:Aemulus CEO Ng Sang Beng posing for a photograph with his product "Amoeba 7600 RF Tester" - Filepic by LIM BENG TATT/The Star/ 23 Jan 2015.
SAN FRANCISCO: Malaysian companies chalked up potential sales of about US$73.003 million (RM277 million) at the just-concluded San Francisco Semi-Conductor Show here.
Los Angeles-based Malaysian Trade Commissioner Rusiah Mohamed said eight Malaysian companies participated in the three-day event.
One of the eight companies bagged sales of US$5 million (RM18.97 million), she told Bernama.
Rusiah described this years show as "quite good" as far as the quality of trade visitors and buyers at the show were concerned.
Some of the products and services showcased by Malaysian companies included testing and automation machines, design and assembly, precision tooling and fabrication of parts and components and inspection machines.
Sang Beng Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Penang-based Aemulus Corporation Bhd said the show was a good platform to showcase his range of products.
"The show not only exposed customers to our products but also enabled them to understand our company," he said.
Sang said 60 per cent of his products were exported to China, United States, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.
Jeffrey Hwang, Group Executive Director of Odos Holdings Bhd, another Penang-based company which exhibited flexible printer circuit boards and integrated circuit substrates, described the show as "amazing".
"Its a very focused exhibition for the semiconductor industry," he said.
According to Rusiah, the United States imported US$9.4 billion worth of semiconductors in 2014 and US$3.98 billion in the first half of 2015.
Despite the slowdown noticed in the first half of the year, Malaysia remained the second largest exporter to the United States after China.
Within the semiconductor product range, Malaysia emerged the second largest supplier of photosensitive semiconductor devices and the third largest supplier of diodes and transistors to the United States. - Bernama