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(20 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur) KeyASIC Berhad announced today that it has appointed Mr. Chan Ying Poh as General Manager of Semiconductor, IOT Business Unit. Mr. Chan will be responsible for the development of the business and products in semiconductor and the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IOT) industry. The Company started the development of the IOT SoC products, SPG product line few years ago and has been shipping the SPG101 successfully in the IOT Wi-Fi market. Kcard/Kdrive and Mcard/Mdrive are both developed based on SPG101 and the Company is in the process of developing the second generation of IOT SoC.
Mr. Chan will also be responsible for the development of ASIC design service business, SPG product line and the IOT business. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Chan was the Manager for the ASIC Engineering department where he is responsible for the development of ASIC, IP and also the second generation of the IOT chip where he spearheaded the development of low power libraries with the capability of reducing the power of a chip by more than 30% for the same process technology. Mr. Chan is a veteran in semiconductor industry and has about 20 years of engineering and management experience.
“We started our technology and product development of IOT chip about 5 years ago and we have successfully shipped SPG101 in millions over the last 2 years. Complimenting the IOT chip, we have also developed the Cloud platform so that it is easy for our customers to embrace and kickstart their IOT business. The market is still at the early adoption stage and we are aligning our resources to take the leadership role in driving the IOT market.” said Mr. Eg Kah Yee, Chairman and CEO of the Company. “The opportunity is here and our technology is definitely leading in this space and the appointment of Mr. Chan will help the Company to accelerate the development of this business,” he added.
KeyASIC (Bursa Stock Code: 0143) is a leading IOT chip and ASIC design company. Its six countries patented Mcard and Mdrive are SD WiFi card and USB WiFi drive respectively that enable any host device or equipment with SD or USB interface making connection to Internet Cloud.