Texas Instruments (TI) announced a donation of US$250,000 (MYR 1,085,000) to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Malaysia. TI’s donation will be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical and public service workers, and food aid to support communities affected by the pandemic surrounding our factories and throughout Malaysia.
“Ensuring the needs of our communities are met is critical, both for our medical frontliners and for those who are greatly affected by the Movement Control Order due to the pandemic. This grant is our way of reaffirming our commitment to Malaysians, while our teams continue to work to manufacture essential semiconductor products that the world relies on, especially now,” said Subbah Rao, managing director of TI’s factory in Melaka.
TI employees in Malaysia have also found creative ways to help using TI resources. A team of engineers at TI Kuala Lumpur utilized the factory’s 3-D printer to manufacture face shields for healthcare workers on the front lines. Employees researched designs and programmed the machine to halve printing time, producing 40 shields per day to help ensure the safety and health of Malaysian frontliners. In addition, teams from both factories delivered PPE worth MYR50,000 to local hospitals and police stations and donated groceries worth MYR15,000 to local communities.
“TI employees have always been innovative problem-solvers. I am particularly proud of how our employees are responding with ingenuity to address the needs and challenges posed by this unprecedented situation,” said Yogan Sivanchalam, managing director for TI’s Kuala Lumpur factory. “They are creating solutions and pooling resources to make a real difference.”
TI produces analog and embedded semiconductor chips, which are used by customers to develop virtually every type of electronic system and enable critical technology, including life-saving medical equipment needed to fight the virus and other infrastructure. TI continues to manufacture at its sites in Malaysia and around the world to help our customers meet global needs.
Building stronger communities where we operate – including our factories in Kuala Lumpur and Melaka – has been a hallmark of TI since its founding. From working to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education among schoolchildren, to supporting disadvantaged Malaysians, and working toward environmental sustainability, TI and our employees are committed to providing resources to help address immediate needs and long-term challenges in our communities.