Industrial visit to Entegris (M) Sdn. Bhd., Kulim
Kulim, 3 October, 2018 – Ten post graduate students and three Polymer Engineering lecturers, lead by Associate Prof. Dr Nadras Othman and accompanied by Prof. Zulkifli Ahmad and Dr Arjulizan visited Entegris (M) Sdn Bhd which is located in Kulim Hi-Tech on 3rd of October, 2018. USM team was warmly welcomed by Human Resources Management Team, Director of Quality and Managing Director of Entegris, Kulim. On top of that, Mr. Simon Lee, Senior Manager, Asia Recruiting was also flown in from Taiwan purposely for this meeting. Entegris is US-based Company which is a leading provider of yield-enhancing materials and solutions for advanced manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The objective of this visit was to foster closer industry linkages with university, particularly USM. These include the opportunity of undergraduate student internship, employment of Polymer Engineering Graduate and potential scholarship for Polymer Engineering student A guided tour was made at the production line comprises of injection molding process with robotic arm assembly. An in-house mould design and fabrication facility was also introduced to the USM team. The visit was mostly beneficial and complementing the course curriculum of Polymer Engineering at USM. The meeting ended up with souvenir exchange between both parties.