Scientific equipment company Agilent Technologies has announced to open an innovation centre in Malaysia with lab infrastructure. The investment of $100m will be spread over three years and a 300,000 sq ft innovation centre will be developed.
Gooi Soon Chai, president, Agilent Malaysia and Singapore said: The innovation hub will be well supported with world-class laboratory infrastructure. We will collaborate with local universities and government agencies to build a strong technology ecosystem through knowledge and technology development.
The company plans to hire 100 engineers adding to the 1000 strong-workforce currently employed in Penang and expects its center to be fully operational in three years.
In 2003, Agilent opened two facilities in Penang for R&D, designing, and manufacturing of its measurement instrument and semiconductor products. It later expanded the facility in 2006 by adding additional workforce and further investments.
Agilent began operations in Malaysia in 1972 and currently has more than 3,000 employees.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates