[Press Release] SEMICON Southeast Asia 2023 to Spotlight Electronics Supply Chain Resilience, Sustainability, Smart Tech and Talent

[Press Release] SEMICON Southeast Asia 2023 to Spotlight Electronics Supply Chain Resilience, Sustainability, Smart Tech and Talent

22 March 2023

March 22, 2023 — 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 open.

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,” said Linda Tan, President of SEMI Southeast Asia. “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

  • 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
    • SMART Mobility
    • Market and Industry trends
    • SMART Enterprise
    • Advanced Packaging
    • SMART MedTech
    • Advanced Product Testing
    • 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.


What SEMI Southeast Asia partners have to say

YBhg. Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Investment Development Authority

“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.”

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



About MIDA
MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International 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. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and YouTube channel.

About InvestPenang
InvestPenang is the Penang State Government’s principal agency for promotion of investment. Its objectives are to develop and sustain Penang’s economy by enhancing and continuously supporting business activities in the State through foreign and local investments, including spawning viable new growth centers. To realize its objectives, InvestPenang also runs initiatives like the SMART Penang Center (providing assistance to SMEs) and Penang CAT Center (for talent attraction and retention). For more information, please visit https://investpenang.gov.my/ and follow InvestPenang’s social media channels: Facebook and LinkedIn.

About SEMI
SEMI® connects more than 2,500 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and 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. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA), the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) and SOI Consortium are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities. Visit www.semi.org, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.


Media Contacts
Ryan Teo/SEMI Southeast Asia
Phone: +65 9859 0883
Email: rteo@semi.org

Michael Hall/SEMI US
Phone: 1.408.943.7988
Email: mhall@semi.org

Reshvinder Kaur/Din Communiations
Phone: +6017 275 7985
Email: resh@dincommunications.com / reshvinder.kaur@gmail.com