MAKERS’ SPOTLIGHT

Ee Sze Khoo: “In our field, we need innovation”

Ee Sze Khoo: “In our field, we need innovation”

Innovation with impact: Ee Sze Khoo and her team are the brains behind MediaTek’s transceivers,found in devices from cellular phones and IoT trackers to TVsIn the world of technology, Ee Sze Khoo is fewer than six degrees of separation away from you. MediaTek’s RF...

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Roxane Desmicht: Countless opportunities to shape the future

Roxane Desmicht: Countless opportunities to shape the future

Where change is the only constant: The fast-paced and ever-changing nature ofsemiconductors makes for an exciting career, says Roxane Desmicht“The speed of change is enormous – that’s what makes a career in semiconductors so exciting,” says Roxane Desmicht. “If the...

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Jennifer Teong: Success hinges on balance

Jennifer Teong: Success hinges on balance

Work-life balance: Semicon industry veteran Jennifer Teong has progressedin her career by balancing time, priorities, work and lifeIt boils down to balance, says Jennifer Teong.   A 30-year semiconductor industry veteran, Jennifer is VP of Manufacturing & Quality...

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Hsieh Min Zong: Engineering star who’s nurturing young talent

Hsieh Min Zong: Engineering star who’s nurturing young talent

Big sister: Hsieh Min Zong looks for opportunities to help young talent growASM’s Manufacturing Director Hsieh Min Zong is happy to take the company’s young staffers under her wing. “They call me ‘Big Sister’ around here,” she says with a chuckle. “I look for...

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Dinie Abbas: I’m a part of something huge

Dinie Abbas: I’m a part of something huge

Production Planner: Dinie Abbas ensures that all the materials needed to keep production on track are where they need to be, when they need to be there A year into her internship at a local hospital, Dinie Abbas decided that biomedical sciences was not for her. “It...

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Adhil Iqbal: Sparking the Next Big Idea

Adhil Iqbal: Sparking the Next Big Idea

Global recognition: Adhil (fourth from right) at Lumileds’ annual Quality Improvement Competition,where engineers present their innovations to the company’s managementFor Lumileds test engineer Adhil Iqbal, Industry 4.0 presents no shortage of opportunities for...

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Glendon Toh: A chance to earn while you learn

Glendon Toh: A chance to earn while you learn

Best of both worlds: Glendon Toh gets to earn as he learns, working at UTAC while studying at ITE Two days a week, Glendon Toh is a student attending classes at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The rest of the week, the 23-year-old receives on-the-job...

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Ponmithiran Kannan: “Your job has an impact”

Ponmithiran Kannan: “Your job has an impact”

Tech test driver: AMD Production Development Engineer Ponmithiran Kannan ensures that chips work as they should In a cleanroom at AMD’s Singapore plant, Ponmithiran Kannan is fully focused on a semiconductor chip the size of a $1 coin. On the chip are billions of...

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Lim Chee Kien: Learning has no finish line

Lim Chee Kien: Learning has no finish line

Seasoned mentor: Lim Chee Kien, Vice-President of External Manufacturing at ams Sensors,believes in pushing young people out of their comfort zonesResilience, Lim Chee Kien believes, comes from stepping outside your comfort zone – and the Vice-President of External...

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Semicon IPP: Putting dreams within reach

Semicon IPP: Putting dreams within reach

Globetrekker: Jun Qing enjoys spending his downtime travelling“You could say my job right now is more of a data scientist,” muses Chang Jun Qing. Armed with massive amounts of data from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the bespectacled 26-year-old runs simulations and...

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Wee Ting Yit: The freedom to disrupt

Wee Ting Yit: The freedom to disrupt

Ting Yit poses with the Validation Robot System SetupAt Silicon Labs’ Singapore office, a 65cm-high Integrated Circuit (IC) handler robot system scans semiconductor chips to ensure they are correctly positioned. Every now and again, the Valbot – short for validation...

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Clarence Tan: My office, my playground

Clarence Tan: My office, my playground

Clarence Tan is a Physical Design Engineer at MediaTek Singapore. A graduate of Nanyang Technology University, he joined the company as an intern in 2017 and started working full time in 2018. “It was while I was doing my Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and...

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Lim Siok Wei: Every day, something changes

Lim Siok Wei: Every day, something changes

As the workday in San Jose, California, draws to a close, Lim Siok Wei’s day begins. Before her US colleagues shut down and head out for the evening, she is brought up to speed on what has been achieved during their day so the Singapore team can pick up where they...

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