Road map for electronics sector

Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran giving the keynote address during the unveiling of the Industry Transformation Map.
Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran giving the keynote address during the unveiling of the Industry Transformation Map.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Singapore's electronics manufacturing sector is getting a leg-up, with the aim of growing it to have a manufacturing value-add of $22.2 billion and creating 2,100 jobs for professionals, managers, executives and technicians by 2020.

The Industry Transformation Map for this sector comes via a two-pronged strategy.

First, Singapore will diversify into new growth opportunities in the electronics sector.

Second, the existing base of electronics manufacturers will need to embark on transformation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2017, with the headline 'Road map for electronics sector'. Print Edition | Subscribe