SEMICON Southeast Asia coming to Kuala Lumpur in 2018

Monday, 27 November, 2017

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SEMICON Southeast Asia (SEMICON SEA), a conference connecting people, products, technologies and solutions across the electronics manufacturing supply chain, will be held in Kuala Lumpur next year. Taking place from 8–10 May 2018, the event will take place in the newly constructed Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

Over the past three years, SEMICON SEA has served as a comprehensive platform for the electronics industry in the Southeast Asia region. The region has been described by event organiser SEMI as a world-class electronics manufacturing hub with end-to-end R&D capabilities.

“The growth of SEMICON Southeast Asia is attributed to the rapid expansion and robust growth of the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector across Southeast Asia, with companies emerging as world leaders in mobile, automotive, medical and Internet of Things (IoT) supply chains,” said Ng Kai Fai, president of SEMI Southeast Asia. “As one of the high-growth markets in the region, Malaysia contributes 44% of the total manufacturing output and 26% of the total gross domestic product of the region and is forecasted to generate approximately US$382 billion in exports in 2018.”

SEMICON SEA 2018 will connect decision-makers from the industry, demonstrate new advanced products and provide up-to-date market and technology trends. Under the theme ‘Think Smart Make Smart’, the event will feature three themed pavilions, five country pavilions, keynote presentations and forums that will address critical trending topics within the semiconductor ecosystem.

The conference will feature a supplier search program to encourage cross-border business matching as well as a technology start-up platform which will bring together Southeast Asia technology entrepreneurial resources. In conjunction with SEMICON SEA 2018, the event will also include the SEMICON University Programme, which aims to encourage and promote STEM interest amongst young talent, and will also include a job fair.

With more than 85% of the exhibition space already sold, SEMICON SEA 2018 will represent companies from Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, Europe and the US. More than 300 companies will exhibit and as many as 8000 visitors from 15 countries are expected to participate. Sponsors include Carl Zeiss while partners include Malaysia Investment & Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA).

To register for SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 or to explore exhibiting opportunities, visit

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