3 Pinoy companies showcase PH semiconductors at Taiwan exhibition

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2019   •   404

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Three Filipino semiconductor companies joined over 700 firms from across 43 countries in the recently concluded Nangang Exhibition Taipei on Wednesday (September 18).

The Pinoy semicon companies Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), Nanotronics Inc., and Xinyx Design were proud to showcase Philippine-made products, equipment and innovative ideas to the global market.

“The Philippines seems to be at the right path in terms of supporting the whole market, in terms of alternative solution or alternative sources aside from Taiwan and China,” explained Erick Jan Cruz, a sales manager at IMI.

Philippine Trade Investment Center Director for Commercial Affaris Michael Alfred Ignacio, said the Philippines is almost at the level of Taiwan’s export capability when it comes to semiconductors and electronics.

“Almost 54% of all our exports are electronics and semiconductors pareho rin sa Taiwan,.” Ignacio said.

“Of course, malaki ang Taiwan kasi world leader sila. We also want to partner with them and catch up and build alliances and give value to each other para mas tumaas pareho,” he added.

Aside from these products, Ignacio believes the Philippines is at par when it comes to skills, labor quality, and the Filipinos’ dedication and level of English proficiency.

The Philippine delegation noted that improvements in trade of semiconductors will also lift the country’s other industries like paper and plastic.

“We want actually to help our bioplastic manufacturer in the Philippines not just to produce bioplastic for biodegradable but also to increase their products,” noted Nanotronics CEO Jerome Palaganas.

Semicon 2019 is a collaboration of semicon industry giants, government agencies and research institutions aiming to strengthen the semicon industry worldwide. — MNP (with details from Amiel Pascual)

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