The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. or SEIPI is the largest organization of foreign and Filipino electronics companies in the Philippines.
SEIPI, through its vision and dedication of its members, aims to make the Philippines a globally competitive business environment for semiconductor and electronics technologies. This is supported by its mission of enhancing and promoting the Philippines’ competitive advantages and growth opportunities through Training, Research and Development, Advocacy, Information, Networking and Services (T.R.A.I.N.S.).
The Philippine Electronics Industry is classified into 73% Semiconductor Manufacturing Services (SMS) and 27% Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS). Most of the electronics businesses in the country operate in four key areas: Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Northern/Central Luzon and Cebu. Electronic companies in the country practice the best known methods in manufacturing with capabilities ranging from IC packaging, PCB Assembly and Full Product Assembly.
The Philippine semiconductor and electronics industry is a significant driver of the Philippine economy and the largest contributor to the country’s manufacturing sector. In 2018, the industry accounted for US$37.6 billion or 56% of the country’s total exports and employing 3.2 million direct and indirect workers. Moreover, 19% of the country’s electronics exports goes to Hongkong, followed by People’s Republic of China and Japan both at 13%. USA and Singapore completes the top five exports destination of electronics sector at 12% and 11% respectively.
All semiconductor and electronics manufacturing firms, including other companies in the supply chain of the Philippine semiconductor and electronics industry, are welcome to join SEIPI.
The Philippine Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition (PSECE) is the biggest annual event of its kind in the Philippines. With over 200 participating local and international companies and over 6,000 delegates expected, the PSECE continues to embody the significance of the S&E industry to the country.
SEIPI provides a wide range of opportunities to network through General Membership Meetings (GMMs) and Networking Committees (NWCs) activities. This extends from the top level (CEOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, General Managers) executives to mid-level (Directors, Managers, Supervisors) managers and to the rank and file.