Soitec rides on Singapore's global semiconductor hub

French firm hails Republic as key player, to raise headcount here

A metrology technician checking measurements at the Soitec facility in Pasir Ris. The French company, which manufactures semiconductor materials, expects to provide 30 per cent more jobs here next year.
A metrology technician checking measurements at the Soitec facility in Pasir Ris. The French company, which manufactures semiconductor materials, expects to provide 30 per cent more jobs here next year.PHOTO: SOITEC

Singapore has become such a key player in the global semiconductor sector that it is attracting companies to expand here, including French firm Soitec.

The company, which manufactures semiconductor materials, expects to provide 30 per cent more jobs here next year, and might eventually double its headcount in the Republic to reach full capacity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 27, 2019, with the headline 'Soitec rides on S'pore's global semiconductor hub'. Print Edition | Subscribe