SEMICON 2022 to Focus on Sustainability & Supply Chain Resilience

SEMI, a global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing & supply chain industry, has announced next year’s edition of its annual semiconductor trade show and conference – SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022 will take place in Setia SPICE Arena & Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia from June 21 to 23.

Themed Forward as One – Building A Resilient and Sustainable Electronics Supply Chain in Southeast Asia, SEMICON SEA 2022 will shine a spotlight on the supply chain disruptions that have battered the semiconductor industry, as well as an increased emphasis on environmental and sustainability challenges that industry players need to grapple with.

“Disruption, business resiliency and agility have been the industry buzzwords this year, and that will continue well into the next,” said Ms Linda Tan, newly appointed President of SEMI Southeast Asia. “The shortages across every single touch point in the semiconductor value chain will inadvertently snowball into longer lead times for chip production if the industry sticks to the current status quo. We are hopeful that the insightful discussions at SEMICON SEA 2022 around resiliency will shed light into best practices and culminate into concrete solutions to cope with the supply chain challenges.”

At the same time, the topic of sustainability has risen to the top of the agenda for companies across all industries. The promise of technology breakthroughs is only made possible by advancements in memory and storage solutions, but this requires new manufacturing equipment, materials and processing technologies, which intensifies the overall operational footprint.

“In 2022, Penang will be celebrating a phenomenal milestone – its 50th Year of Manufacturing Excellence, heralded with the establishment of the 8 Samurais. Banking on an outstanding performance that has been built on decades of industrial experience, Penang, known as the Silicon Valley of the East, has successfully moved up the value chain. Having SEMICON SEA back in Penang next year is very apt for our 50th anniversary celebration and we look forward to it,” said Dato’ Loo Lee Lian, CEO of Invest-in-Penang.

SEMICON SEA 2022 will also be complemented by tracks focused on the semiconductor industry’s workforce, covering important aspects such as diversity, equity and inclusion. More details about SEMICON SEA 2022 and registration for the event will be shared at a later date.

(This content is surmised from a press release)