Western Digital will be closing its hard-disk drive (HDD) factory here by the end of 2019, due to declining demand for the product.
The closure is part of the company’s move to rationalise its HDD manufaturing operations globally, a report by The Register said.
“This transition will be executed in close collaboration with employees, customers, supply partners and other critical stakeholders.
“Impacted employees will receive assistance, including severance compensation and upskilling support,” a spokesperson of Western Digital was quoted as saying.
The company said it would retain a Centre of Excellence in Selangor with several key engineering teams, core operational planning and regional support functions.