LAM RESEARCH Roof Topping Out Ceremony

AMCHAM member LAM Research Corporation held its Roof Topping Out Ceremony today, 8 March. The event was held virtually and was launched by Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang.

Hosted by Mike Snell, Vice President of Operations, International Operations Management & Optimization, and Soon K Kuek, General Manager and Senior Director of Lam Manufacturing Malaysia, AMCHAM was delighted to be invited and represented by our Chief Executive Officer, Siobhan Das.

Last year, Lam Research invested a total of US$225 million for a new manufacturing facility at Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang. This facility is not only Lam Research’s first and only manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia but also the largest among all of Lam Research’s facilities.

Part of the reason as to why Malaysia was chosen was due to top-notch technology and technical skill sets, and also reasonably good language skills. Also, the level of maturity in the country’s electrical and electronics (E&E) sector is very encouraging.