Mini-Circuits Technology (M) Sdn Bhd, a company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of wireless components, plans to hire between 200 and 300 design engineers for its research and development (R&D) based in Penang.
The company has recently been hiring a batch of 30 engineers to kick off its operation before going for more aggressive recruitment exercise and tap more talents. More than RM500 million will be spent as the company looks set to expand its business in its Bayan Lepas site.
The R&D center will be mainly utilized to develop state-of-the-art RF amplifiers, mixers and power splitter for use in base stations and satellite operations. The company chairman, Datuk Seri Kelvin Liew, is confident that with the advancement of telecommunication infrastructure, the demand for the company products across all regions can only increase in the near future.
“In China, there are new projects being implemented such as the laying of fibre-optic cables and setting up of satellites and transmission base stations that require the use of our RF products. In the United States, too, we can see such new projects being rolled out as a result of government spending,” he said.
The company website has also listed down a number of key positions available which include Process Engineers, Product Development Engineers, Package/Process Development Engineers, RF Engineers and Test Engineers.
Mini-Circuits’ products include the RF (radio wave), IF (infrared) and microwave components which are commercially used in wide range of applications such as telecommunication business, military, industrial, space and so on.
Certainly, some silver lining to Penangites.