Artificial Intelligence and Automation Would Actually Benefit Singapore

Artificial Intelligence and Automation Would Actually Benefit Singapore

Now that the General Election is over, it is time for Singapore to refocus on the big challenge of creating jobs to tide citizens over a pandemic and double down on digitalisation for the long term. Singapore businesses and workers are no strangers to the need to adapt to new technological...

Remote Digital Assistant: An Essential Tool for SMEs to Adjust to the “New Normal”

Remote Digital Assistant: An Essential Tool for SMEs to Adjust to the “New Normal”

COVID-19 Impact to Semiconductor Industry Cities all over the world are grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing long-standing challenges alongside new ones on multiple fronts. The United Nations (UN) estimates that the impact of the crisis on the world economy will hit $1 trillion this year alone. IDC expects the overall semiconductor market to decline 4.2% and non-memory market is expected to decline 7.2% in 2020 as the global economy fights to recover from the global crisis. Accelerating Product Improvement (RPI) To mitigate the huge impact resulted from the...

How an Integrated Smart Factory Reduces COVID-19’s Impact on Manufacturing

How an Integrated Smart Factory Reduces COVID-19’s Impact on Manufacturing

With the recent global COVID-19 pandemic, the world has learnt how to adjust business and manufacturing operations to compensate for the need to isolate and quarantine. This has resulted in companies working remotely to support facilities that are running with minimal staff. The adoption of Industry 4.0 methodologies merges well with the need to reduce social contact inside fabs. As more decisions become automated and factory systems become more interconnected, more employees can monitor and control operations from home. This means that factory output can remain high while minimizing the...

COVID-19: Challenges & Opportunities

JUST WANT TO SAY “THANK YOU”

JUST WANT TO SAY “THANK YOU”

As Singapore battles the Covid-19 outbreak, community groups and companies are keen to show their appreciation to the healthcare workers who have been working round-the-clock at the frontlines. Starting from February 2020, North East Community Development Council...

INDUSTRY PULSE SURVEY ON COMPANIES’ BCP AND PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

INDUSTRY PULSE SURVEY ON COMPANIES’ BCP AND PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

SSIA has conducted an Industry Pulse Survey in February 2020 on the precautionary measures taken by companies in this industry amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. More than fifty companies representing both multinational companies (MNCs) and small and medium-sized...

KEEPING CUSTOMERS IN CHINA INFORMED

KEEPING CUSTOMERS IN CHINA INFORMED

The COVID-19 is obviously hitting China and the global tech supply chain hard. Factories are reopening slowly, and when they can reopen, they have a shortage of parts or raw materials due to travel restrictions and workers and transporters not able to get back to...

SEMICONDUCTOR TRADEWINDS – JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2020

SEMICONDUCTOR TRADEWINDS – JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2020

Impact of Covid-19 and Travel Ban After a challenging 2019, 2020 started with a lot of optimism backed up by positive indicators from most sectors in the 4th quarter. IC Insights 2020 edition of The McClean Report predicted that 26 out of the 33 IC product categories...

COVID-19: CHALLENGES VS OPPORTUNITIES

COVID-19: CHALLENGES VS OPPORTUNITIES

In December 2019, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization projected annual global chip sales would increase by 5.9% in 2020 and 6.3% in 2021. However, the COVID-19 outbreak, which started from China and now becomes a pandemic, has already caused...

SSIA Updates 

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...

Automation

 

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...

OPTIMISM IN SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR

OPTIMISM IN SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR

Expansion remains on the cards for the semiconductor industry in the long term, both globally and for Singapore, according to the boss of NexGen Wafer Systems. Chief executive Cheung Ting Kwan told The Straits Times that industry growth has been stable over the last...

THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY’S TONY STARK

THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY’S TONY STARK

It is the start of a new decade, one in which new technologies will continue to dramatically change the way people live, work and play. From autonomous vehicles and quantum computing to next-generation 5G and AI, the future is being redefined. At the core of this...

ACCELERATING INDUSTRY 4.0 TRANSFORMATION THROUGH YOUR PEOPLE IN 2020

ACCELERATING INDUSTRY 4.0 TRANSFORMATION THROUGH YOUR PEOPLE IN 2020

For Singapore’s semiconductor industry to not just adapt to but thrive through the fourth industrial revolution (aka Industry 4.0), organisations need to think beyond how to best operationalise innovation (its “hardware” and “software”) to facilitating the necessary...

Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry in 2020

Opportunities for the Semiconductor Industry in 2020

Despite its downturn in 2019, economists agreed there is light on the horizon for the manufacturing sector, including the semiconductor industry in the coming year. According to the IHS Markit, the recovery of 2020 will come as welcome news to a semiconductor industry...

Industry

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...

CREATING A ROBUST WORKFORCE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

CREATING A ROBUST WORKFORCE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

Despite current economic uncertainties and a weaker demand from some end-markets such as consumer electronics, there are still bright spots within the electronics industry driven by the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and the rise of electric and...

CISCO ENTERS CHIP MARKET

CISCO ENTERS CHIP MARKET

In December 2019, Cisco announced details of the new silicon architecture as well as the full scope of the company’s strategy to build an Internet for the future that will power the next decade of digital innovation. The strategy focuses on driving the development of...

PROVIDING RELIABLE LOGISTICS SERVICES TO THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

PROVIDING RELIABLE LOGISTICS SERVICES TO THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

About Sin Chew Woodpaq Sin Chew Woodpaq started off modestly as a small wooden crate manufacturer in the past, starting with only one truck initially. Over the years due to the changing business environment, the company has adapted to the challenges and transformed...

MOST EFFECTIVE TEST FLOWS ENABLED BY WAFER LEVEL TEST

MOST EFFECTIVE TEST FLOWS ENABLED BY WAFER LEVEL TEST

REVOLUTION OF PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY IS SETTING CHALLENGES FOR MEMS TEÍST Advanced packaging technologies like Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging (WLCSP) and System in Package (SiP), enabled by 3D stacking continue to evolve in the semiconductor industry. These new...

People

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...

BEHIND THE SCENES OF “LET’S GET REAL” (SIT FACEBOOK LIVE)

BEHIND THE SCENES OF “LET’S GET REAL” (SIT FACEBOOK LIVE)

SSIA Executive Director, Mr Ang Wee Seng, was invited to the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Facebook Live session, Let’s Get Live, on 27 February 2020. Together with Associate Professor (A/Prof) Justin Pang and Associate Professor (A/Prof) Neelakantam...

NAVIGATING THE WORKFORCE EVOLUTION. TOGETHER.

NAVIGATING THE WORKFORCE EVOLUTION. TOGETHER.

HR Tech Festival Asia - the Biggest Ever Conference for the Professional HR and Tech Communities in Asia Millennials in the workforce will take place from 29-30 September 2020. Digital Transformation. Innovation Mindsets. Organisational Culture. These are much more...

A CHAT WITH THE SSIA SECRETARIAT TEAM MEMBER

A CHAT WITH THE SSIA SECRETARIAT TEAM MEMBER

Daphne is currently the Project Manager of SSIA overseeing all major SSIA events. She is also responsible in identifying and arranging training needs for the industry. Prior to joining SSIA, Daphne has over 10 years in events management from planning to execution at...

WISDOM OF A TRIATHLETE – INSIGHTS ON LEADERSHIP

WISDOM OF A TRIATHLETE – INSIGHTS ON LEADERSHIP

New Wisdom of … Series We are bringing you a new series that will give you unique perspectives from several experts and luminaries. They will share what has made them great or how they must focus or how they choose to overcome obstacles in their different fields....

DigiPen (Singapore) – TRAINING TALENT FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

DigiPen (Singapore) – TRAINING TALENT FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Singapore is well on her way to becoming a Smart Nation with the rise of automation and Industry 4.0. To meet this need, more skilled engineers are needed in the electronics and info-communications technology (ICT) sectors. As a specialized university that trains...

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