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Fastech and FAITH Colleges (First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities) were the partner companies for the 14th Philippine Semiconductor & Electronics Convention and Exhibition (PSECE) last June 21-23, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines with the theme “A Stronger Electronics Industry through Closer Industry-Academe Linkages”. PSECE is the biggest annual industry event produced and organized by Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), the leading organization of more than 300 electronic firms and supply chain companies in the Philippines.
Dr. Brian Belen, President of First Asia Venture Capital Inc (FAVCI), together with BGen Charito Plaza, Director General of PEZA, Dr. Dan Lachica, President of SEIPI and Ms. Melba Cuyahon, Chairperson of SEIPI led the opening ceremony.
The PSECE is the Philippine electronics industry’s premier business platform where industry leaders, top middle management, industry professionals from the semiconductor and electronics manufacturers, and support industries convene to discuss issues, future directions, and matters of strategic importance to sustain the competitiveness of the industry.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said that closer industry-academe linkages can lead to a stronger electronics industry that will later on “generate inclusive economic growth, reaching those at the bottom of the pyramid.” He also outlined government initiatives to strengthen the electronics industry, as well as DTI’s partnership with industry stakeholders.
More than 10,000 attendees comprising of delegates, visitors and exhibitors attended the convention. During the plenary sessions, attendees had a chance to listen to various presentations such as Industry-Government- Academe Country Models, Industry-Government-Academe for Philippines, and Internet of Things and its growing impact to the industry, academe, and to the world. Included also in the convention were business matching opportunities which offer a highly-individualized opportunity for exhibitors to meet potential clients among the members of SEIPI; Exhibitor Technical Presentations; and Breakout Sessions. Another highlight of the event was the awarding of the Best Booth Awards which recognized exhibitors for their booth design, creativity, and branding. The winners include: Rohde & Schwarz for the 9sqm category; ON Semiconductor for the 18sqm category; Jem Quantum for the 27sqm category; Maxim Integrated for the 36sqm category; and Gennex for the 54sqm category.
Aside from being the Host and Partner Company of this year’s PSECE, it is also Fastech’s first time to present technical papers for the 27th ASEMEP National Technical Symposium (ANTS), with nine approved entries from different categories such as Assembly Manufacturing, Test Manufacturing and Quality. FAITH Colleges won the Best IoT Paper Award for “Development of An Ultra-Low Power Current Reference Circuit for Passive RFID Application In 90nm CMOS Technology”.
This year’s convention gathered 250 companies and generated an estimate of more than 2,000 new clients with over USD 2 million potential sales.
PSECE 2018 will be held on June 13-15 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila.