SEIPI is a non-stock, non-profit industry organization and was established last October 1984. From 13 companies in its first year, SEIPI’s membership has grown to 246 as of March 2012. The general membership consists of regular, associate, affiliate and honorary member companies in the Philippines. Of the 246 members, 113 are Filipino-owned while 133 are foreign-owned companies.
The SEIPI General Membership is comprised of top level management such as the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Presidents and General Managers of the member companies. As the collective voice of the association, these leaders of electronics businesses meet quarterly: January, April, July, and October of each year, to dialogue and address various industry issues and concerns. They likewise network, partner and exchange information on the current state and trends of global and the Philippine semiconductor and electronics industry.
When these leaders converge, so do the minds that are changing and influencing technology.
January General Membership Meeting (GMM) takes the form of a New Year’s Annual Ball and is also the venue of SEIPI’s Partner of the Industry Awards (PIA). Recognition is given to industry players and government representatives who have played an important role in the development of the Philippine semiconductor and electronics industry.
The next two (2) GMMs are held outside Manila, where most SEIPI members are located. The April GMM is traditionally held in Baguio City and highlighted by the election of the SEIPI Board of Directors and Induction of New Members. Cebu is the regular site of the July GMM. Both GMMs have the added component of Learning Session geared for the industry leaders.
The October GMM is organized as a one week activity with the celebration of the Philippine Electronics Industry Week, declared by the Former President Joseph Estrada under Proclamation No. 184 last September 30, 1999. It is being held every last week of the month and coincides with the celebration of SEIPI’s Founding Anniversary. SEIPI will undertake a number of activities to highlight the importance of the semiconductor and electronics industry to the country’s development such as the CEO Forum and Golf Tournament. These electronic and semiconductor firms help keep the industry as the major contributor to the export earnings, keeping the economy globally competitive.
GMMs are organized as an industry forum with high caliber speakers invited to present the latest technological trends and discuss current issues affecting the industry.