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KUALA LUMPUR – May 22, 2018 – SEMICON Southeast Asia, the region's premier gathering of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, today opened it 22-24 March exposition, for the first time in Kuala Lumpur, showcasing IoT, smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, virtual reality (VR), and other smart technologies. Themed “Think Smart Make Smart,” SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 brings together industry experts from around the world for critical insights into the semiconductor ecosystem, new business opportunities and collaboration.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 is expected to draw more than 8,000 visitors, an all-time event record, to the new Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC). The three-day event features three themed pavilions, four global pavilions, and inspiring keynote presentations and a host of technology forums to address key issues in the electronics manufacturing supply chain.

The World of IoT pavilion highlights SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 with applications and technologies enabling the IoT revolution. This interactive experience features semiconductor innovations powering autonomous driving, smart AI devices, VR and other leading-edge technologies. Start-ups demonstrating pioneering and disruptive products and applications also highlight the pavilion. Two other themed pavilions focus on Smart Manufacturing and Future Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS).

To address the critical industry shortage of skilled workers, the SEMICON Southeast Asia University Program and Electronics Talent Career Fair bring together some of the world’s most influential companies including Applied Materials, Intel, LAM Research and Globalfoundries with potential workers for new employment opportunities.

SEMICON Southeast Asia highlights also include the popular Supplier Search Program, business-matching sessions, industry VIP networking, and the Southeast Asia Investment Forum (SAIF). This year SAIF hosts Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand as they share roadmaps and explore collaborative investments in the global supply chain.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 sponsors include 3M, Advantest, Air Products, AMEC, Amkor Technology, Applied Materials, ASE Group, ASM Technologies, Evatec, Festo, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Hitachi High-Technologies, KLA-Tencor, Kulicke & Soffa, Lam Research, Malaysia Automotive Institute, MATRADE, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Mi EQUIPMENT, National Instruments, Rudolph Technologies, SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions, SME Bank, SME Corporation Malaysia, SPTS Technologies, TF AMD Microelectronics, Tokyo Electron, TORAY and Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd. Partners include Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Investment & Development Authority, Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Surface Mount Technology Association.

About SEMI

SEMI® connects over 2,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (Milpitas, Calif.), Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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