Saturday, 12 July 2014


EPP 8: Developing LED Front-End Operations

GNI by 2020 (mil)  RM 2,681

Projected jobs by 2020  7,300

Malaysia aims to establish itself as a regional and global player in the LED cluster profile through this EPP, which focuses on two main objectives:

  • Tripling LED wafer fabrication capacity via organic growth of current players and attracting at least one new global player to Malaysia.
  • Introducing at least two substrate manufacturers and/or epitaxy companies, which can provide more high-value added products.
MOSTI and research institutions will further define specific initiatives to leverage the availability of domestically produced and cost-efficient advanced materials to help the market expand into new classes of intermediate products, such as OLEDs.


Osram Opto Semiconductors (M) Sdn Bhd expanded its LED chip production plant in Bayan Lepas, Penang, which will help support demand for LED lighting from the Chinese market.

In the second half of the year, MMS Ventures Bhd began manufacturing customised LED test equipment to promote the high quality production of LED products.

ELSOFT Research Bhd constructed a 90,000 sq ft facility in Bayan Lepas for LED test and process handling to meet continued growing demand from the tablet, smartphone and automotive markets.

EPPs in Electrical & Electronics sector


笔者最近跟有一位经验丰富在自动化和LED业务有关的专家谈起上述电子业的EPP 8。


I have some talks with an experienced expert in automation and LED industry regarding the Electrical & Electronics's EPP 8 stated above.

What is EPP?
EPP is referring to entry point projects for sectors in focus under Malaysia's economic transformation programme.
EPP helps.
Malaysian government should have done this 10 years ago.
It is good that Malaysian government wake up now.
More than 15 years ago Agilent (was known as HP) and  Osram (was known as Siemens) were already actively involved in LED products but Malaysian government just did not realize how important it can be.
Now Korea and Taiwan have overtaken us in volume.
Is never too late.
Penang needs LED hub.
Penang is still leading in new products because of R&D activity are mainly done by the EU, USA n Japanese LED leaders.
Taiwan and china ways copy & make fast and easy money.
Most of MMSV's orders are come from outside Malaysia. Thus, I strongly believe these EPPs under Electrical & Electronics sector will benefit to MMSV with condition that Malaysia government put more effort as per planned.

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