Photo - Indium staff (from left) Jeffrey Len; Tony Teo; Damian Santhanasamy; Pang Weng Fai; Jonas Sjoberg; Sze Pei Lim; Irene Leow; Greg Evans, Global MD; Sehar Samiappan; and Kenneth Thum.
Global electronics and semiconductor firm Indium Corporation has expanded its regional scope with the opening of its newest tech hub in Penang, Malaysia.
During the opening on 10 November 2014, Indium Corporation president Greg Evans said that the new Malaysia Tech Hub has strengthened the company's physical presence with a convenient, regional centre for the development of electronics assembly expertise and customer service.
The areas of focus for the tech hub include PCB assembly materials, engineered solders and alloys, and semiconductor and advanced assembly materials, said Evans, adding that the company has also added new members to the team in Malaysia.
"Our new Malaysian Tech Hub gives our southeast Asian customers a convenient base from which they can access world-class technical support, knowledge, training, meetings, and more," he said.
"Indium Corporation was founded as a tech hub, a place where sophisticated, technical, and customer-minded people collaborate on applications that extend our customers', our products' or our factories' technologies," Evans said.
In addition to the newly opened facility, Indium Corporation has also added three new staff to provide onsite technical support: Kenneth Thum, senior technical support engineer; Kenny Chiong, senior technical support engineer; and Jeffrey Len, technical support engineer. These new team members join experienced Indium Corporation professionals, including Sze Pei Lim, Southeast Asia technical manager; Jonas Sjoberg, technical consultant; Damian Santhanasamy, Malaysia sales manager; and Jeffrey Tan, assistant sales manager.
Penang's electronics story
"Penang's electronics history started in the 1970s," said KL Lim, president of the SMTA [Surface Mount Technology Association] Penang Chapter. "More than 40 years later, Penang is still a place of choice for electronics business, despite ODM migration to low-cost geography."
"Penang is a unique place for electronics," said Lim. "It has a well-established infrastructure and supply chain, and it is also easy to access. The Penang population consists of multicultural talent that is well-educated and speaks multiple languages, is friendly and willing to learn. SMTA Penang is looking forward to working closely with Indium Corporation to continue to excel Penang as place of choice for electronics."
"The Malaysia Tech Hub enhances Indium Corporation's ability to fulfil our promise to our customers," Ross Berntson, Indium Corporation executive vice president and president of Asia holdings, said. "It will increase customer productivity through superior applications, support, and technical know-how of advanced materials and processes."
Indium Corporation is a materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, solar, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
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