Thursday, January 22, 2009

Intel To Streamline Its Malaysian Plants

Intel Corporation, the chip manufacturer that produces your computer's processor, will be consolidating their worldwide manufacturing operations. Their plan is to close two existing assembly test facilities at Bayan Lepas, Penang.

These consolidation exercise will affect Intel's plants in Cavite, Philippines and Hillsboro and Santa Clara, USA respectively. All in all, 5,000 and 6,000 employees will be affected.

The affected employees, in Penang, numbering up to 1,000 people will be transferred to other existing plants in Malaysia. Intel has a total of six plants in Malaysia (including the affected plants) with three in Kulim, Kedah and three in Penang. The six plants employ up to 10,000 employees.

Any Malaysian companies who are ready to absorb these employees if the world economy becomes worse?

Intel is already facing problems and had to close down its plants owing to current market conditions. They reacted even before we could start boycotting them. What if we continue to boycott Intel and cause them to completely shutdown their Malaysian plants ........ that will be powerful indeed! Now, who will support the 10,000 employees?

I did hear that quite a number of foreign owned related manufacturing plants would be streamlining and restructuring their operations too.

Reading: Intel to Consolidate Manufacturing Operations; Company to Halt Production at Five Older Factories - Intel Corporation
Tags: Intel, Intel Corporation, Assembly Test Facility, Bayan Lepas, Penang



Blogger soulesscloudy said...

hopefully the economy will boost up soon.. Warner Bros also will retrench ppl also.. haihzzz

22 January, 2009 19:48  
Blogger Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

Better buy more locks and tighten security. Days like this will only boost crime rate, before any matters can turn good.

22 January, 2009 21:11  
Blogger foongpc said...

More bad news coming? This will be a year we have to work hard and save more! : (

22 January, 2009 23:45  
Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

I just feel lucky I still have a job

23 January, 2009 08:37  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

wanwan - hopefully the govt place good stimulus package that will sustain the economy

gorgeous eve - very safety concious indeed. u buying those locks there too? hehe

foong - oh yes, work smart too

borneo - that shld be the main aim

25 January, 2009 01:28  

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