THE Philippines is strengthening its position as a key player in the global semiconductor and electronics industry (S&E) by supporting industry players that are taking part in the Semicon Taiwan 2016.
This is the first time that the Philippines will participate in the event, with a 54-square meter country pavilion at Hall 1F of the exhibition center.
The Philippine participation is organized by the Board of Investments (BOI) through its International Investments Promotion Service, in collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Taipei.
The 22- member Philippine delegation, to be led by the officials of the DTI Industry Promotions Group, BOI, and PTIC-Taipei, is composed of key players from Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI), the Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits (PIIC), and the Philippine Electronics & Semiconductor Suppliers’ Association (PESSA).
Among the companies taking part are the Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc., Xinyx Design Consultancy Services, Inzpect Technology Philippines Inc., Tritronics Technology Philippines Inc., Wings Technology Enterprise Inc., Castech Industrial Sales Inc., Firstec Metallics Inc., and SPI Semicon Asia.
The academe is represented by the University of the Philippines-Electrical & Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEI).
The three-day Semicon Taiwan is held annually at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, showcasing the latest S&E developments such as emerging microelectronic products, high brightness LEDs, MPMs, ICs, and plastic electronics and global microelectronics supply chains.
In 2015, visitors to the Semicon Taiwan reached 30,220 and more than half were decision makers.