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Driving Local E&E Industry via SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019

Driving Local E&E Industry via SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019

Smart manufacturing at forefront of the annual showcase

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2019 – Unlocking greater productivity within Malaysia’s industrial sectors is one of the national strategies to drive continuous economic growth and expansion. The electrical and electronics (E&E) industry in particular, has the makings to further boost the national economy.

According to the 2018 Malaysian American Electronics Industry (MAEI) Survey Report, the E&E industry has enabled Malaysia to successfully position itself into the global supply chain of electronic manufacturing services, outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing as well as in research, design and development. Representing 36.7% of Malaysia’s total exports in 2017, the industry is expected to flourish even further and by 2020, is expected to generate a gross national income impact of RM53.4 billion and create 157,000 jobs.

This growth will be primarily supported by the megatrend of the IoT (Internet-of-Things) that has multiple applications and increased use of wearable gadgets, smart home applications, automotive industry and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Given this backdrop, SEMI, the global not-for-profit association advancing the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, and MIDA will once again bring SEMICON Southeast Asia to Malaysia from 7-9 May 2019, at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said, “It has been fiveyears since MIDA embarked on this collaboration with SEMI to promote the technological advancements taking place in the semiconductor industry. We continue to find this partnership valuable as this event has been a good platform for our investors particularly the local players to learn about the latest technologies in the industry as well as to have networking opportunities with strategic partners. MIDA is committed to attracting high quality and high technology investments into the country. We find SEMI Southeast Asia’s goals through this upcoming flagship event to be in line with our aspirations to encourage the development of the entire manufacturing ecosystem. This valuable platform also provides opportunities for potential investors to explore what Malaysia could offer as an ideal investment destination.”

Mr.Ng Kai Fai, President of SEMI Southeast Asia, said “Globally, we foresee that the semiconductor market revenue will continue its healthy trajectory over the coming years amid a softening in 2019 given the rapid pace in the development of smart manufacturing, consumer technologies, autonomous vehicle, wireless communications and AI enabled by the IoT.

The E&E industry has a long history in Southeast Asia’s prosperity and is a significant part of Malaysia’s economic engine of growth. Against the backdrop of a semiconductor renaissance, as many would term it, E&E players around the world are leveraging on Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing to increase productivity and achieve further growth without compromising on quality, cost or speed. It almost goes without saying that we need to accelerate the adoption of Smart Manufacturing within the Malaysian E&E sector to remain relevant and globally competitive.

There is also a general perception that the E&E industry is labour intensive, but many fail to realise that it is also highly automated and supported by state-of-the-art technologies. Therefore, in moving up the value chain, Malaysia needs to take into account the rise in automation and embrace smart manufacturing. With this in mind, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019 is proud to be the first in Malaysia to bring a ‘live’ smart factory to the show, giving industry peers the opportunity to view and experience end-to-end microelectronics manufacturing brought to life. Each component along the pavilion’s multi-step line is displayed, virtually or with actual equipment on the floor from front-end through packaging and test to final board and system assembly.”

Recognised as the region’s premier industry gathering connecting innovators, products and technologies across the electronics manufacturing supply chain, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019 is themed ‘Think Smart Make Smart’ andaims to foster the resilient and growing electronics manufacturing supply chain in Southeast Asia. The show will feature three themed pavilions, five global pavilions, and a host of keynote presentations and forums that will address key, trending topics within the semiconductor ecosystem.

To register for SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019 visit http://www.semiconsea.org/.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2019 Strategic Partners:

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Supporting Partners:

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)

Malaysian Industrial Development Finance (MIDF)

Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARII)

Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)

Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS)

Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank)

Department of Standards Malaysia

InvestKL Malaysia

Invest Penang Malaysia

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture

Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI)

Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)

The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS)

Silicon Saxony



ADLINK Technology Singapore Pte Ltd Advantest

ASE Group ASM Technologies

Applied Materials Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd


Edwards Vacuum Evatec


Kanken Techno KLA Corporation

Kulicke & Soffa Kx

Lam Research Mi EQUIPMENT


SCREEN Siemens Malaysia

Tokyo Electron UPS

ViTrox Corporation Berhad

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,260 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. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), 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. Visit www.semi.orgtolearnmore, contact one of our worldwide offices,and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


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MIDA CEO’s Talking Points_Pre-Event Media Conference_ SEMICON 2019

Posted on : 28 March 2019