New Wisdom of … Series – Wisdom of Developing a Global Perspective

New Wisdom of … Series – Wisdom of Developing a Global Perspective

These days if you are joining or leading a new team, cross country project, or global business unit that includes individuals from different countries, you must have a more global perspective.  If you are so lucky to be called upon to go on a short or extended foreign assignment, please be open to...

The Rise of Compact High Performance GaN-on-GaN  Solid-State Radiation Sensors

The Rise of Compact High Performance GaN-on-GaN Solid-State Radiation Sensors

Gallium Nitride (GaN) with its large bandgap, high electron saturation velocity, and critical electric field has found many applications in illumination, high frequency and high-power devices. Recently, researchers have started exploring radiation sensing as a probable application for GaN devices on the virtue of the high Displacement Energy (ED) of GaN (20 eV) which is twice of any other popular semiconductors such as GaAs and Si. GaN-based radiation sensors can improve the functioning of the detector by improving the lifetime of the detector, operational temperature range and in detection...

Reimagine Your Business With IP

Reimagine Your Business With IP

"Adapt"   "Transform"   "Innovate"   "Digitalise" SMEs must __________ to be competitive in our new economy. Fill in the blank with any of the words above and you get a headline that is too often seen in the news. Much ink has been spilt by the media on how business models and paradigms must change in order for companies to remain relevant in the face of rapid technological advancements and increasing global connectivity. Much less has been written on how exactly SMEs can transform their business. In this article, I will share one way for SMEs to transform using its existing assets, simply...

COVID-19: Challenges & Opportunities

BEYOND COVID-19: NAVIGATING THROUGH A NEW ECONOMY

BEYOND COVID-19: NAVIGATING THROUGH A NEW ECONOMY

While businesses are coping with the challenges evolved from the disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is inevitable that they also need to transform to navigate the new normal in their industries at the same time.  As the impact of COVID-19 continues to...

WHAT SMEs COULD DO BEYOND TEMPORARY CRISIS MANAGEMENT

WHAT SMEs COULD DO BEYOND TEMPORARY CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Pivot your strategy and take these steps to help increase your chances of thriving in a post-Covid world. It’s not the first time we’re experiencing the impact of a global financial crisis. Yet, our coping strategies survive only as long as the crisis survives and...

NTUC LHUB AND GO1 LAUNCH OVER 100 FREE ONLINE COURSES

NTUC LHUB AND GO1 LAUNCH OVER 100 FREE ONLINE COURSES

NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) has partnered with GO1, the world’s largest compliance, professional development and general training platform funded by Microsoft’s venture arm and SEEK, to offer learners completely free online courses nationwide during the ‘Circuit...

SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE CRITICAL FOR THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE CRITICAL FOR THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

How the Covid-19 Crisis Has Changed the Development of the Industry The global semiconductor industry has been the focus for the last 2 years. Overnight, the deciding factor to make the investment for Assembly and Test (in-house or outsourced) changed from just “Low...

SSIA Updates 

Meet the Changemaker

Meet the Changemaker

Meet the Changemaker For Singapore’s rapidly-evolving semiconductor industry, change has been the only constant over the last five decades. Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) Executive Director Ang Wee Seng, who spent two decades in the sector before...

SSIA Supply Chain Conference

SSIA Supply Chain Conference

Supply chain disruption caused by the US-China trade tension and the pandemic is one of the biggest challenges faced by companies in our industry. This was the feedback obtained during the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA)’s industry wide pulse...

Transformation

Transformation

For SSIA and The Semiconductor Industry Transformation is, by definition, a process of changing completely the character or appearance of something in order to improve it. It is a journey that SSIA has embarked on over the past two years, and will continue in the...

SSIA Virtual HR Roundtable

SSIA Virtual HR Roundtable

An Important Platform to Update the Available HR Initiatives Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) held a virtual HR Roundtable on 25 June 2020 with over 80 HR leaders and SSIA working partners. Topics presented and discussed included programmes and...

Dialogue with Minister for Semiconductor Industry

Dialogue with Minister for Semiconductor Industry

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) organized a dialogue session with Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, on 4 June 2020. Over 100 senior leaders participated in the dialogue session discussing the pressing issues facing...

Develop a Foundation of Knowledge in Semiconductors

Develop a Foundation of Knowledge in Semiconductors

The first run of the SSIA Semiconductor 101 course was held on 13 – 14 July 2020 via the Zoom platform. The course was conducted Mr John Yik, who has 25 years of experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. John introduced the 16 participants from 7...

The 5% Zone – Visibility Strategies That Get You Recognized

The 5% Zone – Visibility Strategies That Get You Recognized

Today, most of us are privileged to work in companies that are diverse and often global. We want to get ahead and be recognized for all the great work we do or can do.  So, how do you achieve that? Over 100 industry peers joined the two engaging online classes taught...

Automation Supplier Day 2020

Automation Supplier Day 2020

SSIA hosted the Automation Supplier Day 2020 on 16-17 July 2020. This year's event was held on a virtual platform with record-breaking participation. It brought together over 250 participants from over 100 MNCs, SMEs and other organizations. Many of the participants...

Digitalization & Automation

 

From Pulling Data to Pushing Borders

From Pulling Data to Pushing Borders

For organisations, the goal to globalise is common to the core of their long-term plan. In a survey conducted by the Singapore Business Federation found that in 2017, 4 of 5 Singapore firms expanded overseas or have overseas business activities. These activities...

ITAP 2020: Forging Ahead with Industry 4.0 in the New Normal

ITAP 2020: Forging Ahead with Industry 4.0 in the New Normal

Helping manufacturers build a position of strength to operate in a COVID-safe world remains mission critical for this year’s Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC – A HANNOVER MESSE EVENT (ITAP) from 20 to 22 October. The COVID-19 situation has brought tremendous...

Leveraging 300 mm Technologies at 200 mm for IoT and Automotive

Leveraging 300 mm Technologies at 200 mm for IoT and Automotive

The IoT and automotive markets use devices fabricated at a wide range of technology nodes. Taking advances made at 300 mm and applying them via upgrades to 200 mm equipment is a cost appropriate strategy to quickly improve yield and add capacity. The industry is no...

Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry In the Digitalization Era

Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry In the Digitalization Era

New digitalization trends are diversifying the demand for semiconductors. The semiconductor industry plays a critical role as both consumer and manufacturer of digitalization solutions coupled with emerging technologies like 5G, the Internet of Things, and artificial...

How Automation Can Facilitate Faster Economic Recovery in Singapore?

How Automation Can Facilitate Faster Economic Recovery in Singapore?

To tackle the challenges in workforce and embrace the new normal of working from home, many companies in Singapore, especially those in the manufacturing sector, are accelerating their transformation journeys on digitalization.  Some companies have even admitted that...

Industry

Reimagine Your Business With IP

Reimagine Your Business With IP

"Adapt"   "Transform"   "Innovate"   "Digitalise" SMEs must __________ to be competitive in our new economy. Fill in the blank with any of the words above and you get a headline that is too often seen in the news. Much ink has been spilt by the media on how business...

Game-Changing Chips

Game-Changing Chips

From gaming and cloud computing to mobile banking, the chip is core to the technologies you reach for every day – and many chips and chip technologies, including some of the latest game-changers, are developed or made in Singapore. Infineon’s REAL3™: Small But Mighty...

Semiconductor Tradewinds July & August 2020

Semiconductor Tradewinds July & August 2020

As we enter the second half of 2020, a year that started with so much promise, we are now faced with a dire global economic situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic with over 27 million confirmed cases and over 875,000 deaths worldwide. Although currently, the pandemic...

Next-Generation Employee Transport Solution

Next-Generation Employee Transport Solution

How Demand-Responsive Employee Transport Can Help You Improve Your Service Levels While Maintaining Cost And Ensure Safety In Light Of COVID-19 The Ministry of Manpower has laid down a rule for all employers to reduce the Maximum Passenger Capacity (MPC) allowable on...

Semiconductor Solutions of Sioux

Semiconductor Solutions of Sioux

Accelerate Customers’ Product Commercialization to Stay Ahead of Competitors Sioux has all the expertise inhouse to contribute to the maximum success of high-tech products and production systems. Sioux’s strength lies in the unique combination of high-quality...

An Overview Of The Aerospace Sector And Workforce

An Overview Of The Aerospace Sector And Workforce

The Aerospace sector experienced strong growth over the last decade, with Singapore enhancing its capabilities in advanced manufacturing, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Singapore is known as the MRO hub of the region, accounting for an estimated 10% of...

People

New Wisdom of … Series – Wisdom of Developing a Global Perspective

New Wisdom of … Series – Wisdom of Developing a Global Perspective

These days if you are joining or leading a new team, cross country project, or global business unit that includes individuals from different countries, you must have a more global perspective.  If you are so lucky to be called upon to go on a short or extended foreign...

Temasek Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Temasek Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Centre

An End-to-End ‘Live’ Smart Factory for a Future-Ready Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Multi-Disciplinary Experiential Learning Pedagogy Industry 4.0 is rapidly transforming workplaces in Singapore and globally. It is, however, not just about the development and...

Making Sense of Data

Making Sense of Data

Professor Zhang Louxin shares how NUS’ MSc in Data Science and Machine Learning will help students gain an edge in our data-driven world              In the span of a few decades, computers have gone from taking up the space of entire...

A Chat with the SSIA Secretariat Team Member

A Chat with the SSIA Secretariat Team Member

The Story of Rebecca’s Career Journey Can you tell us about your career journey? I was initially interested in working with the National Heritage Board as a museum conservator, but I pivoted into events instead. I had done temp work for SMU and the Singapore Academy...

The Story of Patsy’s Career Journey

The Story of Patsy’s Career Journey

Patsy has spent more than 25 years in Human Resource Management covering SMEs and MNCs in Singapore and countries in Asia. She is now the HR Manager of SSIA supporting the HR management including compensation and benefits and payroll administration. Can you tell us...

Research Excellence Through Strategic, Sustainable Partnerships

Research Excellence Through Strategic, Sustainable Partnerships

Industry experts and academic thought leaders convened at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) ’s annual FIRST Industry workshop on 22 July 2020, a platform specifically established to foster collaborative research success by developing and deepening...

Wisdom of the Synchronicity Leader

Wisdom of the Synchronicity Leader

NEW WISDOM OF … SERIES This article is the third in the series, and this one is about the Wisdom of the Synchronicity Leader. I have known Dr. Philip Merry since the late 90’s. He has 40 years of experience delivering learning events in 61 countries to global...

WISDOM OF THE MENTOR – INSIGHTS OF LEADERSHIP

WISDOM OF THE MENTOR – INSIGHTS OF LEADERSHIP

This article is the second in the series, and this one is about the wisdom of a Mentor. John Bittleston is Founder Mentor & Executive Chairman of Terrific Mentors International. I have known John for a long time; he is an accomplished businessman, author, and...

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