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AMD opens Malaysia Global Services Centre

AvantiKumar | March 2, 2011
AMD intends to grow employee base in Malaysia by more than 30 per cent by 2013.

Malaysia's Deputy PM YAB Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin launches AMD Global Services Malaysia, Cyberjaya Centre with Devinder Kumar, senior vice president corporate controller, AMD Inc (left)>

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 MARCH 2011 -  Technology firm AMD Inc. has opened a new Global Services Centre in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, and wants to expand its Malaysian team by more than 30 per cent by 2013, said the company,


Speaking during the opening of the new centre by Malaysian Deputy PM, YAB Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin, AMD senior vice president corporate controller Devinder Kumar said the company would grow its GSC team to more than 600 employees. "The new 80,000 sq ft centre is the company's third facility in Malaysia and as well as the first and only global services centre for AMD. The centre positions AMD as the only global company with a fully integrated finance and accounting global operations in the country. The Cyberjaya Global Services Centre will support business processes as well as finance, accounting and IT services for AMD worldwide."


"AMD has a long and proud history in Malaysia as one of the pioneering electronics companies, establishing semiconductor assembly operations in 1972," said Kumar. "Today the electronics and electrical industry is among the largest in the country and we are honoured to have played a role in supporting growth in this market segment."


"Our global services will serve and support our internal global network in areas such as finance and accounting, IT, human resources, procurement and other business services through the four-storey centre," he said. "Beyond these standard line services, our team will also enable business transformation through knowledge-based services such as project management, business process re-engineering, and application R&D. In doing so, we support the rapidly emerging sector for knowledge processes -- identified as a national key economic area for Malaysia."


"AMD Malaysia is also actively engaged in the community, organising various initiatives to promote the learning of critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills among youth through its signature flagship programme the Cybergames Festival, an initiative of the AMD Foundation's  AMD Changing The Game," added Kumar.


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