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Semicon SEA 2023 to spotlight electronics supply chain resilience, sustainability

Semicon SEA 2023 to spotlight electronics supply chain resilience, sustainability

22 Mar 2023

Semicon Southeast Asia (Semicon SEA 2023), the region’s premier gathering for the semiconductor and microelectronics industry, will focus on critical growth areas of the industry.

The areas include sustainability, smart manufacturing, smart mobility, smart medical technology and workforce development.

Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (Semi) president for Southeast Asia, Linda Tan said the event will also gather industry leaders to explore ways for the electronics industry to build a more robust supply chain, as it navigates the current economic downturn and ongoing disruptions.

“With global electronics supply chains being redrawn as a result of geopolitical forces, more global players are shifting their attention to Southeast Asia, where much of the world’s semiconductor manufacturing capabilities are concentrated.

“We look forward to hosting industry leaders at Semicon Southeast Asia 2023, as they gather to discuss how they can build on Southeast Asia’s strengths to help increase global supply chain resilience, and better position the industry to seize the innovation and growth opportunities ahead,” she said in a statement on Wednesday (March 22).

Themed “Boosting Agility and Resiliency for the Electronics Supply Chain”, the event will be held at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Penang from May 23-25, 2023.

Among highlights of the event will be roundtable discussions on investment opportunities in Southeast Asia, forums, and start-up showcases featuring the latest innovative semiconductor manufacturing solutions that are available in the market.

It is organised in partnership with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti), the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) and InvestPenang.

Mida chief executive officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman said that Malaysia, as Southeast Asia’s semiconductor hub, has vast potential to leverage global demand and expand its already robust existing semiconductor ecosystem in the coming years.

“Semicon Southeast Asia presents a great platform for businesses to connect, engage and widen their strategic networks.

“With the presence of international firms at the event, Malaysia will showcase the vibrancy of its electrical and electronics (E&E) industry and offer more opportunities for global industry players to expand their supply chains to include this key sector,” he said.

Arham noted that this sector continues to contribute significantly to the Malaysian economy and had in 2022, recorded a total of RM84.3 billion or 31.9% of total approved investments in various economic sectors.

E&E remained the top-performing industry in the manufacturing sector, with total approved investments of RM29.3 billion.

Source: Bernama