KUALA LUMPUR: The market for test engineering services in Malaysia may not be big but for Testhub Sdn Bhd, it provides ample business opportunities.
The homegrown company, which provides test design and development engineering services to the global semiconductor industry, is optimistic of the industry’s outlook.
Testhub director Wang Choon Seang believed that the semiconductor industry would bounce back this year.
“The sector is extremely important. It is also fast paced and highly competitive,” Wang told Business Times in an interview.
Research by Semiconductor Industry Association showed that despite a year-on-year decline of 7.9 per cent in March, global chip sales rose 1.5 per cent month-on-month to US$23 billion (RM73 billion) as sequential growth resumed across all regions, especially in Europe and Japan.
Malacca-based Testhub was founded in 2008 by a group of experienced management and technical personnel in the semiconductor industry who shared the vision of driving test engineering excellence.
The company now provides one-stop test solutions, including test strategy, test hardware fabrication and software development, and test methodologies training and product engineering support to the global semiconductor industry.
“We also provide customised application training classes on site that are tailored to the needs of our clients,” Wang said.
Testhub has a pool of highly dedicated, skilled and experienced test/product engineers to support customer delivery, yield improvement, test time improvement, and new production introduction, including characterisation and reliability support.
“This is where our expertise in engineering management and test/product engineering services can add value to your company,” he added.
The company has engineers located nationwide to support global customers that have manufacturing activities n Malaysia and Asia.
The company recently won the Best Innovation Award in Engineering and Industrial Design at the SME Innovation Showcase 2012.
Wang said Testhub had penetrated the markets in Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and some countries in Europe.
For this year, Testhub expects a double-digit growth in revenue, driven largely by its test engineering services and consulting businesses.
“All of our growth will come from the export markets,” said Wang.