Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) held its Annual General Meeting for 2019 at Mandarin Oriental on 28 November 2019. The attendance of over 100 members from 66 companies reflected the strong interest members have in keeping updated with SSIA’s latest developments and initiatives. The AGM also provided an ideal platform for SSIA to meet with members, understand more about their companies and hear their views. As an Association supporting the semiconductor sector in Singapore, members present at the AGM were given a review of SSIA’s key achievements during the past year, financial review as well as upcoming initiatives designed to continue driving the Electronics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) and add value to the semiconductor economy in Singapore. “It is SSIA’s mission to create and sustain a highly competitive, leading edge and vibrant Semiconductor industry in Singapore and the region. We will continue to strengthen the semiconductor ecosystem as made up of all its members, as I believe collaboration is key for the industry during the period of transformation. We will continue to provide different engaging platforms for the various segments of our members so that global players will have a stronger local base of partners while local players will have access to broader markets and more competitive practices,” said Andrew Chong, SSIA Chairman, in his opening address to the members present.
Partners from the IHL (Institute of Higher Learning) including NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education, SSIA AGM 2019 NTUC Learning Hub, TUM Asia, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore Polytechnic also showcased their latest courses at the booths at the SSIA AGM. Workforce development will remain SSIA’s focus in 2020, as companies recognise that talent development and retention are key enablers for productivity improvement and business transformation needed to remain globally competitive. SSIA will focus on developing both future and current talent in the industry. That was the key message shared by SSIA Executive Director, Ang Wee Seng, in his updates to the members. Wee Seng also highlighted the upcoming Semiconductor Week from 24th to 27th March 2020 in his presentation. It is a week where 3 major activities will come together to offer a great outreach to the entire semiconductor eco-system here in Singapore and the region. The week will start with a Semiconductor Women’s Forum, followed by a Technical Forum covering major technology trends of the industry and a huge career fair. Companies who are interested in participating in this exciting week of events can now register their interest on the SSIA website.“2019 has been an eventful year for SSIA. It is a year of transformation and discovery to ultimately serve and support the semiconductor industry here in Singapore better. We seek continuous support from our members in building a vibrant semiconductor industry here in Singapore in the coming year,” said Wee Seng.