Launch of Silicon Malaysia map during SEMICON SEA 2023

  • Updated Silicon Malaysia and Silicon Stars – Pearl of the Orient map launched
  • MSIA has 225 members, spanning 10 states in Malaysia with headquarters in 18 countries

At the launch of the two maps that showcase Malaysia's world class semiconductor ecosystem, Wong Siew Hai, president of MSIA with Catherine Lian, MD of IBM Malaysia on his left, and LJ Shum, former Vice President of Quality at Plexus (on his right) together with various executives.

SEMICONSEA, the event that aims to build connections and foster collaborations for a sustainable Southeast Asia electronics manufacturing industry, is back in Penang for its 2023 edition.

This year's event saw participation from executive leadership teams from leading global companies who shared insights and strategies on boosting agility and resilience of the electronics supply chain in Southeast Asia.

Themed "Boosting Agility and Resilience of the Electronics Supply Chain in Southeast Asia," the 28th edition of SEMICON SEA played host to:

  • 289 exhibiting companies, out of which 111 were Malaysian companies
  • International representatives from 17 Countries/Regions, including China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam
  • A total of 573 booths
  • Over 10,000 attendees

Participating in SEMICON SEA 2023 is the Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA). According to the association, the Malaysia Pavilion it organised showcases 40 booths, up from 26 last year. The association added that this increase reflects the strong demand from MSIA members to showcase their products and services to the E&E industry.

MSIA has also organized Power Talk 2023, a forum that includes speakers from MATRADE, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Solarvest, Dell Technologies, as well as two women E&E leaders, Catherine Lian, Managing Director of IBM Malaysia, and LJ Shum, former Vice President of Quality at Plexus.

Catherine has been recognized as one of the top five most influential women in tech in the Asia Region by Tech Wire Asia.

The highlights for MSIA today included the launch of the updated Silicon Malaysia and Silicon Stars – Pearl of the Orient map to include new MSIA members who have joined since April 2022.

Wong Siew Hai, the president of MSIA, said that to date, MSIA has 225 members located in ten states in Malaysia and headquartered in 18 countries, including the US, Europe, and Asia.


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