South East Asia is a vibrant hub of electronics manufacturing. From IC’s, components and micro assemblies to finished consumer and industrial electronic products, Southeast Asia is a major supplier meeting the demands of the world markets. With excellent IP protection, to deep manufacturing know-how and a competitive engineering talent, foreign direct investments for the electronics segment has grown significantly over the years. The fact that Southeast Asian countries also offer the twin benefits of geographical proximity to major markets like China and India and relatively low labor costs, further help in making countries such as Malaysia,Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines natural homes for foreign high tech manufacturers wanting to relocate their Asian bases.
With recent global uncertainty development especially in the emergence of global protectionism policies, there is strong indications that electronics manufacturers are deeply evaluating mid and longer term impacts of these measures and are seeking a deeper understanding of the attractiveness of Southeast Asia’s High Technology Parks in the region.
SEMICON SEA’s Southeast Asia Investment forum is intended to provide global electronics players a platform to understand the technology parks in the region and aspire to provide an overview of the incentives and policies that is shaping the electronics segment development in these countries. This year we are delighted to have representation from Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines as well as banking institutions as well as legal to speak on the broad incentives and FDI structuring for FDI into the electronics manufacturing sector. In addition, through SEMICON Southeast Asia, there will also be a platform to assist potential delegation in a business mission visit to participating High Technology Industrial Parks.