Publication

Newsletter 2003

1st Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONICS / SEMI CONDUCTOR INDUSTRY NEWS
      • Unico Retrenches 800 Workers After Closing Unit
      • Intel, Samsung Poised To Widen Lead
      • Ministry To Conduct Specialised Electronics Training
      • US Electronics Firms in Malaysia Expect 10 Per Cent Growth
      • The Chips Are Down
      • Hitachi, NEC Ask Intel To Invest In DRAM Chip Joint Venture
      • Intel Sees Slow Start To Tech Spending This Year
      • Singapore Chip Maker Chartered to Shut Plant, Cut 500 Jobs
      • Agilent Sees Flat Growth This Year
      • Agilent Tech Doubles Investments In Penang
INDUSTRY NEWS
      • Labour Market Seen Improving This Year, Salaries To Grow At Modest Pace
      • DOE Issues Publicity Rules For Firms
      • Business As Usual for Industries on Silicon Island Despite War
ECONOMIC NEWS
    • Stronger Economic Growth Expected in Second Half
    • Factory Investments Up 14 Per Cent in 2002 
    • 4.5 pc Growth Seen For 2003
    • Rest Of The News
    • Limited Edition Pewterware to Mark Year of the Goat
    • Twin Towers Malaysia

2nd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONICS NEWS
      • Producers of Computers, Electronic Goods Operating Normally
      • Solectron Penang to Lay Off 180
      • Kulim Hi-Tech Park Not Hurt by Slowdown
SEMI CONDUCTOR NEWS
      • Semiconductor Sales Drop Amid Softening Demand
      • Motorola: No Job Cuts Planned in Penang
      • National Semiconductor Believes SARS Will Have Greater Impact Than Iraq War
      • Intel Penang to Make Pentium M Processor
      • AIC Sees Good Growth Amid Chip Industry Recovery
      • Worst is Over for Industry, Says Unisem
      • Motorola Expects Chip Sales to Hit US$2.1b This Year
ECONOMIC NEWS
      • 4.1pc Economic Growth in Q1 Seen
MEMBER NEWS
    • Island of Beauty Immortalised in Special Edition First Day Covers
    • The Chimes of History
    • Royal Selangor Decants in Style with Vinifera

3rd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC NEWS
      • NEC Malaysia to Raise Output
      • Nippon Electric Closing Down Facility in Shah Alam
SEMI CONDUCTOR NEWS
      • Chip Sales Move Out of Doldrums
      • AKN Upbeat on Recovery of Global Semiconductor Industry
      • Intel Continues Being Bullish About Malaysia
      • Intel to Expand Capacity with RM152m Investment
      • Semiconductor Sector in Asia to Expand by 14pc in 2003: Gartner
      • Intel Represents the New Economy
      • Semiconductor Sales Surge on Strong Demand for Chips
INDUSTRY NEWS
      • US Investors in Electronics Sector Optimistic
      • Industrialists in Penang Seek MSC Incentive
ECONOMIC NEWS
      • Economy Expanding Faster Than Expected
      • June Manufacturing Sales Rise 7.4pc to RM27.7b
      • RM Peg to Stay Until There is Structural Change in Region
ASSOCIATION NEWS
    • Association 13th AGM on 26th June 2003

4th Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC NEWS
      • Amcham Expects Electronics Exports to Rise 8.8pc in 2004
      • Samsung Malaysia Sees 2003 Sales Hitting RM1bil
      • Philips Expects Market Share in Malaysia to Grow by 20pc Next Year

SEMICONDUCTOR NEWS
      • Chipmakers Warned of Capacity Crunch
      • Intel 3rd Quarter Earnings Double
      • Sony to Slash 20,000 Jobs, Focus on High-End Chips
      • Strong Demand for PCs Boosts Chips Sales
      • ASE Boosting Chip Ops at Penang Plant
      • 2003 Chip Sales Set to Rise 16%
      • More Chipmakers Going 'Fabless'
      • Semiconductor Sector Set to Boom in 2004
      • Semicon Industry Poised for Upswing
      • Micro-Mechanics to Open Chips Factory in China

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • Growth Set to Accelerate With Global Economic Recovery
      • Manufacturing Sector Forecast to Grow at 7.8pc
      • GDP Growth to Expand 6pc

MEMBER NEWS
    • Building Brand from Scratch
    • Metal Reclamation May Expand Smelter Capacity
    • Centre to Learn All About Pewter
    • Metal Reclamation Confident of Doing Well Next Year with New Plant