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Indium Corp. hosts opening of Malaysia facility

Posted 11/1/22

Indium Corporation, a U.S.-based global materials supplier to the electronics assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, organized a grand opening.

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Indium Corp. hosts opening of Malaysia facility


CLINTON — Indium Corporation, a U.S.-based global materials supplier to the electronics assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, organized a grand opening for its new 37,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in Malaysia with a special ceremony in Penang on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The ceremony celebrated the new facility with a ribbon cutting, lion dance, and comments from company officials, as well as community and industry leaders including the Chief Minister of Penang YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Datuk Wira Arham bin Abdul Rahman; Chairman of Penang State Trade Industry and Entrepreneur Development Committee YB Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim Bin Haji Hussain; and Chief Executive Officer of InvestPenang Dato’ Loo Lee Lian. The ceremony closed with a cultural performance and site tour of the new facility.

Officiating the grand opening, Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow said, “Penang is pleased to be the choice location for Indium Corporation’s new manufacturing facility. The company’s investment decision serves as an acknowledgment of the skilled talent, well-developed infrastructure and resilient environment the state holds.”

He said, “Being widely regarded as one of the major players in the global semiconductor industry, Penang’s robust electrical and electronics (E&E) ecosystem is believed to have paved the way for sustainable industry development, offering a competent platform for the players along the supply chain to participate and thrive.”

YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry in response to the announcement said the meeting with Indium Corporation in Washington, D.C. during the Trade and Investment Mission to the United States of America in May 2022 was fruitful.

“Indium Corporation would serve as a catalyst to attract more players in the advanced soldering materials industry and strengthen the local supply chain. Towards supporting the new company’s growth in Penang, Indium Corporation USA will provide its technical expertise to assist the technical know-how, technology transfer as well as upskilling and reskilling of local talents,” he said.

Indium Corporation’s President and Chief Operating Officer Ross Berntson said Indium Corporation is proud to continue its more than 40-year history of doing business in Malaysia. “This new facility will enable us to further support our customers in automotive, semiconductor, power electronics, e-mobility, industrial and computing and other markets,” Berntson said.

Indium Corporation produces a diverse range of solders and solder paste products including materials for the electronics assembly, e-mobility, power electronics, and advanced packaging for semiconductor markets.

Earlier this year, the company announced its investment of RM250 million for its expansion in Malaysia with this new manufacturing facility for its advanced solder paste, high-performance thermal materials, and innovative engineered solder products. The new facility has begun its manufacturing activities and will continue to expand the production capacity to better serve the company’s customers in Malaysia and the surrounding region, including Thailand and Vietnam.


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