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2023-issue-4Corporate Highlights

Synergy in Action, Achieving Excellence in Integrated Circuit (IC) Design

On 21 September 2023, Sarawak Microelectronics Design (SMD) Semiconductor Sdn Bhd and MIMOS Berhad exchanged LOI to explore collaboration in the semiconductor industry through research and development (R&D). The focus is on Intellectual Property licensing, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) commercial and education tools, talent development, material analysis, and advanced packaging.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Exchange with SMD Semiconductor Sdn Bhd

The LOI was endorsed by SMD Semiconductor CEO, Shariman Jamil, and MIMOS’ Senior Director of Business Partnership and Commercialisation cum Head of Semiconductor Technology Centre, Thiagesh Lingam.

Also involved in the signing ceremony was the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), YB Tuan Chang Lih Kang, and SMD Semiconductor Chairman cum Sarawak Minister of Education, Innovation, and Talent Development, Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, who witnessed the newly-formed partnership.

This collaboration holds the potential to significantly advance Malaysia’s semiconductor sector, especially in Integrated Circuit (IC) Design, aligning perfectly with the goals set in ‘MALAYSIA MADANI’ and the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030.