“Future of Electronics Innovation” Video Competition Winners Announced at SEMICON Singapore

“Future of Electronics Innovation” Video Competition Winners Announced at SEMICON Singapore

 Video Competition Winner photo 1To grow the future talent pool for the electronics industry, SEMI, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) and EDB jointly announced the inaugural Young Talent Outreach Program in the form of a “YouTube” Video Competition in March 2012. Students were asked to produce a video using the theme of “Future of Electronics Innovation.”  Ten schools and 25 teams participated in the video competition. Industry and government representatives formed a judging panel, and public voting was also used as a criterion to determine the winning entries.

At a ceremony held last week during SEMICON Singapore 2012, SEMI and SSIA jointly announced the winners of the “Future of Electronics Innovation” Video Competition. The first prize winners, Tan Han We and Sanjiv Nair from National University Singapore (NUS), received S$ 8,000 for  their film titled “Enlightenment 2.0: A Revolution in Learning.” The 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to students from NUS and NTU (Nanyang Technology University) who received prizes of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. The videos are available for viewing:

There are also additional awards to recognize students in different aspects— the best producer, the most creative and the most popular awards. Winners and videos are listed below:

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“Interactive educational platforms are necessary to help students make the critical connection between classroom learning and the real world. The SEMI Singapore Regional Advisory Board (RAB) is committed to engaging the students with a plethora of opportunities which will help them realize the importance of the electronics industry. Through this positive learning approach we hope that students will develop an enhanced understanding about the electronics industry which will inspire them to explore a career in Engineering,” said Russell Tham, president, Applied Materials South East Asia, who is also head of SEMI Singapore RAB workforce development.

Ulf Schneider, managing director of Lantiq Asia Pacific and the president of SSIA, emphasized that “Engineers in the electronics industry need to be highly curious about future developments. They need to be interested in shaping innovations of all kinds. They should strive to continuously look for new solutions which make the world a better place. Through this competition, we would like to understand what makes young talent in Singapore upbeat about future innovation. Furthermore, we would like to share their message with others in the community to enable the development of a generation of tech-savvy and inspired talent in Singapore.” Schneider added, “SSIA is chartered to utilize the close collaboration we have with industry partners, schools and universities, research institutes, as well as partners from the public sector to develop an eco-system that successfully attracts and develops talent for the electronics industry in Singapore.” 

SEMI works very closely with the industries, universities and government to connect the global and local electronics companies to the students. In past years, SEMI has reached thousands of students and teachers in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East, with its innovative workforce development program, SEMI High Tech U, which is an industry-driven math and science-based career exploration program for high school-age students and teachers.

SSIA, a non-profit organization, aims to be the platform for industry players, government agencies and academia to come together collectively to address the industry needs to develop young talents.


May 1, 2012