KUALA LUMPUR – May 22, 2018
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ng Kai Fai, President of SEMI Southeast Asia said that the show’s debut in Kuala Lumpur underscores the significance of the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) segment’s economic contribution to Malaysia. The show’s debut in Kuala Lumpur endeavours to bridge Malaysia’s three (3) important electronics clusters while at the same time, serve as a central connection point to the rest of Southeast Asia’s electronics manufacturing supply chain. “With the rapid proliferation of digital technology across a multitude of applications market namely; Industrial IoT, Communications, Data Processing, Automotive and Consumer Electronics, Southeast Asia electronics manufacturing especially Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines will continue to expand the semiconductor market share and growth.”
Being a partner to SEMI for SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 for the 4th year in a row, the CEO of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Dato’ Azman Mahmud said, “The E&E industry has always been a primary engine of growth due to its strong inter-linkages to other sub-sectors. Through platforms like SEMICON, we seek to continuously foster a resilient and robust E&E manufacturing supply chain in Southeast Asia. Having a strong industrial base, Malaysia is moving towards becoming a state-of-the-art manufacturing center that is capable of providing total supply chain solutions. We want to become a regional hub for design and development, high value products and activities, and ultimately, the leading location of choice for FDI and growth of local industry.”
SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 is expected to draw more than 8,000 visitors, an all-time event record, to the new Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC). The three-day event features three themed pavilions, four global pavilions, and inspiring keynote presentations and a host of technology forums to address key issues in the electronics manufacturing supply chain.
The World of IoT pavilion highlights SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 with applications and technologies enabling the IoT revolution. This interactive experience features semiconductor innovations powering autonomous driving, smart AI devices, VR and other leading-edge technologies. Start-ups demonstrating pioneering and disruptive products and applications also highlight the pavilion. Two other themed pavilions focus on Smart Manufacturing and Future Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS).
To address the critical industry shortage of skilled workers, the SEMICON Southeast Asia University Program and Electronics Talent Career Fair bring together some of the world’s most influential companies including Applied Materials, Intel, LAM Research and Globalfoundries with potential workers for new employment opportunities.
SEMICON Southeast Asia highlights also include the popular Supplier Search Programme, business-matching sessions, industry VIP networking, and the Southeast Asia Investment Forum (SAIF). This year SAIF hosts Malaysia and Vietnam as they share roadmaps and explore collaborative investments in the global supply chain.
SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 sponsors include 3M, Advantest, Air Products, AMEC, Amkor Technology, Applied Materials, ASE Group, ASM Technologies, Evatec, Festo, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Hitachi High-Technologies, KLA-Tencor, Kulicke & Soffa, Lam Research, Mi EQUIPMENT, National Instruments, Rudolph Technologies, SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions, SPTS Technologies, TF AMD Microelectronics, Tokyo Electron, TORAY and Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd. Supporting partners include Malaysia Investment & Development Authority, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Malaysia Automotive Institute, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, SME Bank, SME Corporation Malaysia, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, INTI International University & Colleges, InvestPenang, Semiconductor Fabrication Association of Malaysia, Small And Medium Enterprises Association, Surface Mount Technology Association, Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Saigon Hi-Tech Park.
SEMI® connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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