The Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (Mida) says it wants to further enhance Malaysia’s reputation as one of the world’s leaders in semiconductor design and manufacture. There are currently 62 companies participating in the local industry, which includes 28 semiconductor producters, seven wafer manufacturers, and 27 in integrated circuit (IC) design. 11 are Malaysian-owned. Mida wants to expand beyond the current computer and notebook supply chain into other devices like Blu-ray players, high-definition TVs and e-book readers with moves into semiconductor support and high brightness LEDs. Renewable green technology will see growing demand and should also be a top priority, says Mida director Jalilah Baba.

source & article: Business Times