Intel Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Malaysia, Throws Street Carnival in Penang

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Intel celebrated its 40 years of excellence and success in Malaysia by throwing a big Street Carnival at its Penang campus grounds, involving over 7,000 of Intel employees. The 40-year journey is a significant milestone for the microprocessing giant.

Managing Director of Intel Malaysia, Robin Martin, was quick to iterate that the ongoing success of Intel was attributed to the hard work and dedication by its employees both past and present. Intel accorded special recognition to ten long service employees – all who have been Intel Malaysia team members for an astounding 39 years.

Since its establishment on the island in 1972, Intel Malaysia has grown strongly from an assembly plant with a staff of 100 to being Intel’s most complex offshore sites. When it first started operations, Intel’s initial investment was $1.6 million (RM5.6 million). It has now grown to more than US$4 billion (RM12.22 billion).

Intel Malaysia currently runs its operations with key competencies that support Intel Corporation’s various platforms, including its role as one of Intel Corporation’s largest Assembly, Test and Manufacturing (ATM) facilities. ATM facilities contribute contribute significantly to Intel Corp’s high volume manufacturing business.

“As Intel continues to grow in Malaysia, we will seek to move Intel Malaysia up the value chain to focus on high-value activities such as design & development and R&D. Our goal is for Intel Malaysia to be innovation-driven, in line with the government’s vision of becoming a high-income economy,” said Robin.

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Intel Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Malaysia

 Intel Malaysia recognizes employees’ contribution to its four decades of success with Street Carnival 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel celebrates 40 years in Malaysia with a Street Carnival on Intel Penang campus grounds.
  • In conjunction with the 40th anniversary celebrations, the company honors ten long service employees for their dedication and determination throughout their service of 39 years.
  • Intel remains committed to its operations with an employee base of over 9,000 people.
  • Intel continues to look forward to being a partner in nation building, in line with the government’s vision of becoming a high-income economy.
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GEORGE TOWN, October 15, 2012 – The rain could not dampen their spirits, as more than 7,000 Intel employees celebrated Intel’s achievements and success over 40 years of operations in Malaysia. Intel’s 40th anniversary Street Carnival, held within Penang campus grounds, marked the culmination of a year-long celebration that kicked off with a launch event earlier this year.

“Our people are our greatest assets. Today marks a significant milestone for Intel in Malaysia and we attribute our ongoing success to all our dedicated employees, both past and present,” said Robin Martin, Managing Director of Intel Malaysia.

Intel also accorded special recognition to ten long service employees – who have worked and journeyed with Intel Malaysia for 39 years now.

“We are very proud to have ten valued employees who have spent the bulk of their working lives with us. The fact that they have been with us for nearly four decades is a testament of Intel’s reputation as a great place to work. We truly value their dedication and determination throughout these years,” Robin said.

Steven Loh, one of the ten long-service employees, joined Intel as a technician in June 1973. Since then, he has built his career and undertaken various technical roles in the company. Today he assumes the position of a Senior Platform Design Engineer with the Intelligent Systems Group, working on Intel latest and most advanced technologies with other Intel counterparts around the world.

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“Intel is not just a place of work for me – this is where I’ve gained new skills and knowledge. It feels great to be part of the global Intel family. Every single day is still an exciting journey for us all at Intel,” said Loh.

Since its establishment here in 1972, Intel Malaysia has grown from an assembly plant with a staff of 100 to being one of Intel’s most complex offshore sites. Intel’s initial investment of US$1.6 million (RM5.6 million) when it first started operations has now grown to more than US$4 billion (RM12.22 billion).

Today, Intel Malaysia runs its operations with key competencies that support Intel Corporation’s various platform challenges. This includes its role as one of Intel Corporation’s largest Assembly, Test and Manufacturing (ATM) facilities contributing significantly to Intel Corporation’s high volume manufacturing.

In addition, Intel Malaysia has built strong credentials in design and development with two design centers in Malaysia under the Intel Architecture Group: a Chip Design Center in Penang and a Board Design Center in Kulim. Furthermore,  Intel Malaysia plays a strategic role as the regional and global centre for shared services in IT, Finance and Human Resources.

Intel Malaysia’s operations are currently conducted out of a high-tech campus with 10 buildings on the island as well as on the mainland in Kulim, Kedah.

“As Intel continues to grow in Malaysia, we will seek to move Intel Malaysia up the value chain to focus on high-value activities such as design & development and R&D. Our goal is for Intel Malaysia to be innovation-driven, in line with the government’s vision of becoming a high-income economy,” said Robin.

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