Photo (file) - Semicon West 2015, held 14-16 July 2015 in San Francisco, USA.
According to Malaysian newswire Bernama, Malaysian firms have generated potential sales worth about US$73.003 million (RM277 million) at the recent three-day San Francisco semiconductor event, Semicon West 2015 (held 14-16 July).
One of eight participating companies from Malaysia landed sales of US$5 million, Los Angeles-based Malaysian Trade Commissioner Rusiah Mohamed was reported to have said.
The Malaysian companies displayed testing and automation machines, design and assembly, precision tooling and fabrication of parts and components and inspection machines, said Rusiah.
One of the firms, Penang-based Aemulus Corporation's chief executive officer Sang Beng Ng told media that 60 percent of the company's products have been exported to China, United States, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. "The show not only exposed customers to our products but also enabled them to understand our company."
Jeffrey Hwang, group executive director of another Penang-based company Odos Holdings, which displayed flexible printer circuit boards and integrated circuit substrates, reported that the exhibition was "amazing."
According to Rusiah, the United States imported US$9.4 billion worth of semiconductors in 2014 and US$3.98 billion in the first half of 2015, making Malaysia the second largest supplier of photosensitive semiconductor devices and the third largest supplier of diodes and transistors to the United States.
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