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Seipi, government to pitch electronics in Silicon Valley

THE Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (Seipi) in partnership with the different government agencies will promote the capabilities of Philippine electronics industry players through a trade mission to Silicon Valley this month.

Dubbed as the first unified approach by the government, academe and industry players, the mission aims to promote the Philippines as a strong player in the global electronics supply chain. It also aims to help spur new business leads, partnerships for direct contracts, joint ventures, investments, business expansions, and exchange of technology.

The trade mission is in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Export Marketing Bureau, Industry Development and Trade Policy Group, Philippine Trade and Investment Center and the Department of Science and Technology.

“The mission will take place in the same week as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,” said Seipi president Dan Lachica.

“It presents the delegation an opportunity to network with key industry players from around the world and be updated on technology trends, innovations, and supply chain developments of a variety of global electronic brands,” he said.

Strong business leads

With strong research and development support and partnership with the academe, Seipi and the DTI have been actively campaigning to boost trade for the electronics industry. The mission is a part of the industry’s roadmap that identifies niche products and technologies the country should focus on in the next five years.

Philippine companies like Fastech Advanced Assembly, First Asia Venture Capital, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Ionics EMS and Testech aim to develop business leads with key players in Silicon Valley through info-sessions and business matching activities.

Apart from individual client meetings, business fora, networking activities, and company visits, the mission includes with an innovation culture and supply chain discussions with global hardware lines, which will be accompanied with industry competitiveness strategy pitch from a global leader in semiconductors, technology session with a venture capital firm, and meeting with the global headquarters of a large industry association. (PR)


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