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SPECTRUM MATERIALS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST OVERSEAS MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN TECHVALLEY, SEREMBAN, NEGERI SEMBILAN

SEREMBAN, 23 January 2024 – Spectrum Materials Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. launched its first manufacturing facility in Malaysia, situated at the Sendayan Techvalley facility. A groundbreaking venture, Spectrum Materials Corporation is committed to an initial investment of USD7 million for the first phase development which includes construction, equipment and start-up operations.


The company envisions creating job opportunities with the initial phase hiring engineers and degree administration professionals. Spectrum Materials Malaysia hopes to scale up its workforce, employing over 50 people by the end of 2024.


The inauguration was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Hj. Aminuddin Bin Harun, Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, and attended by YB Dato’ Mohd Zafir Bin Ibrahim, Negeri Sembilan State Secretary; Dato’ Hj. Najmuddin Sharif Bin Sarimon, CEO of Invest NS (Negeri Sembilan); Datuk Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, CEO of InvestKL and Puan Siti Halimaton Mohd Rejab, Director of the Chemical and Advanced Materials Division, MIDA.


YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Hj. Aminuddin Bin Harun, Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan said, “With Spectrum Material operation running in this state, the state Government is convinced, it will encourage more semiconductor dan electronic industry players to Negeri Sembilan. I wish for this new company to grow and prosper and with its growth, putting Negeri Sembilan as a new hub for semiconductors industry”.


Meanwhile, Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIDA congratulates Spectrum Materials affirming, “The company’s presence in Malaysia plays a pivotal role in enhancing the overall ecosystem, particularly for the electrical and electronics (E&E) and semiconductor industries. MIDA’s commitment to empower Malaysian manufacturers in high-value-added industries, especially specialty chemical industry, aligns with the goals of the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030 and the Chemical Industry Roadmap (CIR) 2021-2030. We look forward to seeing Spectrum Materials setting new trends and breaking new ground for the chemical industry. As the Malaysian Government’s principal investment promotion agency, MIDA is resolute in our dedication to attracting more investments in high-value-high-growth sectors and fostering a resilient cross-sector manufacturing supply chain ecosystem in Malaysia.”


Datuk Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, CEO of InvestKL emphasised the strategic significance of the company’s decision to establish its first overseas manufacturing plant in Malaysia. “The choice Spectrum Materials’ made underscores the unparalleled we’ve built in providing a conducive business environment. Our collaborative approach at InvestKL has not only instilled confidence but has also paved the way for the establishment of their first overseas manufacturing facility and Southeast Asia headquarters. Together with Invest Negeri Sembilan, we chart a path to success – a relationship nurtured and built on trust, innovation, and mutual growth.”


President and CEO of Spectrum Materials, Mr. Guofu Chen, remarked, “We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest manufacturing facility and our inaugural overseas facility in Malaysia. This expansion marks the establishment of a world-class facility for the production of semiconductor-grade specialty chemicals – the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia”.
President Chen leads and orchestrates high performance business organisations specialising in electronic materials business. Guofu aims to expand his organisation by exploring new locations and adding product lines, driving aggressive company growth.


About MIDA
MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 21 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my


About InvestKL
InvestKL is the investment promotion agency for Greater Kuala Lumpur (Greater KL) under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI). Guided by the National Investment Aspirations (NIA) framework, InvestKL attracts and facilitates the establishment of global services hubs by the world‘s leading companies. As a holistic partner, InvestKL is involved in every stage of the investment process, from a partner in early project implementation to post-investment services. InvestKL supports Malaysia‘s ambition to become a technology-driven green nation through quality investments, transfer of knowledge, and the creation of high-skilled executive jobs for Malaysians.


About Invest Negeri Sembilan
INVEST Negeri Sembilan was established with the aim to help investors to set up new projects or expand existing operations in Negeri Sembilan. It is our privilege to assist every investor and business, providing our best support to ensure the success of the investment and the business through expert advice and consultation on matters such as site selection, land matters, general policies & procedures, and other matters related to the investment and business.


About Spectrum Materials Corporation
The company is headquartered in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China, and has manufacturing plants in Yongchun County of Quanzhou City, Quanhui Petrochemical Industrial Park of Quanzhou City. Having been deeply engaged in the field of semiconductor materials for many years, the company holds over 60 unique patents and other intellectual property rights for many products, serving both domestic and overseas high-tech clients.
Since its establishment, Spectrum Materials has obtained BV ISO9001, 14001, 45001, QC080000 certifications as well as other accreditations. Also, Spectrum Materials is a member of the National Integrated Circuit Materials Industry Technology Innovation Alliance.

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