S1E15: Chip in to shape Singapore’s semiconductor ambitions

  • 10 Jun 2024

Robust job prospects amid artificial intelligence race, despite trade tensions

Synopsis: Every second Monday of the month, The Straits Times helps you put your career on the right footing from the outset.

The semiconductor industry has been a fixture of Singapore's advanced manufacturing space since 1968.

The industry has grown from strength to strength, and is now reentering the forefront of the global economy as companies hunger for hardware with the raw computing power to support intensive development of advanced artificial intelligence.

In this episode, host Tay Hong Yi speaks with his guests on job demand in the semiconductor sector.

His guests are:

Mr Ang Wee Seng, executive director, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association

Ms Sim Cher Whee, vice-president of People Strategy, Technology, and Talent Acquisition, Micron Technology

Highlights (click/tap above):

1:57 Why is the semiconductor industry so important to Singapore?

4:18 The wide range of roles available beyond electronic engineering

13:42 What can small and medium-sized enterprises in the sector offer?

17:03 Talent challenges the sector faces and initiatives in place

24:16 Will ongoing trade tensions affect job prospects?

Produced by: Tay Hong Yi (hytay@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, and Hadyu Rahim

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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