- Motorola Microcontroler Technology Group - Kuala
#2, Jalan SS 8/2, Sungei Way Free Trade Zone, 47300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
P.O. Box 1001, Jalan Semangat, 46960 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Roger Bertelson, Vice President, Managing Director, Country
A. Lew, Assistant General Manager
C. Liew, CIM Manager, Factory Automation
H. Yang, Manager, Reliability & Quality Assurance
Latifah M. Daud, Organization Development Manager
Mission and Strategy
The Kuala Lumpur facility is the largest Motorola IC packaging
facility in the world and employs 5,000 people. The Motorola R&D
model is to co-locate the IC packaging development with the design
center, thus Austin develops the microprocessor and DRAM packaging.
Kuala Lumpur is responsible for volume production, which includes
product engineering responsible for process qualification, yield
management, and product qualification. New product prototyping is
performed at the U.S. facilities. Kuala Lumpur builds QFP, DIPs, SOJs,
TSOPS, and ceramic packages. It is working on implementing BGA but has
no plans for flip chip technology in Kuala Lumpur.
Key Elements of Presentation
4 Motorola facilities in Malaysia employ a total of 13,000
- Penang Design center for walkie-talkies
- Serban Assembly/test of discrete devices, wafer fab for FET and
- Philips JV Assembly/test of discrete devices
- Kuala Lumpur Assembly/test of DRAMS, SRAMS, microprocessors, and
Motorola has had a facility in Kuala Lumpur for 23 years and has
manufactured there for the last 22 years.
Key Elements of Tour
- The Kuala Lumpur facility is very automated and has become a
capital-intensive factory. It is investing in CIM and has developed a
strategy and roadmap that its managers believe will make them the
leader in Motorola within 5 years.
- There is an extensive in-house training program for all employees,
with 40 hours per employee per year
- Cycle time is 2 days for assembly, and test depends upon the device
(8 hours to 4 days).
Kuala Lumpur is the leader within Motorola for reliability and
quality while maintaining competitive yields for more complex package
The Kuala Lumpur factory shows visible signs of the Motorola 6 sigma
and 10X quality activities.
Published: May 1997; WTEC