From Semiconductor Cooperation to Competition

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Brief number 5: From Semiconductor Cooperation to Competition
By Pei Xin, GIOAS Research Associate

Competition consolidates strong players but at the same time intimidates weaker ones. On the other hand, working together is a clear win that leaves no one at a disadvantage. Thirty years ago, Globetronics, Greatech, Inari, Pentamaster, and Vitrox did not exist. Now they are among the most valuable semiconductor companies in Penang. This success can be traced back to the history of cooperation initiated by Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu, who invited eight foreign semiconductor companies, namely, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, Keysight, Robert Bosch, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Hitachi (now Renesas), and National Semiconductors, to establish assembly operations in the 1970s.

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