Bosch opens new semiconductor testing centre in Malaysia


By Luke Willetts - 1st September 2023

Bosch opens new semiconductor testing centre in Malaysia

Bosch semiconductor testing centre in Penang, Malaysia

Malaysia / Germany – Earlier this month multi-national engineering and technology company, Robert Bosch GmbH, based in Stuttgart, Germany, opened a new 18,000 square-metre EUR 65 million semiconductor testing centre in Penang, Malaysia. This centre has begun testing semiconductors that the company manufactures at its factory in Dresden, Germany. The new facility houses 400 employees and includes office space, conference rooms and laboratories to ensure quality control in the manufacturing process.

The company plans to spend another EUR 285 million over the next 7 years on the site in order to keep expanding its electromobility business by reinforcing its semiconductor supply chain. In explaining the company’s decision to open this test centre, Dr. Markus Heyn, Chairman of the Bosch Mobility business sector said: “The new test centre in Penang brings our manufacturing network closer to the companies that serve the further value chain of semiconductor manufacturing as well as to customers in this important Asian market. That shortens delivery times and routes, and it improves our competitiveness.”

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