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E lectronic devices have become so much Singapore’s electronics industry has grown in
a part of our daily lives that we cannot
imagine life without our mobile phone, computer, vacuum cleaner,  tness tracker, etc. With 5G, the  fth-generation wireless standard, our lives are about to get even better.
With its vastly improved Internet speed, coverage and latency of wireless networks, 5G will serve as a springboard for accelerated innovation and reshape the mobile industry and beyond. At the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, we were given a glimpse of the future. There were 5G cars, 5G smartphones, 5G  re ghting drones, and even 5G  sh-farming systems.
As the electronic industry evolves, it is improving our lives as well as our livelihood.
Since the  rst assembly and test facility was established by National Semiconductor in 1968,
sync with the global industry. Today, there are over 2,900 companies in Singapore’s electronics ecosystem encompassing the entire value chain, from manufacturing and distribution to research and development (R&D). Practically every electronic device in the world today has at least one component that is made or designed in Singapore.
It is the biggest sector in Singapore’s manufacturing, generating S$121.4 billion in manufacturing output in 2018, accounting for 36% of manufacturing gross domestic product.
Undaunted by near-term concerns, industry players are continuing to ramp up their presence in Singapore. Electronics  xed asset investment (FAI) amounted to S$3.08 billion in 2018, accounting for 58% of manufacturing industry’s FAI and 28% of Singapore’s total FAI.

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