(ACN Newswire) – Smart factories are fast becoming mainstream in the manufacturing industry, offering a new level of efficiency and productivity. Factories are no longer simply a mass of machinery operating as a series of siloed production lines. Instead, industry players are moving to managing interconnected networks of moving parts, something more akin to a living organism, that can be trained and fine-tuned to optimise performance.

According to Ng Kai Fai, President of SEMI Southeast Asia, “In Southeast Asia, there is a rise in companies embracing smart manufacturing. Nations across the region are embarking on Industry 4.0 efforts on similar ground – by developing new policies, new tools to evaluate Industry 4.0 readiness and of course, introducing smart factories.”

“Manufacturers are already leveraging on smart factory components in areas such as advanced planning and scheduling using real-time production and inventory data, and automation for workflow processes. But a true smart factory is a more holistic endeavour, moving beyond the shop floor toward influencing the enterprise and broader ecosystem. Smart factories transcend beyond the four walls of the factory towards a connected global network of similar production systems, and even to the digital supply network more broadly.”

Given the complexity of Industry 4.0 integration into the E&E manufacturing ecosystem, SEMI Southeast Asia will showcase a fully-fledged smart factory at SEMICON SEA 2019, allowing delegates to walk through the entire end-to-end microelectronics supply chain. Each component along the smart factory multi-step line is displayed, virtually or with actual equipment on the floor, from design and materials through front-end patterning, packaging and test to final board and system assembly. There will also be subject matter experts in attendance as well as a unique AR interactive human-machine interface for delegates to experience.

The smart factory will feature:
– Journey Starts Here: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Infineon Technologies, ASE
– Smart Automation: Sesto Robotics, INFICON
– Smart Integration: HIWIN Corporation, OMRON, Kulicke & Soffa (K&S), ViTrox Corporation Berhad, Cimetrix, Muehlbauer
– Smart MRO: HPE, K&S, ADLINK

SEMICON SEA 2019 will be held from 7-9 May 2019 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To register, please visit http://www.semiconsea.org/.

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SEMICON SEA Strategic Partners:
– Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
– Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

SEMICON SEA Supporting Partners:
– Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)
– Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)
– Malaysian Industrial Development Finance (MIDF)
– Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARII)
– Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)
– Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS)
– Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank)
– Department of Standards Malaysia
– InvestKL Malaysia
– Invest Penang Malaysia
– Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)
– Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
– Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI)
– Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
– Silicon Saxony
– DreamCatcher
– Semiconductor Fabrication Association of Malaysia (SFAM)
– Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF)
– Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP)

SEMICON SEA Sponsors:
ADLINK Technology Singapore Pte Ltd, Advantest, AMEC International, Applied Materials, ASE Group, ASM Technologies, Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd, Cimetrix(R), Cohu, Edwards Vacuum, Evatec, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi High-Technologies, Hiwin Singapore Pte Ltd, INFICON, Intel, ISC Co., Ltd., Kanken Techno, KLA Corporation, Kulicke & Soffa, Kx, Lam Research, Mi EQUIPMENT, National Instruments, OMRON, PTW Asia, Rudolph Technologies, SCREEN, Siemens Malaysia, SPTS Technologies, TIBCO Software Inc., Tokyo Electron, UPS, ViTrox Corporation Berhad

About SEMI
SEMI(R) connects more than 2,260 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Please contact on behalf of SEMI:
Acendus Communications Sdn Bhd
– Michael Poh at +60 12 395 5202
– Reshvinder Kaur at +60 17 275 7985

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