The Chip Feed: Semiconductor Stories

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BEHIND THE TECH

Wasn’t that in Blade Runner?

Wasn’t that in Blade Runner?

Credit: LADD COMPANY/RIDLEY SCOTT/WARNER BROSThe line between fact and fiction has become increasingly blurred, thanks to developments – including in semiconductors – that have brought to life conveniences, characters and creative inventions once spotted on the big...

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Setting the record straight on careers in semiconductors

Setting the record straight on careers in semiconductors

Semiconductors are critical to the technology we rely on, yet massive gaps persist in the understanding of the sector, what it does, and the exciting roles within it. We take on five common misconceptions young graduates have about careers in one of the world’s...

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My cool semiconductors job

My cool semiconductors job

For those who are building careers in semiconductors, it is exceptionally empowering: it means being directly involved in designing and creating products that make a real impact – to the environment, health, safety, privacy… even the people around you. Five people...

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The pandemic and its chip-heroes

The pandemic and its chip-heroes

Credit: Marvel/YouTube Covid-19 hit – and the semiconductor industry got to work. The world would rely on their laptops and smartphones to accomplish a range of tasks while they waited out the virus – and these devices would need chips. From work-from-home and...

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Semiconductors: The Future is Now

Semiconductors: The Future is Now

Credit: Marvel/YouTube Before there was Alexa, there was J.A.R.V.I.S, smart assistant to Iron Man Tony Stark, and that controlled appliances, looked up information, managed home security, and even ran Stark Industries in the 2008 box office hit and its sequels. While...

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All systems go: Semicon on the fast track

All systems go: Semicon on the fast track

They are tiny pieces of technology, yet semiconductor chips are what we all depend on when we pick up our phones or use the internet. They drive the ongoing digital revolution - part of the reason why the sector demonstrated such resilience when Covid-19 hit, leaving...

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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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SINGAPORE STORY

Enabling the Future

Enabling the Future

Technology can only evolve as quickly as the talent that imagines and creates it. Here’s how Singapore’s semiconductor industry draws the brightest minds into the business, and once there, ensures they stay at the top of their game.1. SINGAPORE INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPThe...

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Chips, chips everywhere….

Chips, chips everywhere….

Think you can’t live without your smartphone, Airpods or PS5? What really sustains the gadgets you reach for are semiconductor chips – many of them designed or made in Singapore. Here’s a look at the tech you love, and the chips that make them tick1. Portable and...

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Semiconductors: Be where the future is being written

Semiconductors: Be where the future is being written

Even as sectors scaled back in 2020, the semiconductor industry blazed forward, with Singapore in the thick of things. Between April and September alone, there were more than 2,800 jobs and training opportunities for the taking, spanning the value chain from technical...

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Lockdown? It didn’t stop me from landing my dream job

Lockdown? It didn’t stop me from landing my dream job

For many in the Class of 2020, the uncertain employment market made it hard to feel hopeful about prospects or earnings. Yet, one sector presented a bright spot, with active recruitment and promising possibilities: semiconductors. We speak to five school-leavers who...

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