LONDON Wolfson Microelectronics has opened a logistics centre in Ipoh, Malaysia, to improve the speed and flexibility of shipments to its customers in the region, particularly China and Japan. It should also reduce the cost of work in progress.
John Urwin, operations director of Wolfson Microelectronics, said, “We already manufacture most of our wafers in the Asia Pacific region, and use two contractors based in Ipoh for assembly and test. The addition of a hub gives us a complete operational capability within Asia.”
Wolfson's customer base of consumer electronic manufacturers is located predominantly in Asia, particularly in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. In Japan it has recently won significant design-ins for major new digital consumer products that are to be launched under global brand names next year. The company now has offices in Taipei, Shenzhen, Tokyo and Seoul.