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SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 to Highlight Global Supply Chain Resilience, Sustainability, Smart Manufacturing and Talent

Kuala Lumpur, 19 March 2024 – With the Southeast Asia semiconductor sector attracting growing worldwide investments as more regions diversify their supply chains, the stage is set for SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 as visionaries and experts gather May 28-30 at MITEC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for insights into the latest industry developments, trends and innovations and critical areas including sustainability, smart manufacturing, and workforce development. Registration is open.

Themed Boosting Agility and Resiliency of the Global Electronics Supply Chain, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 will feature more than 500 exhibiting companies and more than 1,000 booths, doubling participation from last year’s exhibition and conference. The exponential expansion underscores the rising interest in Southeast Asia’s semiconductor sector and the increasing importance of SEMICON Southeast Asia, the region’s premier global electronics manufacturing and supply chain event, in bringing industry stakeholders together to pursue new innovation and growth opportunities.

Accounting for US$200 billion in chip exports, Southeast Asia boasts growing manufacturing capabilities, supporting government policies and a strong pool of skilled workers.

“In recent years, Southeast Asia has become a compelling destination for foreign direct investments (FDIs) due to its strategic location, investment-friendly policies, and the region’s diverse workforce,” said SEMI Southeast Asia President Linda Tan. “SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 is a crucial platform for the region, offering a tremendous opportunity for participants to actively engage with industry peers, network, and share knowledge.”

“In 2023, Malaysia’s Electrical and Electronics (E&E) industry contributed over 40% to Malaysia’s total exports, making it a vital component and strong performer of our export economy,” said YB Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI). “This is a clear demonstration of how strong policies have contributed to this sector’s resilience, which will receive further impetus under the New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP2030) and the National Semiconductor Strategic Task Force (NSSTF).”

“With focus areas such as integrated circuit design, wafer fabrication, and high-technology industries, we aim to strengthen Malaysia’s position in the global E&E value chain with an emphasis on sustainability, innovation, and competitiveness,” YB Zafrul Aziz said. “To that end, we are pleased to again welcome SEMICON Southeast Asia. The event is expected to help domestic E&E companies strengthen their footprint within the region as they capitalize on increasing global demand for semiconductors.”

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 Highlights

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 is made possible by strategic partnerships with the Invest SelangorMalaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

For the full event agenda, please visit the SEMICON Southeast Asia website.

About MITI
MITI is the key driver in making Malaysia the preferred destination for quality investments and enhancing the nation’s rising status as a globally competitive trading nation. Its objectives and roles are oriented towards ensuring Malaysia’s rapid economic development and help achieve the country’s stated goal of becoming a developed nation.

About MIDA
MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 21 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era.

About Invest Selangor
Invest Selangor Berhad (ISB) is the state government agency responsible for promoting and facilitating investment in Selangor, Malaysia. With its commitment to providing investors with the ease of doing business, ISB ensures investors have a hassle-free investment journey. The agency offers a comprehensive suite of services, including site selection assistance, investment facilitation, and aftercare services. ISB is dedicated to providing investors with a conducive business environment, which includes streamlined procedures, efficient services, and access to industry insights and networks. This commitment to investor ease of mind has made Selangor an attractive investment destination for local and foreign investors. With ISB’s support, investors can focus on their business operations and leave the administrative matters to the agency, giving them the peace of mind they need to grow their investments in Selangor.

About MATRADE
The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) was established on March 1, 1993 as the external trade promotion arm of Malaysia’s Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI). It has 46 overseas network and 5 Malaysia’s regional offices that support its HQ, located at Menara MATRADE, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Kuala Lumpur. Its functions are:

  • To promote, assist and develop Malaysia’s external trade with particular emphasis on the export of manufactured and semi-manufactured products and services;
  • To formulate and implement export marketing strategies and trade promotion activities to promote Malaysia’s export;
  • To undertake commercial intelligence and market research and create a comprehensive database of information for the improvement and development of Malaysia’s trade;
  • To organise training programmes to improve the international marketing skills of Malaysian exporters;
  • To enhance and protect Malaysia’s international trade investment abroad; and
  • To promote, facilitate and assist in the services areas related to trade.

 

About SEMI
SEMI® is the global industry association connecting over 3,000 member companies and 1.5 million professionals worldwide across the semiconductor and electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. We accelerate member collaboration on solutions to top industry challenges through Advocacy, Workforce Development, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management and other programs. Our SEMICON® expositions and events, technology communities, standards and market intelligence help advance our members’ business growth and innovations in design, devices, equipment, materials, services and software, enabling smarter, faster, more secure electronics. Visit www.semi.org, contact a regional office, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and X to learn more.

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