BAYAN LEPAS, March 24 — Critical areas of semiconductor industry growth including sustainability, smart manufacturing, smart mobility, smart medtech and workforce development will take center stage at SEMICON Southeast Asia as the industry’s premier global electronics manufacturing and supply chain event returns to Penang 23-25 May at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre. SEMICON Southeast Asia 2023 is organized in partnership with Malaysia Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and InvestPenang.

Registration is now open with themed Boosting Agility and Resiliency for the Electronics Supply Chain, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2023 will also gather industry leaders to explore ways for the electronics industry to build a more robust supply chain as it navigates the current economic downturn and ongoing disruptions. With global electronics supply chains being redrawn as a result of geopolitical forces, more global players are shifting their attention to Southeast Asia, where much of the world’s semiconductor manufacturing capabilities are concentrated.

There is no better time for the region to bolster its position as a key hub for electronics manufacturing and deepen its integration with global value chains. We look forward to hosting industry leaders at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2023 as they gather to discuss how they can build on Southeast Asia’s strengths to help increase global supply chain resilience, and better position the industry to seize the innovation and growth opportunities ahead.

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2023 Highlights including CxO Summit on Boosting Agility and Resiliency for the Electronics Supply Chain in SEA, roundtable discussion on investment opportunities in Southeast Asia, workforce development, Career fair and talks, SEMI SEA University Bootcamp, Launch of SEMI University an online learning management system, comprising courses targeted towards industry professionals in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Forums, SMARTMobility, Market and Industry trends, SMARTEnterprise, Advanced Packaging, SMART MedTech, Advanced Product Testing and Sustainability.

Smart & Sustainable Manufacturing Journey to help expand the adoption of Industry 4.0 best practices in the semiconductor industry. Start-ups Showcase featuring the latest innovative semiconductor manufacturing solutions that are available in the market. Industry VIP Networking Night for attendees to connect with industry leaders and experts. As Southeast Asia’s semiconductor hub, Malaysia has vast potential to leverage global demand and expand its already robust existing semiconductor ecosystem in the coming years.

I am proud to announce that Malaysia’s attraction as a top investment destination in the region remains strong, with a steady influx of high-quality investments in the manufacturing sector. This sector continues to contribute significantly to the Malaysian economy and in 2022, recorded a total of RM84.3 billion (USD19.1 billion) or 31.9 per cent of total approved investments in various economic sectors. Electrical and electronics (E&E) remained the top-performing industry in the manufacturing sector, with a total of approved investments of RM29.3 billion (USD6.6 billion).”

SEMICON Southeast Asia presents a great platform for businesses to connect, engage and widen their strategic networks. With the presence of international firms at the event, Malaysia will showcase the vibrancy of its E&E industry and offer more opportunities for global industry players to expand their supply chains to include this key sector. Right Honourable Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang. The theme for this year’s SEMICON Southeast Asia aligns with Penang’s longstanding focus to strengthen our competitiveness in the global arena.

Having built a significant presence in the semiconductor industry, Penang is often lauded for its areas of expertise along the value chain. Beyond that, the state, via InvestPenang, commits to nurture the growth of emerging subsectors, extend Penang’s depth and breadth in the semiconductor industry to offer a portfolio of capabilities that speaks of our robust semiconductor ecosystem.

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