Singapore semiconductor industry association sme growth
Growing Singapore’s Semiconductor Industry an SME PerspectiveMike Holtmholt@get2volume.com Turning technology into cash
Example Singapore Fabless Company: SemitechCompany Profile Fab-less semiconductor company Re-start of Semitech Innovations with new management, investors and board Located in Singapore, Melbourne (AU) and California Multiple generations of PLC devices in production Captures 14 years and $18M of investment Robust communications on noisy power lines
Singapore Semiconductor GrowthUnrealized Opportunity Singapore is Unique. Opportunity in this Uniqueness Fabless SME growth enables overall SME growth New company growth enables industry sustainability Significant opportunity via Singapore semiconductor SME growth Singapore uniquely positioned as a semiconductor growth center Singapore is Unique: Almost No Semi Companies Created Singapore is no longer a competitive place for fabless SME’s This can be changed: All the pieces are here.
What is Different About Singapore? Singapore Unique Advantages … Unleveraged for Semiconductor SME’s Broadbased Local Ecosystem Ecosystem Not Tapped Foundry, Test/Assembly Local foundry, test/assembly focus only on established volume customers VC (some semiconductor experienced) Very limited investment appetite and Established MNC’s environment Semiconductor talent base Few MNC spin offs Good for New Companies to Locate Local talent typically in operations Government programs execution roles rather than new business creation MNC Focused Location Advantages Good Spin off Opportunities Government programs and KPI’s designed Universities, RI’s for MNC’s Broad based capabilities – needs sector Big company advantages like IP protection, focus to create leverage and synergies taxation, … do not benefit SME’s No cohesive semiconductor community Advantages are Perceived, Not Real, SME Advantages
Opportunities for Unfair AdvantageLeverage Singapore UniquenessLeverage Demand aggregation: wafers, EDA, test/assemblyEcosystemSmall area MNC spin out approach.Concentrated SSIA SME-MNC collaborationMNC Base Industry focus areas. SME involved consortiums MNC-SME collaboration approachesGovernment Spin off funding and growth approachessupport SME opportunity creation consolidation. Improved ROI
Approaches to Enable Fabless Growth in SingaporeLeverage Singapore Unique Advantages Enable a Semiconductor Focused Company Incubator Demand aggregation across multiple companies Attract semiconductor start ups from other markets Spin off coordination with MNC’s resulting in future acquisition/spin in access options. SSIA Emerging Semiconductor Company Role SME-MNC collaboration Industry voice to semiconductor incubatorAlign Government Approaches to Emerging Semiconductor Company Needs Company aggregation to improve ROI.
Do You Have Any Questions? Mike Holt email@example.comSingapore SME growth white paper: www.get2volume.com/Singapore_Semicon_SME.pdf