Silicon Box, a Singapore-based semiconductor integration startup, has launched its $2 billion advanced semiconductor manufacturing foundry to revolutionize the chip manufacturing sector, develop local capabilities, and boost Singapore’s position as a global hub for semiconductor manufacturing.

Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Silicon Box is also looking to upskill and employ up to 1,200 highly skilled people with computer science, engineering, and design backgrounds, Silicon Box said in a statement on Thursday.

“This new facility is well poised to solve the unique challenges for chiplet adoption, which is critical to meet market demands of emerging technologies,” said Dr. Han Byung Joon, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Box.

According to him, the firm’s proprietary interconnection technology will not only shorten the design cycle of chips but also lower new device costs, reduce power consumption and enable faster time-to-market for industry partners like artificial intelligence, data centers, and electronic vehicles.

In line with Singapore’s goal to expand its manufacturing sector by 50 percent by 2030, Silicon Box said this will further strengthen its appeal as a preferred destination for artificial intelligence (AI) and semiconductor companies seeking to diversify their manufacturing supply chains amid growing geopolitical tensions.

By embracing this new technology, it said Singapore aims to solidify its position as a global leader in high-performance technology and enhance its attractiveness to industry players.

According to the statement, the establishment of this factory is poised to have a significant impact on Singapore’s semiconductor sector.

It is expected to boost the industry’s growth and elevate the country’s standing as a formidable player in the global market.

This development will also contribute to the nation’s economic expansion and support Singapore’s long-term vision of expanding its manufacturing base.

With the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Silicon Box said the factory will create over 1000 technologically advanced jobs while providing upskilling opportunities.

It said this venture focuses on human capital spanning from entry-level to highly skilled engineering roles; the homegrown talent is vested in Silicon Box’s vision as they commit to providing upskilling programs to keep the Singaporean workforce market-ready in disruptive technologies.

It also said this investment will bolster the Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) and drive workforce development, ensuring Singapore remains at the forefront of technological innovation and manufacturing excellence.

“Singapore is home to a vibrant and sophisticated semiconductor industry, with a strong ecosystem of solution providers and partners,

“Silicon Box’s decision to set up its first manufacturing and research and development (R&D) facility in Singapore is a testament to our competitiveness as a critical global node for semiconductors and a vote of confidence in the long-term growth prospects of the sector in Singapore,” said Singapore Economic Development Board’s (EDB) Chairman Png Cheong Boon.

He also said the agency will continue strengthening the industry’s competitiveness by developing a stronger talent pipeline, reducing the sector’s carbon footprint, and deepening the country’s semiconductor R&D capabilities.

Silicon Box is an advanced chiplet interconnection company specializing in cutting-edge semiconductor integration services.

Founded in 2021 by Dr. BJ Han, Dr. Sehat Sutardja, and Weili Dai, the Singapore company is capable of collaborating on everything from initial design to final manufacturing of chiplets through its established relationships with partners who has a track record of customer success and proprietary technology.

Its state-of-art facility in Singapore provides advanced interconnection capabilities and demonstrates leadership in innovation at this critical epoch of semiconductor manufacturing technology.

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