Electrical & Electronics

EPP 17: Grow the Embedded Systems Industry

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
  • Projected jobs by 2020

This EPP aims to develop the embedded systems industry as a new growth driver, in tandem with the growing global market for embedded systems. This will be achieved by capitalising on Malaysia’s established electronics ecosystems and skilled local embedded systems enterprises.

The initiatives identified under this EPP include:
  1. To develop embedded systems projects that produce globally competitive locally-developed embedded systems products
  2. To grow the embedded systems industry ecosystem and develop local industry capabilities via industry collaborations with embedded systems technology leaders and other embedded systems-related ecosystem players


  • Three new embedded systems projects were approved in 2014: automotive, vessel & asset monitoring and educational robotic kits.
  • In 2014, Motorola opened its new centre in Penang, which will focus on developing next-generation mission-critical Land Mobile Radio, broadband-LTE devices and systems solutions for its customers throughout the world.
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