Kulim: The world’s most modern six‑inch LED chip production site
It is making OSRAM a market leader.
A new dimension for LED chips
The Kulim Hi-Tech Park is a relatively new industrial estate in the south-east of the Malaysian state of Kedah. It is the perfect location for OSRAM's new LED chip factory, benefiting from airport connections and an expressway and being just a short distance from the Company's sister factory in Penang.Companies at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park
Once the final phase of construction is completed in 2018 the factory in Kulim will be the largest and most modern six-inch LED chip factory in the world. By 2020 the market for general LED lighting is estimated to grow up to 7% annually. With Kulim OSRAM is well placed to become the market leader in this field.
“Our new facility in Malaysia places us in pole position in the LED market.”
Dr. Olaf Berlien, CEO OSRAM Licht AG
“Construction of the new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, continues to progress according to plan.”
Ingo Bank, CFO OSRAM Licht AG
Impressions of the clean room area without machinery
It is located around 40 kilometers from the OSRAM plant in Penang.
Kulim is the best place for the new factory with good production conditions, qualified staff and excellent infrastructure. The close location to our production site in Penang ensures an optimal ramp-up. Kulim is ideal to engineer products and technology, bringing together experienced smart minds and passionate hearts: At Kulim we are bringing together innovation and passion.
6-inch LED chips.
Upon completion, the new plant is set to create over 1,500 jobs in Malaysia.
It is a 100,000m² facility (48 acres). Once the final phase of construction is completed in 2020 the Kulim plant will be the largest and most modern LED chip factory in the world.
Costs per chip will be coming down, thanks to the high production volumes, something that will also benefit other LED operations within OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.
But the product will be superior to the competition in more than just price terms. It will also be of a higher quality, partly because of OSRAM's experience and technological edge, but also because the Kulim plant will be the first to bring together all of the production steps involved in chip manufacturing under one roof.