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Singapore Semiconductor Voice

September 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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foreword by executive director

2019 has been a challenging year for our industry as a result of the ongoing trade tension. I have been interviewed by several media organizations, and their questions have always been the same – is our industry facing the downturn seen in 2001 and 2009? The right answer is anybody’s guess. However, we do see a difference in this downturn: Fabs are still receiving orders, not significant, but enough to keep the plant running. There is still a strong demand for semiconductor chips with pressure coming from technologies in the 5G arena. We have also conducted a pulse survey with several semiconductor companies here in Singapore recently. Though most companies are not hiring, there are still some companies who are hiring backfill for critical positions. All these signs are showing that…

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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 & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Gillian Cheng gillian@ssia.org.sg HR MANAGER Patsy Tan patsy@ssia.org.sg PROJECT EXECUTIVE Rebecca Foo rebecca@ssia.org.sg EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Cindy Chong cindy@ssia.org.sg PUBLISHING AGENT Print & Print Pte Ltd SSIA BOARD Andrew Chong (Chairman) KC Ang (Vice-Chairman) Jerome Tjia (Secretary) BrianTan (Treasurer) Rajan Rajgopal (Board Member) Jennifer Teong (Board Member) Chen Seok Ching (Board Member) Pee Beng Kong (Board Member) Chok Yean Hung (Board Member)…

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semiconductor industry meet 2019

5G is the next generation of mobile network technology and is expected to be the new enabler for many market segments, including mobile phones, automotive, virtual reality, and IoT. This new technology is anticipated to be a major revenue driver for the semiconductor and electronics industry over the next few years. Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) held its annual ‘Singapore Semiconductor Industry Meet’ at the Sheraton Towers on 23 July 2019. Previously known as the Members Meet, the event this year was opened to all members of the semiconductor industry with distinguished speakers sharing how 5G can drive productivity and innovation in the sector and how companies can leverage the emerging technology for business growth. The event received overwhelming response, with around 170 industry leaders from 80 companies attended the event, and…

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ssia signed mous with sutd and nus

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on 24th July 2019 with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the National University of Singapore’s School of Continuing And Lifelong Education (NUS-SCALE) respectively to strengthen its collaboration with the two universities. Develop World’s 1 ST AI-Driven IC Design Internet Platform With SUTD The first MoU signing with SUTD took place in the morning at SUTD’s annual Fostering Industrial Research Success Together (FIRST) Industry Workshop, where stakeholders from industry, academia and the Government convened to foster collaborative research and deepen industry-academia ties. The MoU was signed by Prof. Yeo Kiat Seng, Associate Provost of Research & International Relations, SUTD and Mr. Ang Wee Seng, Executive Director of SSIA. Under the MoU, SUTD and SSIA will jointly work towards the…

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ssia hr conference for small medium enterprise

SSIA conducted the first SME HR Conference on 28 August 2019. This platform was created to focus on helping local SMEs address human resource challenges. During the opening address of Mr Ang Wee Seng, Executive Director of SSIA, he highlighted the result from a survey conducted earlier this year that companies were looking at talent development and retention as top 3 business challenges in the near future. With the market downturn due to the trade tension and all other external factors, we need to look at opportunities to develop and up-skill our current workforce. This point was stressed by SkillsFuture SG, who also presented initiatives that will help companies develop their workforce Employment & Employability Institute (e2i) presented initiatives for companies going into digitalization, while NTUC showcased their membership benefits. NUS School…

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first ssia ehs workgroup

SSIA held the first EHS Workgroup meeting on 27 August 2019. 15 companies participated in this first meet. There have been calls for SSIA to be a neutral platform to represent the semiconductor companies on the EHS front. Like many workgroups SSIA has formed this year, EHS workgroup serves the objectives of being a bridge between the various agencies and the industry; as a voice for the industry on engaging agencies in developing policies, and a body to help coordinate and organize common EHS activities and events, e.g. workgroup meetings and EHS training. NEA was also present to get feedback on EMIS grant. This is a grant that will support the company financially in installing energy monitoring systems. The scheme will be rolled out later this year. The meeting ended with a…