“The 40% to 50% growth is just a conservative estimate. We are expecting an even better performance. MMS has so far delivered 40 units of semiconductor test equipment to the MNCs in Malaysia and Germany," group managing director T. K. Sia told StarBiz. (File pic shows Sia testing some of the equipment at the factory)aws试用账号（www.2km.me）提供aws账号、aws全区号、aws32v账号、亚马逊云账号出售，提供api ，质量稳定，数量持续。另有售azure oracle linode等账号.
GEORGE TOWN: Semiconductor test equipment manufacturer MMS Ventures Bhd plans to expand its operations in 2022 in line with the positive outlook for the smartphone industry.
The group currently has utilised 80% of its production floor in Bayan Lepas.
“We want to raise our production capacity and capital expenditure by 50% and 30%, respectively.
“The aim of the expansion exercise is to achieve a 20% growth in sales,” group managing director T. K. Sia told StarBiz.
The group is also allocating RM15mil to either purchase or lease a facility to expand in 2022.
Currently, MMS is utilising 80% of its 12,000-square-feet production floor to manufacture 80 to 90 automated test equipment with an estimate RM45mil value annually.
According to Sia, the smartphone sector would continue to perform well until the second quarter of 2022.
“Orders in hand secured for the first quarter 2022 has touched RM15mil.MMS Ventures factory
“Customers’ forecast suggest that the trend should continue into the second quarter,” he said.
MMS will close the 2021 financial year ending December with a 40% to 50% growth in sales over 2020, boosted by strong demand from multinational corporations in the country and direct exports to Germany.
The group’s revenue for the nine months of the 2021 financial year is about RM30mil compared to RM22.6mil for the whole of 2020.
“The 40% to 50% growth is just a conservative estimate. We are expecting an even better performance. MMS has so far delivered 40 units of semiconductor test equipment to the MNCs in Malaysia and Germany.
“These are MNCs involved making chips for United States-based manufacturers of smartphones, automobiles and computers,” he said.
On the global shortage of chips, Sia said the group’s inventory was well well-stocked to cover production for the next six months. “The shortage will not impact us,” he added.
The smartphone industry leads currently with a 50% contribution to MMS’s revenue, while the automotive, lighting, and original equipment manufacturing segments account for the remaining 50%.
According to the Taiwan-based research house, Trendforce, the demand from emerging markets and the usual device replacement cycle will bring sales in 2022 to 1.39 billion units, which will be a 3.8% yearly growth.