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Amarjit Sandhu

Mr Amarjit Singh Sandhu is the Corporate Vice President, Assembly and Test NAND Operations for Micron Technology. He has 30 years of Operations Management expertise in locations such as Singapore, China and Malaysia. He currently oversees 4 Assembly and Test captive sites namely in Micron Singapore, Muar (Johor) and Penang engaged in manufacturing NAND and DRAM components, Solid State Devices (SSD) and Memory Modules. He is currently leading the new state-of-the-art Batu Kawan semiconductor plant that will process wafers into semiconductor components and subsequently shipping it out as SSD or Memory Module to major customers worldwide. He has pioneered 4 Green field manufacturing startups in different geographies and led 3 successful turnarounds of matured organizations in the last 10 years in China, Singapore and Malaysia. Amarjit built up his career in the semiconductor industry with Texas Instruments Singapore, United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), Western Digital Corporation (WDC) prior to joining Micron Semiconductor Asia in 2018. He earned his MBA from the Warwick Business School and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

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Micron is a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information. For over 40 years, our company has been instrumental to the world’s most significant technology advancements, delivering optimal memory and storage systems for a broad range of applications.

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Kam Lee

  • Deputy Head of TSMC Advanced Packaging Technology and Service
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Kam is currently the Deputy Head of TSMC Advanced Packaging Technology and Service. He joined TSMC earlier last year in March 2022 from Intel, where he served for 27 years in various roles in technology development, product development and high-volume manufacturing. Previously, he held the role as the Vice President and General Manager in Intel’s product engineering development group. At TSMC, Kam is actively working with his colleagues to advance the TSMC advanced packaging and testing technologies to serve its foundry customers.

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TSMC

TSMC pioneered the pure-play foundry business model when it was founded in 1987 and has been the world’s leading dedicated semiconductor foundry ever since. The Company supports a thriving ecosystem of global customers and partners with the industry’s leading process technologies and portfolio of design enablement solutions to unleash innovation for the global semiconductor industry. With global operations spanning Asia, Europe, and North America, TSMC serves as a committed corporate citizen around the world.

TSMC deployed 281 distinct process technologies and manufactured 11,617 products for 510 customers in 2020 by providing broadest range of advanced, specialty and advanced packaging technology services. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 3-nanometer production capabilities, the most advanced semiconductor process technology available in the world. The Company is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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Siobhan Das

SIOBHAN DAS Chief Executive Officer American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Siobhan Das joined the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Malaysia) as its Executive Director in 2016 and was promoted in 2020 to become the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer in its 43 year history. Siobhan has created an action-oriented policy platform at the Chamber that is designed to address both the strategic concerns of American multinational companies and the tactical day-to-day challenges faced by operations on the ground. By working closely with business leaders and various stakeholders in the Malaysian and U.S. governments, Siobhan has been able to represent the membership and ensure that AmCham Malaysia fulfills its role as the Voice of U.S. Businesses in Malaysia. Siobhan spent 11 years in Shanghai, five of which as a director at AmCham Shanghai. Siobhan is a Sloan Fellow from London Business School with a Masters in Leadership and Strategy; she also holds two undergraduate degrees from Boston University in Broadcasting and Film, and English. She enjoys golf and is still reveling in her first hole-in-one (2023)!

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American-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)

The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) was founded in 1978 as an international, non-profit, private-sector business association. It comprises more than 1200 members representing about 290 American, Malaysian, and other international companies. The Chamber is a member of the AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP) a non-governing association of 27 AmChams in the region that come together to support engagement in the Asia Pacific.

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Dato Seri Lee Kah Choon

Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon is currently the Independent Non-executive Chairman of Aemulus Holdings Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia, which engages in the design & assembly of automated test equipments in the electronic industry.

He is the Chairman of Federal Oats Mills, South East Asia’s largest oats manufacturer producing quality oats & oats based products for the Asian, Middle East and African markets.

Dato Seri Lee also sits on the boards of Nationgate Holdings Berhad & L&P Global Berhad (both listed on Bursa Malaysia) as their Senior Independent Director.

Additionally, Dato Seri Lee is a member of the Investment Committee of Areca Capital, a licensed fund manager for individuals, corporations and institutions.

Industries covered by these companies include: electronic testing equipments manufacturing; electronic manufacturing services; box & crate packaging; food production; wealth management.

Dato Seri Lee had served as board member of various federal & state government linked companies & corporations; Parliamentary Secretary; Member of Parliament & Municipal Councillor.

He was a practicing lawyer with his own private legal practice from 1987 to 2004, after being called to the Bar of Malaya in 1987 and Bar of England & Wales in 1986.

Dato’ Seri Lee holds a LLB from the Southampton University, UK and a MA from the City University, London.

Dato Seri Lee is a Barrister at Law (Middle Temple) & a Certified Financial Planner.

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Charng Yee Heng

Heng Charng Yee is the CEO of Globetronics Technology Berhad. For the past 10 years, she led technology roadmap, product developing, quality and efficiency innovation in the organization’s fastest growing optoelectronics segments. Charng Yee held various role in global strategy, regional expansion and operations, digitalization and operation excellence during her tenure in Tyco Fire and Security. She is current the committee member of FREPENCA and FMM as well as the Industrial Advisor for the Faculty of Business and Finance of UTAR ( University Tunku Abdul Rahman).

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Globetronics

Globetronics Technology Berhad provides Design, Development and Outsource Semiconductor Assembly and Test services. Product portfolio include highly miniaturised optoelectronics, sensors, IC devices and timing devices for mobile, networking, automotive and emerging medical segments. The company is collaborating with leading technology partners in the areas of wafer level packaging, silicon photonics and wafer level MEMS.

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Teng Chow Ooi

Teng Chow joined Intel Disaggregation Manufacturing Operations in 2021 as the Senior Director of the Program Office. In his role, his is responsible for overlooking the start-up of the Advanced Packaging Factory from design review, hiring, supplier readiness, technology transfer to factory operations.

As an industry veteran, Teng Chow has more than 20 years of various experience including FPGA and ASIC IC design, lead Product Test Development engineering and lead automotive qualification for generations of FPGA products. Teng Chow holds a bachelor’s degree on EE engineering from University of Technology Malaysia.

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Intel Corporation

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.

To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

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Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja

  • Deputy CEO, Investment Promotion and Facilitation
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A Business Administration graduate from the University of Malaya, Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja joined Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in 1989 as an Assistant Director in the Food, Beverages and Chemical Division. Over the last 33 years he had served in the Strategic Planning and Policy Advocacy Division, Investment Promotion Division and Incentive Coordination and Collaboration Office (ICCO). Mr.Siva was posted to Germany twice to head MIDA’s office in Cologne (2006-2009) and Frankfurt (2013-2017). He was responsible to move MIDA’s office from Cologne to Frankfurt and to establish MIDA’s second office in Germany in Munich. As an overseas Director in Germany, Mr.Siva was responsible to attract foreign direct investments from Germany and the Benelux countries, namely Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Throughout most of his 33 years career with MIDA, Mr.Siva was involved in various projects on Malaysia’s industrial development, such as the 2nd and 3rd Industrial Master Plans (IMP), 8th-10th Malaysia Plans, equity liberalisation of the manufacturing sector, formulation of investment incentives and policies, and empowerment of MIDA. Mr.Siva was also responsible for the coordination of the Study on Exit Strategy for Foreign Labour Intensive Industries, formulation of policies and guidelines for the establishment of Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF) to accelerate the shift of Malaysian-owned companies in high technology industries, as well as the establishment of One Stop Centre and Business Travellers Centre for Short Term Business Travellers during COVID 19 Pandemic. Mr.Siva was promoted as the Executive Director (Investment Promotion) on 1st November 2018 and moved to his current position as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Investment Promotion & Facilitation) effective 1st May 2021.

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MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 21 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era.

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Thiagesh K Lingam

Thiagesh K Lingam is the Senior Director for Industrial Development and Technology Transfer at MIMOS Berhad. He plays a crucial role in engaging the Electrical and Electronics industry in Malaysia and globally. His focus is on facilitating technical and commercial interactions to enhance the industry’s competitiveness. With degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Materials Engineering from the University of Sunderland, UK, and a Lead Auditor qualification, he brings a strong educational background. Over his 25-year career, Mr. Lingam excelled in IC Design, wafer fabrication, Analytical Services, Product Reliability, Embedded Technology, and Rapid Prototyping, working at Chartered Semiconductor and Hitachi Nippon Steel. His proactive, strategic, and problem-solving skills make him a standout leader in the field.

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MIMOS

MIMOS is a leading innovation center in Semiconductors, Microelectronics, and ICT technologies, operating under Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI). It plays a pivotal role in Malaysia’s socio-economic advancement by developing patentable technology platforms, products, and solutions. With over 1,300 filed patents, MIMOS contributes to Malaysia’s international digital transformation efforts and rebranded as MIMOS Global in 2022. The organization focuses on research excellence in Semiconductor & Thin Film Research, Embedded Microelectronics, Manufacturing, and Smart Nation technologies. MIMOS collaborates with strategic partners, explores new opportunities, nurtures technology ventures, and prioritizes innovation, trust, and high performance.

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Dato’ Seri Siew Hai Wong

Dato’ Seri Wong Siew Hai has 29 years of working experience in the electronics industry. He served Intel for most of his illustrious career and retired from Intel after 27 years of service. His last position with Intel was Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG) and General Manager of Assembly and Test Manufacturing (ATM), responsible for all assembly test factories worldwide. He also served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Dell’s Asia Pacific Customer Centre for approximately 2 years. Currently, Dato’ Seri Wong is involved in the electronics industry as Champion of the E&E Productivity Nexus (EEPN) and President of the newly formed Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA).

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ET Tan

Currently CEO of PSDC, Mr Tan has over 30 years’ experience in R&D and product development at Hewlett-Packard in the UK, HP Labs and Seagate Technology in Silicon Valley. He has mentored tech and social enterprise startups and led his own optics startup Singapore. He returned to Malaysia in 2014 through TalentCorp to lead a top business school in Selangor and later joined SilTerra as VP Strategic Management to nurture Malaysia’s own semicon fab into life-sciences, photonics and advanced sensors. He holds a BSc(Hons) from Imperial College London, and MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK. His passion is to leverage his Silicon Valley experience to help build stronger businesses in Malaysia.

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PSDC

PSDC (Penang Skills Development Centre) was established in 1989 and is the first tripartite, industry-led skills training and education centre in Malaysia. Over a period of 33 years, the Centre has trained over 250,000 participants through more than 13,000 courses; pioneered local industry development initiatives; assisted in the input and formulation of national policies pertaining to human capital development and contributed directly to the Malaysian workforce transformation initiatives. Today, PSDC is recognised as a premier TVET training centre by government and industry alike, locally and abroad, in its role in talent development, skills training and nurturing innovation.

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Wee Seng Ang

Wee Seng counts over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, across fab start up, process integration, technology development, yield improvement, manufacturing, equipment engineering, cost management and program management. Helming the SSIA Secretariat team since 2018, Wee Seng has redefined the association’s strategic directions and operations, to better deliver its mission and vision. Embracing a holistic approach to driving business transformation in Singapore and the region, he concurrently sits on several Advisory Committees, such as in Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (SEEE), the government and industry-backed Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP) platform, as well as ESG’s Smart Manufacturing Technical Committee (SMTC) and Environment and Resources Standards Technical Committee for Energy. Wee Seng holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and a Masters (MSc) in Management of Technology from National University of Singapore.

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Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA)

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) is the voice of Singapore’s semiconductor industry and is committed to support this important sector in Singapore in order to facilitate substantial growth of the whole semiconductor economy of the country. SSIA brings together industry players, academia, and government agencies. Major activities focus on industry and talent outreach and continuing education, as well as to collectively address industry needs. SSIA is a platform for members to reach out to new business opportunities, industry alliances, and partners. It provides networking and relationship opportunities beyond the boundaries of Singapore. SSIA members today include companies and organizations throughout all parts of the complex and comprehensive value chain – IC design companies, Manufacturers, Fabless companies, Equipment suppliers, Photovoltaic and LED companies, EDA and material suppliers. Training and service providers, IP companies, Research institutes and Academia, as well as individual members.

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Thomas Mathew

Thomas brings with him more than 30 years of experience in corporate management, business strategy, and risk management. Reflecting on his 2.5 years to date with TalentCorp, he firmly believes that individuals with corporate experience should actively serve in the public sector. He appreciates the unique perspective such individuals can bring and recognizes the importance of bridging the gap between the private and public sectors.

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TalentCorp

Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) is a Ministry of Human Resources agency that drives Malaysia’s talent strategy towards becoming a dynamic talent hub. To support the growth and well-being of all Malaysians, we partner with the public and private sectors on initiatives that attract, nurture, and retain the right expertise needed to meet current and future talent demands.

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Prof. Ir. Dr. Rizalafande Che Ismail

Prof. Ir. Dr. Rizalafande Che Ismail is currently a Professor at Faculty of Electronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis. His research interests include VLSI Circuit and System, Computer Arithmetic Algorithms, Low Power and High Speed System, FPGA Design, Digital Signal Processing, Image & Video Processing.

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Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is one of the public university in which focuses in engineering and technology programmes in various fields. The niche area of university is on Electronics Engineering in which related to Semiconductors Technology. The lab facilities are well equipped with industrial standards approach including teaching cleanroom for semiconductor fabrication process. In addition, there are also several industrial labs sponsored by the MNCs and local partners available in the university. The highly percentage of graduate employability in which about 98% after 6 months graduation, shown that the UniMAP vision and mission is in line and relevant with industrial needs.

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