Electronics

Pick any electronics gadget today – a mobile phone, computer, video game console or a car navigation system. There's a good chance that part of it was designed or made in Singapore. Electronics is the bedrock of the Singapore manufacturing sector. From its modest beginning as the only TV assembly plant in Southeast Asia in the 1960s, Singapore's electronics industry has grown to become a vital node in the global electronics market.

Growth Opportunities

Singapore aims to be a dynamic electronics capital that extends and expands the frontiers of high technology. Today, about 1 out of 10 wafer starts and 40% of the world's hard disk media come from Singapore.

Electronics is the major industry underpinning Singapore's economic growth, and contributes 8% to Singapore's GDP. Of S$17.2 billion in fixed asset investments in 2020, electronics accounted for almost 38% of the total investments. Employment for the industry stands at 70,500, which is 20% of total manufacturing jobs. In addition, the manufacturing of finished electronics products creates many spin-offs to other segments of the economy, such as precision component manufacturers, chemicals and materials suppliers, electronic manufacturing systems companies and logistics service providers.

Singapore has a full suite of activities to meet business requirements; from R&D to development, manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics and regional and global headquarters functions.

Fun Facts

Singapore has:

  • 8 of the top 10 fabless semiconductor companies
  • 21 wafer fabrication plants including 2 of the world's top 3 wafer foundries
  • 12 semiconductor assembly and test operations including 3 of the world’s top outsourced semiconductor assembly and test companies.

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