signatories of the JV Agreement were from left En
Abdul Rashid Munir, Dr. Ivan and YBhg Dato’ Nam.
The signing ceremony
was witnessed by YB Dato’ Seri
Mohamed Khaled (in the middle) at Santa Clara, Claifornia,
Clara, California, USA, 9 February 2007:
Sdn Bhd today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
between ICmic, SIlvaco International Inc, USA [Silvaco] and
Majlis Amanah Rakyat Malaysia [MARA] for the establishment
of the Centre for Microelectronics, Technology Development
and Business Acquisition [the Centre]. The signing took place
in Santa Clara, California and was witnessed by YB Dato’ Seri
Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin, the Minister of Entrepreneurship
and Co-operative Development.
MARA was represented by the Director General, YBhg Dato’ Nam
bin Marthinin whilst Dr. Ivan Pesic, the company’s
President/CEO signed on behalf of Silvaco. ICmic was represented
by the company’s President/CEO, Encik Abd Rashid Munir.
“This is yet another milestone to accelerate the creation
of more technopreneurs for the country. The centre will provide
the product development, marketing channel and sales distributions
from ICmic, ICmic-UniKL Academy and techopreneurs from Malaysia.” said
Abd Rashid after the signing ceremony. “We are very
excited that MARA and Silvaco are taking significant roles
in this process”.
ICmic with its leadership in IC design will provide the
core in the design expertise and Silvaco will provide the
global technology and business opportunities. MARA, in conjunction
with the ICmic-UniKL Academy, is to support the placement
of selected apprentices in those centres. This will offer
real-world experience on technology development, technical
marketing and business exposure to enhance technical and
business know-how i.e. the key elements to become highly
competent professional or technopreneur.
YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled expressed his support
to this action-oriented initiative in creating technoprenuers
and providing access to the global market.
Dr Ivan Pesic who has successfully created a world-class
company with offices in several locations in USA, Europe
and Asia, has committed to providing the partnership in technology
development and market channel.
The Centre will focus on the strategic microelectronics
technology development and business acquisition as an extension
to the ICmic-UniKL Academy currently being set-up in Malaysia.
The academy emphasis is on microelectronics competency development
in the country, particularly for Bumiputera in producing
integrated-circuit (IC) and electronics products. The initial
location for the centres is planned to be in the Silicon
Valley, USA and Cambridge, UK, whilst other locations are
also being considered.
In addition, MARA with its comprehensive entrepreneurs
and start-up facilities will render comprehensive support
to realise the Government aspiration of seeing higher value-add
activities in this country and also clear a path for global
IC and electronics products are very important for Malaysia
to position itself in global economy. Competitive products
will create entrepreneurs, job-opportunities, upstream and
downstream support activities and most importantly the spin-off
companies. The centre can then become strategic for the entrepreneurs
to test, market and launch the products at various global
markets. The resultant opportunities are enormous in this
US$250 billion semiconductor industry.
IC MICROSYSTEMS Sdn. Bhd. (www.icmic.com)
is a leading IC [integrated circuit] Design Company based
in Cyberjaya, Malaysia with an office in Santa Clara, California.
It is a Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status company and
has a global customer base with proven products performance
in costs and technology. The company's product portfolio
also includes world-class Mixed-Signal IC's in the form of
Digital to Analog Converters IC's, fixed-line Phone IC's,
RFIC's and Serial EEPROM.
Universiti Kuala Lumpur (www.unikl.edu.my)
upon receiving approval from the Ministry of Education on
17th of June 2002 was registered as a full-fledged university
on 20th of August 2002. It was initially known as Universiti
Teknikal MARA but later changed to its current name. This
is upon realising the potential and significance of the university
to the nation and to this region. The change of name is also
an effort to promote Kuala Lumpur as a centre of education,
research and training excellence. UniKL is managed by Universiti
Teknikal MARA Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Majlis
Amanah Rakyat (MARA) - a government agency under the Ministry
of Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development.
The university was founded with the purpose of providing
world standard technical education and training opportunities
in order to qualify technical specialist for Malaysian. These
technical specialists will be key players in the development
of Malaysia into an advanced and industrialised nation in
the global k-economy. Apart from Malaysians, the university
also opens its doors to foreign students to study at its
headquartered in Santa Clara, California was founded in 1984.
vendor of technology
computer aided design (TCAD) simulation software since
1987. Since 1987, Silvaco expanded its presence to eight
sales and support offices. In 2004, Silvaco spun out
Simucad Design Automation to focus on electronic design
(EDA). Silvaco delivers its proven Stanford-based TCAD
products and supports them with experienced engineers
to provide complete
semiconductor process and device simulation solutions.
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