Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) strives to create a vibrant and forward-looking community equipped with the latest industry and technical knowledge in Singapore and the region. As part of this dynamic approach to knowledge sharing, we have launched the Singapore Semiconductor Voice, a magazine by the industry, for the industry.

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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 adoption of new technologies where...

Chips for America Act & American Foundries Act Introduced in U.S to Strengthen Semiconductor Manufacturing

Chips for America Act & American Foundries Act Introduced in U.S to Strengthen Semiconductor Manufacturing

In June 2020, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act (CHIPS for America Act) and American Foundries Act to invest tens of billions of dollars in semiconductor manufacturing incentives and research initiatives over the next 5-10 years to strengthen and sustain American leadership in chip technology. Provisions from these bills were included in the Senate and House versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which were passed by their respective Chambers in July and now await action by a...

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 We have come to expect phones to deliver reliable face authentication and stunning photos, yet reliable 3D image data is only made possible by the image sensors behind them. Infineon Technologies AG, which has its regional headquarters and Design Centre here, is collaborating with pmdtechnologies ag to develop REAL3™, 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 

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...

Digitalization & Automation

 

Smart Manufacturing at GlobalFoundries Singapore with SixSense

Smart Manufacturing at GlobalFoundries Singapore with SixSense

Future Is Now Today Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing is inspiring a revolution! It is no longer a distant vision but a miraculous reality that is being promoted by many innovation leaders at GlobalFoundries Singapore (GFS). Here is a story of how SixSense...

Xilinx Digitizes Inventory Count

Xilinx Digitizes Inventory Count

Every company has an inventory control process requiring physical inventory count to be conducted on a periodic schedule. In Xilinx, this responsibility falls on our Inventory Control team. In this role, Inventory Control provides confidence to the organization in...

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...

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...

Industry

Semiconductor Tradewinds – MAY & JUNE 2020

Semiconductor Tradewinds – MAY & JUNE 2020

As we enter the 2nd half of 2020, COVID-19 continues to impact people’s lives, jobs and have a severe impact on the economy.  The pandemic is still not under control and continues to grow exponentially worldwide with over 11 million confirmed cases and over 525,000...

Developing Industry-Level ReRAM Technologies

Developing Industry-Level ReRAM Technologies

Changing Memory Requirements for IoT Static Random Access Memory (SRAM), Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), and Flash memory were invented in 1964, 1966, 1980, respectively. They have been the primary memory solutions over the last a few decades. Continuous...

GaN-On-Silicon Technology for >100 GHz Applications?

GaN-On-Silicon Technology for >100 GHz Applications?

The Start of GaN Technology In this past couple of years, more commercial products using Gallium Nitride (GaN) based High-Electron-Mobility-Transistors (HEMTs) have started to emerge.  For example, fast chargers and adapters for smartphones, laptops and game consoles...

EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SOLUTION FOR PARALLELISM IC  TEST SYSTEM

EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SOLUTION FOR PARALLELISM IC TEST SYSTEM

Temperature Control is Getting Significance in IC Test Flow Semiconductor technology is evolving fast. About every 2 years, IC manufacturers introduce products with new process node. Today, 7nm product is becoming the norm and 5nm is on its way to be the next...

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

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...

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....

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