Record-breaking Attendance

With the strong support from the sponsors, speakers, partners and industry leaders, the SSIA Summit 2020 held virtually on 29 to 30 September 2020 came to a fruitful finish. The event broke last year’s record attendance with over 400 participants from more than 200 companies. It provided key insights on the opportunities for the semiconductor industry, which is both the enabler and consumer of all the digitalization solutions.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry in the Digitalization Era.’ SSIA was honoured to have Mr. Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Culture, Community and Youth, as the Guest of Honour. During his opening speech, he said, “The next generation of technology innovations such as autonomous vehicles and 5G-enabled ecosystems will be fuelled by breakthroughs in semiconductors. These new application areas will be long term growth drivers for the industry and our semiconductor companies will continue to play an important role in the global technology value chain.” He added that COVID-19 has disrupted our economy, but it has also brought to fore many opportunities, including the acceleration of digitalisation efforts globally. He was confident that the spirit of resilience and innovation of the semiconductor industry will come through again.

On the first day of the event, the four speakers talked about how semiconductors have enabled different digitalization innovations in the consumer market and the enormous opportunities that it will bring to industry. On the second day, the event covered topics on how the sector should transform with digitalization solutions to stay relevant and competitive in the market.

Singapore Semiconductor’s Intelligent Manufacturing Framework Committee

SSIA Executive Director Ang Wee Seng also announced the launch of a committee focusing on defining Singapore Semiconductor’s Intelligent Manufacturing Framework. This committee is headed by Dr. Jonathan Chang, Associate Vice President, Information Technology and Intelligence Management, Vanguard, and other industry leaders with support from institutions such as Singapore Polytechnics. The committee aims to publish the framework of typical semiconductor intelligent manufacturing operations. “This information will be crucial in helping the local SME understand the needs of our semiconductor industry. We also hope that the information will drive innovation among the local ecosystem to better support semiconductor manufacturing with advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence.”

Wee Seng added, “SSIA will continue driving the message of digitalization to our entire semiconductor ecosystem. It will be key to the growth of our industry and ensure that the industry is more resilient to future disruptions.”

Highlights of SSIA Summit 2020


29 Septemeber 2020

Theme: How Semiconductors Have Enabled Different Digitalization Innovations In The Consumer Market

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Semiconductor Industry

Alan D. Porter, Vice President, Electronics & Semiconductor Industry, Siemens Digital Industry Software

Spectral Sensing Enabled Digital LFT- Smart device – Smart Decisions – Smart Nation

 Wim Renirie, Vice President, ams

5G: Building the Infrastructure that Will Accelerate the Global Economic Recovery

Glenn Vandevoorde, CEO, arQana Technologies

Driving Towards Smart Mobility

Vincent Wong, Director of R&D, Continental Automotive Singapore

30 Septemeber 2020

Theme: How The Semiconductor Industry Should Transform With Digitalization Solutions

Digitalization Will Make The Semiconductor Industry Stronger

Chong Chan Pin, EVP & GM for Product & Solutions, Kulicke & Soffa Pte Ltd

The Future of Intelligent Manufacturing In Semiconductor Industry

Saj Kumar, Regional Business Leader, Manufacturing, Microsoft Asia

Line Balance Improvement with Global Optimization

John Behnke, General Manager FPS, Inficon

Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On The Workforce Of The Future

Rohit Girdhar, Vice President Strategy M&A, InfineonTechnologies