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Imagine life without the Internet, smart phones or computers. This is the huge impact of electronics on our lives. Miniature electronic brains – also called semiconductor chips – are embedded in almost all modern tech gadgets. These chips help us live, work, play and learn better.
Building semiconductors is a complicated process of R&D, manufacturing, testing, quality control, packaging, distribution and marketing. The entire chain can be divided into 9 categories:
Innovations in the electronics industry have sparked the progress to 5G and smart wearables on our wrists, with chips becoming smaller, faster and more reliable.
SMARTER FUTURE AHEAD
Electronics enable technology behind smart cities, to help us live and work better.
Keen to chip in to create exciting electronics? As smart factories become the norm, companies are looking beyond traditional roles such as engineers and technicians. Multidisciplinary individuals who can tap emerging tech trends to work smarter will have an edge!
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Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainable Solutions
SembCorp Industries Ltd
Ms Jen Tan is Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainable Solutions at Sembcorp Industries. She is responsible for business development, project development and execution as well as operations and maintenance of solar projects in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Under her leadership, Jen has successfully grown the business to become one of the largest solar players in Singapore.
Jen has over 11 years of experience in the solar industry. Before joining Sembcorp, she was Vice President of APAC Sales and Energy Solutions in REC Solar Pte Ltd responsible for driving business growth in the region. In her time at REC, she was part of the pioneer team in starting up the REC manufacturing facility in Tuas. Prior to that, Jen was in the semiconductor industry for nearly a decade, focusing primarily on planning.
Jen holds a BA degree in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore, and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA with National University of Singapore.
Topic: Sustainability is our business: Powering the energy transition in the electronics & semiconductor sector
Businesses are adopting more sustainable practices. From using renewables as part of their energy source, to deploying water optimisation solutions and low-carbon technologies. As sustainability is our business, Sembcorp is recruiting talents to meet our customers’ sustainability targets. Join us and be part of this green movement.
Senior Technologist & Technical Marketing Manager
Lam Research Singapore Pte Ltd
Lee Chee Ping is the Senior Technologist and Technical Marketing Manager for Lam Research, focusing on the advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration segment. He has more than 16 years of semiconductor industry experience in thin-film deposition processes, supporting customers across Asia.
Over the last 10 years, he has built in-depth knowledge and experience in the advanced packaging market and technology. He began with process management role, developing OSAT process support teams in Asia region and now, focuses on advanced packaging product marketing.
Lee Chee Ping received his M.Sc in Financial Engineering and B.Engr. in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore. He also has a M. Engr in Technology Management from the University of South Australia.
Topic:Semiconductor Industry – the Blue Ocean in a New World Economy
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated shift to a new world economy, one which is virtual and being ‘connected’, enabled significantly by technology. Semiconductor contents are now prevalent in today’s consumer lifestyle products, such as the indispensable mobile phones, the internet of things in house appliances and the smart automotive equipped with multitudes of safety sensors. On the other hand, industry players are leveraging advances in robotics, sensors and semiconductor enabled artificial intelligence to deliver better products and personalized services at competitive cost.
This, in turn, further transformed the semiconductor industry into a vastly expanded blue ocean, for aspiring, talented career seekers. The presentation aims to provide brief overview of the semiconductor market and its relevance in today and tomorrow’s world. It will also introduce Lam Research, a leading capital equipment supplier in the semiconductor industry, and share its perspective on skills needed in the industry.
Deputy Head / Scientist
Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR
Lennon graduated BS summa cum laude from Columbia in 2009 and with PhD from Stanford in EE in 2016. Since his PhD graduation, he has been working as a scientist in Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems. His current focus is on photonics and MEMS for chemical and optical sensors, while as deputy head, he oversees the different directions in SAM to develop new technologies for the industry and public needs.
Topic: Sensors, Actuators, & Microsystems
The Sensors, Actuators, & Microsystems team focuses on developing novel transducers at the heart of many electronic systems today, bridging the electronic and the real world. Semiconductor microfabrication techniques are leveraged for engineering high performance, microscale devices that can be batch fabricated at low-cost. Some of the key themes in the group are: acoustic sensors, piezoelectrics, as well as gas and chemical sensors.