Roswell-based electronics distributor World Micro Inc. is opening an office in Penang, Malaysia.
The company supplies electronic components including circuitry, memory, plugs, switches, power adapters and display screens to retail centers in Asia, Europe and North America.
The new office is to serve customers in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Jason Murphy, World Micro’s vice president of business development, said manufacturers are moving to the region because of low costs, and the company’s presence there will provide better service to its clients.
World Micro has named Megela Ganeeson executive vice president and general manager of the facility, which is to add about a half-dozen staff members over the next two years.
The company also has offices in the United Kingdom and Mexico.