SEMICON Southeast Asia Launching in 2015; 2nd Vietnam Semi. Strategy Summit

SEMICON Southeast Asia Launching in 2015; 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit Announced

According to Gartner, the Southeast Asia microelectronics manufacturing market accounts for more than 27 percent of the world’s assembly, packaging, and test production and Malaysia alone represents over 10 percent of the global square footage, followed closely by the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.  According to the SEMI (www.semi.org) World Fab Forecast, Southeast Asia is among the top four regions in terms of growth rate for capacity.  In 2014, approximately $800 million of front end fab spending will occur in Southeast Asia.

Recognizing the changing dynamics of the microelectronics industry in Southeast Asia, SEMI announced the expanded scope of its industry-leading SEMICON regional exposition which will now rotate between Singapore and other locations within Southeast Asia. Building on the twenty-year history of SEMICON Singapore, the expanded event — branded SEMICON Southeast Asia — will hold its inaugural event in Penang, Malaysia on April 22-24, 2015.  The announcement was made during SEMICON Singapore 2014 (www.semiconsingapore.org), which was held from 23-25 April.

The new SEMICON Southeast Asia will continue to focus on the key trends and technologies in semiconductor design and manufacturing, adding emphasis in serving the needs of expanding applications markets in areas including mobile devices and other connected "Internet of Things" (IoT) technologies, many of which require development of specialized materials, packaging, and test technologies, as well as new architectures and processes — technologies addressed by a growing number of companies located across Southeast Asia.  SEMI will continue to maintain its regional headquarters in Singapore.

"While Singapore continues to serve as the hub of the microelectronics industry in Southeast Asia, SEMI recognizes the growth and importance of the industry across the region requires a new vision for serving our members and other customers where they do business," said Kai Fai Ng, president of SEMI Southeast Asia. "Through the rotation of SEMICON Southeast Asia between Singapore, Malaysia, and the region, we will open new business opportunities for our customers and foster stronger pan-regional engagement in our programs and other events serving the industry. On alternating years, we will continue to support the host regions through high-level executive conferences in Singapore and Malaysia."

For more information on SEMICON Singapore 2014, visit: www.semiconsingapore.org.   To learn about SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015 exhibition opportunities, visit www.semiconsea.org.

In addition, SEMI announced the 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit, an executive conference that highlights Vietnam’s growing role in the global semiconductor industry.  Following the successful inaugural event in 2013, the Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit will be held September 16-17, 2014 at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.  This executive event brings together key decision-makers shaping the future of the industry in Vietnam, and international participants from major companies in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. The connections and relationships forged during the Summit will drive further growth over the next decade and beyond. 

Executives from the world’s leading microelectronics companies will meet with delegates representing Vietnamese government, academia, research, and industry to explore and discuss the key strategies and opportunities in the growing Vietnam semiconductor industry at the 2nd Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit. 

“Vietnam remains committed to entering the global microelectronics world, moving beyond backend,” said Kai Fai Ng, president SEMI Southeast Asia.  “While the first Summit provided a platform to discuss the requirements for a sustainable local supply chain, workforce development and R&D collaboration, many challenges still remain as the fab project nears the approval stage. From infrastructure and process technology to device design and IP creation and protection, this year’s Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit will provide a platform to advance these critically important discussions.”

Global stakeholders with an interest in Vietnam’s semiconductor market — from the equipment, materials, and device and R&D communities — are invited to share their vision, insights and outlook with Vietnam’s local business, technology and educational communities.

The 2nd annual SEMI Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit is organized by SEMI and co-organized by the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) and the Ho Chi Minh City Semiconductor Industry Association (HSIA). Participation in the SEMI Vietnam Semiconductor Strategy Summit is available through sponsorships and individual registrations.

For additional information on corporate sponsorships and to inquire about an invitation, please contact sangel@semi.org or visit www.semi.org/vietnam.

May 6, 2014