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Technology and Trends

Nexperia Develops Smart Manufacturing Roadmap for Back-End Chip Factories

Nexperia became a standalone company about four years ago after our divestiture from NXP Semiconductors. Last year we started our journey towards smart manufacturing at our back-end factories in Asia by developing a roadmap to help steer us in...

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New SEMI Member D-SIMLAB Optimizes Semiconductor Manufacturing Decision-Making, Cuts Related Costs

D-SIMLAB Technologies, a Singapore-based provider of simulation-based business analytics and optimisation software solutions, recently joined SEMI. I spoke with Peter Lendermann, the company’s co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer,...

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Smart Manufacturing Technology Gives New Life to Aging Chipmaking Equipment

Not long after STMicroelectronics opened its first semiconductor plant in Singapore more than 50 years ago, a facility chiefly focused on chip assembly and packaging, the company realized that it had constructed the site in an area with a...

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Smart Backend Assembly Factory for Industry 4.0 – Key Technologies, Challenges and Applications

I recently spoke with Chan Pin CHONG, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Products and Solutions at Kulicke & Soffa, about how smart manufacturing is driving new production efficiencies in the semiconductor industry. During our...

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Industry 4.0 in Practice – Micron Lights the Way in Virtual ‘Go and See’ of Singapore Manufacturing Plant

Making Strides Together

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Lam Research to Expand Global Capacity with New Production Facility in Southeast Asia

I recently spoke with Andrew Goh, Vice President at General Manager at Lam Research Southeast Asia, about the importance of the company's new production facility in Penang and its COVID-19 relief efforts. Ng: Before we delve into details, please...

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AEM Global Diversification Key to Business Continuity During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted major impacts on manufacturing operations worldwide including in the semiconductor industry. The virus has left millions of people confined to their homes, resulting in a massive shift to virtual work and...

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Microchip Technology Battles COVID-19 in Bid to Help Drive Philippines Business Recovery

As the COVID-19 quarantine-related restrictions for commerce and transportation are lifted in the Philippines, companies are dusting off desks, cleaning coffee mugs, warming up equipment and gradually bringing back staff to resume full...

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Micron Invests in Malaysia: New Facility, Talent and Community Support

Gursharan Singh, Micron’s senior vice president of Global Assembly and Test, spoke with us about the progress of Micron’s new facility in Penang, the company’s smart manufacturing advancements, its ongoing initiatives to hire and develop talent,...

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COVID-19: Building Resilience and Maintaining Business Continuity – Views from GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Part 1)

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