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Electronics - High Tech Industry Trends and Opportunities
Tue 18 October 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 SGT
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The session will combine an insightful sharing and interactive discussion with Ulf Schneider, President of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association. You will get the valuable insights into the industry trends, Singapore’s role in technology & innovation, as well as the potential business and career opportunities in this dynamic industry.
This Learnsharing session is open for all business leaders, executives, professionals, and students/aspiring professionals.
Electronics-High Tech industry (E-HT) is the one of the most important keys to the new market and economy. Smart phones, digitized consumer electronics, wearable technologies, intelligent buildings, smart infrastructures, robots, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and many more new economy engines are powered by innovation in semiconductor / electronics. What are the trends and opportunities in this industry?
Singapore's electronics industry has grown from a humble beginning, as the only TV assembly plant in Southeast Asia in the 1960s, into a vital node in the global electronics market. Today, Singapore’s electronics industry is a world-class, innovation-driven hub with cutting edge technology, manufacturing, and business solutions. Singapore accounts for one in 10 Integrated Circuits in the world, and 40% of the global hard disc media are manufactured here. Can Singapore maintain and grow its Electronics-High Tech Industry in the rapidly changing world?
Manufacturing is the largest sector contributor with 19.8% share of Singapore GDP in 2015. The electronics industry has also been a pillar of the economy (at 80,000 workforce - which is 19% of total manufacturing jobs a couple years ago). In addition, the industry creates many spin-off segments, such as precision component manufacturers, chemicals and materials suppliers, electronic manufacturing systems companies, and logistics service providers. The pool of highly qualified talents in Research & Development as well as High Tech Manufacturing is very important to anticipate future demand of the industry. How can students/professionals and businesses in Singapore and South East Asia prepare for opportunities in this industry?
LEARNSHARING Expert Volunteer:
Ulf Schneider, President of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA)
07:00 - 07:10 PM - Sesion Opening
07:10 - 08:10 PM - “Electronics - High Tech Industry Trends and Opportunities” by Ulf Schneider
08:10 - 08:30 PM - Questions & Answers
Profile of Expert Volunteer:
President of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA)
Ulf Schneider is the President of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) since 2005.
Ulf has more than 25 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry. Ulf has held the position of General Manager at Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore until June 2016. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions with Lantiq, Infineon Technologies and Siemens Semiconductors in Germany, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Ulf has been appointed as an advisor for several semiconductor start-up companies in Singapore, most recently for Silicon Cloud International. He is also the Chairman of R&D Committee at Singapore-German Chamber of Industry & Commerce (SGC) and Members of Singapore Customs Advisory Committe since 2010. Ulf is also a Member of Advisory Committees of the School of Electrical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as well as the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at National University of Singapore (NUS).
Ulf holds a Masters' degree in Computer Science from the Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany
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Perhimpunan Indonesia National University of Singapore (PINUS)
Perhimpunan Indonesia National University of Singapore (PINUS) is the Indonesian Students Association in National University of Singapore (NUS). PINUS was established in 1998 and currently has over 900 members of undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties in NUS.
PINUS collaborate with Learnsharing to provide the opportunities for students, alumni and professionals to benefits from industry practitioners' sharing forum. PINUS actively contributes to the rich diversity in NUS through arts and cultural, social, and sport programs. Its social division also works across borders in community projects in Indonesia. More details at pinusonline.com