Tops in microelectronics

THREE top students in microelectronics were recently presented with achievement awards by leading semiconductor wafer foundry SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SilTerra). 

The awards, presented to students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), aim to help nurture a pool of highly qualified local graduates for the Malaysian high technology industry. 

SilTerra’s president and acting chief executive officer Bruce Gray said: “We wanted to raise the visibility of the local semiconductor industry, and we recognise the need to encourage outstanding students so that they may serve as an inspiration to their peers.” 

“Our goal is to instil the desire among students to excel and thereby enhance the talent pool in Malaysia. 

(From left)SilTerra's senior manager for corporate development and external affairs Tahiruddin Hamdan and UKM's engineering faculty dean Prof Ir Dr Hassan Basri with Samuel.

“With talent, more companies will be able to develop state-of-the-art products and provide top-notch design solutions for the growing electronics industry,” he added, saying that SilTerra will continue to sponsor these awards for the next three years. 

Samuel Hong bagged the best student award while Queenie Lim and Mohd Nashran received the second and third best student awards respectively.  

The students were selected based on their academic achievement or cumulative grade point average, and participation in co-curricular activities.  

“I am really happy and honoured to receive this award,” said Samuel.  

“The recognition from SilTerra has boosted my confidence and motivated me to work even harder.  

“I am sure that from now onwards, many students will work even harder and compete for the trophy,” he added.  

Samuel took home a cash reward of RM2000 and a challenge trophy while Queenie and Mohd Nashran received RM1000 and RM500 respectively.  

All three were also presented with certificates in recognition of their achievements. 

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