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.

Industry 4.0 & The Smart Factory: Looking Beyond SECS/GEM

Industry 4.0 & The Smart Factory: Looking Beyond SECS/GEM

In the last 2 decades, the semiconductor industry has been embracing digital transformation  enabled by technology applications in digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 automation. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of Intelligent Automation (IA) driven by IOT, Cloud, 5G and...

Nongsa D-Town Launched in Singapore-Indonesia Tech Park

Nongsa D-Town Launched in Singapore-Indonesia Tech Park

NONGSA D-Town, a new "digital economic area" designed by Singapore-based developer Surbana Jurong, was launched on 2 March 2021 at a virtual event officiated by Singapore and Indonesia's economic ministers. Located in Batam, Riau Islands, the development is designed to digitally bridge tech companies and talents in Indonesia and Singapore. The Nongsa D-Town was inaugurated by Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Mr. Airlangga Hartanto and Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industries, Mr. Chan Chun Sing who were also giving opening remarks during the virtual event....

Industry 4.0 & The Smart Factory: Looking Beyond SECS/GEM

Industry 4.0 & The Smart Factory: Looking Beyond SECS/GEM

In the last 2 decades, the semiconductor industry has been embracing digital transformation  enabled by technology applications in digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 automation. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of Intelligent Automation (IA) driven by IOT, Cloud, 5G and ML data insights. SECS/GEM was considered to be the enabler for this integration, but so far it has proven to be a bottleneck as it has failed to integrate the machines and equipment across the floor to their respective MES systems for multiple reasons such as the cost of deployment and the...

SSIA Updates 

Behind the Scenes of the New SSIA Corporate Video Production

Behind the Scenes of the New SSIA Corporate Video Production

To introduce how it has transformed in the past two years to support the semiconductor industry's growth in Singapore and the region, SSIA will be premiering a new corporate video at the AGM 2020 on 26 November 2020. The production of the video was more than simply...

Supporting the New ITAP CONNECTED Platform

Supporting the New ITAP CONNECTED Platform

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC – A HANNOVER MESSE Event, or ITAP, launched its third edition from 20 - 22 October 2020 with its first hybrid event format responding to the changed business landscape and customer needs. Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC –...

Career Talks at ITE  and TUM Asia

Career Talks at ITE and TUM Asia

It is one of SSIA’s missions to engage and entice the young engineering and science students across the Singapore Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to join the semiconductor industry. On 14 October 2020, SSIA Executive Director Ang Wee Seng was invited to speak as...

IP Management for the Semiconductor  Industry

IP Management for the Semiconductor Industry

With Mr Daren Tang, ex-Chief Executive of Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), becoming the first Singaporean to be appointed as the new Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), it further proves the important role of...

SSIA Summit 2020 Successfully Drew to a Close

SSIA Summit 2020 Successfully Drew to a Close

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...

REACHING ANOTHER MILESTONE

REACHING ANOTHER MILESTONE

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association has undergone a significant transformation in the last two years. It all started in early 2018 when the Association’s Board of Governance assembled a Secretariat team and rewrote the constitution to have better governance...

Growing The Talent Pool

 

Wee Ting Yit: The freedom to disrupt

Wee Ting Yit: The freedom to disrupt

Ting Yit poses with the Validation Robot System SetupAt Silicon Labs’ Singapore office, a 65cm-high Integrated Circuit (IC) handler robot system scans semiconductor chips to ensure they are correctly positioned. Every now and again, the Valbot – short for validation...

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY DAY 2021 – WOOING CHIP TALENTS

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY DAY 2021 – WOOING CHIP TALENTS

Even as many sectors scaled back in 2020, the electronics and semiconductor industry was blazing forward. It continues to create good job opportunities and offer a variety of roles to shape the future of technology. In Singapore there are currently more than 2,800...

Semiconductors: Be where the future is being written

Semiconductors: Be where the future is being written

Even as sectors scaled back in 2020, the semiconductor industry blazed forward, with Singapore in the thick of things. Between April and September alone, there were more than 2,800 jobs and training opportunities for the taking, spanning the value chain from technical...

COVID-19: Challenges & Opportunities

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...

Industry

Semiconductor Tradewinds – January to February 2021

Semiconductor Tradewinds – January to February 2021

What a difference a year makes.  This time last year, the COVID-19 pandemic had just struck in China and the world was struggling to keep semiconductor supply chains open.  China’s factories were struggling to get staff back to work and reopen after Chinese New Year,...

Digital Manufacturing Solutions For Industry 4.0 And Beyond

Digital Manufacturing Solutions For Industry 4.0 And Beyond

Being successful within the digital manufacturing industry is never easy due to its competitive climate. With Arcstone's solutions, learn how Lumileds, a global lighting solutions provider, has digitized their maintenance processes. Lumileds' Digital Transformation...

People

Digitalization & Automation

 

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...

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