Despite the adverse effects of the ongoing pandemic, the Philippine electronics industry remains as the country’s top US$ export earner, a significant driver of the Philippine economy and the largest contributor to the country’s manufacturing sector.
In 2020, the industry accounted for US$ 39.67 billion, or 62.2%, of the country’s total commodity exports and employs over 3 million direct and indirect workers. In March 2021, the electronics exports reached US$ 3.90 billion, an increase of 20% from the previous month. This comprises 58.4% of the US$ 6.68 billion total Philippine exports for the month.
The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI), the leading organization of multinational and Filipino-owned semiconductor and electronics companies in the country with 345 members, promotes the competitiveness of the Philippines as a business environment for semiconductors and electronics technologies in the global market.
To keep its members and partners informed and engaged amidst the pandemic, SEIPI holds virtual quarterly General Membership Meetings (GMM’s), which are attended by its member companies’ CEOs, Presidents, General Managers, Directors, Executives, and Government Partners of the Philippine semiconductor and electronics industry. The GMM’s provide updates on the latest technology trends and government policies affecting the Philippine electronics industry.
On May 28, 2021, 9:00 AM, SEIPI will hold its 2nd Quarter General Membership Meeting (GMM) via Zoom Webinar.
With the theme “Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Electronics Industry: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities,” this GMM will present technology trends and opportunities for the Philippine electronics industry to progress in the digital transformation journey. SEIPI will also provide updates on government’s plans to enhance the industry’s global competitiveness during these trying times.
SEIPI has lined up distinguished government and industry speakers who will discuss policies, trends and advancements in digital transformation. SEIPI President, Dr. Dan Lachica, and SEIPI Chairman and General Manager, Continental Temic Electronics (Phils.) Inc., Mr. Glenn Everett, will discuss the industry performance and outlook for the 2nd quarter of the year, respectively. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco will share updates on legislative and regulatory measures supporting digital transformation and industry growth. Blaize CEO Mr. Dinakar Munagala will present technology trends, with focus on their newest AI applications. Microsoft Philippines Country General Manager Mr. Andrés Ortola will discuss Microsoft’s latest innovative solutions transforming the industry. ePLDT Group President and CEO Mr. Juan Victor Hernandez, will talk about their 5G technology advancements and how it can sustain manufacturing growth. Lastly, National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. will discuss the COVID-19 situation and the updates on the vaccine rollout for economic recovery.
SEIPI appreciates the support for of its Annual Business Partners: First Gen, Globe Business, Meralco, and PLDT Enterprise; Gold Sponsor: China Mobile International Limited; Silver Sponsor: Allkey International, Inc.; Bronze Sponsors: Katrin Field Incorporated Omniversal Assurance Agency Corporation, Tsukiden Electronics Philippines, Inc., and Unitec Pipe Mfg. Corp.; Partner Organization: CCI France Philippines, and Media Partners: ABS-CBN News Channel, and INQUIRER.net.