Publication

Newsletter 2004

1st Quarter Issue (January - March 2004)

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC / SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY NEWS
      • Intel Expects Robust Sales This Year
      • NEC Electronics to Boost Chip Output Capacity in Malaysia
      • Chip Sector Recovery Gains Pace
      • US Electronics Firms in Malaysia See Higher Sales Growth
      • China Chips Industry Eyes Bigger World Market Share

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • Strong Global Electronics Demand to Spur Exports
      • DPM: Malaysia to Grow 5.5% - 6% This Year
      • Electronics to Drive Economy
      • Exports Up by 36pc to a Record High in December
      • Domestic Demand, Private Sector Set to Drive Growth
      • GDP Growth of 6%-6.5% Possible, Say Economists
      • Ringgit Peg to Stay

MEMBER NEWS
    • Royal Selangor's Tribute to the Monkey
    • Pewter's 'Royal' Family
    • One-Stop Showcase of All Things Pewter
    • The Prime Minister's Hibiscus Award 2002/2003
    • Association News
    • Introduction
    • Objective Of Survey
    • CONCLUSION

2nd Quarter Issue (April - June 2004)

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC SECTOR NEWS
      • Samsung Eyes 17pc Share by Year-End
      • Samsung Electronics Posts Record Quarterly Net Profit
      • Malaysia to Enhance Samsung Global Sales
      • LG Electronics Expects 2004 Sales in Malaysia to Grow 60pc
      • Samsung Could Move Microwave Oven Production to Malaysia
      • Seagate Steps Up Electronics Storage Products to Boost Presence
      • Dell Bullish on Asia, Production in Penang, Xiamen to be Ramped Up
      • Malaysia Still Preferred Investment Site
      • Penang's Pull
      • Penang, Kulim Smart Cities

SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR NEWS
      • Chips-Related Firms to Gain From Recovery in Technology Sector
      • Semiconductor Sector Growth May Ease in Q2
      • Global Chip Sales Poised to Rise 24pc
      • Globetronics Expands in Penang and China
      • Global Chip Market Seen Growing 28% This Year

INDUSTRY NEWS
      • Need to Change Mining Sector's Image to Reflect its Importance

MEMBER NEWS
    • Four Generations of Pewter Dust
    • Born and Bred in Pewter Dust
    • Royal Selangor Targets Young Urbanites
    • Metal Reclamation Eyes Nutek Stake
    • Five Local Companies Among Winners of Superbrand Award
    • Perstima Net Increases 26pc to RM4.98m
    • Royal Selangor to Move Out of TAR Road
    • Malaysia Smelting Profit Up 132%

3rd Quarter Issue (July - September 2004)

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC SECTOR NEWS
      • Electronics Export Sales Forecast Revised Upwards
      • Samsung Electronics Profit Triples
      • Malaysia is 5th Largest Supplier of Electronic Goods to India

SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR NEWS
      • Chip Factories Rev Up Production
      • Sitt Tatt to Set Up Semiconductor Joint Venture in China

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • Economists Expect 23pc Growth in May Export
      • Strong Sales Pep Up Business Confidence
      • M'sia May Review Economic Strategies
      • 8% GDP Growth
      • Malaysia Offers Trade Incentives

MEMBER NEWS
    • Pooh Tales On Pewter
    • Perstima: Tin Plat Prices to Remain High
    • Royal Selangor Salutes Cabbie Envoys

4th Quarter Issue (October - December 2004)

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC SECTOR NEWS
      • Philips Sees Robust Demand For Gadgets In Asia
      • Samsung Unit Refines Distribution System
      • Samsung To Deal Directly With Retailers

SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR NEWS
      • Samsung To Invest US$24b In Chip Lines
      • D&O Expects To Double Output Of Chip Parts By 2006
      • Chips Industry Must Have Adequate Experienced Designers
      • Infineon To Invest US$1bil In New Factory In Kedah
      • Sony Aims To Double Use Of In-House Chips
      • Spin-Off From Infineon's New Plant

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • M'sia 15th Most Attractive FDI Destination
      • Fitch Ups Malaysia's Sovereign Ratings
      • 23pc Rise In Oct Exports Likely
      • October Trade Surplus At RM8b
      • 2005 Economic Growth Set To Exceed Target

ENVIRONMENT NEWS
      • Checks To Keep Out Toxic Wastes
      • Environmental Ratings For Factories

MEMBER NEWS
    • Perstima Posts RM14.42m Net Profit
    • Perstima Gets A Boost From Vietnam
    • Festive Gifts Of Pewter
    • Aussie Firm To Sell Lead To Metal Reclamation
    • The Making And Caring Of Pewter
    • Experiencing Pewter, First Hand