KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim welcomed the continued support shown by German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG that he said reflects Malaysia’s important position in the global semiconductor supply chain.

“It complements the National Investment Aspiration (NIA) and the New Industrial Master Plan which is to attract high-tech and high-value investment to support the global and domestic economy,” he said in a statement tonight.

Anwar was commenting on Infineon’s latest plan to build a factory in Kulim, Kedah to produce the world’s largest 200mm Power Fab SiC (silicon carbide).