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In photo are Ernesto Engalla (Duck-Il Korea), Luis Cabatingan (University of San Carlos), Nap Juanilllo (The IRIS), Dan Lachica (SEIPI), Joseph Liwag (Knowles Electronics), David Aboitiz (Aboitiz Power), and Raymund Chua (MEPZ Mixed Gases).

Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo, Jr., Founder and Convenor of The Institutes for Research, Innovation and Scholarship (The IRIS), delivered the plenary talk "Enhancing Industry Readiness Through Stronger Industry-Academe Ties" at the 3rd Cebu Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition 2019 (CSECE 2019) last July 31, 2019 at the Radisson Blu, Cebu City. 

Dr. Napoleon Juanillo Jr., Lead Convenor of The IRIS

The 3rd Cebu Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition (CSECE) is one of the biggest annual conventions and exhibition of the leading technology companies in the Philippines. The exhibition component features the complete range of the electronics industry, from chips to finish products, from suppliers/service providers to manufacturers to retailers and distributors. In partnership with Aboitiz Power, Knowles Electronics Philippines, and SEIPI, the leading organization of multinational and Filipino-owned semiconductor and electronics companies in the Philippines with 335 members, including manufacturing firms, allied and support industries, and the academe.

Dr. Richard Abendan, Chief of Party, USAID STRIDE 

Dr. Ruth Cabahug, Chancellor of USTP

The Philippine semiconductor and electronics industry is a significant driver of the Philippine economy and the largest contributor to the country’s manufacturing sector. In 2018, the industry accounted for US$37.6 billion, or 56%, of the country’s total exports and employing 3.2 million direct and indirect workers.

In a related press briefing, indicators show that the industry will continue to grow in the next few years as demand for electronics increases worldwide. the SEIPI projects annual investment in the sector to rise to 1.5 USD billion by 2020; to three billion USD by 2025; and five billion USD by 2030. By 2020, the industry is also expected to directly and indirectly produce 5.5 million jobs. 

( Copies of the Presentation available upon request. )

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