From SEMI Southeast Asia

From SEMI Southeast Asia

Dear SEMI Members,

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the first Southeast Asia edition of the SEMI Global Update. This special edition will provide you with a unique regional perspective to the global microelectronics industry, as well as give us the opportunity to update you on our own developments here in the region.

2013 is proving to be a busy year for SEMI in Southeast Asia. Following our successful SEMICON Singapore in May, we moved on to start our first-ever venture in Vietnam, the recently concluded SEMI Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit, in Ho Chi Minh City.  

The Vietnam government has made the development of a domestic semiconductor industry a top national priority, having announced earlier this year plans to invest more than $500 million to attract an international device maker to set-up a front-end wafer fab. With the government set to make a decision on this investment imminently, SEMI chose to move forward with hosting a first-ever strategic business summit to serve this emerging market. At the conclusion of the three-day event, participants gave their resounding approval on the potential for the growth of the semiconductor industry in the country and felt encouraged by what they heard from local academic, industry and government representatives. 

Close on the heels of our first Vietnam event will be our first-ever event held in Malaysia, the SEMI Malaysia Forum, scheduled for 20th November in Penang. Early response has been very positive and enthusiastic, with planned participation from leading companies including Silterra, KLA-Tencor, SPT Asia, Kulicke and Soffa, Advantest, ASE, LTX-Credence, Millice, Rorze, TEL, Form Factor, Kester and many others. The SEMI Malaysia Forum has been endorsed by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), and  Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), which for us shows the value in building new relationships and opportunities for our members across Southeast Asia. Information on the event can be found online at

As we move forward into 2014, we are looking to continue our growth in serving the broad and growing industry interests of the entire region, including an invigorated SEMICON Singapore on April 23-25, more regional events, and enhanced service to our members. I welcome your input and feedback as we develop these programs and services and encourage you to contact us here in Singapore and let us know how we can best align our services to your needs.

Kai Fai Ng
October 1, 2013

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