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SEMI, SSIA reveal winners of electronics innovations contest

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:electronics innovation? video competition? semiconductor industry?

At a recent ceremony during the SEMICON Singapore, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) and SEMI have announced the winners of the YouTube video competition titled 'Future of Electronics Innovations.' The contest was revealed in March by SEMI, SSIA and the Economic Development Board (EDB) that required students to create a video using the theme of 'Impact of Electronics Innovations on Future Lifestyle, Quality of Life and Development.' The competition recognizes the importance of developing the future talent pool for the electronics industry.

Ten schools and 25 teams participated in the video competition. A panel of industry and government representatives formed a judging panel, and public voting was also used as criteria to determine the winning entries. The first prize winning film titled 'Enlightenment 2.0: A Revolution in Learning' is produced by Tan Han We and Sanjiv Nair from National University Singapore (NUS) who received $ 8,000.

The 2nd prize also went to students from NUS, Cheong Yit Fung Frederick and Koh Kai Che, who produced the video 'Life.Connected.Simpified.' and received $3,000. The same video was also recognized with The Best Producer Award. The 3rd prize went to students from Nanyang Technology University (NTU), Yong Wei Siong, Tee Mei Yi and Hui Cheng Mun, who received $2,000 for their video 'Some Things Never Change.'

Additional awards included The Most Creative Award for the 'Future Phone', created by Moses Tng Kai Xun, Zulfadi Bin Rahman, Hashnul Arlryal Bin Mohamed Hassan and Harish Kumar from ITE College Central (ITE CC). The Most Popular Award went to the video 'Free Space LED (The Future of Possibilities)' by Abdul Razak Md Nasiruddin and Wilson Benedict Lim from NTU.

"Interactive educational platforms are necessary to help students make the critical connection between classroom learning and the real world. The SEMI Singapore Regional Advisory Board (RAB) is committed to engaging the students with a plethora of opportunities which will help them realize the importance of the electronics industry," noted Russell Tham, president, Applied Materials South East Asia, who is also head of SEMI Singapore RAB workforce development. Through this positive learning approach we hope that students will develop an enhanced understanding about the electronics industry which will inspire them to explore a career in engineering."

Ulf Schneider, managing director of Lantiq Asia Pacific and the president of SSIA, emphasized that "Engineers in the electronics industry need to be highly curious about future developments. They need to be interested in shaping innovations of all kinds. They should strive to continuously look for new solutions which make the world a better place. Through this competition, we would like to understand what makes young talent in Singapore upbeat about future innovation. Furthermore, we would like to share their message with others in the community to enable the development of a generation of tech-savvy and inspired talent in Singapore. SSIA is chartered to utilize the close collaboration we have with industry partners, schools and universities, research institutes, as well as partners from the public sector to develop an eco-system that successfully attracts and develops talent for the electronics industry in Singapore."

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