On 19 May 2022, the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) presented our first larger physical event for 2022, with more than 220 onsite, as well as online attendees from about 100 multi-national corporations, SMEs and government entities coming together for this year’s Semiconductor Business Connect 2022.  

Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, is the Guest of Honour of the event. This is our first event to include a conference, exhibition, and most importantly networking sessions since the pandemic began. 

This event is an important platform, backed by the MNCs to promote the initiative to strengthen and grow the semiconductor industry’s ecosystem by facilitating innovation through business collaboration. Semiconductor Business Connect aims to connect the semiconductor network, to innovate solutions and collaborate for success. 

Ang Wee Seng, Executive Director of SSIA says, “Businesses are now gaining momentum and are on their way back on track to pre-pandemic days. We will see more business travels, physical meetings and most importantly, business networking happening. To that end, SSIA too will be organising larger physical events, in hope to encourage more physical networking sessions and ultimately to bring back the industry’s vibrancy to help businesses thrive. This will also be in line with our mission and vision to make Singapore a successful and competitive global semiconductor hub.” 

Business matching and collaboration activities extend beyond the day’s event, and will continue throughout the year. If you have gaps in your operations needs, do come forward with your company’s problem statements and we will strive to connect you with potential solutions from the network; collaborate for growth and success.  

If you have missed this year’s Semiconductor Business Connect, stay tuned for SSIA Summit and Semiconductor Dinner happening on 29 September! Reach out to the SSIA Secretariat team if you would like to find out how to participate.  

Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth – Guest of Honour Speech

Mr Ang Wee Seng, Executive Director, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association — Opening Address

Mr Bo Huang, Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey — Strategies to Lead in the Semiconductor World

Mr George Alajajian, VP Strategic Parts Supply Chain, Intel Corporation — Emerging Opportunities in Fab Equipment Components Supply Chain

Mr Ganesh Prasad, Director, Product Marketing, Wedge Bond Business Unit, Kulicke & Soffa Pte Ltd — Solutions Enabling the Automotive Industry

Mr Guillaume Darmayan, Head of Business Development for Industry, ENGIE South East Asia — The Global Energy Transition – Towards Sustainable Ecosystem

Mr Joseph Chia, Vice President & General Manager, GIGA+ Fab, GlobalFoundries Singapore Pte Ltd — Talent: The Crown Jewel of the Local Semiconductor Ecosystem

Mr Bryan Ng, VP Sales and Business Development, camLine — Supplier Quality Management for Incoming Goods

Mr Mike Feng, Chief Technology Officer, Innowave Tech Pte Ltd — The Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Achieving Industry Transformation Goals

Mr Mazher Najeeb Anwar, Chief Technology Officer, SESTO Robotics Pte Ltd — Mobile Robots and Manipulators for Material Handling Operations

Mr Hoe Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer, Barghest Building Performance (BBP) — Energy Optimization at $0 Investment

Mr Lim Wei Yang, Director, Deston — Rethink Water Treatment – Save Energy in Manufacturing Site Cooling

Dr Zhang Xi, Deputy General Manager, WinTech Nano-Technology — “Labless” Vision to Build a Robust Ecosystem