Vice Chairman of the Government Office Le Manh Ha addresses the conference. (Photo: VNA)

The “SEMI Vietnam Business Mission 2015” kicked off in Hanoi on September 22, bringing together global microelectronics industry executives, top Government officials, local enterprise and educational institute representative to discuss different aspects of the microelectronics industry in Vietnam.

The two-day conference, co-organised by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) association and the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park (HHTP), is intended to stimulate partnership and personnel training for the development of the industries in the country and Hanoi in particular.

Vice Chairman of the Government Office Le Manh Ha, who is also Commissioner of the National Commission on Information Technology Application, believed the event would pave the way for the expansion of the micro- and nano-electronics industries as well as SEMI in Vietnam.

According to Ha, Hanoi has a substantially-sized pool of skilled human resources in the fields thanks to its large number of technology universities and institutes alongside good technological infrastructure, including HHTP, the first and largest hi-tech park in Vietnam. The city has all the necessary conditions to develop the industries, he said.

Also at the event, Deputy Director of the HHTP Management Board Nguyen Trung Quynh gave attendees an overview of the hi-tech park and its preferential policies for investors.

He hoped that a strong ecosystem for semiconductor manufacturing would be established in the park and other areas in Vietnam.

This year’s conference will focus discussions on a wide range of topics, including: “Government perspective on the development of the domestic microelectronics sector”, “Public-Private partnerships between Government and industry”, “Government approach to attracting international investors and partners” and “Lessons learned from emerging markets”.

SEMI is the US-based global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries, including semiconductors, photovoltaics (PV), high-brightness LED, flat panel display (FPD), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), printed and flexible electronics and related micro- and nano-electronics, stated Richard Salsman, SEMI CFO and Vice President Operations, at the event.

For more than 40 years, SEMI has supported its members and the micro- and nano-electronics industries through programmes, initiatives and actions designed to advance business and market growth worldwide.-VNA