As Engineering Director, Dr. Abderrazzaq Ifis is leading the new AT&S IC-Substrate plant qualification and ramp-up in Kulim. He has over 13 years of engineering experience in developing and manufacturing innovative and high-end technologies and products. Dr. Ifis hold a Ph.D. in Mechanics of Materials and Ing. degree in Processes Engineering from prestigious Moroccan and French institutions. Abderrazzaq and his family have been relocated to Malaysia in 2022, seeking not only career development but also exploring life in a joyful, rich and diversified culture and environment here.
AT&S has chosen Malaysia for its pioneer production site in Southeast Asia. With a planned total investment of €1.7 billion (RM8.5 billion) over the next 6 years, this is by far the largest investment in the corporate history of AT&S. The new campus of AT&S is being built at Kulim Hi-Tech Park, which is approximately 350km north of the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The ongoing construction work started in November 2021 and the start of series production is tentatively scheduled for the end of 2024.
At AT&S Kulim site, there are 3,000 – 4,000 construction workers performing different tasks at site to deliver the fast track construction progress. This manufacturing facility, once completed, will be responsible for the production of high-end IC substrates for high-performance processors at the location in Southeast Asia. These processors are primarily used in high-performance computers, data centres, gaming, 5G, automotive and Artificial Intelligence (AI).