In order to improve the disadvantage of insufficient technical personnel, Lim Chong Yew, who was about to resign in 1990 at that time, under his leadership, the Penang Development Corporation (PDC) promoted the establishment of the Penang Technology Development Center (PSDC) in 1989 to train more for Malaysia. Technical staff. According to PDC's official website , over 33 years, the center has provided more than 10,000 courses and trained more than 200,000 participants, contributing to the Malaysian workforce transformation program. In particular, PDC is also sponsored by 239 multinational companies, and related courses are launched by related manufacturers.
Among them, 21 founding sponsors include "Eight old picture restoration Samurai" companies, as well as Sony, Panasonic, Dell, Micron, etc. Well-known multinational technology companies illustrate the importance of Penang as a semiconductor industry center. Although the labor cost in Malaysia is not lower than that of the prepared countries, the electronics manufacturing industry in Penang has been based on the past 50 years. Many important multinational companies have cultivated a large number of high-quality labor for the local area, which has driven multinational technology companies to continue to invest in Penang.
important factor. The Oriental Daily reported that the current Penang state governor, Cao Guan You, said at an event to promote the "50th Anniversary of Penang's Industrialization" that the arrival of the "Eight Samurai" has consolidated Penang's favorable position as an offshore manufacturing base for multinational companies and enhanced the Penang’s status as an important hub for advanced manufacturing and high value-added upstream activities.