Taiwan based Alchip opens its news design center in Malaysia

Date: 10/11/2023
Taiwan based Alchip which in into design and development ASICs and SoCs has announced opening of its new semiconductor design center in Malaysia in October month of 2023. This new facility to house 30 engineers by the end of the year, with that number increasing to meet expected customer demand.

The new design center will be a hub for engineering functions including front-end IP subsystem integration and verification, DFT, electrical design, and all physical design tasks from netlist to GDS.

"This latest addition to our portfolio of high-performance ASIC design services is a direct response to global demand placed on Alchip. It is testimony to our growing role as a high-performance ASIC leader," explained Johnny Shen, Alchip President and CEO.

Alchip said it selected Malaysia in part because Southeast Asia countries offer cost effective-talent pools for expanding engineering resources. Mr. Shen emphasized, however, that Taiwan continues to be Alchip’s main manufacturing location. He also reiterated that Alchip is actively expanding North American engineering resources to collaborate more closely with customers in that region.

Malaysia is home to large, existing pool of talented semiconductor design and manufacturing engineers with presence of companies such as Intel, AMD, Broadcom, Infineon, and Renesas.