Coherent, a global leader in materials, networks, and lasers, proudly announced that its manufacturing plant in Ipoh, Malaysia has shipped its 300th optical transceiver. This important milestone highlights the scale, resilience, and flexibility of Coherent’s supply chain solutions provided to customers.
Coherent is renowned for its innovative solutions in the optical communication industry, and continues to utilize its advanced manufacturing capabilities to meet global demand. The Ipoh factory reflects the company’s commitment to strong supply chain solutions and efficient production processes.
A milestone achievement
Dr. Lee Xu, Executive Vice President of Data Communications Transceivers at Coherent, said, “This milestone demonstrates our strategic investment in supply chain resilience. The Ipoh factory embodies our commitment to ensuring that a flexible and strong supply chain can support complex manufacturing operations and effectively meet global demand. This achievement is an important step in providing the necessary resilience for the rapidly expanding artificial intelligence data communication market. I am immensely proud of the efforts of our team and the outstanding capabilities of our facilities.”
Facility Overview
Ipoh Factory was established in 2001, covering an area of 640000 square feet and employing 3600 highly skilled employees. It plays a crucial role in the production of next-generation 800G optical transceivers and is preparing for next-generation optical transceivers such as 1.6T and 3.2T. The factory is located between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, with a superior geographical location and access to a large number of talents from nearby universities and technical colleges, which is crucial for the high-tech manufacturing industry.
Strategic advantages
Ipoh’s convenient transportation infrastructure supports rapid transportation of goods, ensuring operational flexibility and timely delivery to the global market. As the largest US multinational corporation in Perak, Malaysia, Coherent Malaysia has made significant contributions to the state’s manufacturing GDP and played a crucial role in meeting the growing demand for high-speed optical transceivers. This strategic position and strong infrastructure provide the company with a competitive advantage in the global market.