Taiwan’s Kinsus mulls setting up chip substrate plant in Malaysia

TAIPEI — Nvidia and AMD supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is considering building a substrate manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia, potentially joining a string of companies moving into the country’s resurgent chip supply chain, Nikkei Asia has learned.

Kinsus, a subsidiary of key iPhone assembler Pegatron, has rented a plant in Penang where it will begin a trial run of the final step in substrate production — testing and quality control — as early as the second quarter of this year as part of an effort to diversify its production outside China, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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