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 reverberate, individuals and...

SSIA-NTUC U SME INTERACTIVE ONLINE SHARING

SSIA-NTUC U SME INTERACTIVE ONLINE SHARING

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) together with NTUC U SME, organized an interactive webinar on 14 May 2020. It was a productive session where NTUC U SME, NTUC LearningHub, SkillsFuture SG and Employment & Employability Institute (e2i), shared the government’s initiatives to support our businesses, especially with regards to our workforce. Over 90 representatives from around 50 companies joined the sharing session. Industry Pulse Survey by SSIA The session started with the opening remarks given by Ang Wee Seng, Executive Director of SSIA. He shared on SSIA’s support for...

SSIA R&D COMMITTEE FORMED TO ADVANCE A VIBRANT R&D ECOSYSTEM

SSIA R&D COMMITTEE FORMED TO ADVANCE A VIBRANT R&D ECOSYSTEM

Under the RIE2020 Plan supported by National Research Foundation, the Singapore government has prioritised research funding in four technology domains or verticals where Singapore has developed a competitive advantage in research excellence or meets national needs, create more space for our future developments: and ensure that our seniors live active, meaningful, healthy lives. One of these areas is Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. Since 2016, the Government has set aside S$19 billion over 2016 - 2020 for research, innovation and enterprise activities, to support and translate...

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 

SSIA-NTUC U SME INTERACTIVE ONLINE SHARING

SSIA-NTUC U SME INTERACTIVE ONLINE SHARING

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) together with NTUC U SME, organized an interactive webinar on 14 May 2020. It was a productive session where NTUC U SME, NTUC LearningHub, SkillsFuture SG and Employment & Employability Institute (e2i), shared...

SSIA R&D COMMITTEE FORMED TO ADVANCE A VIBRANT R&D ECOSYSTEM

SSIA R&D COMMITTEE FORMED TO ADVANCE A VIBRANT R&D ECOSYSTEM

Under the RIE2020 Plan supported by National Research Foundation, the Singapore government has prioritised research funding in four technology domains or verticals where Singapore has developed a competitive advantage in research excellence or meets national needs,...

AN ONLINE CAREER TALK WITH SPRINGFIELD SECONDARY

AN ONLINE CAREER TALK WITH SPRINGFIELD SECONDARY

SSIA has been invited to career talks hosted by different schools and institutes to share the development and prospects of the engineering and semiconductor industry. With the current COVID-19 situation, the career talks have gone online. Nonetheless, it does not...

AN ONLINE CAREER TALK WITH SPRINGFIELD SECONDARY

AN ONLINE CAREER TALK WITH SPRINGFIELD SECONDARY

SSIA has been invited to career talks hosted by different schools and institutes to share the development and prospects of the engineering and semiconductor industry. With the current COVID-19 situation, the career talks have gone online. Nonetheless, it does not...

CAREER PREPARATORY WEBINARS FOR PCP CANDIDATES

CAREER PREPARATORY WEBINARS FOR PCP CANDIDATES

When it comes to job search, a good resume is paramount. After that, acing a job interview also has as much to do with the way the candidates prepare. To help candidates of the SSIA Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) better prepare themselves during the job...

SSIA INDUSTRY RELEVANT COURSES

SSIA INDUSTRY RELEVANT COURSES

Semiconductor Fundamentals The second run of Semiconductor Fundamentals course was launched on 16-17 January 2020 due to popular demand. The lecturer, Mr Sandeep Kulkarni, has introduced around 20 participants, including Director-level leaders, to the essential...

RAISING AWARENESS OF THE CHINESE MUSICAL HERITAGE

RAISING AWARENESS OF THE CHINESE MUSICAL HERITAGE

SSIA invited a special performing group, Singapore Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra, at the SSIA Lo Hei Dinner on 30 January and their fantastic performance were well received by the guests on that night. Established in 1994, Singapore Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra...

SSIA HR ROUNDTABLE

SSIA HR ROUNDTABLE

Workforce development for the semiconductor industry continues to be the top focus of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) in 2020. SSIA HR Roundtable has become an important platform for us to understand the needs of the industry when it comes to...

SSIA SEMICONDUCTOR LOHEI DINNER

SSIA SEMICONDUCTOR LOHEI DINNER

To mark the start of the new year, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA), with support from Workforce Singapore (WSG), organized the Semiconductor Lo Hei Dinner on 30 January 2020. The  Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Mrs...

SSIA AGM 2019

SSIA AGM 2019

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...

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PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR EXCELLENCE DURING CRISIS

PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR EXCELLENCE DURING CRISIS

Access control with facial recognition, temperature reading even with mask on The recent pandemic has ushered in dramatic changes in consumer behavior and corporate culture. In the midst of market uncertainty, companies can rise to the challenge by proactively...

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS: EVOLUTIONARY STEPS TO SMARTER MANUFACTURING

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS: EVOLUTIONARY STEPS TO SMARTER MANUFACTURING

 Talkin’ bout a Revolution?  For many manufacturers, the path to building a Smart Factory is still confusing because of information overload and the lack of an overall digital transformation strategy. Amidst the excitement related to Industry 4.0, new technologies are...

Industry

HIGH GRADE PROJECT MANAGEMENT – THE STORY OF DEMCON

HIGH GRADE PROJECT MANAGEMENT – THE STORY OF DEMCON

In the hightech industry, project management is key. That’s why technology developer and producer Demcon, headquartered in the Netherlands, sets great store in providing project management at a high level, executed by highly skilled project managers from very diverse...

SEMICONDUCTOR TRADEWINDS – MARCH AND APRIL 2020

SEMICONDUCTOR TRADEWINDS – MARCH AND APRIL 2020

Hard-hit Economy As we enter May, we find we are living in un-precedented times with the global economy on the rocks due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The virus has spread to more than 212 countries in the world and with over 3.4 million confirmed...

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL 101 – Does it really work?

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL 101 – Does it really work?

The heart of the matter is that variation exists in everything! Thus, a perfect process with no variation is a figment of imagination. This is where statistical process control (SPC) comes into play. The first step in the implementation of SPC is to reduce the...

SKYWORKS – REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

SKYWORKS – REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity has expanded far beyond smartphones and personto-person communications to now encompass device-to-device networks in smart home, industrial, automotive markets and many more. Exciting new platforms are bringing together deep learning, artificial...

People

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...

A CHAT WITH THE SSIA SECRETARIAT TEAM MEMBER

A CHAT WITH THE SSIA SECRETARIAT TEAM MEMBER

  Gillian is the Marketing and Communication Manager of SSIA leading the branding and communications initiatives of the Organisation. She has over 15 years of experience in PR, communications and marketing with experience in leading B2B and B2C marketing...

NUS OFFERS 1,000 TRAINEESHIPS & JOBS TO GRADUATES

NUS OFFERS 1,000 TRAINEESHIPS & JOBS TO GRADUATES

Here I am, with degree in hand! I have cleared the last hurdle and reached the finish line! After a decade of school to prepare for entry into the workforce, I am eager to be a contributor to family and society. I want to find my niche in the world. I want to join the...

ENCOURAGE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR PROFESSIONALS

ENCOURAGE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR PROFESSIONALS

SSIA Executive Director Ang Wee Seng was invited to share his profession and career journey with 80 students from the Canberra Secondary School on 5 March 2020. During the sharing, he introduced to students the development, ecosystem and the significance of...

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