October 25, 2014 10:17 PM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Company Overview

Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. manufactures semiconductor wafers. It offers complementary metal oxide semiconductor logic, high voltage, and mixed-signal/radio frequency process technologies. The company provides contract manufacturing for fabless and IDM customers' designs. It also offers project designs and IP verification service for customers and IP providers, as well as a design library for its process offerings to help the customers in product development. The company’s products are used in computation, consumer, and communication electronics applications. It serves various customers, including semiconductor companies. Silterra has a strategic partnership with AMIC Communication.Silterra ...

Lot 8

Phase II

Kulim Hi-Tech Park

Kulim

Kedah Darul Aman,  09000

Malaysia

Founded in 1995

Phone:

60 4 401 5059

Fax:

60 4 403 3679

Key Executives for Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
President of USA Operations
Vice President of Corporate Development & External Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Key Developments

Sources Say Khazanah In Final Stake Of Silterra Stake Sale

Khazanah Nasional Berhad is planning to sell stake in Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. On June 19, 2014, People close to the matter said that Khazanah is in final stage of stake sale. According to the news report, it is said that Silterra will be sold to a Chinese buyer. A source added, “Khazanah is currently awaiting nod from the government to proceed with the transaction. If the sale goes through, Khazanah will completely lose control of the company.” Business Times reported that the decision to sell the stake is due to the cumulative losses of MYR 1.7 billion made by the company since 2011.

CMT Multiple Time Programming Solution Qualified in SilTerra 110Nm High Voltage Technology

Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Chip Memory Technology Inc. jointly announced the production release of Multiple-Time-Programming (MTP) embedded non-volatile memory solution in SilTerra's advanced 110nm High Voltage technology. CMT's MTP memory macro is now silicon characterized and qualified on SilTerra's 110nm High Voltage technology, cost optimized with no additional masking layer nor special process module needed. The MTP macro has passed 10,000 times of endurance read-write cycles followed by 1000 hours of burn-in reliability tests. The IP has also successfully demonstrated 10 years of data retention reliability and met industry recognized JEDEC standard. This MTP memory IP will play a pivotal role in SilTerra's effort to win in the fast growing touch controller Integrated Circuit (IC) market which is now a standard feature in all the mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, multimedia players, laptops, digital cameras, GPS as well as other computing, consumer, automotive, industrial and medical applications. This MTP memory IP will add programmability to the touch controller IC in a single chip resulting in more elegant and smaller design by eliminating the older approach of using multiple external NOR Flash or EEPROM discrete memory chips. The single chip touch controller IC helps customers shrink the board footprint design and hence reduces overall BOM cost.

UMC Said To Have Completed Due Diligence Over Silterra

United Microelectronics Corporation (TSEC:2303) (UMC) has carried out due diligence on Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. On August 12, 2013, people familiar with the matter said that UMC has completed a stress test on Silterra Malaysia. According to the news report, possibel buyers from China are waiting to take over Silterra Malaysia incase deal with UMC deal does not go through. Business Times reported that UMC has completed due diligence on Silterra and raised expectations in the marketplace that Khazanah Nasional Berhad may sell off Silterra Malaysia. The report added that Silterra Malaysia is valued globally at MYR 97.3 billion. Sources added that the pricing could be the key to Silterra Malaysia's sale, with Khazanah seeking some MYR 75 million.

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