Osram Opto Semiconductors (M) Sdn. Bhd, announced today that the company has given a new lease of life to MYR2.4 million worth of semiconductor and photonic equipment from its Penang factories by giving it to Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Malaya (UM) and National University of Malaysia (UKM). The equipment will be used to provide hands-on educational experience for students interested in joining the high-tech industry.
“We are confident that this initiative would contribute in many ways, especially by enabling lecturers and students to be familiar with the latest technologies in the industry. By working closely with an industry player, these universities are able to use a cost effective solution to put theory into practice and train up industry ready talents. MIDA is happy to support such initiatives and we seek to facilitate more of such impactful collaborations between the industry and academia,” said Mr Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) who delivered the speech on behalf of Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA.