A comprehensive directory for the electronics and supporting industries in Singapore.


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No swan song for Singapore semiconductors


AS ELECTRONICS growth tapers from its recent highs, some analysts see a need to cushion Singapore's economy against the global semiconductor cycle's ups and downs.

The analysts are not suggesting the high-value chips industry is going to disappear. On the contrary, despite the supply chain fluctuations, many say it is here to stay.

The segment accounts for 31.9 ...more

Singapore manufacturing eases but still in expansionary mode

Manufacturing activity in Singapore dialled back a notch last month, in line with economists' expectations that the sector's growth pace will gradually ease from last year's highs, according to the latest purchasing managers' index (PMI).

The barometer of industrial activity recorded a further dip of 0.2 point from April to post a slower expansion of 52.7.

But even with a marginally ...more

ST Engineering announces rebranding of subsidiaries, corporate brands


ST Engineering announced on Wednesday that it will adopt a single brand approach by harmonising all its corporate brands using "ST Engineering" as a masterbrand, as well as to align its subsidiaries' company legal names to start with "ST Engineering".

The brand harmonisation and alignment of company legal names will take effect from June 1 this year in a phased approach, ...more

Electronics SMEs urged to embrace South-east Asia as their growth driver


WILL big global firms want to set up shop - as DBS senior economist Irvin Seah put it - "in a place that looks more like an old folks' home"?

As cost competition and demographic change put the squeeze on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), companies in electronics manufacturing should look to the regional value chain as a growth driver, he said at an industry event ...more

Factory output up 5.9% in March

Manufacturers turned in a good performance in March although experts tip that output will dip in coming months.

Factory output rose 5.9 per cent last month compared with March last year - just above economist predictions of a 5.7 per cent rise.

If volatile biomedical manufacturing is excluded, output grew 8.6 per cent year on year.

But on a seasonally adjusted basis, it ...more

Micron breaks ground on new flash memory fabrication plant in Singapore


SEMICONDUCTOR giant Micron Technology on Wednesday broke ground in the north of Singapore to add new cleanroom space to meet future manufacturing requirements for its 3D NAND flash memory products.

Micron did not disclose the size of the investment here except to say that the new facility will be a "multi-billion dollar investment". It will be equipped over the next five ...more

Big jump in R&D spending by Singapore precision engineering firms


HIGH-VALUE lens manufacturer Wavelength Opto-Electronic used to take 30 seconds to manually inspect one contact lens.

Now, due to its automated contact lens inspection system, the homegrown precision engineering (PE) enterprise takes less than three seconds to do the same job.

Wavelength Opto-Electronic, which invested S$800,000 in research and development last ...more

Electronics once again fires up January manufacturing output


THIS year is set to be another good one for the manufacturing sector, going by January data.

Manufacturers started 2018 on a high note with output expanding 17.9 per cent last month from a year earlier, surpassing economists' forecasts of 7.5 per cent and reversing a 3.4 per cent slide in December.

Manufacturing, which makes up a fifth of the economy, has been a ...more

Smart appliances from Samsung

One app to connect. One cloud to manage. And artificial intelligence to make it all tick along easier.

Samsung's latest strategy for its budding Internet of Things, or IOT, drive comes in these prongs, which the Korean electronics giant outlined last week at its South-east Asia and Oceania (SEAO) Forum in Rome, Italy.

"We believe IOT should be as easy as flipping a switch," said ...more

Singapore to develop small satellite capabilities


SINGAPORE could be one of the first few countries in the world to have small satellites flying in formation.

This initiative would be the first such effort in Asia, said Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran on Thursday at the Global Space and Technology Convention, held at Sheraton Towers.

The plan is a move by the new Satellite Technology and Research Centre ...more
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