical and electronics related companies in the country highly competitive.
Datuk Seri Azlan, in his press conference, said 1.2 hectares of land at CVIA were identified for the development of the center which is expected to produce and deploy 40 skilled resources to the field every one year for the next 5 years.
Training conducted by Tessolve Semiconductor, a leading Engineering Service company has been proven when they have trained and deployed as many as 2,700 graduates in India for the field.
As expected by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), we need a total of 200 tester engineers in the semiconductor field a year.
“Currently, the country brings in highly skilled and experienced test engineers from India (being predominant) as well as other countries with a salary of RM15,000 per month and it costs RM50,000 if we want to train our engineers overseas for three weeks,” he said.
Meanwhile, at the same event, the Letter of Acceptance was given to University Malaysia Perlis (UniMap) to conduct and provide market research for electrical motorcycles (E2W).- UTUSAN ONLINE