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Singapore Semiconductor Voice

Singapore Semiconductor Voice

November 2019

Singapore Semiconductor Voice a publication launched with the vision 'by the industry, for the industry'. It features latest news, trends and researches of the semiconductor industry in Singapore and the region.

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3 min.
foreword by executive director

“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford We finally reached the one-year mark since SSIA has started its major transformation. We have fulfilled all 3 commitments for the transformation; restructure SSIA Board, expand SSIA Secretariat and to drive the Electronics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for our industry. 2019 has been an eventful year for SSIA, against the weaker business backdrop throughout the year due to the US-China trade tension. I am personally encouraged by the multitude of support received from various companies, both MNC and SME, to realise SSIA’s vision and mission to be the voice of the industry in Singapore. We have organized, both on our own and with various partners, more than 50 activities and initiatives over the past year, reaching…

1 min.
singapore semiconductor voice

EDITORIAL TEAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ang Wee Seng weeseng@ssia.org.sg PROJECT MANAGER Daphne Leong daphne@ssia.org.sg PROJECT MANAGER Delia Cheung delia@ssia.org.sg MARKETING & COMMUNICATION MANAGER Gillian Cheng gillian@ssia.org.sg HR MANAGER Patsy Tan patsy@ssia.org.sg SENIOR PROJECT EXECUTIVE Rebecca Foo rebecca@ssia.org.sg MARKETING & COMMUNICATION EXECUTIVE Choo Bao Er baoer@ssia.org.sg EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Cindy Chong cindy@ssia.org.sg PUBLISHING AGENT Print & Print Pte Ltd SSIA BOARD AndrewChong (Chairman) KCAng (Vice-Chairman) Jerome Tjia (Secretary) BrianTan (Treasurer) Rajan Rajgopal (Board Member) JenniferTeong (BoardMember) Chen Seok Ching (Board Member) Pee Beng Kong (Board Member) Chok Yean Hung (Board Member)…

2 min.
ssia summit and semiconductor dinner 2019

The semiconductor industry has contributed 7.8% of Singapore's GDP and supported 35% of the manufacturing workforce. Despite the industry facing a slowdown made worse by prolonged trade tension between US and China, the automotive semiconductor market is going to be a key driver for the semiconductor industry - expected to expand from US$37.4 billion (S$51.5 billion) in 2017 to over US$58.5 billion in 2023. “Embracing the Mobility Transformation” was the theme of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) Summit 2019 held on 10 October 2019, where 9 speakers from different companies and agencies including National Research Foundation, Micron, Infineon Technologies, Soitec, Xilinx, A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, and National Instruments shared insights on the mobility trends, and the paradigm shift…

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highlights of ssia summit 2019

Overview of Singapore’s Microelectronics Landscape (Keynote Speaker) Prof Low Teck Seng, CEO of National Research Foundation Driving the Continuous Evolution of a Quality Culture: A Micron Perspective Raj Narasimhan, Corporate Vice President, Global Quality, Micron Technology, Inc. Disruptive Megatrends Transforming the Automotive Industry Dennis Fong, Head of Powertrain Marketing at Infineon Technologies SOI Technologies for Automotive Electronics Dr Carlos Mazure, EVP, Advisor to CEO of Soitec, Chairman & Executive Director of SOI Industry Consortium Accelerating Automated Driving Market Readiness through a Scalable & Adaptive Platform Steven Fong, Senior Director of Sales, Xilinx South Asia Pacific Enabling Mobility through mmWave Technologies Gabriel Lim, Industry Development Manager of A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) Making Silicon New Again Kenneth Lee, Scientific Director of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Addressing the 5G mmwave Test Challenges and Solutions Neo Wei Ren, Business Development Manager, APAC – Semiconductor of…

2 min.
industrial transformation asia-pacific 2019

Asia-Pacific's biggest Industry 4.0 event, Industrial Transformation ASIAPACIFIC (ITAP) 2019 was held from October 22-24, 2019 at Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria. The event brought together an ecosystem of government agencies and 350 exhibitors across 30 countries showcasing their Industry 4.0 related products and initiatives to more than 18,000 attendees from 55 countries. The event was organised by SingEx Exhibitions and International Partner, Deutsche Messe. SSIA was honoured to be one of the supporting organisations this year. The three-day event was kicked off with an opening ceremony graced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. In his opening address he said, “There is great potential in Industry 4.0 and in advanced manufacturing. In the spirit of collaboration, I encourage all of us to take this opportunity to…

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ssia curated tour and networking session

During the ITAP 2019 event, SSIA organised a curated guided tour especially for the semiconductor and electronics industry. The customised and curated tour comprised 8 stops over 2 hours, bringing around 60 participants to a combination of the Gateway Gallery, Whole of Government (WOG) booth, Learning Journey areas and exhibitor booths of companies in the semiconductor industry. The tour ended with a networking event, where business leaders exchanged ideas and best practices, built new networks as well as enjoyed the beer and wine.…