SEMICON Southeast Asia returns to Penang after two-year hiatus
04 Mar 2022
SEMICON Southeast Asia, the region’s premier gathering of the semiconductor and microelectronics industry, returns to Penang after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI), in a statement on Friday (March 4), said the event will take place at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre & Arena from June 21 to 23.
SEMI Southeast Asia president Linda Tan said the rise of the cloud, 5G deployment, connected vehicles, and digitisation have created unprecedented demand for high-performance computing.
“As the backbone of the connected world, the semiconductor industry must maintain a sustainable balance of demand and supply to ensure the resiliency and flexibility of its supply chain. Insights into integrated supply chain networks are critical in enabling the industry to identify and manage any disruptions.
“SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022 will delve into this and much more as we continue our work to support industry players in Malaysia and around the region,” she said.
Themed “Forward as One — Building a Resilient and Sustainable Electronics Supply Chain in Southeast Asia”, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022 will gather industry experts for the latest developments, innovations and trends across the semiconductor supply chain.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman said the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry is the cornerstone and strength of Malaysia’s manufacturing sub-sector, and the sector has grown tremendously, accelerated by the demands for semiconductors and chips during the pandemic.
He said MIDA is honoured to have worked with SEMI for the past eight years to promote and update its industry stakeholders on the technological advancements.
“MIDA continues to value this partnership since the exposure to emerging trends and industry networking opportunities offered and gained at previous SEMICONs have been important to our prominent E&E industry players,” he said.
Arham said MIDA is committed to expanding its manufacturing ecosystem by encouraging and pursuing high-quality, high-technology investments driven by global digitisation in this industry to strengthen Malaysia’s supply chain, product innovation and talent development capabilities.
“SEMI Southeast Asia 2022 is perfectly aligned with our aspirations of encouraging the development of the industry through proactive and guided measures, while allowing potential investors to explore Malaysia’s competitive advantages as an ideal investment destination,” he said.
SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022 will commemorate Malaysia’s 50th Year of Manufacturing Excellence and celebrate Penang’s reputation as the Silicon Valley of the East, built on decades of manufacturing excellence and industrial experience.